Westfield Century City Smart Parking

imageI started using Westfield’s Smart Parking system at Century City (the only mall that supports it in the US as far as I know).

Here’s a description of how it works – it may require installing the Westfield app on your Android or iPhone device, although I’ve been told there’s a way to do this online as well.

STEP 1

Before your visit, create a Westfield account, add your vehicle’s license plate, and save your payment card details.

STEP 2

Our cameras will recognize your license plate when you arrive at the parking garage. Watch the gate open automatically. No ticket needed.

STEP 3

When you’re done, validate by scanning a QR code at a participating retailer or just drive out. We’ll bill your card directly and send you a receipt. Simple!

So I’ve actually used it, and it indeed works this way.  The cameras and the entrances & exits automatically recognize your car and let you in & out – automatically charging your credit card on file.  They have a description of the service online here:

https://www.westfield.com/centurycity/services/all-services/parking/1299

WARNING: It appears based on the feedback that I’ve read, that despite the app having a QR code reader built into it to recognize & consume ‘validation’ tickets issued by the AMC Theatres and Guest Services, the validations feature doesn’t work on either iOS or Android so prepare to pay whatever non-discounted fee it is that Westfield charges & not be able to accept validations if you get them at the mall. 

You can download the apps here:

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