Westfield has started work on renovating Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).
The project will see 20 new dining and retail concessions operating in the terminal including nine Southern California based brands. The US$300m upgrade will occupy 16,100ft2, with construction work taking place in phases while the terminal continues to serve passengers.
Gina Marie Lindsey, executive director of LAWA, said, “The investment Westfield is making complements LAWA’s commitment to significantly upgrade the second international terminal at LAX, which serves more than 5.5 million passengers each year. We are investing US$300m to modernize and improve the Terminal 2 systems, and improve the energy efficiency and aesthetics of the space, which will certainly enhance the passenger experience.”
Once renovated, Terminal 2 will feature three separate districts including a commercial hub, dining terrace and The Strand – an open flowing dining and shopping district with a grand staircase leading to a mezzanine and café.
The new terminal will be enhanced throughout with lounge style seating, abundant charging stations, decorative screens, new restrooms, terrazzo flooring, new lighting and loungeâ€style seating.
Passengers looking to dine in Terminal 2 will be able to choose from a number of restaurants including SeaLegs Wine Bar, Slapfish seafood shack, Pick Up Stix Chinese, Fresh Brothers Pizza, BUILT custom burgers, Barney’s Beanery roadhouse, The Pie Hole, Ciabatta Bar and Pepita Cantina.
Dominic Lowe, executive vice president, for Westfield, said, “The Terminal 2 vision is to create a radically new environment that is tailor-made for and uniquely suited to the terminal’s travelers and its carriers. As LAX forges ahead with a multibillion dollar modernization, Westfield takes great pride in helping LAWA realize its vision
of transforming this airport into an iconic LA landmark for both local residents and travelers around the globe, one terminal at a time.”
Terminal 2’s transformation comes on the heels of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), which debuted to the public in 2013 and is the centerpiece of LAX’s multibillion dollar modernization program.