Creation of dedicated hives on the island
Banana Island Resort, the first luxury brand resort of its kind in Qatar, launched its own local project for beekeeping through the creation of dedicated hives on the island, aiming to produce and provide self-sufficiency of natural, organic and fresh honey, to be offered to resort’s guests during breakfast.
The project will be supervised by the newly appointed Riva Specialty Chef, Chef Oscar Bagattini. Beekeeping has been the passion of Chef Bagattini since he was a child. Influenced by his own father, he had more than 50 hives which produced more than 10 quintals of honey in a season.
On this occasion, Chef Oscar Bagattini said, “Natural organic honey is considered an important dietary supplement during breakfast. Based on this fact we launched our Beekeeping project on the island to provide self-sufficiency through the establishment of two beehives in the first stage to provide natural honey to our guests. We will gradually increase the hives to 10 in the near future.”
Commenting on this initiative, Mr. Andreas Haugg, Executive Assistant Manager in-charge of F&B at the Banana Island Resort said: “Chef Oscar Bagattini is undoubtedly a great addition to the resort’s family. With his guidance and supervision on the new Beekeeping project, we will be able to provide one of the most important natural and organic supplements for our guests on breakfast with a 100% Local Qatari production.”
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About Al Rayyan Project Management
Al Rayyan Project Management (ARPM) is a Qatar-based project development company that provides consultancy, development, and management services for projects that are of special interest, both locally and internationally. The project highlights modern design concept and innovation with preservation of the country’s heritage. Such projects range from rebuilding of existing properties to completely new luxury hotel and resort and other leisure destination.
The company has established its credentials by developing Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels by Tivoli a collection of nine luxury boutique hotels located in the country's iconic cultural landmark, the ancient Souq Waqif, now a popular tourist attraction in Qatar. This in addition, is Al Diyafa Hotel Suites a seven storey sophisticated full serviced hotel apartment complex which offers ideal living in the heart of Doha.
Al Rayyan Project Management developed the idyllic Banana Island Resort by Anantara off Doha’s waterfront look set to align Al Rayyan Project Management’s vision to create the finest resorts. In a prime location in central Doha situated within a lushly landscaped 33 acre site.
Al Rayyan Project Management will expand its hospitality portfolio with the launch of a range of exciting new projects, soon to open Souq Al Wakra Hotel Qatar by Tivoli, Al Najada Hotel by Tivoli and Al Najada Hotel Apartments by Oaks. These impressive properties are developed on traditional values, yet are contemporary, innovative and engaging, with the aim to encourage visitors to relax and enjoy all the activities and features available in their stunning locations and luxurious surroundings.