The New Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport

In partnership with Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), Westfield has started construction to transform Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The new Terminal 2 will offer 20 new dining and retail destinations – including nine Southern California-based brands - and feature cutting-edge design and new traveler amenities. Westfield is steadily transforming the LAX traveler experience through luxury retail, sophisticated and casual dining, and world-class design at Terminals 1, 2, 3, 6 and Tom Bradley International Terminal.

Westfield’s 16,000 square-foot dining and retail collection will introduce 20 new destinations to Terminal 2, including eight new airport firsts. The redevelopment will take place while the terminal continues to serve travelers, and is expected to be completed in 2015. The new retail, dining and amenities will be phased in incrementally in order to provide more immediate enhancements to the terminal.

"L.A. in Motion"

Dining Terrace in Terminal 2 at LAX
Dining Terrace in Terminal 2 at LAX | Rendering courtesy of Westfield

Inspired by the theme “L.A. in Motion,” Westfield’s Terminal 2 design vision will reflect the energy and echo the innovative, modern and “on-the-go” culture of Los Angeles. With three distinct districts, the traveler journey begins after crossing the TSA checkpoint with a Commercial Hub that connects to a Dining Terrace with several unique destinations, textured surfaces and lounge-style seating. The journey continues with The Strand, an open, flowing dining and shopping district with a grand, flowing staircase leading to a mezzanine with café that overlooks the terminal below.

Built in 1962 as LAX’s original international terminal, Terminal 2 received a complete ground-up renovation in 1988. Comprised of 11 aircraft gates, Terminal 2 is home to 10 domestic and international airlines, including Aeroméxico, Air Canada, Hawaiian Air and Virgin Atlantic. In 2013, Terminal 2 served more than 5.5 million travelers.

The new Terminal 2 dining collection includes 12 options – double the existing program – curated by Westfield. This gathering of global cuisines provides a traveler-friendly mix of fresh and healthy sit-down, casual dining, and grab-and-go. With twice the shopping options at nine retail destinations, Terminal 2 will offer travelers an enhanced selection of travel essentials and specialty retail.

  • Experience SeaLegs Wine Bar, featuring a selection of great wines paired with the art of gourmet California share plates with exceptional flavors
  • Savor “boat-to-plate” American seafood at the fast-casual SLAPFISH Modern Seafood Shack
  • Slice into made-from-scratch happiness at The Pie Hole, with great pie and coffee sourced from high quality ingredients
  • Taste modern cantina flavors at Pepita Cantina, an L.A.-based concept created by "Top Chef" alum Mike Isabella
  • Enjoy flavorful Chinese cuisine that's “wok’d to order” at Pick Up Stix
  • Delight in a simple recipe of handmade dough and the finest mozzarella at Fresh Brothers Pizza
  • Grab organic sandwiches, salads and more with an Italian flair at Ciabatta Bar
  • Craft a signature burger at L.A.-based BUILT custom burger
  • Dine in L.A. history at Barney’s Beanery, a classic American roadhouse modeled after Route 66
  • Sip coffee at Starbucks
  • Discover a full range of body-shaping innovations at international phenomenon SPANX
  • Shop travel essentials at CNBC and Univision shops
  • Find the latest in electronics and cutting-edge technology on-the-go at eSavvy, and a first-ever “Beats Bar” at InMotion Entertainment

The Terminal 2 project follows on the acclaimed renovation of Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT), which debuted to the public in 2013 and is the centerpiece of LAX’s multibillion-dollar modernization program. TBIT features 58 premier dining and luxury retail shops, world-class amenities and cutting-edge design. Phase II of the project is currently underway, and includes overhauls of the Departures and Arrivals areas – featuring new dining, retail, design and amenities by Westfield – as well as demolition of the terminal’s existing eastern gates. This summer, Westfield unveiled its design vision for Terminal 6, inspired by L.A.’s world-famous Sunset Boulevard.

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