SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Monica Place, the one-of-a-kind, open-air shopping and dining destination located next to Third Street Promenade and just two blocks from the beach, welcomes TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb this weekend for the duo's exciting West Coast broadcasts.
TODAY will be taping five shows from Santa Monica Place's Center Plaza with a live audience on Saturday, Feb. 9, and Sunday, Feb. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. Shows will air the week of February 11-15.
"We can't think of a better setting than Santa Monica Place for TODAY to showcase Southern California to its national audience," said Ken Volk, Chief Marketing Officer for Macerich, the Santa Monica-based company that owns and operates the property. "With its gorgeous views of the ocean, the city and the Santa Monica Mountains – plus some of the best stores and restaurants in Los Angeles – Santa Monica Place is a wonderful way for people around the country to experience what makes the California lifestyle so special."
The TODAY show segments at Santa Monica Place will include Valentine's Day gift ideas from national and local retailers including Bloomingdale's, Kitson and Venokado; a look at lingerie, loungewear and intimate apparel fashions from Nordstrom, Juicy Couture, and Free People; and a cooking demonstration with noted chef Richard Sandoval, whose restaurants La Sandia and Zengo are part of the property's iconic Dining Deck; among other exciting planned guests and appearances.In addition to the broadcasts, Santa Monica Place will host a "Meet & Greet" with Kathie Lee and Hoda on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 3:00-3:30 p.m.; and on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hoda Kotb will sign copies of her new bestselling book, "Ten Years Later – Six People Who Faced Adversity & Transformed Their Lives." For information about how to be part of the audience for the TODAY show broadcasts and more, please visit www.santamonicaplace.com. About The Fourth Hour of TODAY with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb The fourth hour of TODAY, hosted by Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, has been hailed as "appointment television" by Entertainment Weekly, "uproarious and irresistible" by People magazine, and "TODAY's happy hour" by USA Today. About Santa Monica Place Located just two blocks from the beach and adjacent to Third Street Promenade in the heart of Santa Monica, the three-level, open-air Santa Monica Place is home to Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co.,Burberry Brit, Emporio Armani, CB2, Nike, and dozens of other exciting specialty stores and an inspired collection of food and restaurant experiences, including the view-oriented Dining Deck. About MacerichMacerich is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States. Macerich now owns approximately 65 million square feet of gross leaseable area consisting primarily of interests in 62 regional shopping centers. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company's website at www.macerich.com . SOURCE Macerich Company