Billionaire, the luxury hospitality brand founded by Formula 1 legend Flavio Briatore, today (January 4) opened its Riyadh location on Dabbab Street in the city’s Sulaimaniya District, thus elevating Saudi Arabia’s sophisticated dining scene to a new standard.
The top restaurant brand, a subsidiary of the Billionaire Life hospitality and entertainment portfolio, opened its first location in Porto Cervo, Italy, in 1998. Since then, it has established itself as an icon and leader in the international dining and entertainment scene.
Billionaire Riyadh offers a menu of two distinct yet harmonious cuisines – New-Asian and Italian – curated by celebrity chef Batuhan Piatti Zeynioğlu.
The restaurant’s standalone building features a spectacular sculpture-garden entrance and a multisensory interior designed by the London-based firm Sagrada, said the statement from luxury hospitality brand.
Inspired by the idea of a nocturnal adventure, the versatile setting strikes a balance between formality and casual ease, where Riyadh’s refined urban clientele can meet in a discreet environment for daytime business lunches, all-evening dinners with friends, and private events, it stated.
The Riyadh restaurant is owned and operated by Modern Food Company (MFC), a Saudi-based franchisee of international hospitality brands.
“The opening of Billionaire Riyadh will complement the capital’s top class dining scene, as well as aligning ourselves toward Saudi Vision 2030, which will set the standards for our Kingdom’s vision working towards higher quality of life for Saudi nationals and residents,” remarked its CEO Faisal Shaker.
“It will also help showcase Saudi Arabia as a worldclass tourism and dining destination at a time when the kingdom is gearing up to stage Formula-E and Formula 1 2021 race later this year,” he stated.
“MFC looks forward to working together as a team and as a family to be a part of Saudi Arabia’s luxury dining and hospitality offerings that are already available in this kingdom, set in a premium class surroundings,” he added.
Billionaire Riyadh’s majestic, high-ceiling interior boasts velvet-upholstered chairs and banquettes; brass metalwork; natural-granite countertops and flooring; and ribbed-timber wall paneling.
Sputnik-inspired lighting fixtures wash the space in a muted, celestial glow, imparting a sense of calm.
The 20-m-long ‘Live Fire Grill’ allows guests to observe preparation of the meats, adding a flame-filled, theatrical visual to the experience, said the luxury hospitality brand.
Moreover, fully equipped private spaces offer unparalleled versatility and discretion for business meetings, special occasions, or parties – spaces that seamlessly transition from the main dining area to reflect the progressive spirit of a contemporary Saudi Arabia, it added.
“Billionaire Life is delighted and proud to work with MFC in establishing our first venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” remarked Flavio Briatore.
“Their expertise in the Saudi hospitality market is second to none. Just as importantly, theyshare our values and creative vision, as well as our commitment to providing the highest standards of quality and service,” he added.
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