The recently opened Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha in Qatar opened three new restaurants this week.
Sawa is the hotel's family friendly restaurant and serves a blend of Europeran and Mediterranean flavours. The restaurant also offers the only five-star brunch on The Pearl – Qatar, which features signature sweet and savoury recipes from around the world, live entertainment, and a children's corner on the lawn, according to Trade Arabia. The restaurant is personally curated by the executive chef Mattias Roock.
El Faro, meaning 'the lighthouse' in Spanish, is an authentic Spanish restaurant and features a tapas corner as well as an outdoor terrace. Chef de cuisine Raùl Cob from Andalucía prepares traditional recipes, including authentic tapas, pintxos, and original paella.
Al Sufra, which means 'the dining room' in Arabic, blends cuisine from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Palestine. Keeping with the levant theme of the cuisine, the restaurant's design features numerous patterns and water features. Chef de cuisine Julien Al Khal created a menu with original recipes offering an orientation to the cuisine of the Levant region, according to Hotelier Middle East.
According to Just Here, three more restaurants will open soon: Toro Toro, Antica Pesa and Nozomi. Illusion, a rooftop lounge with large open-air terraces, also will open later this year. Guests can also enjoy two cafés, an al fresco beach-side restaurant, and a sophisticated lounge.
The 281-room Marsa Malaz Kempinski, which opened on December 1, 2014, is the European luxury hotel company's second hotel in Qatar and seventh in the Gulf. Two more hotels in the Middle East are scheduled to open in the coming year. The city-resort is located on its own secluded island at the iconic The Pearl-Qatar and is the first ultra-luxury hotel in the location.
"During the design phase of our restaurants, we wanted them to be truly special; concepts and food unseen in Doha," Wissam Suleiman, general manager of the property, told Trade Arabia. "Our hotel is a rapidly becoming destination for food lovers, no matter what their taste is.
"The feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive, not only for the cuisine, but also for the service, the art displays and the interior design. Yet, our work is not over, with a few more restaurants and lounges due to open during the coming months."