SFO and United Airlines recently unveiled the newly-renovated Terminal 3 East Concourse, featuring a dramatic 53,000 square foot expansion — designed in part by Council member Gensler — that creates additional circulation space, new concessions, and enhanced amenities for airport guests. The $253 million renovation features eight new retail and dining outlets, including small businesses based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Free Wi-Fi, 230 power outlets, and 200 USB outlets will allow guests to stay connected and productive. Four new art installations, provided through the San Francisco Arts Commission, along with lounge-style seating areas, transform the space into a relaxing, inspiring environment. Guest restrooms even feature private changing rooms, an unexpected perk.

“Terminal 3 East is the latest expression of our vision for the guest experience at SFO,” said Airport Director John L. Martin. “This inviting, relaxing space features a fresh take on what we aim to deliver in all of our facilities – thoughtful passenger amenities, concessions representing the San Francisco Bay Area, inspiring public artwork, and environmentally-sustainable design.”

The Terminal 3 project is just of many that Martin, who this week announced he will be retiring in the summer of 2016, has spearheaded during his tenure to transform SFO into one of the world’s premier international airports. We’ll profile his many accomplishments in a coming Flash.

“The latest updates at San Francisco create a truly premium experience for our customers,” said Sandra Pineau-Boddison, United’s senior vice president of customers. “With the area’s modern design and amenities, San Francisco, the nation’s top trans-Pacific gateway, will continue to offer the traveler-friendly environment our customers expect at one of the country’s most prominent airports.”

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