Celebrity chef to open restaurant at InterContinental
Dubai, March 9, 2014
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) said celebrity chef Jason Atherton will debut his first restaurant in the Middle East in the upcoming InterContinental Dubai Marina.
The InterContinental Dubai Marina is set to open by the end of this year. Atherton’s signature restaurant and bar will offer an immaculate dining experience and a trendy nightspot.
Atherton served as executive chef of Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant Verre in 2001 in Dubai. He then gained worldwide recognition in 2011 when his flagship London restaurant, Pollen Street Social, was awarded a Michelin star just one year after opening its doors.
“The Marina has transformed by leaps and bounds since I last lived here 10 years ago, and it's exciting to be a part of the area's vibrant culinary scene. I’m looking forward to working with InterContinental Hotels and Resorts and being a part of their repertoire of world-class signature restaurants,” said Atherton.
The hotel will be walking distance from the Jumeirah Beach Residences’ (JBR) beach and will feature 132 rooms, 196 InterContinental residential suites and seven additional food and beverage outlets, including restaurants, bars and a 600 sq m night club.
It will also include an InterContinental spa, health club and outdoor swimming pool and pool deck, besides a suite of facilities for the business traveller that comprise a boardroom and eight meeting rooms, the largest of which will accommodate 100 people.
Phil Broad, vice president of Food & Beverage, Asia, Middle East and Africa, at IHG, said: “Food is a critical part of travelling and entertaining and we understand the need to deliver extraordinary dining experiences for our guests and diners. That's why we have established this partnership with Jason Atherton. We place a high emphasis on working with the best culinary talent in the industry and are confident that our collaboration with Jason will take Dubai by storm.”
InterContinental Dubai Marina will be the fourth InterContinental hotel in the UAE, joining InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Dubai Festival City. IHG currently has 18 hotels open in the UAE and seven hotels in the development pipeline. - TradeArabia News Service