Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa opens ‘Olio’ for a Taste of Italy in Kuwait


Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa opens ‘Olio’ for a Taste of Italy in Kuwait

Kuwait, 24 November 2013: Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa, Kuwait’s idyllic resort, has launched Olio, bringing authentic Italian flavours to the stunning beachfront restaurant.

With beautiful views overlooking the Arabian Sea and the hotel pools, Olio brings guests ‘A Taste of Italy,’ offering a trendy and casual dining ambience, ideal for a romantic occasion or family dinner.

Headed by Executive Chef Chris Curtis, who has extensive experience from luxury hotels around the world, the restaurant has been created with a genuine Italian feel. 

Traditional and hearty dishes are offered such as Tortellini all’Astice – stuffed pasta with slipper lobster, shrimps and crabmeat bisque sauce and Pollo alla Cacciatora - Tuscan style chicken with tomato and olives. Diners can also choose from a selection of pizzas cooked in the wood-burning oven and a feast of mouth-watering daily specials.

Mark Griffiths, General Manager, said: “We are proud to officially open the doors of Olio and provide guests with authentic Italian dishes and family friendly service. Through the sounds and aromas coming from cooking in our open kitchen, guests will immediately get the feeling of being transported to Italy.”

Executive Chef Chris Curtis, originally from Australia, has worked in five-star brands all over the world. From the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra, Australia, the Intercontinental Hotel, Shenzhen, China, the Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel and Mina A’Salam in Dubai, Amanpulo in the Philippines and the Intercontinental in Danang, Vietnam.

With an impressive international career, Chef Chris joined Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in 2012 to share his outstanding experience.


Notes to Editors:     

About Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa:

The Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel and Spa is ideally located in a secluded area with easy access to Kuwait’s Central Business District, airport and major attractions. Currently in its soft opening phase, the beachfront resort features 316 rooms and suites, 80 residential suites and 12 villas, six restaurants along with cafés and lounges, a 3 500 m2 ‘Talise Spa’, a 200-metres private beach, two swimming pools and a children’s play area. Additionally, extensive conference and banqueting facilities are available, including a showpiece 1 950 m2 Badriah ballroom.

About Jumeirah Group:

Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa in Kuwait; Jumeirah Bilgah Beach Hotel in Baku; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah LivingTM; the wellness brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty programme.

For further information please contact:
Carol Roncoletta
Director of PR & Communications
Telephone number: +965 2226 9656 ext. 7171
Amna Al Jarery
Action Kuwait
Telephone number: +965 2491 5616


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