BANGKOK: Leading Asian restaurant operator Mango Tree Worldwide has formed a landmark partnership with Hilton Dubai The Walk that will bring an innovative new style of Thai dining to hotel guests and residents.
Under this milestone agreement, Mango Tree Worldwide will launch a full-service bistro at Hilton Dubai The Walk, the four-star hotel and residence in the city’s popular Jumeirah Beach area.
The menu will highlight the cuisine of southern Thailand, which blends perfectly with local tastes. For example, the restaurant will focus on seafood, which is a key ingredient in Thailand’s spectacular southern beach destinations. It will also feature a series of dishes using lamb, a favourite among Arabic diners, as well as serving handmade flatbreads.
Southern Thailand and the Middle East share many common cultural elements, and some of the herbs and spices used at the new Mango Tree Thai Bistro will be familiar to local diners in Dubai. In addition, guests will be treated to an array of intriguing dishes that are not typically found of the menus of Thai restaurants; for example, watermelon salad with dry shrimps is an ancient southern Thai recipe that is being revived by Mango Tree’s inventive chefs.
With its original menus, southern Thai focus and trendy, chilled-out vibe, Mango Tree Thai Bistro at Hilton Dubai The Walk will truly stand out from the crowd. This stylish new restaurant is scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2018, marking Mango Tree Worldwide’s return to Dubai.
“Our new Mango Tree Thai Bistro promises to deliver something never before seen in the region; a vibrant dining destination that is less formal than traditional Thai restaurants. Hilton Dubai The Walk attracts a large number of families and guests on extended stays, so this bold bistro concept with indoor seating and outdoor patio will be perfectly suited to guests who want a casual place to dine, couples and groups of friends seeking a fun and lively evening out,” said Trevor MacKenzie, Mango Tree’s Global Managing Director.
“Hoteliers are increasingly looking for professional and well-reputed restaurateurs to manage their F&B outlets. Hotel restaurants are no longer solely for in-house guests; they can often become attractions in their own right, drawing in local diners and international travellers. This can also help create a real point-of-difference for hotels, while raising the quality of their F&B above the competition. We are delighted to partner with Hilton Dubai The Walk and look forward to welcoming diners in Dubai to our exciting new Mango Tree Thai Bistro later this year,” he added.
Mango Tree Worldwide now operates over 60 restaurant outlets in 12 countries around the globe under a series of distinctive brands, all of which serve a range of authentic Thai and Southeast Asian dishes.
The new hotel partnership business model will help Mango Tree achieve its target of reaching 100 restaurant outlets worldwide by 2020.
The Mango Tree group is a dynamic, innovative and fast-growing company that has a vision to bring authentic Thai cuisine with a creative twist to the world, and to plant a Mango Tree in every major world city. At the vanguard of the global Thai food explosion, the Mango Tree group comprises the Mango Tree, Mango Tree Bistro and Mango Tree Cafe brands, as well as Coca, the contemporary steamboat suki concept.
The group’s heritage dates back to 1957, when Khun Srichai Phanphensophon opened the first Coca restaurant in Surawong, launching the suki trend in Thailand. The pioneering spirit continued when the group’s CEO and celebrity chef Pitaya Phanphensophon, Srichai’s son, opened the first Mango Tree restaurant in the heart of Silom in 1994. Today, the group operates more than 70 restaurants and cafes in 15 countries in Asia and the Middle East. Part cultural ambassador and part culinary innovator, Mango Tree has charted a course to become the premier global Thai cuisine brand, delivering quality Thai cuisine, stylish design, and intuitive service that always exceeds diners’ expectations.