Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport Grand Opening April 4, 2014 with 18 Restaurants, Retail Boutiques

Terminal 5 at Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearing the end of its 18-month, $26-million revamp -- described as a world-class facility with a world-class experience, especially for international visitors.

Terminal 5 is re-modeled by Westfield, a major retail shopping center developer headquartered in Australia.  Terminal 5 will include 18 new restaurants and retail boutiques (four high-end retail boutiques) -- including a large duty free shop, just inside the security checkpoint.

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises is opening five new restaurants, including an airport-themed R.J. Grunts, and a new restaurant to be known as the Urban Olive.

Westfield Unveils Sneak Peek of the New O'Hare Int'l Terminal 5.

$26 million world-class transformation features luxurious retail, sophisticated dining, lavish amenities, local brands and innovative design

Chicago -- Westfield is pleased to debut a never-before-seen video sneak peek of the New International Terminal 5 (T5) at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The massive $26 million transformation by Westfield features more than 18 new premier dining and luxury retail shops -- including 11 local Chicago brands -- cutting-edge design, and world-class amenities.

The New T5 showcases local airport firsts like modern Italian eatery Tocco, artisanal market Goddess & Grocer, and (5) concepts by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, including Hub 51, Big Bowl, and Wow Bao; a new 10,000 SF European-style duty-free shop, a first of its kind in North America which all departing passengers pass through after clearing the new TSA checkpoint; and luxury boutiques like Salvatore Ferragamo and a luxury watch shop.

Serving as the first and last impression of Chicago to millions of international travelers annually, the New Terminal 5 revolutionizes the traveler experience. Prior to the redevelopment, 95 percent of the terminal's dining and retail options were located pre-security, making it difficult for travelers to access dining and shopping while waiting for flights.

The Westfield Group is an Australian shopping center group involved in ownership, development, design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing, and marketing activities. The multinational company is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has interests in and operates one of the world's largest shopping centre portfolios with investment interests in 103 shopping centres across Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Brazil, encompassing around 23,000 retail outlets

FLY-THROUGH: Local gourmet deli Goddess & Grocer to debut at O'Hare Terminal 5.

Plans Unveiled for Redevelopment of O'Hare's International Terminal 5

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