Trader Vic's JBR Opens at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Opens of the 4th of March 2018
New Benchmark for Trader Vic's Worldwide
Trader Vic’s JBR at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has sea-facing views, incredible detail in its interior design, and features the restaurant’s famed signature food, Tiki cocktails and live music
The UAE may be familiar with the Trader Vic’s brand, but the Tiki-themed restaurant group will set a new precedent for its venues next month when Trader Vic’s JBR opens its doors. The brand-new location at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah opens on March 4th, 2018.
Located on the hotel’s first floor, Trader Vic’s Hilton Dubai Jumeirah will hold true to the brand’s original 1934 values as a restaurant and quality dining experience, while appealing to the Instagram generation with its mind-blowing design and vibrant sunset views from the terrace. Of course, the famous cocktails that have become bywords for the brand itself will be celebrated in true Trader Vic’s style — customers can expect plenty of Mai Tais, Tiki Puka Pukas, and JBR’s very own customized tipple.
Stepping into the completely re-designed space, jaws will drop as customers witness the incredible detail and effort that has gone into the interior design. Canoes from the Taiwanese Orchid Island hang from the ceiling, tribal masks from Papua New Guinea adorn the walls, fishing net orbs from Japan hover above tables, and each and every table is watched over by a hand-carved and one-of-a-kind Tiki statue. There’s even an original painting by the namesake himself, Trader Vic, behind the bar.
The huge restaurant space allows for different types of seating. Semi-private booths by the windows will entice big groups, one-on-one diners can enjoy a raised center area and those who want to be close to the music will find a spot in front of the stage. The large outdoor terrace offers a prime view of the Arabian Gulf looking onto The Palm Jumeirah and will undoubtedly become a sundowners hotspot.
On entering the hotel’s lobby, customers will follow the huge hand-carved wooden Tikis up to the venue. There are a total of 34 Tikis inside, ranging in size, shape and type of wood - each with its own name and backstory from across the Polynesian countries.
As with all Trader Vic’s venues, in the kitchen is a Chinese wood-fired oven which much of the food menu is based around. However, at Trader Vic’s Hilton Dubai Jumeirah the oven is placed on a pedestal - literally! In a glass-walled viewing box offset from the kitchen, customers will be reminded on entry that this is the most food-focused Trader Vic’s in the UAE.
“Trader Vic’s is a world-famous restaurant brand and it’s a pleasure to partner with them again - this is my second time at opening a Trader Vic’s branch in a Hilton hotel. This new venue will be a fantastic addition to the food and beverage outlets that we operate at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, and we expect it to be very popular with our hotel guests and the local JBR community. I’m looking forward to seeing it open!” said Andreas Searty, Cluster General Manager at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah.
With live music six nights a week and Ladies’ Night on Tuesdays, this Trader Vic’s will not only be the latest addition to the community’s burgeoning food and nightlife scene, but the new beating heart of it.
About Trader Vic’s
With over 20 locations globally in the United States, Middle East and Asia, Trader Vic’s Worldwide is known for its authentic, island ambiance and world-famous tiki cocktails. Home of the Original Mai Tai®, created in 1944 by Victor “The Trader” Bergeron, the legendary cocktail has become the most replicated tropical drink of all time. Offering innovative Asian fusion cuisine set in a tropical paradise, Trader Vic’s is a can’t-miss destination whether visiting for happy hour, brunch, a leisurely supper, or any other occasion. For more information on Trader Vic’s, go to www.TraderVics.com
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