The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is delighted to welcome Ivan Jacob to his new role as General Manager at B-Lounge, Doha. Central to the hotel’s exceptional offering, B-Lounge, Doha is a draw for the world’s most passionate food and beverage professionals, bringing together a melting pot of skills in a dynamic restaurant setting, that sits at the forefront of Qatar’s dining scene.

Ivan brings extensive Buddha Bar brand experience to his new role as General Manager at B-Lounge, Doha. Starting his career at Buddha Bar Dubai, Ivan was upgraded to Assistant Restaurant Manager before the brand’s rapid expansion led him to spend two years as Restaurant Manager at B Bar New Delhi. On his return to Dubai, he worked at the renowned Indego by Vineet, where he supported the restaurant in reaching a coveted number one ranking on TripAdvisor. It was not long before Buddha Bar served Ivan yet another irresistible career opportunity, offering him the role of Assistant Operations Manager at Buddha Bar Dubai, where he was promoted to Operations Manager and later moved to Siddhartha Lounge by Buddha Bar in the glittering Dubai Marina.

On moving to B-Lounge, Doha, Ivan commented:

Buddha Bar is the world’s original lifestyle venue, where food, music and atmosphere combine. I’ve been so lucky to build my career with this amazing brand and my recent move to B-Lounge, Doha is my most exciting challenge to date. It’s great to be based at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, working alongside an accomplished team who share my passion for crafting memorable dining experiences.

Testament to Qatar’s influential restaurant scene, B-Lounge, Doha stands at the city’s social epicenter. Expertly blending creative cuisine with a unique lifestyle experience this marina-side location is where a delicious menu of Asian-fusion fare is complemented by nightly entertainment from headlining DJs, culinary events and mixology sessions. Doha’s undisputed place to see-and-be-seen, the venue’s unique aesthetic has an inside/outdoor set up that reflects its waterfront location through a stylish maritime vibe. A magnet for cocktail enthusiasts, mixologists craft delicious drinks using exotic spices and fresh ingredients, turning each creation into a rare artform.

A treasured jewel in The Ritz-Carlton, Doha crown, B-Lounge, Doha is a keystone in the hotel’s dining portfolio. Working alongside the creative team, the introduction of brand-experienced talent like Ivan, supports the venue in its evolving role as the city’s most compelling lifestyle destination.

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