Astor Grill now at St Regis Doha

QATAR’S finest address for luxury, The St Regis Doha, announced that its signature restaurant, Astor Grill, will start welcoming guests on September 4 2012, the anniversary of the opening of the legendary St Regis New York.

This avant-garde restaurant has been designed as a tribute to John Jacob Astor IV, who founded the first St Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago. At the time, the revolutionary hotel already featured modern innovations such as a central air-conditioning system and mail chutes on each floor.  Likewise, Astor Grill will surprise guests with unprecedented food presentations and flavours, original interior design and personable service.

The interior design was inspired by the style of food, a modern take on the classics, with contemporary, warm and inviting soft wood finishes. The striking five-meter-high smoke sculpture at the entrance welcomes diners to the 100-seat restaurant.  The curving sculpture in a champagne bronze colour over a dark grey marble is an abstraction of a plume of smoke frozen in space, inspired by the latest works of the British artist Tony Cragg. The open grill kitchen provides guests with an exciting back drop and allows them to watch all the action as Chefs prepare their dishes.