The St. Regis Abu Dhabi unveils the Emirate's first Gary Rhodes Restaurant

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Published January 16th, 2012 - 07:10 GMT

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi announced today the future opening of Rhodes 44 by Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. Scheduled to open early 2012 as part of the iconic Nation Towers development on the Corniche, Rhodes 44 at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi will offer signature contemporary cuisine with Arabic influences.

Rhodes 44 will be Rhodes’ first venture in Abu Dhabi, in addition to two other restaurants at Starwood hotels in Dubai – Rhodes Mezzanine at the Grosvenor House and Rhodes Twenty10 at Le Royal Méridien. Often referred to as 'the chef's chef', Rhodes is renowned worldwide for his tireless attention to detail and unique mastery of the classic dishes. His legendary dedication to his craft and relentless pursuit of perfection has placed him firmly at the forefront of today’s culinary world. 

“We are delighted to introduce Rhodes 44 at our hotel,” says Oliver Key, General Manager, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. “We are positive that the opening of Rhodes 44 will be hugely popular amongst our international guests and local residents, providing a new culinary experience and setting a new standard for epicureans in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.”

“To be co-creating a signature dining outlet with the St. Regis brand in a hotel of such exceptional caliber, in a city of Abu Dhabi’s growing international importance, is an exciting adventure for me and my team. Rhodes 44 fully intends to deliver on its promise: making dining an unforgettable event,” comments Rhodes.

Rhodes 44 will open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering a contemporary menu with a wide selection of dishes suited for sharing amongst family and friends. Guests can choose to dine either in the elegant dining room or outdoors on the lush landscaped terrace.

Located in the Nation Towers on the Corniche in downtown Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi will feature 283 luxuriously appointed guest rooms, including 40 suites, eight restaurants and bars, a destination spa, more than 4,800 square metres of meeting and event space, and over 3,000 square metres of dedicated beach and health club facilities, including two outdoor swimming pools and the celebrated signature St. Regis Butler Service.

The St. Regis brand enjoys a distinguished reputation among its discerning international clientele for partnering with the world’s very best chefs including Jean Georges Vongerichten, Alain Ducasse and Michael Mina. 

Background Information

Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels represents one of the world's largest hotel and leisure companies. It conducts its hotel and leisure business both directly and through its subsidiaries. Its brand names include St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, Le Méridien, Sheraton, Four Points, Aloft, and Element

Starwood Hotels' business emphasizes the global operation of hotels and resorts primarily in the luxury and upscale segment of the lodging industry. It seeks to acquire interests in, or management or franchise rights with respect to properties in this segment. At December 31, 2009, its hotel portfolio included owned, leased, managed and franchised hotels totaling 979 hotels with approximately 292,000 rooms in approximately 100 countries, and is comprised of 63 hotels that it owns or leases or in which it has a majority equity interest, 440 hotels managed by the company on behalf of third-party owners and 476 hotels for which it receives franchise fees. 

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