RAS AL KHAIMAH, UAE – Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the award winning luxury hotel positioned on the edge of the idyllic Arabian coastline, is set to launch an exclusive six month pop-up with iconic restaurant and bar, Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar.
The revered, stylish yet casual venue, famous for laid-back yet luxury day to night experiences with subtle interiors and fresh and flavourful menus, will set up residency on Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah’s blissful beachfront. The pop-up lounge will accommodate 120 guests and offer breath-taking views of the Arabian Sea, pool access, mixology cocktail bar and sushi counter.
The drinks menu designed by Buddha-Bar Worldwide Executive Bar Chef – Matthias Giroud, will feature a delicious variety of connotations including Siddharta By Nature, a collection of cocktails inspired by botanicals, bursting with subtle flavours. Buddha-Bar Worldwide Chef Zuzumo is the master behind the food menu, offering guests a fresh mix of Asian and Mediterranean inspired dishes including the Tuna Tartare made with avocado, taro root chips, a creamy yet spicy sauce and a squeeze of lime, as well as the array of handmade sushi such as the Wasabi King Crab Maki.
Throughout the six month pop-up guests can expect a variety of inimitable and immersive experiences, as well as ongoing weekly happenings. Highlights will include a Siddharta Daycation package, weekly ladies night as well as and exclusive mixology event hosted by Matthias Giroud.
With weekly live music and regular performances from internationally acclaimed artists along with a series of concept nights, Siddharta Lounge RAK by Buddha-Bar is set to become the ultimate destination for food, mixology, relaxation and party, inviting guests to #findyourflow.
For further information on the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, please contact [email protected].
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About Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar
Buddha Bar concept was born in France in 1996, thanks to the visionary imagination of its founder Raymond & Tarja Visan – owner of legendary Paris hangout Barfly – opened Buddha Bar Paris on the chic Faubourg St Honoré.
Combining a restaurant, bar and lounge, the concept took aesthetic and culinary inspiration from the exotic cultures of the Pacific Rim coupled with Western touches inspired by his numerous trips to California. All dishes are prepared according to our “Family Style” concept: they can be shared among guests, and are served in large dishes rather than individual plates.
In the subsequent decades, the concept has flourished, with its unique vibe now found in destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Today, Buddha-‐Bar and its sister brands have a combined presence in more than 25 countries, with further launches planned. Its portfolio of restaurants, beaches, spas and hotels combine French elegance with neo-‐Asian design elements including rich colour palettes, sleek furnishings and plush, opulent textiles. A permanent emulation reigns supreme within the Buddha-‐Bar world that is a place where routine does not exist. Service and all events give rhythm to the seasons and the Buddha Bar life. Buddha Bar is the epitome of the art of living and unforgettable experiences.
Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-‐Bar is a concept based on unifying philosophy -‐ to create a living space offering various experiences. Thus the guest is immersed in different yet complementary atmospheres such as the relaxing lounge bar, beach area, the culinary pleasures from the restaurant and the good music vibes distilled by resident DJs under the sun & star. The menu features Coastal Mediterranean cuisine for fresh and delicious bites, as well as Asian favourites, perfect for eating alone or sharing with friends. Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar is the ideal surroundings for spending all day and evening, late into the night, in a relaxing to awakening to a festive atmosphere.
Buddha-Bar (Restaurant / Bar / Lounge) : Paris, Dubai, London, Monte Carlo, Marrakech, St-‐ Petersburg, Kiev, Prague, Budapest, Manila, Baku, Caracas, Tblissi, Lyon Buddha-Bar Hotel: Paris, Budapest, Prague
Siddharta Lounge by Buddha-Bar (Dubai), Buddha-Bar Beach (Mykonos, Santorini, Mazagan, Abu Dhabi, Baku, Maldives, Mauritius), Barfly by Buddha-Bar (Abu Dhabi), Karma Kafe by Buddha-Bar (Dubai), Bushido (Bahrain), B/Attitude Spa (Dubai, Doha, Budapest), Little Buddha by Buddha-Bar (Dakar, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh)