Dai Pai Dong, the New Chinese Restaurant in Town Opens on Schedule With Help From Faithful+Gould

Shauna McHenry
Dai Pai Dong, the latest addition to Rosewood Hotel Abu Dhabi’s cuisine collection, opened its doors to the public on Sunday 15th March on schedule and to budget with the help of consultancy services from Faithful+Gould.

Faithful+Gould provided project management, cost consultancy and HSE management services throughout the project lifecycle of this restaurant fit out. With work beginning onsite at the end of September 2014 the schedule was tight but the dedication and commitment of the team, combined with extensive hospitality and fit out experience, meant that the restaurant was able to open for a public sneak preview coinciding with Chinese New Year on February 19th.

With outstanding feedback from the sneak preview and a few finishing touches following, the restaurant is tipped to be a huge success. The Chinese restaurant aims to provide a street food experience straight from Hong Kong, transporting guests on a culinary journey in a fun, casual atmosphere with a stylish retro style bar.

Ricardo Belcos, Faithful+Gould project manager, said: “We drew upon our extensive hospitality and lifestyle experience to ensure this restaurant opened on time and on budget whilst maintaining the high quality, unique and artistic look and feel the operator wanted.”

Mark Shea, Faithful+Gould’s Middle East head of hospitality, said: "This project demonstrates another type of hospitality project Faithful+Gould can provide a solutions based approach on to successfully deliver on behalf of our clients. We can add value at various stages of a hotel’s lifespan covering the initial build, refurbishment and renovation works. Our understanding of hotel projects and their operation allows us to effectively manage and deliver retrofit food and beverage destinations such as this.”