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There’s something for everyone at LAX’s New Tom Bradley International Terminal

September 9, 2013 Airport No Comments Email Email

The new Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at LAX offers a vast array of new dining, retail shopping and passenger amenities for travellers of all ages and travel styles.

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, with family or friends, or looking for a particular experience during your layover, the new TBIT has something for everyone. Read on for a sample of itineraries that best fit your travels.

BlissLAX (1)FAMILY TRAVELERS – Layovers at the airport can be tough, especially when you’re looking for activities the whole family can enjoy. Luckily the new Tom Bradley International Terminal has a ton of great options for families such as:

SANRIO – Kids’ will marvel at this wonderland of tiny toys, candy and novelties splashed with Hello Kitty and other favourite characters. Have fun wandering around and looking at all the trinkets, then snag some fun candy or a plush pillow for the plane ride. It’s also a great gift spot if you’re looking to bring something home as a surprise.

CHILDREN’S PLAY AREA / ADA, PET RELIEF AREA – Take the kids (and pets if you have them) out to run around outside and get some much-needed fresh air between flights – sure to get everyone’s energy out so you can take a snooze on that flight ahead.

PINKBERRY – Build your own yogurt creation from one of the country’s best-loved frozen dessert spots, add tons of your favourite toppings and enjoy! A delicious must-have on a layover for the whole family, and not too unhealthy, either.

LUXURY TRAVELERS  Travel can often be a great excuse for little indulgences of all kinds. LAX’s new Tom Bradley International Terminal offers countless ways to purchase the finest clothing, accessories and experiences money can buy. Save up and spend at some of these globally recognized stores on your layover that include:

BVLGARI – Snap up fine watches, jewellery and now fragrances from this Italian designer, whose sleek boutiques you’ll only find in the most exclusive spots around the world.

BvlgariLAXVERTU $100,000 PHONE – If you can make a fashion statement with your clothes, why not your phone? Vertu is the iconic brand for mobile and smartphones – all models contain rare and expensive materials like rubies and titanium, but few can compare to this $100,000 diamond-studded gem.

HUGO BOSS – LUXURY German fashion house Hugo Boss boasts stylish menswear and accessories, guaranteeing the wearer to look dashing and polished upon arrival or departure.

PORSCHE DESIGN – Porsche doesn’t just mean luxury vehicles – now you can flaunt your favorite automobile’s exclusive logo on everything from luggage and eyewear to electronics and handbags. This is a perfect place to grab a couple of gifts for your discerning friends & family at home, or add some flare to the already-chic ensembles packed for your journey.

LAX KitsonTUMI – Widely considered one of the globe’s best luggage brands, rolling a Tumi through the airport will certainly turn heads. Whether you need something specific or just to replace that outdated carry-on you’ve been toting for years, this is your destination.

DFS BOUTIQUES – DFS Duty-Free boutiques bring together all your favorite luxury brands into an elegant one-stop shopping retail experience, where world-class customer service reps wait to assist your selections of high-end spirits, beauty and skincare, fashion and more.

DFS PLATINUM SERVICES CLUB AT LAX – Got a specific shopping agenda or just need some help? Enlist the assistance of the personal shopping and concierge staff at DFS Boutique’s Platinum Services Club at LAX, who will guide you to purchases both extravagant and practical for your needs so you can check everything off your list with efficiency during your layover.

PETROSSIAN CAVIAR & CHAMPAGNE BAR  – Parisian brand (and LA retailer) Petrossian boasts the finest in caviar, smoked fish, foie gras, chocolates, jams and other gourmet products. Experts in caviar, they can guide you to the best premier type for your taste and even pair it with exceptional champagne.

 LAXMADE IN LA  – Even if you’re only passing through the airport on a quick layover, there are lots of opportunities to get that LA feeling at LAX’s new Tom Bradley International Terminal. Check out how you can get some Los Angeles style and sample some amazing local restaurants, all without leaving the airport.

FRED SEGAL – Upscale and stylish, LA-based Fred Segal is a shopping mecca for celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz,. Known for their “jeans bar,” Fred Segal offers denim selections for every budget and body type. You won’t find a more diverse shopping selection than this colourful outpost.

UMAMI BURGER – From famous chef Adam Fleischman comes this enormously popular LA burger concept, probably most known for their signature patty with shiitake mushrooms, carmelized onions and house ketchup. All burgers employ the concept of “umami” in their mix of ingredients.

KITSON – One of the best places in town to spot a celeb, the star activity at Kitson’s original outpost on Robertson Boulevard in West Hollywood has made it one of LA’s hottest stores. From high-end brands to gifts and trinkets, everything is numbered on a “trendy” scale from 1-50.

JAMES BEACH – You may be at LAX but you’ll feel like you’re on the shore at the airport outpost of trendy Venice Beach eatery James Beach. It’s one of the best ways to soak up southern California whether you’re coming, going or just passing through.

BORDER GRILL – In a city known for delicious Mexican food, Border Grill – helmed by celeb chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger – boasts upscale modern Mexican to stimulate the palate with zesty flavours from just across the border.

BUSINESS TRAVELERS – JET setting on business? Don’t miss these great stops around the new Tom Bradley International Terminal for picking up a few necessities, making sure you’re polished for your workday and staying up-to-date on the latest world news.

CNN NEWSSTAND LA – “The most trusted name in news” carries everything for the business traveler, from newspapers, magazines, and books to snacks, beverages and convenience items. Grab a bite and catch up on the latest stocks news and world affairs, and take a few periodicals with you to read on-board.

VIRGIN/BOOST MOBILE STORE – KEEP in touch with this convenient kiosk, featuring the latest models from these industry-leading prepaid brands.

LAMILL COFFEE – No need to worry about jet lag with gourmet coffee that can be enjoyed in a variety of methods, as well as espresso, tea and specialty drink offerings. Have work to get done on the plane and need to stay awake and focused? Take a to-go mug of their strongest java, sure to do the trick.

BOARDING GATES – At the gate area, 47% of the seats have electrical outlets underneath them, so you can put the finishing touches on your deck or recharge your smartphone, tablet or laptop before you board and free WiFi is available throughout LAX.

HEALTH-CONSCIOUS TRAVELERS – IT’S notoriously difficult to find healthy food options while you’re traveling; convenience often trumps all else in airports and aboard planes. In addition, traveling can mean long lines and lots of sitting. At the new Tom Bradley International Airport at LAX, there are several ways you can stay on track with your health goals and not miss a beat.

DFS BEAUTY – THE largest airport beauty floor in the country includes premium skincare products from Creme de la Mer. After hours in transit or aboard the plane, treat your dry skin and tired eyes to some of these fantastic products to rejuvenate and keep you looking and feeling your best.

XPRES SPA  – Rid the body of stress and fatigue before your flight by treating yourself to one of the many relaxing XpresSpa treatments. A refreshing facial, soothing massage or even just a calming soak does wonders for the muscles, not to mention your mindset.

CHAYA –  The Euro-Asian fusion menu offered at Chaya includes a number of light, healthy dishes that don’t compromise on flavour and taste.

WALK THE GREAT HALL – The 150,000 square-foot Great Hall is the size of three football fields. A few laps around the dining and retail offerings is an easy way to get some light exercise, or if you really want to burn some calories, bring out that pedometer and get power walking.

FOODIE RECOMMENDED – With over 31 dining choices, 17 of which are native to Los Angeles, there are a ton of impressive options to choose from at LAX’s new Tom Bradley International Terminal. Our dineLA team has selected their favourites.

LUCKYFISH BY SUSHI ROKU  – Lucky Fish by Sushi Roku from Innovative Dining Group offers top notch sushi, fine sake and Japanese favorites. Sushi comes out conveyor-belt style so you can pick and choose what looks best to you.

INK.SACK –  Top Chef champion Michael Voltaggio brings his Melrose Avenue gourmet sandwich shop to TBIT. Get a sandwich to-go for the plane or savor it while sitting in the terminal and watching the people go by.

LARDER AT TAVERN  – James Beard Award Winner Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne offer made-to-order sandwiches, cheeses and charcuterie that can be taken away in an in-flight picnic box.

800 DEGREES  – Custom, Neapolitan-style pizzas are made to order with fresh, local ingredients at the TBIT location of the famed LA pizzeria.

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