Ritz-Carlton Bahrain redevelops F&B concepts

Five of seven outlets being redesigned to meet new competition

Ritz Carlton Bahrain general manager, Mark Neukomm
Ritz Carlton Bahrain general manager, Mark Neukomm

The Ritz Carlton Bahrain has announced that it is redeveloping five of its seven food and beverage outlets in an attempt to meet new competition.

As well as two completed renovations, it is working on two new concepts currently under way, and one which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

General manager, Mark Neukomm, said that currently being worked on is its Italian restaurant, Primavera, which will shift from being “very traditional” and “nostalgic” to “very modern with a sleek, open kitchen”.

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The second will be The Ritz Gourmet Lounge – which will include a shop for pastries, cakes and breads, as well as a seated area, serving French favourites, such as onion soup and quiches. Included in this will be a new terrace and shisha bar. “The shisha concept is different to anything else – we have paired our cocktail and drinks to shisha flavours, a sort of shisha sommelier. It will be finished in two months,” Neukomm said.

The last F&B outlet to be renovated this year will be the beach outlet, which will introduce different live cooking stations, as well as grill stations, where “families can sit down and grill their own dishes. Like their own little barbeque. It will engage them - it’s cool and we’re very excited,” added Neukomm.

He said: “Because we know things will naturally get better, with competition coming up, you always need to make sure you are number one and remain dominant in what you’re doing.”

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