France, Paris 23 May 2016

Katara Hospitality, the leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar, marked the successful partnership between world renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, at an illustrious event held at Matsuhisa Paris; a Japanese fine dining restaurant and the newest addition at Le Royal Monceau.

Globally acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa was the Guest of Honour at the momentous ceremony, which welcomed 300 guests including VIPs and culinary enthusiasts. The event was characterised by the sound of Japanese drums, floral décor with elaborate cherry trees by florist Baptiste Pitou, and a unique masterpiece titled “Wish on a Wing”, designed by TSUYU. Guests were entertained by a musical programme handled by the famous French DJ The Avener.

Matsuhisa Paris opened its doors in February at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, just steps away from the iconic Champs Elysée and Arc de Triomphe. Hosting hundreds of guests who enjoyed a tantalising gastronomic encounter that is emblematic of Chef Nobu’s excellence in creating bespoke Peruvian-Japanese inspired signature and traditional dishes, Paris’ newest Japanese fine dining restaurant exudes unique cosmopolitan charm in the heart of one of the world’s most remarkable cities.

Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, owned by Katara Hospitality, is the European flagship of Raffles Hotels & Resorts, having been an icon in Europe’s most stylish capital since 1928. The hotel reopened in October 2010, entirely transformed by French designer Philippe Starck