Michelin-Starred Hakkasan To Open In Doha January 16th
Much-Anticipated Restaurant To Open At The St. Regis Doha
10 January: Hakkasan, the Michelin-starred, modern Cantonese fine dining restaurant, is due to open its doors in Doha on 16th January 2013 at Doha’s leading 5 star hotel, The St Regis Doha.
Following the successful launch of Hakkasan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Doha will be the third restaurant in the GCC region and the latest addition to Doha’s bourgeoning restaurant scene.
Beautifully designed by Woods Bagot UK, Hakkasan Doha features a private valet service access set within the gardens of the St Regis Hotel Doha. The new 120 cover restaurant features a dramatic entrance through its iconic long corridor in slate stone and offers an additional capacity of 60 seats on its outside terrace.
The stunning terrace features cascading wooden pavilions surrounded by exquisite greenery, creating a relaxed garden atmosphere and serving as the perfect venue for both private gatherings and large parties. The restaurant will also feature a Ling-Ling Lounge, ideal for small intimate gatherings.
Niall Howard, CEO, Hakkasan commented on the opening “The opening of Hakkasan Doha highlights our success in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It was only logical to bring Hakkasan to Doha and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with The St Regis Doha”.
Head Chef Lai Min Wei, formerly of Hakkasan Dubai has overseen the creation and preparation of the Hakkasan menu which has been rigorously tested and tweaked in order to ensure the highest of standards. Hakkasan Doha will continue the proud tradition of including signature dishes found across its restaurants including Peking Duck with Caviar, Jasmine Tea smoked Wagyu Beef Ribs and Grilled Chilean Seabass with Chinese Honey. In keeping with Hakkasan’s ritual, Doha will have a number of specially designed dishes, including Stir-fried Duck with Wing Bean or Shanghai Fried Lamb Tenderloin.
Tareq Derbas, General Manager of The St Regis Doha said “The opening of such an iconic restaurant within our grounds is a testament to the vision and drive of our owners. Hakkasan Doha completes our extensive dining offering and will certainly contribute to positioning the hotel as Doha's best culinary destination.”
Since the opening of Hakkasan Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Hakkasan has quickly earned its title as the Emirate’s foremost dining destination, attracting the likes of Uma Thurman, Morgan Freeman, and Clive Owen and achieving a staggering line up of accolades as a testament to its success. These include Caterer Middle East’s Top Outlet Opening of the Year 2010, Time Out Abu Dhabi’s Best Newcomer Restaurant Award 2010, three category wins at the UAE people’s choice What’s On Awards 2010 ceremony – the Favourite Far Eastern Restaurant, Favourite New Comer and for the Best Chef of the Year 2010, and Time Out Abu Dhabi’s Best Chinese Award 2011.
Since its 2001 opening in London, Hakkasan has developed a loyal following across its US, UK and Middle Eastern restaurants. A favorite amongst the internationally renowned trendsetters, Hakkasan restaurants have long been synonymous with contemporary Chinese dishes in elegant surroundings whether it be in New York, Los Angeles, London or Dubai.
Hakkasan Doha will open its doors to the public every evening from 6.00pm until 2.00am and from 12.00pm until 3.30pm for a special Dim Sum Lunch every Friday.
For reservations, please call +974 4 446 0105
About Hakkasan Ltd.
Hakkasan was founded in London in 2001, and has now established itself as one of the most successful modern Chinese restaurant concepts to become a worldwide fine-dining brand. Locations include London Hanway Place, London Mayfair, Miami, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, New York and San Francisco. The Hakkasan group is owned by Abu Dhabi's property investment company Tasameem which also owns Michelin-starred dim sum restaurant Yauatcha in London. Hakkasan opened to critical acclaim, achieving a Michelin star in 2003, and was the only Chinese restaurant in Europe to receive such an accolade that year. Hakkasan London Mayfair was also awarded a Michelin star for 2012. For further details, please visit www.hakkasan.com
About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV, with the opening of the first St. Regis in New York City over a century ago, the St. Regis brand of hotels and residences is known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined elegance in the best destinations worldwide. Plans for the brand to globally continue its legacy include long-awaited St. Regis US and Latin American hotels and resorts in Buenos Aires and the Riviera Maya. In Asia, St. Regis has also announced plans to open hotels in Changsha, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lijiang and Zhuhai. In Europe, Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Dubai and Mauritius. The distinctive trait of the St. Regis experience is customized service and attention to detail through signature St. Regis Butler Service, coveted locations and luxurious design. For more information on St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com and for the privilege of residential ownership, please visit www.stregis.com/residences.