Sunset to debut Mood Rooftop Lounge in Dubai, eyes Gulf growth

Sunset Hospitality Group set to launch new lifestyle experience in Dubai, slated to open in October
Sunset to debut Mood Rooftop Lounge in Dubai, eyes Gulf growth
By Sam Bridge
Mon 19 Aug 2019 02:05 PM

Sunset Hospitality Group, a Dubai-based hospitality investment and management company, has announced the opening of 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, the company said in a statement.

Sunset Hospitality Group also said it will open the first Sweet Chick restaurant in London in the fourth quarter of this year, 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. The adults-only venue will include an exotic garden lounge where guests can reconnect with their natural senses and a lounge where residents and visitors can enjoy hubbly bubbly.

“Dubai has beautiful hideouts in its skyline, and Mood Rooftop Lounge will allow guests to see the city from another perspective,” said Nazih Hafez, chief operating officer, Sunset Hospitality Group.

“We are also proud to announce that we have acquired the licence 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,” he added.

The US-based Sweet Chick is the cult chicken and waffle restaurant founded in Brooklyn by restaurateur John Seymour in 2013 and backed by rapper Nas. It currently operates across five locations in New York and LA. 

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 said it will open the second Sweet Chick in Birmingham.

Founded in 2011, Sunset Hospitality 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.

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