Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai is set to open this quarter with a number of new F&B outlets, including Satine Restaurant & Lounge, Café Nikki and Key West.
Key West will feature a blend of Floridian and Caribbean cuisines with Latin flavor and a vibrant ambience.
Meanwhile, Café Nikki Dubai will be an all-day urban bistro with a focus on light, fresh and creative dishes with international and Middle Eastern influences.
Satine Restaurant & Lounge by Nikki Beach, a concept born in Miami, is positioned as an entertainment-dining venue with a Mediterranean inspired menu and an octagonal bar with a cocktail laboratory where smoke, wood, fire and ice will be used to create impressive drinks.
Brian Molloy has been appointed as director of culinary operations for Nikki Beach Worldwide and Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts Worldwide.
Chef Molloy joined the company in 2000 in Miami as executive chef for Nikki Beach and Pearl Restaurant and Champagne Lounge and then worked with Nikki Beach properties across the globe, including resorts in Marbella, Ibiza, and St. Tropez.
Following his recent promotion, he now also oversees the food operations at Nikki Beach Resort Koh Samui in Thailand, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Porto Heli in Greece and Café Nikki and Cabana Grill in Courchevel, France, and he is now working on creating the menus for the Nikki Beach Dubai outlets.
Irish born Brendan McGowan has been appointed as director of culinary creations at the resort.
McGowan returns to the region following 12 months as executive chef at Capella Marigot Bay Resort in Saint Lucia, where he oversaw the rebranding of the venue’s F&B outlets.
Prior to that, he was executive chef at the St. Regis Doha, having first arrived in the Middle East in 1998 with the pre-opening team of Ritz-Carlton Dubai.
Opening its doors this spring, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai is a luxury lifestyle beachfront resort developed by Meraas.
The resort, located on Pearl Jumeira spans over 52,000m2 on a private beach and will comprise a total of 132, with 117 of those rooms and suites, 15 villas and 63 lifestyle residence units ranging from one to four bedrooms, along with two penthouses.
Inspired by the vision of Jack Penrod, founder and owner of Nikki Beach Worldwide, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai has been designed in collaboration with DSA Architects International with interiors by Gatserelia Design.
The first Nikki Beach was established in 1998 in Miami as a luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one.
Today, Nikki Beach is a global luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand comprised of a beach club division; a hotels & resorts division; a lifestyle division; a special events division and Nikki Cares, a non-profit charity division.