British chef Jason Atherton is slated to open three new restaurants at Dubai’s Grosvenor House

British chef Jason Atherton is slated to open three new restaurants at Dubai’s Grosvenor House

After leaving Marina Social, renowned chef Jason Atherton has confirmed a trio of concepts at the Luxury Collection Hotel Grosvenor House. Plans include: City Social Dubai, a 140-cover restaurant serving modern cuisine; Seven Tides, a cocktail venue with a Japanese undertone; and a fine-dining concept on the 43rd, 44th, and 45th floor of the hotel.

In a statement, Chef Atherton said: “After seven successful years at Marina Social, I have taken the tough decision to end my partnership with Intercontinental Hotel Group. It has been a fantastic project to be part of and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole Marina Social team, IHG, Select Properties, Rahail, and Antje, for believing in our vision and supporting a journey that is close to my heart. It is now time for a different direction and to bring a new style of dining to Dubai.”

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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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