Get ready for a first class experience at Los Angeles’ new Tom Bradley International Terminal


The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport undergoes a major transformation, upgrading it from its unfavorable, drab status to a modern, sophisticated one that has managed to create a great impression. The entire airport, which is currently undergoing renovation recently finished work on its centerpiece, the Tom Bradley Terminal, which was open for public preview on June 22, 2013. This terminal as compared to its earlier avatar includes a number of noteworthy restaurants and high-end stores. The entire refurbishment of the terminal amounted to $1.9 billion, which is part of a larger $4.11 billion renovation for all of LAX.

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Retail Destinations: Major brands like Emporio Armani, Gucci, Michael Kors, Coach, Burberry, Bvlgari boutiques, Hugo Boss, Porsche Design, Tumi, and Victoria’s Secret apart from other retail outlets. Moreover, local brands like Umami Burger, Fred Segal, Kitson, and See’s Candies.

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Dining option: Westfield and its partners are introducing 31 dining units (tripling the number of outlets and increasing square footage by one-third to 29,000sq.ft.), of which 18 concepts are new to airports, including 17 local Los Angeles brands.

These include:

• ink.sack: Creative sandwiches from ‘Top Chef’ winner Michael Voltaggio

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• Border Grill: Upscale Mexican food from chef duo Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken

• Umami Burger: L.A. outlet awarded GQ’s “Burger of the Year” title

• James’ Beach: Award-winning modern American comfort food

• 800 Degrees Pizza: Wood-fired Neapolitan pies from the well-known L.A. pizzeria

• Chaya: Euro-Asian eatery with fresh fish and local, sustainable ingredients

• Petrossian Caviar & Champagne Bar: Luxury delicacies and fine wines

• Vino Volo: Expertly selected wines and elegant small plates from the acclaimed boutique wine retailer

• Luckyfish by Sushi Roku: Sushi, fine sake and other Japanese favorites

• Marmalade Café: Fresh, California-inspired cuisine

• Other F&B options include The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Pinkberry, Starbucks, Starbucks Evenings, Drink.LA, Scoreboard LA, Vanilla Bake Shop, Panda Express and more.

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The Tom Bradley International Terminal includes a 150,000sq.ft. Great Hall, a $79.8 million dining and retail investment by Westfield and its partners, and a $25 million investment by DFS in duty-free among other state-of-the-art innovations like new gates offering new boarding technology, including laser docking and computerized boarding bridges.

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