Marsa Malaz Kempinski opens trio of restaurants to enrich Doha’s gastronomic scene

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha
Marsa Malaz Kempinski opens trio of restaurants to enrich Doha’s gastronomic scene

Doha, 18 March 2015 – Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha, announces the opening of three new restaurants, offering delicious cuisines from the Iberian Peninsula to the Levant. El Faro, Al Sufra and Sawa, all located at Doha's new premier destination, offer guests a tantalising and uniquely different dining experience.

Situated at the hooves of the 18m horse statue by Iraqi born artist Ahmed Al Bahrani, Sawa lives up to its meaning in Arabic – "together" –. This family friendly restaurant is personally curated by the Executive Chef Mattias Roock, and serves a blend of European and Mediterranean flavours in a bright and spacious setting with outdoor terraces . Guests can also now enjoy the only five-star Friday brunch on The Pearl-Qatar. The recently launched brunch in Sawa offers signature sweet and savoury recipes from all around the world, live entertainment and a children’s corner on the lawn.

El Faro, meaning "the lighthouse" in Spanish, is the only authentic Spanish restaurant in Doha, and a stylish corner inside the hotel with an ambient central tapas counter and a peaceful outdoor terrace. Chef de Cuisine Raùl Cob from Andalucía prepares traditional recipes from culinary hotspots across his home country, including authentic tapas, pintxos and original paella. In keeping with the total experience in the hotel, art plays a big role, with a Picasso-inspired graffiti brick wall as the central backdrop.

Al Sufra, meaning "the dining room" in Arabic, is the latest addition to the culinary collection of Marsa Malaz Kempinski. The captivating design of the restaurant, with the numerous patterns and water features, blends with the traditional Levantine flavours from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Palestine. Chef de Cuisine Julien Al Khal created a menu with original recipes offering an unforgettable orientation to the cuisine of the Levant region.

Wissam Suleiman, General Manager, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha, said: "During the design phase of our restaurants, we wanted them to be tryly special; concepts and food unseen in Doha. 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".

Marsa Malaz Kempinski offers exciting dining and entertainment options for visitors and guests across 11 food and beverage outlets. In addition to El Faro, Sawa and Al Sufra, three further restaurants will open soon, including Toro Toro, Antica Pesa and Nozomi. Guests can also enjoy two cafés, an al fresco beach-side restaurant, and a sophisticated lounge with molecular creations. Illusion, the unparalleled rooftop lounge with large open-air terraces will also open later this year.

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About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha:

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city's new premier destination, located on its own secluded island, offers guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites offering unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo ballroom measuring 1,100 sq m (11,538 sqft), ideal for VIP delegations or a stunning location for weddings. It also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, yachts jetty and tennis courts. Additionally, the 3,000 sqm tranquil Spa by Clarinsfeatures 23 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, indoor pool, beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms.

As one of the truly most inspiring hotels in the region, Marsa Malaz Kempinski offers bespoke dining and entertainment options for visitors and guests across 11 food and beverage outlets – an unprecedented number in Qatar. A selection of six different types of restaurants serving an array of cuisines includes Levant-inspired recipes at Al Sufra, traditional Spanish cuisine in El Faro, a blend of European and Mediterranean flavours from Sawa, as well as Pan Latin dining from Toro Toro, redefining Italian cuisine in AnticaPesa and Japanese fine-dining in Nozomi. In addition, there are two cafés, al fresco pool-side dining, a sophisticated lounge and an unparalleled rooftop lounge with large open-air terraces.

About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014.

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Nikolaos Foskolos • Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha

P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar

Tel +974 4035 5555

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