Zlote Tarasy wins 'Retail Destination of the Year' category at the World Retail Awards 2008 (PL)

Zlote Tarasy in Poland, developed by ING Real Estate, was named 'Retail Destination of the Year' at the prestigious World Retail Awards during the annual World Retail Congress in Barcelona.

Voted for by a grand jury of some of the world's most respected retailers and senior industry experts, the Retail Destination of the year category is designed to celebrate the street, mall or city that demonstrates the most attractive retail mix, growing footfall and a commitment to innovation. According to the jury, ING Real Estate succeeded in creating in Warsaw not only a centre for high end target groups, but a place to be in Warsaw, a destination where all people enjoy spending time.

Zlote Tarasy, designed by The Jerde Partnership, triumphed over fierce competition and was awarded the prize for its pivotal role in delivering a truly wide ranging offer of retail, leisure and offices in the heart of Warsaw, combined with exceptional attention to detail, including a 6,000-m² mini urban park complete with water features.

Menno Maas, CEO Development of ING Real Estate, said: "We are particularly proud to receive this award because it reflects the views of the retail sector itself and is a superb endorsement of our work in creating retail environments that meet the needs of today's retailers."

End-investors are Unibail Rodamco and the ING Property Fund Central Europe.

Source: ING Real Estate

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