Monday, June 24, 2013

Santa Monica Place Wins Viva "Best of the Best" Award

Santa Monica Place used to be the kind of place where you took advantage of the free parking, then immediately fled to the cooler confines of the Third Street Promenade.  The complete reimagining of the shopping center in August 2010 transformed the property into one of Southern California's premier shopping destinations.  Now the Macerich-owned center has one more kudo to add to its roster of awards and distinctions, as ICSC has named it the winner of 2013's Best-of-the-Best VIVA Global Design and Development Award. ICSC, the International Council of Shopping Centers, is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry.

Hunter Communication Original News Source:
PR Newswire

Link to article:
Macerich's Santa Monica Place Wins "Best of the Best" Global Shopping Center Award
Excerpt: "The completely re-imagined property re-opened in August 2010, anchored by Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and a wide variety of specialty stores including CB2 and Nike plus a top roster of luxury brands, including Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Barneys CO-OP, Emporio Armani, Burberry and more. The center recently announced The Art of Shaving, Camper, kate spade new york, and LeSportsac would be opening this summer. In an engaging first for an open-air retail property, the entire third-level of Santa Monica Place is dedicated to food experiences.

'From the overwhelming reception at its opening weekend to the sustained performance of this exceptional shopping center, Santa Monica Place has met everyone's expectations for creating value -- for us, for retailers and for the community,' said Randy Brant, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, for Macerich. 'It is gratifying to have fostered a project that succeeds at so many levels.'

For Santa Monica Place, the VIVA 'Best-of-the-Best' Award joins a prestigious roster of design, development and sustainability awards for the project, including:

- Los Angeles Business Council/Design Concept - Westside Urban Forum - Southern California Development Forum/Commercial Building Award - ASLA, Southern California Chapter/Design Award - Otis College of Art & Design/Creative Vision Award - Los Angeles Business Council (LABC)/LA Architectural Retail Award - PCBC Gold Nugget Award/Best Retail Project, Grand Award - Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ)/Best Retail Project - Retail Traffic SADI - New Open-Air Center - NAREIT Leader in Light - ICSC, US Design & Development/Design Gold, Sustainable Design Gold - MAPIC High Street Award/Best-of-the-Best.

The VIVA 'Best-of-the-Best' Award comes on the heels of Santa Monica Place's selection as the Best High Street Retail Development for MAPIC this past fall. The MAPIC Awards honors significant retail-oriented development projects and is held each fall in conjunction with the international market for retail real estate conference held in Cannes, France. The High Street Retail category rewards the most innovative retail real estate project located on a 'high street', or primary business/tourist district, within a city center."

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