The airport’s concession committee approved leases for three new stores at Terminal D for Coach, Mont Blanc and Michael Kors on Tuesday. The airport is trying to diversify its retail offerings as more international passengers connect through DFW Airport.
“To bring brands in like Coach, Mont Blanc and Michael Kors, we are really raising the game in Terminal D and with all the international expansion this is really a great achievement,” said airport chief executive Sean Donohue.
The committee also approved spending $325,000 with a Chinese marketing firm, Hung & Kit, to promote American Airlines’ new flights from Shanghai and Hong Kong to DFW. The new flights start in June and the airport has already upgraded signs and kiosks to include Chinese-language information about the airport.
Construction of the airport’s new headquarters facility, called Southgate, near the rental car facility on the southern edge of the airport, is making progress.
The committee approved a $21 million contract for the construction and design of the 137-bed Hyatt Place hotel that will be part of the Southgate development. The airport will own the hotel and has contracted with another company to operate the hotel in an agreement similar to the Grand Hyatt hotel at Terminal D.
Artist rendering of Hyatt Place provided by DFW Airport.