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Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in Cuisine, Travel

Renovations Come to LAX Terminals

Known as the second busiest airport in the U.S., LAX ironically rates 91 among all other airports worldwide. From the food choices to security to the waiting area at the terminals, LAX still ranks lower than many popular airports both nationally and globally.

Many have come to terms that LAX has a reputation for lagging behind in a wide array of areas. But thankfully there’s been a recent investment that resulted in a $70.5 million renovation project that has modernized Terminal 6. Funded by the Los Angeles World Airports (owners of LAX), as well as the operating partners of Terminal 6. in conjunction with global mall giant – Westfield; this group is responsible for making some impressive upgrades to the newly renovated area. And it now has similarities to a classy, upscale, shopping mall.

Terminal 6 now offers more options in food choices from trendy fast casual eateries  to more elegant fine dining restaurants like Osteria by Top Chef alum, Fabio Viviani. The dining also includes an atomic-age inspired cocktail bar: Blu2o, which offers a wide selection of craft beers, champagne by the glass and a brewpub. The improvements in food choices are a great addition to Terminal 6, which also includes a remodeled 22,000 Square foot common and retail area. The renovations give LAX a new look. Its bold new designs include upgrades such as terrazzo flooring, new plush carpeting, floor-to-ceiling windows, tiled walls and a total of three bathrooms.

 

According to Peter S. Lowy, the Chief Executive Officer of the Westfield group, their organization is pleased to bring their global resources and their retail shopping expertise to this development. They have created an iconic shopping destination that transformed LAX, beginning with the new Tom Bradley International Terminal, referred to as their global gateway.

This renovation project mimics a ride to LA’s beaches from downtown LA. The shifts in the design details include bright blue skies to industrial grays, which according to Westfield, provides individuals with the ultimate travel experience as Sunset Boulevard comes to Terminal 6.

Other large renovations are also underway. They consist of an ongoing $14 billion modernization plan to bring terminals 1, 7 and 8 into the 21st century. Renovations consist of a new metro station to become closer to LAX than the current Green Line which stops on Aviation Boulevard, just a bit shy of the LAX terminal. Other plans consist of a shuttle bus station and a more centralized rental car facility. There will also be an American’s Flagship lounge to accommodate both business and first-class passenger plus an additional $1.9 billion project to relocate delta into a more modernized terminal.