Jan 6, 2023
Press release: Cool Inc Restaurants Announcement
COOL INC ANNOUNCES THE HOLDING’S FIRST VERTICAL,
DESTINATION DINING & MEMBERS’ CLUBS
INTRODUCING A WAVE OF OVER 20 INNNOVATIVE GLOBALLY ACCLAIMED CULINARY HOTSPOTS TO THE HEART OF SAUDI ARABIA
Cool Inc, the lifestyle game changer curating a unique version of what’s Cool in Saudi Arabia, officially unveils the first phase of their mission aimed at enriching the Kingdom’s cultural, creative and leisure lifestyle experiences. Selecting the best in the world of F&B, the holding is set to introduce over 20 globally acclaimed culinary concepts officially debuting in 2023. Set in Saudi Arabia’s most vibrant cities, Riyadh and Jeddah, Cool Inc brings a wide array of concepts including studded Michelin-starred celebrity hotspots, as well as street style dining destinations loved by tastemakers from around the globe.
The announcement of Cool Inc’s Destination Dining & Member’s Clubs vertical is set to inject innovative hospitality into the culinary scene of the Kingdom connecting global industry experts with the visionaries and curators of tomorrow. Hand selected anchor brands form one of the many elements of the diverse portfolio of gastronomical spots to open including Spago by Wolfgang Puck, Cut by Wolfgang Puck, Scott’s, Sexy Fish, WAGYUMAFIA, Gymkhana and Madeo.
Cool Inc’s mission is driven by original thinkers possessing an unwavering desire to exceed guests’ expectations, inviting them to discover a plethora of unique experiences curated for the Kingdom. Cool Inc’s diverse and hand selected offerings guarantee an option for every taste and requirement, adding a personalised elevation for every occasion from fine dining, upscale culinary venues, to more casual dining experiences.
Motivated by unmatched quality, the leadership of Cool Inc garners and builds solid partnerships with global tastemakers, acclaimed brands and the masterminds creating them to bring new experiences to Saudi Arabia. Sinan Al Saady, Founder & Group CEO of Cool Inc expresses his thoughts on the launch of Cool Inc’s first vertical. ‘’In the pre-pandemic era, residents of the Kingdom spent roughly $22 billion a year in overseas travel for leisure, recreation, and tourism purposes. Keeping the current international climate and the welfare of Saudis at the forefront, we at Cool Inc believe in the success that these brands will bring by introducing favourite, globally acclaimed restaurants to both residents and visitors. The Launch of Cool Inc coupled with world-renowned F&B brands is set to transport the taste of the world to over 36 million residents across the Kingdom, and further fast-track the country’s status on the map for its innovative gastronomy’’ commented Al Saady.
On their partnership with Cool Inc, various partners express confidence in the leadership of the holding group.
“A perfect fit for Riyadh’s discerning diners, Sexy Fish will be one of the most exciting, premium culinary spots to ever land in Saudi. We’re delighted to be partnering with Cool Inc and expanding our relationship through them, to the Saudi market.”, commented Richard Caring, British businessman, restaurateur, and the brain behind Caprice Holdings.
Chef and owner Hisato Hamada of WAGYUMAFIA, known for his varied portfolio of experiences, comments on his partnership with Cool Inc; “At WAGYUMAFIA, we pride ourselves on fostering a community of like-minded individuals who share the same passion of exploring unique, high quality, ingredient-driven culinary experiences. After our first successful experience in the Kingdom dating back to 2019, It is an honor to partner with Cool Inc, establish ourselves once again, and instill our belief within Saudi hospitality- that a memorable meal is a result of good food and good company.” As part of its journey, Cool Inc will be operating across integrated sectors forming an ecosystem of destination dining & members' clubs, bespoke travel, luxury lodging and adventure experiences as its key verticals.
ABOUT COOL INC:
Cool Inc is a luxury and lifestyle hospitality holding, shaping the future of what’s cool in Saudi Arabia. Pioneering the transformation of the leisure and hospitality market in the Kingdom, Cool Inc combines the local entrepreneurial spirit with an affluent global skillset to provide consumer-centric experiences.
Cool Inc is committed to introducing a vibrant lifestyle to the Kingdom’s selective clientele, with an exclusive portfolio of leading destination dining & members' clubs, bespoke travel, luxury lodging and adventure experiences.
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