NEW YORK — You might have heard the term “smart mall.”
But if you have a hard time deciding which is the best place to go to, it’s time to get off your ass and pick one up.
Here’s what you need to know about the top ten malls in the world, according to research from retail consultancy NPD Group: 1.
New York City mall: New York City’s iconic Eaton Center, a major retail hub in the heart of the city, has a massive, 24-acre property at its heart.
The mall has two major locations: the mall in Manhattan and the West Village mall in Brooklyn.
The West Village is a huge, two-story, 19,000-square-foot space, with plenty of room for shoppers to get into and out of.
Alterations: The first Alterations mall opened in 2004, in the center of downtown Brooklyn.
Now, the company has been expanding into the suburbs for years, and is currently building a second mall in a shopping district in the Bronx.
The company has recently opened an additional outlet mall in New Jersey.
Baton Rouge: The original Biltmore Estate is one of the oldest and largest residential mansions in the country.
The Biltup Estate, located in the historic Biltwood neighborhood of Baton Rouge, is a five-acre, three-story building in the city’s Central Business District, which includes an upscale shopping center and restaurants.
The mansion was purchased by The Walton Group in 2014 for $11.4 billion, making it the most expensive mansion in the U.S. The project includes a 1,000+-room hotel, a rooftop spa, an 18,000 square-foot fitness center, and a 10,000 sq.-ft. rooftop deck.
Cleveland, Ohio: A $30 billion, four-story complex of shopping centers and restaurants is currently under construction in downtown Cleveland.
Built in 2002, the project is called C.W. Fulton Center.
The C.F. Fulton Development Center is expected to include a hotel, offices, retail, a mixed-use development and restaurants, among other things.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubais’ flagship mall, the Dubai Mall, opened in 2010, and now includes two other malls in Dubai, the Jumeirah Mall and the Dubai Marina.
The Mall in Dubai is the largest shopping mall in the region, boasting 3.6 million square feet of retail space and a 30,000 seat theater.
The Jumeiriah Mall is the second-largest mall in Dubai.
The first was built in 2007, and the second in 2011.
The new Jumeiris Mall will have a 50,000 foot-long promenade, a 12-story luxury shopping center, a hotel and a 360-room boutique hotel.
Gulf Shores, Florida: Gulliver’s Island is a former resort with an indoor beach.
Located on the southeastern edge of the Gulf Coast, the island has been an anchor of the Miami-Dade metropolitan area for nearly a century.
Hong Kong: HongKong’s Hong Kong Mall is a massive mall located in downtown Hong Kong.
The 6,600,000 Square Feet of Retail space on the island, as well as a hotel that is currently being built in partnership with JCB Group, will form the heart and soul of Hong Kong’s largest shopping destination.
Hyde Park, Illinois: Hyderabad’s flagship mall is the tallest building in North America and has been a major hub for the Chicago area for years.
The 3.7 million square-feet of retail, with 1,100 restaurants, 2,000 hotels, and over 100 other stores, is one-third of the size of the Willis Tower in New York.
The Willis Tower, which was designed by Guggenheim architects, is the world’s tallest building at 35 stories.
Las Vegas: Las Vegans largest shopping district has a variety of shopping, entertainment, and dining options, with over a million square meters of retail in more than 2,600 stores.
The city’s second-tallest building is the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, which is being constructed with over 10 million square foot of retail.
10. Malaysia: Malay, the largest island in the Indian Ocean, is home to the world-renowned Asian Mall, a collection of stores that span across six malls and hotels.
The Asian Mall is scheduled to open in late 2019.
Munich, Germany: One of Germany’s largest malls, the Deutschemark Tower, is currently undergoing extensive renovations.
The tower will feature an 8,000ft-tall tower, with an additional 1,300 feet of tower