Shopping malls around the world and their success
Shopping malls are present on every modern city around the world. These buildings are considered a shopping monuments not only because you can enjoy classic places like movie theaters and restaurants and even if we don’t consider them a vacation destiny, some of them are a real architectonic beauty.
West Edmonton Mall – Alberta, Canada.
Considered the largest mall on North America, and the 10th on the world wide scale. It was opened on September 15, 1981 with a floor area of 490,000 square meters. This mall has 800 stores and parking lot for 20,000 cars aprox. There is also a hotel, movie theaters, restaurants, zoo and an inside water park. This mall receives 32.2 million of visitors per year.
Grand Canal Shoppes – Las Vegas, Nevada
Located at the emblematic Vegas, this mall opened its doors on 1999 at the same time as the Venetian Hotel & Casino. There are more than 80 stores like Ann Taylor and Bannana Republic and some exclusive boutiques from famous international designers. On 2007, the building was expanded along with the Palazzo Hotel & Casino. The design of the malls is a true design from the Venice Grand Canal on Italy.
Dubai Mall – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This mall is a piece of the complex named Downtown Dubai, with a value of 20 million dollars. This is the largest mall on the entire world, with a 502,000 square meters total floor area. There are over 1,200 stores, 6 floors are for commercial purposes, and 10 floors for entertaining purposes. On 2012, there were more visitors than the ones that visit New York; 52 million of tourists were the number.
For Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal, a great entrepreneur from Mexico and president of Grupo Denim, malls are on some cities a vacation place during the year, especially when people stay at home during these days. “Some people would rather stay at their local cities and enjoy family times at a mall, even when we are at another city and if there’s a mall, we will be there for sure”, said Salomon Juan Marcos Villarreal while visiting Las Vegas.