Latin American restaurant Hotel Cartagena to open in JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Hotel Cartagena will take the place of Morah on the 72nd floor

There’s set to be a new restaurant in JW Marriott Marquis – and it sounds super exciting.

The space that previously housed Morah on the 72nd floor is to be occupied by Hotel Cartagena – a Latin American hotspot that will open in April.

Morah, a Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fusion restaurant, shut its doors in October 2017 less than one year after opening.

The location was a huge talking point and diners were wowed by the restaurant’s impressive 360-degree panoramic views across the city through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Now the space has undergone an exciting reinvention and the brand-new addition to the Dubai dining scene will be revealed next month.

Hotel Cartagena says it’s an “invitation for your senses to run wild”. And according to the information released so far “the hotel-themed restaurant unfolds a fictitious tale told by its protagonist, Mrs Buendia."

It’s billed as being “eclectic” and “bohemian” and it promises to “provide every guest with reprise from the chaos of the world we live in today”. Sounds intriguing.

What we do know is that it will boast stunning views across the city from it’s amazing vantage point, set above Weslodge Saloon.

It’s not the only exciting new opening in the hotel, either. Famous US nightclub 1 Oak opened early this month, while we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Beirut bar Seven Sisters.

The team behind bringing this Beirut bar to Dubai have said it will cater for those who appreciate “finer moments in their nightlife experience,” thanks to “stunning, unrestricted views of the Dubai Water Canal and downtown skyline.

The bar originated in Lebanon, opening originally in 2015, and became a big hit with locals and holiday makers. The venue prides itself on its expertly-crafted mixed drinks, good food and a host of live entertainment.

Two hot new openings? We can’t wait. Watch this space…
Hotel Cartagena, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 560 1799).

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