Macerich Shopping Centers & Fashion Outlets are bustling hives of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues situated in the hearts of major U.S. cities.
“We’re very focused on providing an all-inclusive experience with the most desired name-brand stores and chef-driven cuisine, as well as major art installations, exhibits, museums, and pop-up shops,” says Kate Birchler, assistant vice president of tourism marketing.
Each of Macerich’s 17 locations are welcoming to motorcoaches. Coordinated, complimentary meet-and-greets are standard, and groups get a savings pass with up to $750 in offers from participating retailers and directional maps. At specific locations, operators can request the Motorcoach Driver & Guide Incentive Program that rewards loyal business, Birchler says.
The U.S. National Travel & Tourism Office research shows shopping is the No. 1 activity for international visitors, she says, which inspires the company to offer group programs that include wardrobe consultations, fashion shows, and dine-arounds, as well as other tailored experiences.
“We can customize a shopping experience based on the groups’ interest, whether that be a friendly meet-and-greet upon arrival, a behind-the-scenes tour, or private in-store shopping event,” Birchler says.
Here’s what’s new at Macerich Shopping Centers:
- Opened on Sept. 19, Fashion District Philadelphia includes three blocks of shopping, art and culture, dining, and entertainment connected to Reading Terminal and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
- Chandler Fashion Center in Phoenix added the Crayola Experience, a hands-on art space designed for families.
- Scottsdale Fashion Square has undergone a major redevelopment to its luxury wing with the addition of new retail space, and seven new restaurants will soon open there, including Nobu. Wonderspaces, an area with nationally recognized artists in rotating exhibits, also is new.
- Recently opened at Santa Monica Place is Cayton Children’s Museum, an immersive play space with numerous exhibits and programs designed to teach children about core universal values.
Top photo: Santa Monica Place
Photo by Macerich
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