By Andy Sambidge
Man behind restaurants for likes of Heston Blumenthal and Pierre Gagnaire appointed
The designer behind signature restaurants for the likes of celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal and Pierre Gagnaire has been appointed to develop concepts for the upcoming Four Seasons Resort Dubai.
H&H Investment and Development said on Wednesday that it has hired Adam D Tihany to develop the interior design concepts of the restaurants at its Jumeirah Beach property which is set to open in 2014.
Tihany, who is the founder of design atelier Tihany Design, is widely regarded today as the world's preeminent hospitality designer.
His sophisticated, often groundbreaking, designs have graced properties from Shanghai to London and New York, and have seen him inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame.
With over three decades of experience in restaurant design, Tihany has created signature restaurants for celebrity chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Charlie Palmer, Pierre Gagnaire and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
His hotel designs include the One&Only Cape Town resort in South Africa, the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas, the Westin Chosun in Seoul, Korea and The Joule in Dallas.
"In recent years Dubai has witnessed the entry of a host of international restaurant brands in this sector, in addition to restaurants with celebrity Chefs, making the market very competitive for five-star restaurants," said Shahab Lutfi, CEO of H&H Investment and Development.
"By appointing an award winning and world-renowned designer such as Adam D Tihany to give his vision to the three signature restaurants at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, we are raising the bar even higher and ensuring that we offer something original, unique and distinctive to the region," he added.
Commenting on his work at the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Tihany said: "With its sophisticated blend of regional and international influences, contemporary Dubai is the ideal setting for this project and these venues have been designed with that discerning audience in mind."
Restaurants he will be working on include Souk, a contemporary take on the versatile Arab food market blended with the all-day dining concept, the Yin and Yang Grill and Aura, a rooftop lounge area.
The Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is a five-star resort and will feature 188 guestrooms, 46 luxury suites, two Presidential Suites and an exclusive Royal Suite.
Hotel amenities will include three restaurants, a lobby-level coffee lounge, a rooftop venue and a food and beverage village situated on Beach Road.
A beach club and health club will feature an indoor pool, tennis courts with pro shop and gym and spinning studio in addition to two large outdoor pools and children's entertainment centre.
The resort will also features a luxury spa, ballroom, meeting rooms and 400-seat banquet hall.