Retail operators Westfield and Hudson have unveiled seven newly refurbished Hudson stores and a new Victoria’s Secret store in Terminal 8 (T8) at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York.
The renovated Hudson stores include a Euro Café, a 2,069ft2 flagship travel essentials store and a 3,226ft2 Baskin Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts outlet. The new additions form part of the 51,000ft2 retail and dining area for the American Airlines terminal.
Dominic Lowe, executive vice president for Westfield, said, “As a major gateway to New York City and the world, Westfield is proud to partner with American Airlines to provide their passengers with a first-class experience at T8. Together, we’re committed to JFK and to continually enhancing the overall experience to reflect the style and spirit of New York.”
Joe DiDomizio, president and CEO of Hudson Group, said, “We are grateful for the cooperation we received from our partners Westfield and American Airlines when we were developing the new Hudson concept. As ‘the traveler’s best friend,’ our goal was to redesign our core concept Hudson News to create a more open, friendly and welcoming environment for travelers. We have accomplished this mission through whimsical, color-coded signage to attract customers’ attention to our four distinct selling areas: media, marketplace, essentials and destination.
“Greatly enhanced sales of healthy snacks, grab-and-go foods, authentic souvenirs and a wide range of
electronics gear and accessories have resulted in rave reviews from customers and our landlords, along with improved revenue for the airport wherever the
new concept has been opened.”
David Lombard, manager strategic alliances for American Airlines, said,
“The addition of these new shopping
and dining options at JFK T8 not only creates a friendlier, more relaxing visit but makes people look forward to traveling with American Airlines. We’re excited to enhance the travel experience which helps us continue to offer a seamless experience and high level of service for all of our customers.”