ADDISON, TEXAS – June 24, 2015 – The votes are in and for a third straight year Mary Kay Inc. was honored by ADDISON Magazine in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The Mary Kay Museum was voted “favorite art gallery/museum” for a third straight year while the company’s headquarters was voted “favorite office building” for a second year. Readers cast their votes from May 13 through June 5 in more than 80 categories including dining, attractions, shopping, lifestyle and business. The winners were recognized in a special awards presentation on June 23 at Table 13 in Addison, Texas.
A landmark along the Dallas North Tollway, Mary Kay’s global headquarters spans nearly 600,000 square feet on a 34 acre campus. The 13-story building features more than 10,000 windows, four acres of glass and more than 1,300 tons of granite. Originally built by a savings and loan corporation in the mid-80s, the interior was designed and finished by Mary Kay Inc., which has been the sole occupant since moving into the building in Dec. 1995. The building is also the first owner-occupied office building in the country to be awarded the Building Owners and Management Association’s (BOMA) 360 certification for its use of facility management best practices.
“Addison has been Mary Kay’s home for 20 years and we’re deeply touched to be recognized by ADDISON Magazine readers as their favorite office building for a second year,” said Melinda Sellers, Chief People Officer for Mary Kay Inc. “Thirteen was Mary Kay Ash’s lucky number so with 13 floors and 13 passenger elevators we knew this building was meant to be our home. It is a great honor to open the doors and share our headquarters with Mary Kay’s Independent Sales Force and guests right here in Addison to those visiting us from abroad.”
The Mary Kay Building houses more than 1,200 daily employees and features a full-service restaurant, fitness center and on-site health clinic. The Mary Kay Museum is also located within the company’s global headquarters. First opened in 1993 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the iconic beauty company, the museum is part history lesson, part tribute and part recognition hall to the life of one of America’s most famous businesswomen, Mary Kay Ash.
“From videos and articles of Mary Kay Ash to some of the first Mary Kay® products to prestigious awards and accolades on display, the Mary Kay Museum showcases our company’s rich history, as well as its vision for the future,” said Jennifer Cook, Director for the Mary Kay Museum and The Mary Kay FoundationSM. “We are honored to be named favorite museum for a third year by ADDISON magazine readers. A tour of the museum pays tribute to the millions of women throughout the years who have embraced Mary Kay’s vision, built its success and passed it on from generation to generation.”
Mary Kay’s global headquarters is located at 16251 Dallas Parkway in Addison. Admission to the Mary Kay Museum is free where patrons can enjoy a self-guided tour. For more information on the Mary Kay Museum, visit www.MaryKayMuseum.com.
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