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The Shops at Columbus Circle wins 2012 Best Retail Store Award

The Shops at Columbus Circle selected ahead of Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Century 21 department store by the New York City association of hotel concierges

The Shops at Columbus Circle at Time Warner Center has been named the Best Retail Store by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC), an organization comprised of more than 200 members representing approximately 70 hotels in the New York metropolitan area. NYCAHC’s Concierge Choice Awards honors the best in hospitality, recognizing the companies, organizations and individuals who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors.

The prestigious awards were bestowed upon the city’s elite in the tourist, theater, restaurant, retail, service and transportation industries in a ceremony on Oct. 1, 2012.

“Hotel concierges are often the first authority New York City visitors encounter and they play an integral role in enhancing the guest’s entire travel experience,” explained Stacey Feder, Vice President of Related Urban, which developed and manages The Shops at Columbus Circle. “The Shops at Columbus Circle and Time Warner Center strive to create a shopping destination worthy of their recommendation and we credit the city’s hotels and the NYCAHC with bolstering New York to 50 million visitors.”

NYCACH’s membership roster comprises concierges from the city’s most celebrated and sophisticated hotels. Concierge Choice Award winners are selected by concierges representing the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Plaza Hotel, St. Regis, Ritz Carlton, Gansevoort Hotel, W New York and Gramercy Park Hotel, among others.

New York City’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination and situated next to Central Park, The Shops at Columbus Circle is home to more than 40+ specialty retailers including: Aveda, BOSS Hugo Boss, Cole Haan, Eileen Fisher, J. Crew, L’OCCITANE en Provence, Sephora, Stuart Weitzman, Swarovski, Thomas Pink, Tourneau and Williams-Sonoma. The destination is also experiencing its biggest transformation in the past eight years, welcoming ten new shops representing more than 55,000 square feet of real estate. The 16 million visitors that enter its doors annually can now shop among celebrated brands such as L.K. Bennett, C. Wonder, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brookstone and soon-to-be-opened H+M, Lucky Brand and PAPYRUS.

Since its opening in 2004, Time Warner Center has led the way in cuisine, arts, nightlife and style at Columbus Circle for its over 16 million visitors annually. Situated adjacent to Central Park, Time Warner Center includes The Restaurant and Bar Collection, The Shops at Columbus Circle, Mandarin Oriental, New York Hotel and Jazz at Lincoln Center – providing an exciting 24/7 environment to explore flavor, fashion and fun. For the latest news and events at Time Warner Center, visit us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or visit www.theshopsatcolumbuscircle.com.

 

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