Lonely Planet Writer

LAX unveils new Sunset Boulevard-inspired look at Terminal 6

The brand new Terminal 6 has been unveiled at LAX airport in California, with a Sunset Boulevard theme being utilised across the space that recreates the drive from Downtown Los Angeles to the beach.

The Wolfgang Puck bar at Terminal 6 in LAX.
The Wolfgang Puck bar at Terminal 6 in LAX. Image by Westfield Airports
Wahoo's Fish Taco at Terminal 6.
Wahoo’s Fish Taco at Terminal 6. Image by Westfield Airports
A colourful California inspired tile on pillars.
A colourful California-inspired tile on pillars.

The terminal was created by company Westfield Airports following a $70.5 million investment by the Los Angeles World Airports and offers 21 new dining and retail destinations across a 22,299 square-foot area. Terminal 6 is the second redesigned terminal this year following the transformation of Terminal 2 which debuted in February. The new look was unveiled this week, with the 20-month redevelopment plan being completed ahead of schedule.

Starbucks at Terminal 6.
Starbucks at Terminal 6. Image by Westfield Airports
Blu2o at Terminal 6 in LAX.
Blu2o at Terminal 6 in LAX. Image by Westfield Airports
The Media Marketplace at Terminal 6.
The Media Marketplace at Terminal 6. Image by Westfield Airports

The design aims to create a unique experience for travellers passing through the space by featuring a Sunset Boulevard theme throughout that aims to chart the journey through Los Angeles. The design theme shifts from the urban, which features concrete walls through to Sunset Plaza which houses spaces for eating and drinking. Following that, passengers pass into Sunset Strip and Garden Terrace zones that mimic the energy of West Hollywood.

A charcuterie selection for Blu2o at Terminal 6.
A charcuterie selection for Blu2o at Terminal 6. Image by Westfield Airports
Blu2o at Terminal 6 in LAX.
Blu2o at Terminal 6 in LAX. Image by Westfield Airports
The new Terminal 6 dining and retail collection features 21 new destinations, including 14 L.A brands
The new Terminal 6 dining and retail collection features 21 new destinations, including 14 L.A brands Image by Westfield Airports

Both Los Angeles and LAX had a record-breaking year in 2015, with 45.5 million visitors journeying to the city and nearly 75 million passengers passing through the airport. Terminal 6 now features a range of dining experiences for travellers to pick from, including places offering fresh juices and salads, California-style charburgers and a large selection of crafts beers.