The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is delighted to announce the appointment of Ravi Shankar as the new director of restaurants and bars.

Ravi Periasamy_2Shankar has been with the hotel since 2019 and was behind the successful launch of B-Lounge in Qatar. He will now oversee the hotel’s collection of food and beverage outlets, working in close collaboration with the Head of Culinary Operations. His strategic leadership and guidance promise to elevate the hotel’s creative culinary ventures and experiences with exciting new concepts as he works to further enhance the hotel’s renown for service excellence.

Shankar brings with him 20 years of rich knowledge and a wealth of impressive global experience, having worked across Asia and Europe and the Middle East.

Following his role as General Manager of Buddha Bar in Dubai, one of the region’s most successful nightlife venues, Shankar worked alongside global masters including Gary Rhodes and Vineet Bhatia, forging a strong reputation within the industry. Throughout his dynamic career, Shankar has been the creative mind behind many unforgettable concepts and managed a diverse portfolio of food and beverage brands worldwide. Ramusake, Mahiki, the region’s premier Toro Toro, Prime Rib and Siddharta Lounge are just some of the acclaimed names on his remarkable list of successes. His skillset also extends to certified wine sommelier and cigar connoisseur.

I have a passion for all things culinary and this is an excellent opportunity for me to showcase my creativity. The ultimate aim is to create unforgettable experiences that guests can savour and celebrate. With this in mind, it is exciting to welcome guests to the hotel as the world reopens.

Travelling around the world from London to Dubai, his foray into the Qatar market left a lasting impact as he successfully launched B-Lounge, which added a notable new dimension to the country’s gastronomic offering and is now a go-to for the smart-set of Doha.

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha General Manager Carlo Javakhia says they look forward to Shankar’s contribution in his new role.

He has already led by example, achieving great success for B-Lounge and we can’t wait to see what else is in store.

Ravi’s entrepreneurial approach and enthusiastic disposition will be pivotal in ensuring The Ritz-Carlton, Doha becomes the food and beverage destination of choice for all our guests and the wider public in Qatar.

With talented new chefs, elevated culinary offerings and an enthusiastic and experienced new director of restaurants to lead operations, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is set to be one of the city’s most inviting and celebrated hotels.

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