LuLu Mall together with LuLu Hypermarket opens in Kochi
One of the largest malls in India – LuLu Mall was inaugurated by Shri. Oommen
Chandy at a glittering function held in Kochi. The CM inaugurated the mall and also unveiled a plaque to
commemorate the grand opening. Leader of Opposition, Shri. V. S. Achuthanandan was the chief guest
of the event. Shri. Vayalar Ravi, Union Minister and Shaikh Abdulla Al Saleh, UAE Deputy Minister of
Foreign Trade were the Guests of Honour.
Union Minister Prof. K. V. Thomas launched the LuLu loyalty card, state minister P. K. Kunhalikutty
launched LuLu Mall website, and TKA Nair, Advisor to the Prime Minister launched a mall guide on the
occasion. The opening ceremony was also attended by leaders of various political parties, government
officials and the enthusiastic Kochi crowd. LuLu group managing director Yusuff Ali MA welcomed the
gathering and Executive Director Ashraf Ali MA rendered the vote of thanks.
After the inauguration, Oommen Chandy, VS Achuthanandan, Shaikh Abdulla Al Saleh, Vayalar Ravi,
Prof. KV Thomas and other dignitaries toured various sections of the newly-built mall and congratulated
the group Managing Director Yusuff Ali MA on the successful completion of the mall.
LuLu Mall is a 2.5 million (25 lakhs) sq. ft complex in 17 acres and spread over three levels. The mall is
complete with a full line of amenities and facilities which include the best of international brands of
luxury and life style, a well-appointed food court that serves international cuisines, coffee shops, money
exchange, dine-in outlets, a 22,000 sq. ft entertainment zone, a 5,000 sq. ft Ice Rink that’s the first of its
kind in South India, prayer halls, and baby care centre among other facilities.
The shopping mall which was built on an investment of INR 1,600 Crore is expected to become the most
sought-after family shopping destination of residents and tourists. The mall designed by WS Atkins, UKbased consultants, has a parking capacity for 3000 cars with easy access from all the main roads. Well
placed escalators, elevators, travelators and walkways make it easy for shoppers, diners, and fun lovers
to get from one point of the mall to another.
Located at Edapally, Kochi at the intersection of three important highways of Kerala: NH 47, NH 17 and
the Kochi by-pass; the mall is within easy reach from almost all landmarks and prominent facilities such
as health centers and accommodation options. Further, almost all transport facilities are close by,
including the Cochin International Airport and railway station. Also within the mall’s expansive campus is
The Marriott – a magnificent 300-room hotel that caters to the accommodation needs of visitors and
tourists in God’s own country.
The mall will feature the widest choice of world-class brands at the fairest prices. A special area has
been allocated to promote Kerala products and handicrafts. The mall will generate 8000 direct jobs and
more than 20,000 indirect job opportunities. LuLu’s winning formula of value for money quality
shopping will be a matter of delight for the residents of Kochi.
LuLu Hypermarket, LuLu Celebrate, LuLu Connect, Westside, PVR Cinemas are the anchor stores of the
mall. Nine cinema screens with a total capacity of 2,250 seats will be opened in the mall by early April.
Inside the mall, there is a food court with a capacity for 3500 people and 18 food counters. The first Mac
Donald Restaurant in Kerala has also been opened at LuLu Mall. The mall has a 5-D cinema hall, bowling
alleys, water rides and electronic games. The other facilities include ATM, money exchange counters,
pharmacy, travel and holiday desk and a Federal Bank branch.
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