Ipanema, the award-winning Brazilian restaurant located on Level 2 at Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, reopened after an extensive renovation project. The relaunch event was attended by Brazilian Ambassador, HE Roberto Abdalla; Portuguese Ambassador, HE Ricardo Pracana; Vice Chairman of Al Faisal Company HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Faisal Al Thani; press members and a selection of valued guests.

The new space features a fashionable colour scheme, new stylish furniture, expanded indoor seating and an impressively refreshing atmosphere. The brand new lounge area features an expanded beverage menu from different regions of Brazil. Ipanema guests can enjoy great cocktails and mocktails and extensive cuts of meat served by professional gauchos.

Rick Enders, General Manager of Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, said:

These new changes represent innovation in line with Marriott International food and beverage contemporary concepts. We take great pride in our food and carefully create menus from only the finest, freshest ingredients. Guests who dine at Ipanema can select from our brunch or dinner and enjoy a great and wide variety of meat cuts with unsurpassed quality. Our focus is to continually give our loyal guests a quality experience, while we introduce ourselves to a new generation of diners who seek a casual and modern energetic ambiance.’

The redesign of the entrance has been planned to create a more spacious welcoming area and easy access to the new lounge area. The new linear display of pendant lights defines the simplicity, originality and charm of the space with its amber, wine and crystal glass colours. These changes complement the restaurant’s natural palette of dark oak tones and exposed artwork accent walls. Lebanese interior designer, Antoinette Ibrahim combined the pop art and graffiti in her painting inspired by the famous Brazilian artist, Romero Britto. This colourful mural represents popular Brazilian pop art and contains elements of Qatari culture reflected in iconic images of the Doha city skyline.

With its brand new look and feel Ipanema offers a tasty variety of delectable fire roasted meats, seafood options, salad bar, soups and side dishes in a modern, inviting atmosphere. The knowledgeable staff and talented chefs are dedicated to making the Brazilian dining adventure fun, relaxing and pleasurable. Whether for a family gathering, corporate event, business meeting or an intimate reunion, Ipanema accommodates all needs for different occasions.

Born and raised in Brazil, Ipanema’s acclaimed Chef Gabriela inspired by her diverse heritage brings the authentic flavours of the region. She highlights Brazil’s hearty and flavoursome cuisine that includes its unique combination of spice, gusto and depth of flavour. With the brand new restaurant, Chef Gabriela is on a mission to introduce what Brazilian food has to offer through the regional varieties of rich cuisine and present Brazil’s most famous dishes to the local community in Qatar and hotel guests.

Ipanema features traditional cuts of Brazilian BBQ, along with a live Latino band bringing a vibrant atmosphere to the restaurant. Guests say yes to the gauchos roaming the restaurant bringing more than 10 cuts of meat including top sirloin, fillet, lamb and chicken. An impressive buffet with its new setting features side dishes like tropical mixed salads and seafood options as well as Brazilian specialities such as farofa, black beans, steamed rice, polenta, mashed potatoes and desserts. With its refreshing new ambiance, Ipanema is the place to start Fridays with a delectable and exquisite Brazilian BBQ brunch concept. Guests have a wide variety of choices, including Brazilian savouring and selected beverages.

Ipanema is open daily between 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm and on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 5 pm for Friday Brunch.

The Brazilian Churrascaria Dinner: QAR275
The Brazilian Churrascaria Brunch on Friday: QAR275 including soft beverages
Beverage Package Rio de Janeiro: QAR125
Beverage Package Sao Paulo: QAR145