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Host Marriott Services Corporation
Former type Defunct Company
Fate Acquired by Autogrill S.p.A.
Predecessor Host Marriott Corporation
Successor Autogrill S.p.A.
Founded Kansas City, Missouri 1897 (1897)
Founder(s) Van Noy Brothers
Defunct 1999 (1999)

Host Marriott Services Corporation ceased to be an independent company when it became HMSHost Corporation and was acquired by the Italian company Autogrill S.p.A..



The company's origins are in the Van Noy Railway News and Hotel Company founded in 1897 by the Van Noy Brothers of Kansas City, Missouri.

On January 2, 1996, Host Marriott Services Corporation was created when Host Marriott Corporation divided into two separate companies. Host Marriott continued to own lodging real estate. Host Marriott Services Corporation held and operates concessions at airports, on toll roads and at sports and entertainment attractions.

Along the way, the company grew through its many acquisitions. It found itself with airport contracts in 18 of the 20 largest airports in the United States. Other assets included one of the largest collections of franchise locations including:

Autogrill S.p.A. acquired the company in 1999.

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