Comptoir Libanais is to open its first international restaurant – having secured a site in the Netherlands in partnership with HMSHost.

The group will open in October in the Stadskamer building in the city of Utrecht, alongside Leon, which already operates one site in the country.

Comptoir is also set to open a site with HMSHost at Abu Dhabi airport in the winter.

The third concept to open in Ultrecht during October is Burger Federation, an HMSHost proprietary concept, which is operating already in Designer Outlet Roermond. The group said Burger Federation responded to the growing demand for high quality meat.

Walter Seib, chief executive of HMSHost International, said: “The new Hoog Catharijne shopping mall with the Stadskamer as home of the food and beverage will be the lifeblood of Utrecht and shopping people in The Netherlands. We’re proud to work closely with Klépierre that gives us the opportunity of entering the downtown channel. This offers us many opportunities to show our capability of being the perfect host everywhere where people are on the move. Together with our strategic partners and brand partners, we will create places where people want to be.”