LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Katsuya, sbe's internationally renowned culinary concept, continues to grow its global portfolio, opening the tenth location at Baha Mar, the $4.2 billion integrated resort development located along the pristine beaches of Nassau, Bahamas. Katsuya Baha Mar is centrally located in the heart of the largest casino in the Caribbean, and is sbe's first concept to open at the luxury resort destination. To celebrate, sbe executives including Sebastien Silvestri, Senior Vice President of F&B, Hotel Division, and Joe Faust, President of Dakota Development, hosted a grand opening party and samurai sword ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 for friends, family, and notable attendees. Close to 300 guests attended the event including Katsuya's master sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi; Graeme Davis, President of Baha Mar; Bahamas Tourism and Aviation Minister Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar; and journalist, author and television personality, Carole Radziwill.
Guests were greeted by a steel drum band upon arrival, and enjoyed music from DJ Devin Lucien, a modern Geisha fan dance and fire dance, and a photo booth sponsored by evian on the patio. A variety of Katsuya's specialty and staple dishes were served, such as Creamy Rock Shrimp Tempura, Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna, Hamachi Jalapeno, Salmon Caviar, Toro Nigiri, Wagyu Robata, Chicken Negima and Macarons complemented by a variety of specialty cocktails, wine, sake, beer, and bottles of Perrier-Jouët champagne.
Showcasing the dynamic pairing of master sushi Chef Katsuya Uechi and design impresario Philippe Starck, the 250-seat Katsuya Baha Mar is sbe's first concept to open in the Caribbean and joins existing locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Dubai and Kuwait. In addition to Baha Mar, the brand will add a second location in Miami when SLS LUX Brickell opens later this year, and has plans to open 11 more locations by 2020 – over half of which will be set in the Middle East.
Located at One Baha Mar Blvd, Nassau, The Bahamas at Baha Mar Casino, Katsuya is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. For more information, please visit www.katsuyarestaurant.com. Follow on Instagram and Facebook at @katsuyabysbe.
ABOUT Katsuya: sbe's Katsuya is the dream of Master Chef Katsuya Uechi, bringing fresh, modern takes on Japanese classics mixed with design icon Philippe Starck's sleek and sultry interiors. With ten locations worldwide, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, South Beach, and Kuwait, Katsuya's trademark award winning cuisine and bold design has created an international empire. Using only the freshest ingredients, Chef Katsuya Uechi crafts dishes with a modern twist and elegance, paired with signature cocktails and an extensive sake list.
ABOUT sbe: Established in 2002 by Founder and CEO Sam Nazarian, sbe is a privately-held, leading lifestyle hospitality company that develops, manages and operates award-winning hotels, residences, restaurants and nightclubs. Through exclusive partnerships with cultural visionaries, sbe is devoted to creating extraordinary experiences throughout its proprietary brands with a commitment to authenticity, sophistication, mastery and innovation. Following the acquisition of Morgans Hotel Group, the pioneer of boutique lifestyle hotels, sbe has an unparalleled global portfolio featuring over 20 world-class lifestyle hotel properties in 9 attractive gateway markets and more than 136 global world-renowned hotels, entertainment and food & beverage outlets. The company is uniquely positioned to offer a complete lifestyle experience - from nightlife, food & beverage and entertainment to hotels and residences, and through its innovative customer loyalty and rewards program, The Code, as well as its award-winning international real estate development subsidiary, Dakota Development - all of which solidify sbe as the preeminent leader across hospitality. sbe will continue its expansion with 13 hotel properties opening in the next two years (some with residences), including SLS Baha Mar, SLS Seattle, Mondrian Doha and Mondrian Dubai. The company's established and upcoming hotel brands include SLS Hotel & Residences, Delano, Mondrian, Redbury, Hyde Hotel & Residences, Clift, Hudson, Sanderson and St Martins Lane. In addition, sbe has the following internationally acclaimed restaurants and lounges: Katsuya, Cleo, The Bazaar by José Andrés, Fi'lia by Michael Schwartz, Umami Burger, Hyde Lounge and Skybar. More information about sbe can be obtained at sbe.com.
ABOUT Baha Mar: Baha Mar is a master planned $4.2 billion integrated resort development being purchased by Hong Kong-based conglomerate Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited (CTFE). The beachfront destination includes three global brand operators – Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood – with over 2,300 rooms. Additional amenities include 40 restaurants and lounges, the largest casino in the Caribbean with over 100,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, 200,000 sq. ft. convention center, 18-hole Championship Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and Golf Club, first ESPA flagship spa in the Caribbean, and over 30 luxury retail outlets. Baha Mar is a breathtaking beach destination with dynamic programming, activities and guest offerings located in one of the most beautiful places in the world – The Bahamas. For more information and reservations, visit www.bahamar.com.