Dubai-based Sunset Hospitality Group today revealed a very successful business performance in 2019, with revenue growth of 18 per cent, strengthening its position as one of the leading companies in concept development and hospitality management.
Eyeing further growth in 2020, the group announced that plans are currently underway to open more than 10 new outlets before the end of the year, taking its strong portfolio above 30 venues. Two new divisions, namely Fast Casual and Living will be launched this year, creating unique experiences that are set to further boost the group’s overall performance. Existing brands that are opening this year in the UAE and the wider GCC region include Black Tap, Stage, Azure Beach and Ammos.
“The year 2019 has been very good to us, with increased revenues across all divisions. We see 2020 as another thriving year for Sunset Hospitality Group, with new exciting openings. Sunset Hospitality has a strong brand portfolio that caters to all customers, even to the most discerning ones. Our success is backed by a passionate team, who is working together to create exceptional experiences, as well as partners who are committed to delivering high-quality concepts to the vibrant hospitality industry. It will be another promising year as we continue to provide authentic hospitality and get people together to celebrate life,” said Antonio Gonzalez, CEO of Sunset Hospitality Group.
Sunset Hospitality Group capped 2019 with 19 operating outlets. New brands that have been launched include Mood Rooftop Lounge and Sweet Chick, and the group has also successfully penetrated key markets such as the UK and Saudi Arabia.
For 2020, the group’s focus will be the opening of Sushisamba and Aura Skypool at The Palm Tower, the iconic hotel and residential landmark development from Nakheel. Sushisamba will occupy the sprawling 51st floor of the tower and is set to dazzle the city’s residents and visitors who are looking for an exceptional culinary experience. Aura Skypool, one of the highest venues of its kind in the world, will take the entire 50th floor, and will offer unobstructed and breathtaking views of The Palm Jumeirah, as well as many other Dubai landmarks such as Dubai Marina, Burj Al Arab, The World Islands, Burj Khalifa and many more.
Part of the growth plan for 2020 is the establishment of two new divisions, namely Fast Casual and Living, in addition to the existing dining, daylife and nightlife divisions.
“We have renamed our divisions into dining, daylife and nightlife to create a distinction for each vertical. At the same time, we have added two new divisions, the Fast Casual that will oversee the Chick Inn brand and will soon operate a new coffee shop brand that will showcase the roots of Italy. The living division marks our entry into the lodging arena with a brand that will attract today’s travellers who are looking for a place to unwind and have fun, a blend of modern minimalism and easy living. We are excited about the new projects and we will share more details in the coming months,” added Naz Hafez, COO of Sunset Hospitality Group.
Founded in 2011, Sunset Hospitality Group is known for developing global dining concepts into the Middle East and Europe, including the famous Black Tap brand with venues in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Geneva. Other concepts include Luigia, Sweet Chick, Joe’s Backyard, Ammos, Azure Beach, Drift Beach, Stage, Mood and Sushisamba. - TradeArabia News Service