NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Since opening in August 2016, Westfield World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan has rapidly become an instantly identifiable landmark in New York City and one of the world's most visited retail destinations.
Encompassing the Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus and the galleries that traverse the entire 16-acre World Trade Center campus, Westfield's one-of-a-kind downtown destination is home to more than 100 global and local fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and technology brands that showcase the very best New York has to offer—all in one place.
At the same time, Westfield World Trade Center's collection of highly-rated restaurants, bakeries, and fresh food marketplaces hosts a number of the world's most innovative chefs and restaurateurs including Eataly's Mario Batali and Joe and Lidia Bastianich, Epicerie Boulud's Daniel Boulud, and Lobster Press created by Michelin star-winning chef Marc Forgione. Coming soon, the destination will also be home to the renowned London steakhouse Hawksmoor (the "best steak restaurant in the UK").
To take its foray into fine dining one step further, Westfield is now announcing the formation of a partnership with the Make It Nice restaurant group, led by chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara— to open a new casual restaurant in Lower Manhattan.
Owners of the Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park (voted the 3rd best restaurant in the entire world by "The World's 50 Best") as well as Manhattan's opulent NoMad restaurant and bar—Humm and Guidara will open their new 7,000 square-foot restaurant at Westfield World Trade Center in 2018 in a spectacular setting that overlooks the destination's iconic Oculus.
"At Westfield, the opportunity to contribute to the revitalization, renewal, and restoration of Lower Manhattan continues to be a passion and point of pride for us all. We are driven by a commitment to bring to the people of this community a place all their own—a place combining fashion, culture, arts, entertainment, and absolutely fantastic food," said William Hecht, Westfield's Chief Operating Officer. "That's why our partnership with Chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara is so exciting. They are two of the most energetic, creative, and forward-thinking restaurateurs in the world. With the team from Make It Nice joining Eataly, Hawksmoor, Epicerie Boulud, and Lobster Press—Westfield World Trade Center will be a dining destination unlike any other in New York City."
"We could not be more thrilled to team up with Westfield in this historic and remarkable location," said Chef Daniel Humm. Bringing our food and hospitality into the Oculus at World Trade Center—an incredibly important and iconic addition to our city—is extremely humbling, we're so excited to be a part of it!"
About Westfield World Trade Center
The new port of entry to Lower Manhattan, Westfield World Trade Center is located at the site where 60,000 neighborhood residents, 300,000 daily commuters, 13 subway / PATH trains, multiple ferry lines, and an additional 15 million annual global travelers converge within one landmark setting. This new New York City experience brings together commerce, community and culture in a destination integrating the Santiago Calatrava designed Oculus, street-level space in WTC Towers 3 and 4, as well as the galleries that run underground across the World Trade Center campus (including to 1 WTC, now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere). Encompassing more than 100 fashion, lifestyle and technology brands across 365,000 square feet of space, Westfield World Trade Center is home to one of the most diverse retail collections in New York City, world-class restaurants, art, culture, events and entertainment, as well as showrooms, sponsorships, and engaging media activations for premier partners such as Ford, Pepsi and JP Morgan Chase. For more information: https://www.westfield.com/westfieldworldtradecenter/
About Make It Nice
Chef Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara run the Make It Nice group, responsible for The NoMad restaurant and The NoMad Bar at The NoMad Hotel in New York City, and the three-Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park. Their restaurants are known as much for the food as they are for the service and hospitality. They have been the recipients of numerous industry honors over the years including one of only two companies in the world with multiple restaurants on the World's 50 Best Restaurants List. The partnership that began in 2007 has since grown to be considered one of the foremost food and beverage groups in the country.
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