Hakkasan to open luxury resort on Palm Jumeirah
Dubai, September 25, 2013
Global restaurant and nightlife group Hakkasan has announced plans to open its first luxury resort on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah Island.
The property, which is being conceptualised and developed by HKK Hospitality, is scheduled to begin construction in 2014, a statement said.
The project will establish a state-of-the art beach-front hotel on the exclusive crescent of The Palm Jumeriah, it said.
The property will feature a diverse array of opulent amenities, all of which will embody the core elements of Hakkasan's signature DNA - world-class cuisine, elite entertainment and outstanding yet unobtrusive service set in its signature contemporary 'Chinois Chic' environment, it said.
Aabar Properties has been appointed to oversee construction for Hakkasan's resort project and has requested tenders from a select group of designers and architects, with the goal of creating a truly unique destination.
"We are thrilled to continue the strategic development of Hakkasan into a multifaceted global lifestyle brand. In addition to our hotel project, the growth of Hakkasan will include new restaurants and elite nightlife venues, day clubs, spas, boutique hotels and other hospitality and lifestyle offerings at key locations around the world," said Khadem Al Qubaisi, chairman of Hakkasan.
"This is a significant time for the Hakkasan brand as we embark on our first venture into the hotel industry. We are excited at the opportunity to create such a luxurious resort in one of the world's most important business and leisure destinations. As we move forward with our plans for expansion, this project serves as a strategic step towards developing our brand across the globe," said Neil Moffitt, CEO of Hakkasan and HKK Hospitality.
The company last week celebrated the debut of Hakkasan Beverly Hills, and the launch of Hakkasan Shanghai is expected in early 2014.
Founded in London in 2001, Hakkasan quickly established itself as the most successful modern Cantonese restaurant concept, achieving a Michelin star in 2003. It has since expanded globally to Miami, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, New York, Doha, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills, with an offering in Shanghai to open soon. Hakkasan is owned by Tasameem, an Abu Dhabi-based investment company. - TradeArabia New Service
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