WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY MALL GOES DELUXE WITH $1-BILLION MAKEOVER
Westfield Century City marked a significant first milestone with the debut this year of many public areas and beautifully landscaped open-air plazas alongside a number of new shops and restaurants. “There is no doubt that Westfield Century City will be a destination unlike anything else in Los Angeles,” said William Hecht, Westfield’s Chief Operating Officer in the United States. “We’re tremendously excited to welcome guests for a first look at the new centre as we work towards our grand opening this Fall.” The new Westfield Century City – designed by Westfield’s own in-house studio in collaboration with LA based designer Kelly Wearstler – will encompass acres of open space and courtyards, with design and décor inspired by Southern California’s outdoor lifestyle and a thoughtful approach to luxury living.
The centre opened 25 stores, including the new 156,000 square foot Macy’s as well as Aritzia, Bailey 44, Kids Atelier, Cole Haan, Cotton On, Everything But Water, Kendra Scott, MAC Cosmetics, Oak + Fort, Origins, Steve Madden, Swarovski, Ted Baker London and Travis Mathew. Shops and restaurants opening throughout the weeks and months ahead will be Bonobos, Current Elliott, Equipment, Joie, Maje, Sandro, R.M. Williams, Suitsupply, Zadig et Voltaire and Zara. These will join long-time Century City favourites such as Tiffany & Co., H&M, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, Banana Republic, Tumi, The Container Store, AMC Theatres and the property’s totally remodelled three-level Bloomingdale’s. Also arriving this Spring, is a new Equinox fitness club and spa – just the first of many health, fitness and wellness amenities to be coming to the property. Food will also take centre-stage at Westfield Century City. Following the recent opening of Shake Shack, new offerings coming in April include Compartes Chocolatier, La Colombe Coffee, Sugarfina, Panini Café, California Pizza Kitchen, Petros and Kafe Bugatsa.
Westfield embarked on the $1 billion modernisation of Century City in 2015 – with a plan that will increase the centre to more than 1.3 million square feet, double its parking capacity (along with new technology-driven solutions for all customers) and eventually link to the LA Metro Purple Line subway. The centre remains open for business during the final phases of construction with additional announcements and details of its grand opening to be made at a later date.