Wednesday 26 February 2020

First Mood Rooftop Lounge to open in Dubai

DUBAI, August 19, 2019

Sunset Hospitality Group, a Dubai-based hospitality investment and management company, has announced plans to open the region’s first Mood Rooftop Lounge in Dubai. 

Slated for opening in October, Mood will deliver a new lifestyle experience to the city’s trendsetters, coupled with 180-degree views of the Dubai Downtown skyline.

As part of its tenacious global expansion plans for the coming year and beyond, Sunset Hospitality Group will also open the first Sweet Chick restaurant in London in Q4, as it works towards its goal of 24 operating venues by year-end.

Mood Rooftop Lounge will be set on the rooftop of the Meydan Hotel in Nad Al Sheba. Characterised by its swanky interiors and chic lounges, the adults-only venue will include an exotic garden lounge where guests can reconnect with their natural senses, while enjoying panoramic views. The menu specializes in refined dishes curated by the talented chefs, which are ideal for guests with the most exquisite palates. It also features a lounge where residents and visitors can enjoy hubbly bubbly while winding down the day after work or getting ready for the weekend.

“Dubai has beautiful hideouts in its skyline, and Mood Rooftop Lounge will allow guests to see the city from another perspective. The landscape of Dubai Downtown with the towering Burj Khalifa and the glittering evening sky will surely impress the guests as they relax, sipping on delicious drinks and nibbling on some canapes in the company of their friends or loved ones,” said Nazih Hafez, chief operating officer, Sunset Hospitality Group.

“We are also proud to announce that we have acquired the license to operate the Sweet Chick brand in the Middle East and Europe. We will be opening the first London restaurant in the last quarter of the year, followed by plans to bring the brand to the UAE in the near future. This is a key achievement for Sunset Hospitality Group as we slowly realise our goal to grow the company into new markets such as the UK,” he added.

US-based Sweet Chick, the cult chicken and waffle restaurant, is opening its first London restaurant in Oxford Circus, this autumn. Founded in Brooklyn by restaurateur John Seymour in 2013, and backed by rapper Nas, Sweet Chick currently serves its take on modern American comfort food across five locations in New York and LA. 

Sweet Chick’s first UK post will feature the all-time favourite fried chicken (brined overnight in a sweet tea-strained flavour) and waffles. Southern-inspired classics such as ‘Biscuits & Gravy’, ‘Shrimps & Grits’ and  ‘Mac n Cheese’ plus new specials influenced by its new home will highlight its menu along with an extensive drinks list including signature cocktails and local brews from London Fields Brewery.

The opening of Mood Rooftop Lounge and Sweet Chick are in line with Sunset Hospitality Group’s aggressive expansion plans in the Middle East and the UK. Currently, the group is scouting for another location in Dubai to open the next Mood Rooftop Lounge, while discussions are also underway to establish the brand in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. By April 2020, Sunset Hospitality Group will open the second Sweet Chick in Birmingham.

Founded in 2011, Sunset Hospitality Group is known for bringing global dining concepts into the Middle East and Europe. The group currently operates 13 dining venues, two beach clubs and one nightlife spot across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain and Geneva.  It plans to open eight new outlets before the end of the year, taking its current portfolio of 16 venues up to 24. - TradeArabia News Service


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