Another new year is upon us, and Aspire Katara Hospitality (AKH) – one of Qatar’s leading companies in the hospitality sector – seeks to build on the successes of 2013 andwelcome the challenges and opportunities presented by the year ahead.
AKH continues to grow and the main reason for this is the superb range of brands that come under its umbrella – brands that appeal to all sections of Qatari society. They range from dining at premium outlets like the L’wzaar Seafood Market, to the fashionable and fun Red Velvet Cupcakery – just two of AKH’s expanding portfolio of branded outlets.
Not everything that AKH does is visible to the eye, however, with the company providing consultancy services fromconcept design, concept enhancement and management operations for a host of other hospitality companies within Qatar. High profile Event management is an important part of what we do.
AKH achieved numerous successes in 2013, including: the opening of chocolate boutique Chac’late in February; the opening of American-themed burger joint Burgerry in June; Conceptualization, management and execution of Ramadan lighting and other hospitality activities within Katara Cultural Village ; conceptualization, management and execution of Qatar National Day decoration and activities within Katara Cultural Village. , and the event management of the third Katara Traditional Dhow Festival in November. The opening of this event was under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar.
2013 also saw AKH complete its plans to open two outlets abroad . The ‘Chapati & Karak’ restaurant on London’s Brompton Street (in the exclusive Knightsbridge area of the British capital) and another outlet slated also opening abroad later in 2014. This year, there are more projects to look forward to in Katara Cultural Village and Aspire Park.
AKH is a company defined not only by bringing the best dining experiences and hospitality to its customers, but also a clear vision and ambition to become a global brand. 2014 marks a real push to turn this vision into reality by expanding and exporting the quality brands AKH has built up in Qatar, and also promoting the consultancy services it offers to a wider audience.
The company already has a presence in London, but this is only the beginning. By nurturing our brands – and accruing even more hospitality experience, AKH seeks to combine these two strong strands into a combined product that will prove irresistible to the overseas market.
With hard work and dedication, AKH feels that 2014 is going to be a good year, and we are at your service, always.
CEO, Aspire Katara Hospitality
AKH’s Team achieved huge success in launching the Museum of Islamic Art, the first and most ambitious project of its kind in the region.
Following a number of equally successful events, AKH officially launched its business identity in October, becoming Aspire Katara Hospitality: a subsidiary of Aspire Katara Investment, specializing in the field of Hospitality and Leisure.
The company’s vision is to bring to Qatar unique dining concepts from all over the world, to develop our own indigenous concepts, and to create exciting and well-managed events showcasing local heritage and increase awareness of them on an international basis. Further, the goal is to manage luxurious hotels, boutique and quality retail shops to support the business demands of this country, and our burgeoning overseas presence.
To always adopt a virtuous approach to our customers and business partners, to provide an outstanding experience for everyone who deals with us, and to conceive and develop unmatched concepts. Our key value is to always go over and beyond the expectation.
Aspire Katara Hospitality (AKH) specializes in the field of hospitality and leisure. We envisage bringing to Doha authentic cuisines from all over the world and we go a step ahead by creating a unique ambiance to our restaurants yet maintain the rich tradition and culture of Qatar. We also provide consultancy and hospitality services to hotels, concept development for retail shops, event management and catering services. After conducting extensive research, we have also introduced to Doha high-end retail and food beverage concepts from abroad. In addition, we have also developed our own concepts which are fully operational and very popular in the region.
We have introduced to the local market specialized dining outlets in Katara – the world-renowned cultural village of Qatar- and our popular outlets include the Sukar Pasha Ottoman Lounge, L’wzaar Seafood Market, Kunafa Albisana, Shawarma Albisana, le Vesuvio Italian Restaurant, Chac’Late, El Cigar Lounge, and the Red Velvet Cupcakery. We also manage Aspire Grand Cafe and the Burgeri Burger Lounge, both of which are located at Aspire Park.
All restaurants within the AKH portfolio are unique and offer a diverse dining experience. L’wzaar Seafood Market was awarded the Best Seafood Restaurant in 2012 and Highly Commended Seafood Restaurant in 2013 by Time Out Doha. Red Velvet is a prestigious Cupcakery in the USA and we have brought it to Doha, it was awarded the ‘Favorite Delicatessen Outlet’ by Qatar’s Choice Award in 2012.
Our specialized team is continually working to bring more exciting dining opportunities to the residents of Qatar. We have numerous upcoming outlets in Katara and the Aspire Zone. Internationally, our plans are well advanced. We have just launched one of our outlets in London and plans are already underway for expansion for the rest of the outlets and in different locations.
L'wzaar Seafood Market and le Vesuvio were awarded the Best Seafood Restaurant and the Best Italian Restaurant respectively in 2014 by Time Out Doha
Let’s celebrate the hour!
Because we care about our blue planet, Aspire Katara Hospitality and its brands will join millions of people in 100+ countries to raise awareness about climate change and help make a difference, by turning off the lights for 60 minutes on 28 March. AKH is proud to participate annually in what has become a worldwide global event.
Be part of the Earth Hour. Join our outlets and enjoy your dinner in a memorable night lit by hundreds of candles, and make a difference by celebrating the hour.
8:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday, 28 March 2015
“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there” –Robert Browning
Mother’s day is the time to show love, appreciation and gratefulness to moms of all ages. This year, AKH will help you show your love and make the day more special, where you can treat your mum to a memorable experience at one of our food and beverage outlets in Aspire Park and Katara Cultural Village.
Pamper your mum with our outlets’ special dishes and beverages, where each dish will be prepared with love.
L’wzaar Seafood Market: Salmon Coulibiac
Red Velvet: Mother’s Day – Themed cupcakes
le Vesuvio: Mimosa cake
Chac’Late : Chocolate lollipop and chocolate bars
Burgeri: Kiwi Mojito
Sukar Pasha: Rose Cake
Aspire Grand Cafe: Strawberry Fredo
Come and join us in celebrating Mother’s Day in the most delicious way possible on March 21 in one of our outlets. There is no better way to show your mum how much you love her!
For inquiries and reservations, please call +974 4408 2022
Aspire Katara Hospitality, an advocate for healthy lifestyle, celebrates National Sports Day together with the whole nation. The entire team of Aspire and Katara are mobilized to prepare healthy and delicious dishes in full support to a healthy lifestyle. Sports entertainment is organized in both areas to uphold sport values and provide a joyful atmosphere. Along the esplanade of Sukar Pasha and L’wzaar in Katara, a Goal Challenge will be set up. Spectators can participate and have the chance to win a branded soccer ball. Meanwhile at Aspire Park, children ages 4-12 can play a 9-hole mini golf course after dining at Burgeri. Each child will receive colored pencils in a Burgeri branded case after enjoying the “Crazy Golf course.”
Have fun, stay fit and join the celebration on 10 February 2015 from 11am – 6pm.
Happy National Sports Day!
Goal Challenge, Katara Cultural Village
January 26, 2015, KATARA. The L’wzaar Seafood Market in cooperation with Visual Arts Center is holding an Art Exhibit at the L’wzaar premises. The Exhibit will showcase various artwork of local artists that features the “Marine Life” and connect with L’wzaar’s Seafood ambiance. This collaboration is a great milestone in pursuit to showcase Qatar’s Art, Culture and Heritage. The display of masterpieces will not only help promote local artists but will also serve as a window for aspiring artists to pursue their dreams in painting and getting inspired to move forward. More to it, it will be a good learning and educational medium to art enthusiasts and viewing guests.
A great opportunity to bring home a masterpiece will be at play because all artwork, on display, may be purchased. This, too, is a great opportunity to help the foundation as all proceeds will go directly to the artist under the foundation. The L’wzaar Seafood Market is a proud partner in building Qatar’s heritage through art by being the venue of this great Marine Life Art Exhibit.
Appreciate masterpieces of art and support local artist by visiting the L’wzaar Seafood Market.
The exhibit will run from 28 January to 28 February, 2015.
Katara. Under the patronage of his highness the emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, The Cultural Village Foundation (CVF) holds the 4th Traditional Dhow Festival. The event is expected to draw thousands of spectators from 18 – 22 November 2014. Spectators will be entertained by traditional performers and an Operetta is staged every night. Pearl diving, rowing and sailing competition are among the activities the crowd highly anticipates.
Aspire Katara Hospitality (AKH) supports the grand festival by providing readily available food and beverage. An Island kiosk was created at the esplanade to hold four stations that sells sandwich, cupcake, kunafa, crepe and special chocolates. A restaurant and a coffee shop is operated on two different dhows to cater guests who wants to enjoy their meal on board the dhow while the fish and chips station is operational, catering to guests who prefers to be on the go. AKH is also taking care of the festival’s participants by providing them with meals at the tent.
Dhow Festival started on November 2011. It provides a fantastic opportunity to promote Qatar’s heritage and its culture to the world. The exhibition brings you to the past and is an avenue to learn more about dhows that has been an economic lifeline of Qatar – for pearl diving.
For a fun and educational festival, visit Katara and experience the captivating 4th Traditional Dhow Festival.
London England – King’s College London University (KCL) holds an annual student led initiative Charity Week. It is a 100% volunteer led, non-profit organisation, dedicated towards raising money for Orphans and Needy Children.
On 29 October 2014, KCL Isoc (Islamic Society) took part in this event by partnering with Chapati & Karak London which perfectly fits this year’s theme, “Come Chai With Me.” The group raised a good amount of money for Islamic Relief, which is over double what they raised at the same event last year, and marked a record! The event was so successful that the group was able to provide chai to other societies in the university and gave them the opportunity to enjoy the best Chai in town.
Chapati and Karak’s chef Bejoy and supervisor Kristina lead the team and left an impression to the organizers and to all participants of this all ladies event.
For some more information on Charity Week and its causes, please visit www.onecharityweek.com.
Special Souvenir from your favourite Chapati and Karak is now on sale!
0.5 liters : £ 25.00
0.75 liters : £ 35.00
Available in Chapati & Karak UK only
Try our new tantalizing creations of mouthwatering cupcakes and there are five flavors to choose from.
Magically melting chocolate bomb with tahini ice cream and hot chocolate sauce made with naturally grown Bolivian wild cacao, blended to perfection with a touch of vanilla and spice!
It is made of semolina flour, sugar, milk and Nabulsi cheese
Experience this mouthwatering dessert made of Kunafa roll and filled with Keshda, crunchy and creamy. Available for dine-in or take-away, daily.
Assortment of sushi platters are artistically prepared by Chef Russel, our Japanese Sous Chef. Now available daily.
Regular – QR105 | Classic- QR135 | Deluxe- QR160
The company’s vision is to bring to Qatar unique dining concepts from all over the world, to develop our own indigenous concepts, and to create exciting and well-managed events showcasing local heritage and increase awareness of them on an international basis. Further, the goal is to manage luxurious hotels, boutique and quality retail shops to support the business demands of this country, and our burgeoning overseas presence. The company’s vision is to bring to Qatar unique dining concepts from all over the world, to develop our own indigenous concepts, and to create exciting and well-managed events showcasing local heritage and increase awareness of them on an international basis. Further, the goal is to manage luxurious hotels, boutique and quality retail shops to support the business demands of this country, and our burgeoning overseas presence.
This page is dedicated to investors interested in developing and operating food and beverage outlet within the premises of Aspire or Katara.
Business Potential Area
Concepts developed and operated in Aspire shall be non-exclusive which means that branches or food chains are welcome. This place is alcohol-free and pork-free sites, ideal for healthy types of products and services. Aspire Zone boasts some of the world’s finest sport stadia and venues offering a unique sport, sports medicine, research and education destination for the international sports industry.
Katara Cultural Village
Concepts developed and operated in Katara shall be exclusive to Katara and no other branches are or will be opened or operated within Qatar and the Middle East (to include GCC countries) and North Africa Region. It is an alcohol-free and pork-free site. Katara was born out of a long held vision to position the State of Qatar as a cultural beacon a lighthouse of art, radiating in the Middle East through theatre, literature, music, visual art, conventions and exhibitions. This village shall be a glimpse of the future of a world where people of different cultural backgrounds overcome their national boundaries and embrace common causes to promote a united humanity. Katara is where the grace of the past meets the splendour of the future.
Aspire katara Hospitality
Suhaim bin Hamad Street,
1st Floor Al-Asmakh Building
(Regency Travel & Tours HQ)
P.O. Box 10737
PH: +974 4449 3900
FAX: +974 4449 3901