The Galleria, an international shopping destination that hosts more than 24 million visitors annually, offers world-class shopping with more than 375 stores, 30 restaurants, two hotels, and a full-sized ice rink. The Galleria is home to a who’s who list of designers, including Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Chanel, Jimmy Choo, and Ralph Lauren, among many others. Sitting alongside the upscale boutiques are anchor stores Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and two Macy's department stores, adding up to more than 2 million square feet of shopping thrills.
A range of restaurants to suit every taste can be found throughout The Galleria—from steakhouses and dumpling bars to sandwich shops and fast food. On the lowest level, in the heart of the food court, guests can put their skating skills to the test on an ice rink made famous by Olympian Tara Lipinski or, grab the kids and head for the child-focused Little Galleria Play Area, located on the second level in front of Borders.
In 2014, the Galleria began a major renovation effort that will lure more high-end retailers to the complex. The Galleria III building was demolished to make room for a new, more pedestrian-friendly space that will front Westheimer and provide room for about 35 new luxury stores and a brand new Saks. The redevelopment is slated for completion in mid to late 2015.