Friday, September 29, 2017

Westfield Century City mall looks awesome after billion dollar make-over

The acropolis for consumerism gets a new look

Patti Pietschman


In need of some retail therapy?  Fire up that plastic and hit the mall Oct, 3 Grand Opening of  the billion dollar Westfield Century City.  It's touted to be a  festive event with appearances by  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Westfield's co-CEOs, Peter and Steven Lowy.  Highlighting the day will be the official opening of Century City's new three-level Nordstrom and the full unveiling of the property's outdoor plazas, landscaped terraces and events and entertainment space – designed by Westfield's in-house studio in collaboration with L.A.-based designer Kelly Wearstler

 "California Soul"  is the theme of the day which includes an evening invitation-only event featuring performances from some of LA's hottest musical acts.  The occasion will take place in partnership with the Infinite Hero Foundation, which helps combat the most difficult frontline issues, both mental and physical, that face returning military heroes and their families – while also funding programs that drive innovation and the accessibility of effective treatments dealing with service-related injuries. The partnership with Infinite Hero fits more broadly within the Westfield Veterans Initiative, which was launched in 2015.

 The majority of the destination's 200+ shops and restaurants will be open for business, with additional retail and restaurant arrivals to continue thereafter, including Eataly, which will open later in October. 
Century City reflects Westfield's global flagship portfolio of cutting-edge retail and leisure destinations defined by a careful curation of offerings. Century City's unique mix of fashion retail, food, health, wellness and fitness is designed to fulfill evolving consumer needs – everything from a daily trip to the gym or grocery store, to an afternoon shopping and relaxing with friends or a special dinner out. 
Be sure to  take a look for the new 18,000 square foot state-of-the-art entertainment and events venue called the Atrium. "With our Grand Opening celebration, Westfield's vision for Century City, and our portfolio more broadly, continues to be revealed," said William Hecht, Westfield'schief operating officer in the United States.  "With a curation of the very best in fashion, chef-led restaurants and fresh food, health and wellness amenities, art, music, and entertainment all coming together in a setting that celebrates the best of the Southern California lifestyle, Westfield Century City will be like no other place in Los Angeles." 
To improve your shopping experience the Center offers a professionally trained concierge staff that provides personal services. There is also a collection of Studio Services, connecting retailers with stylists and costume designers across the entertainment and music industries – and provides an additional suite of celebrity and VIP services.
You'll be happy tom now that there's more parking and entry points.  In addition to extensive valet services, the center's new Smart Parking and Reserved Parking services allow visitors to reserve their own private space in advance, and quickly get in and out of the property without ever having to take a ticket or wait in a line to pay. 
Westfield Century City will also include the debut of the world's first-ever permanent Uber Lounge and multiple new Uber stations – all designed to facilitate ridesharing to and from the property.