The newly opened Occidental IMPZ hotel, from Spanish hospitality group, Barceló, has announced the launch of two new restaurant concepts in the UAE.
The 4-star deluxe hotel in International Media Production Zones (IMPZ) is now home to Champs Sports Bar and Stage Sky Bar & Lounge.
Champs Sports Bar is where quirky meets classic, as Barceló brings together the vibes of an old school sports bar with a touch of simple luxuries. The venue features a selection of seating options, whether it’s for groups to watch major sporting events, or for an intimate dinner. The atmosphere is supported by a large screen for big game occasions and several smaller screens for the others, providing constant visual entertainment for any sports fan.
The Champs menu pays homage to Barceló’s Spanish roots and a tapas style service, but with an international spin. Cold appetiser dishes include half a dozen gazpacho shots, manchego goat’s cheese with breads and relish, and yellow fin tuna tartare. Verduras fritas with alioli, grilled octopus with garlic, potato, olives, and spinach, and prawns a la plancha are available for those looking for hot or caliente appetisers. The bar at Champs is stocked with well-known brands from across the world, with the team ready to serve up a selection of mocktails and cocktails.
Stage Sky Bar & Lounge is the signature rooftop venue of the hotel, located on the top floor next to the pool deck. The venue offers a nostalgic look of an old American movie theatre where the entire floor is embellished with vibrant colours and natural light, creating the perfect Mise-en-scène for a casual hangout. Guests can expect an energetic al fresco atmosphere, loaded with signature cocktails and a twist on a classic bar menu.
Dishes include Vietnamese summer rolls, goat’s cheese fritters with roasted beet, and butternut salad to start, BBQ beef ribs, paneer tikka roll with mint chutney, and cod fish and chips with green pea mash for mains. For dessert, choose from sweet favourites like cheese cake or banana fritters with cinnamon sugar dust and chocolate sauce.
Both venues offer a selection of fun promotions throughout the week, including happy hours and ladies nights. Expect classic hits from the 70’s to the 00’s at Champs, whilst Stage Sky Bar & Lounge showcases a deep house feel with a resident DJ and special guest DJs on occasions.