Sun­set Bouleva rd comes to LA air­port

Travel Bulletin - - USA -

The newly un­veiled Ter­mi­nal 6 at Los An­ge­les In­ter­na­tional Air­port has brought el­e­ments of Sun­set Boule­vard to the world’s sev­enth busiest air­port. Ac­ti­vated in lateOc­to­ber, the re­design of the 40-year-old struc­ture has seen more than 6,705m2 of space trans­formed into 21 new re­tail and din­ing des­ti­na­tions and com­mon area im­prove­ments. Los An­ge­les World Air­ports, West­field and six op­er­at­ing part­ners in­jected Us$70.5mil­lion into the T6 project, which com­ple­ments the re­mod­elled T2 which opened in Fe­bru­ary. In­spired by the iconic Sun­set Boule­vard that weaves its way through Los An­ge­les County from the coast to down­town, the Ter­mi­nal 6 ex­pe­ri­ence is spread across the ex­ist­ing ter­mi­nal com­po­nents, with its wind­ing hall­ways and vary­ing el­e­va­tions, in a de­sign that mir­rors the land­mark route. The con­crete walls and metal fin­ishes af­ter the TSA check­point are sim­i­lar to Down­town L.A., while a new rib­bon ceil­ing and ter­razzo floor leads trav­ellers into the ‘Sun­set Plaza’, flow­ing into the ‘Sun­set Strip’ and ‘Gar­den Ter­race’ zones, home to high-end re­tail and lo­cal din­ing akin to West Hol­ly­wood. “We’re in­fus­ing the cul­ture and spirit of Los An­ge­les into LAX,” West­field’s Vice Pres­i­dent Keith Ka­plan com­mented. New eater­ies in­clude Cal­i­for­nian in­spired earth­bar, Blu2o and The Habit Burger Grill, com­ple­mented by The Mar­ket­place by Wolf­gang Puck, Os­te­ria by Fabio Vi­viani and Wa­hoo’s Fish Taco. Sam­ple craft beers from a lo­cal brew­ery at Point the Way Café, a hot bev­er­age from Peet’s Cof­fee & Tea or order a favourite from ei­ther of the two Star­bucks lo­ca­tions. For last minute re­tail ther­apy, there’s M.fredric, TUMI and Belkin out­lets, along with a num­ber of small re­tail­ers. Keep abreast of changes at LAX by vis­it­ing

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