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LuLu Mall wins the Asia Shopping Centre and Mall Award for Shopping Centre of the Year - South

Friday, February 14

Asia Shopping Centre and Mall Awards have been constituted by the prestigious Asia Retail Congress, a global platform to promote world-class retail practices.

Top 10 Successful Malls in India - Construction World magazine

Friday, January 10

LuLu Mall has been positioned as the 7th most successful mall in India. The list of top ten successful malls in India prepared by Knight Frank India, a leading independent property advisory and research company, was published in the January issue of Construction World magazine.

'Thank You Sachin' program conducted by Club FM - Mathrubhumi

Wednesday, December 04

The fund raised by this program held at LuLu Mall were donated to Cochin Cancer Society

West Indies cricketers @ LuLu Mall - Mathrubhumi

Thursday, November 21

West Indies cricketers @ LuLu Mall when they visited Kochi for the 1st ODI against India

West Indies cricketers @ LuLu Mall - Malayala Manorama

Thursday, November 21

West Indies cricketers @ LuLu Mall when they visited Kochi for the 1st ODI against India

'Thank you Sachin' activity by Club FM - Mathrubhumi

Tuesday, November 19

LuLu Mall in association with Club FM conducted an activity - 'Thank you Sachin' to honor Sachin Tendulkar.

Sifna report - Malayala Manorama

Monday, November 04

Report about Sifna's successfull eye surgery

Sifna report - Mathrubhumi

Monday, November 04

Report about Sifna's successfull eye surgery

World Eye Sight Day campaign - Mathrubhumi

Sunday, October 13

World Eye Sight Day campaign in association with Little Flower Hospital gave the gift of vision to a little girl, Safna. Wishing the new world of vision will take this brave heart a long way ahead in life.

Best Concrete Structure in Kerala 2013

Saturday, September 07

LuLu Mall won The Indian Concrete Institute and UltraTech Cement Limited's Award for the Best Concrete Structure in Kerala 2013.

ICI - UltraTech Endowment Awards 2013

Thursday, September 05

Award for The Best Concrete Structure 2013 for LuLu Mall being accepted by LuLu Group Director Mr. M.A. Nishad from UltraTech Cements Assistant Vice President Mr. Anil Abraham. Shapoorji & Co. Ltd. Senior Vice President Mr. Sati Mahadevan was also present.

Most Admired Shopping Centre Design of the Year Award

Tuesday, May 14

LuLu Mall bags the IMAGES Most Admired Shopping Centre Design of the Year Award at ISCA 2013.

Opening of iceskating rink - Deccan Chronicle

Monday, April 29

South India's first iceskating rink is all set to open for the public in the coming week at LuLu Mall in Kochi.

Opening of PVR Cinemas - Malayala Manorama

Saturday, April 27

9 screen multiplex PVR Cinemas now open at LuLu Mall.

Opening of bowling alley - Malayala Manorama

Thursday, April 25

12 lane bowling alley opened at LuLu Mall.

India's biggest shopping mall opens in Kochi - India Today

Sunday, March 10

Billed as India's biggest shopping mall, the Lulu Shopping Mall was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Kochi on Sunday. Built at a cost of over Rs.1,0600 crore, the mall is spread over 2.5 million square feet of space and is owned by EMKE group of United Arab Emirates (UAE) businessman M.A. Yousuf Ali, who hails from Kerala. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi, state Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan, several cabinet colleagues of Chandy and other top Kerala politicians were also present at the occasion. The mall has nine theatres, 16 pairs of escalators, elevators and travelators. There is a 3,500-seat multi-cuisine food court and parking for 3,000 cars.

LuLu Mall to pay Rs 8.25 crore in taxes - The New Indian Express

Sunday, March 10

With the inauguration of the Lulu shopping mall at Edappally, Kalamasserry municipality would be the wealthiest in the state as the mall would be paying a tax of Rs 8.25 crore, said M A Yusuff Ali, managing director, Lulu Group. He was interacting with media ahead of the inauguration of the mall on Saturday. The mall would be officially inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at 11 am on Sunday. Yusuff Ali said that the total investment is Rs 1,600 crore and the group would break even in 24 years. “Though this is the group’s first mall in the country, we are planning to open more shopping malls. Lulu Mall at Edappally would set a role model for the entire country. Earlier, people came in search of traders. But the situation has changed now. Now businessmen are in search of people,” he said. He also said that the electricity bill of the mall would be Rs 1.65 crore per month.

Biggest shopping mall in India opens in Kochi - The New Indian Express

Sunday, March 10

Billed as India's biggest shopping mall, the Lulu Shopping Mall was inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy here Sunday. Built at a cost of over Rs.1,0600 crore, the mall is spread over 2.5 million square feet of space and is owned by EMKE group of United Arab Emirates (UAE) businessman M.A. Yousuf Ali, who hails from Kerala. Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi, state Leader of Opposition V.S. Achuthanandan, several cabinet colleagues of Chandy and other top Kerala politicians were also present at the occasion. The mall has nine theatres, 16 pairs of escalators, elevators and travelators. There is a 3,500-seat multi-cuisine food court and parking for 3,000 cars.

Kochi boasts of Asia’s largest shopping mall - Deccan Chronicle

Sunday, March 10

Kochi: LuLu, Asia’s largest mall, is to open here on Sunday. Spread over seven acres, the Rs 1,600 cr mall, with a built-up space of 25 lakh sqft, will be the 105th shopping splendor of the LuLu Group. LuLu managing director Yusuf Ali said he would invest more than half his earnings in his home state as he would want to drive home the point that Kerala was an investor-friendly destination. The mall, expected to generate direct employment to around 8,000 people and to at least 20,000 indirectly, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, with Opposition Leader V.S. Achuthanandan as the chief guest. The venture is expected to be a totally new shopping experience for not just the people of the state but also for tourists from abroad. With most of the international brands to set up shop at the mall, those going abroad for shopping could make Kochi their destination, he said. The mall can at a time hold 1 lakh customers and parking facility would be available for 3,000 cars. Besides a Marriott restaurant, there would be a food court to accommodate 3,500 people at a time and 18 food counters, besides nine cinema screens with a total capacity of 2,250 seats. He said the power bill per month was expected to be around Rs 1.5 cr and the annual tax earnings for the local Kalamassery municipality would be around Rs 8 cr. The mall is expected to break even in around 22 years. Joseph Austin, managing director of LaFortezza, who has designed the mall said: “We have been in this job for the last 30 years and we can say it matches the best of malls in Europe”. Talking about his next initiative in the state, Yusuf Ali said the design for the international convention centre to come up at Bolgatty here, was going through the final stages of approval. On completion, it could attract global meetings as it would incur only half the cost of what would have to shelled out abroad.

India’s biggest shopping mall opens in Kochi - The Hindu Business Line

Saturday, March 09

Kochi gets a new landmark — the country’s biggest shopping arcade. The 2.5 million sq ft — imagine 33 football fields — Lulu Mall is all set to open its doors on Sunday. Developed by the UAE-based Lulu group at an investment of Rs 1,600 crore, the mall is spread over 17 acres, rising three levels. Located at Edappally, at the intersection of NH-47, 17 and the Kochi by-pass, the mall has easy access to the Cochin International Airport as also the railway station. A spokesman for Lulu group said the mall, set to house the best of luxury and lifestyle brands, will redefine the shopping experience. Cuisines international and Indian will be served up at the food court that can take 3,500 people at one go. Scattered about across the mall will be coffee shops and dine-in outlets. The first McDonald’s restaurant in Kerala will open at the mall next week. Malls are also entertainment zones, and Lulu has set aside 22,000 sq ft just for this. A 5,000 sq ft Ice Rink, a 5-D cinema hall, bowling alleys, water rides and games arcades offer diverse engagements. By April, nine cinema screens with a total capacity of 2,250 seats will open. For visitors from outside Kochi, there is Marriott’s 300-room hotel. Designed by UK-based consultants WS Atkins, the mall has a parking facility for 3,000 cars with access from all the main roads. The mall is expected to generate 8,000 jobs directly and more than 20,000 indirectly, said the Lulu group spokesman. The mall will be inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

'Wonder-mall'

Monday, March 04

Special feature on LuLu Mall - Mathrubhumi Nagaram daily.

Kochi - the land of malls

Sunday, March 03

Article on LuLu Mall, Maadhyamam Saambaththikam page.

Mega-size mall to open in Kochi on March 10

Friday, March 01

KOCHI: The LuLu Shopping Mall, set to become one of the biggest and modern shopping malls in the country, will be inaugurated by Kerala chief minister Oomman Chandy on March 10. Being constructed at an investment of Rs. 1600 crore by the EMKE Group headed by the leading non-resident Keralite entrepreneur M.A. Yousuf Ali, the mall will have a total area of over 25 lakh square feet. The whole complex is being developed over an area of 20 acres and it will also house a 300-room hotel to be managed by the globally leading hospitality group JW Marriott Hotels. The hotel will be inaugurated in four to five months time, a spokesman for the EMKE Group told TOI here. The mall will have about 300 national and international branded outlets selling a range of products. It will house a huge food court with a seating capacity for 3500 people and 18 food counters. This will be in addition to the specialty restaurants and dining halls. The first McDonald Restaurant in Kerala will be opened at LuLu Mall, the spokesman said. The mall will have an indoor ice-skating rink, claimed to be the first of its kind in south India. The family entertainment centre at the mall will have a 5D cinema hall, bowling alleys, water rides, electronic games and other entertainment amusement facilities. The mall will also house a nine screen multiplex with seating capacities ranging from 250 to 600, the spokesman said. He said the mall will provide area for parking for over 3,000 vehicles simultaneously. It will provide special access facilities for differently-abled people. "This is our first hypermarket in Kerala and in India as a whole, though we have such malls in nine countries in the Middle East. But we already have a strong brand loyalty in Kerala because of the long-standing Gulf connection of the Keralites. Our market surveys have found that Kerala, with fast rising middle class possessing abundant disposable income, offers enormous potential for the operation of such a world class shopping mall," the spokesman said.

World of Happiness

Thursday, February 28

A feature on LuLu Mall published by Malayala Manorama daily Metro. Report by Manoj Mathew. Photos by E.V. Sreekumar.