Expo 2020 Luxembourg Pavilion inks MoU with Jumeirah Hospitality
The Luxembourg Pavilion will host a restaurant called Schengen Lounge, which will be operated by Jumeirah Hospitality
The Expo 2020 Dubai Luxembourg Pavilion has inked a memorandum of understanding with Dubai-based Jumeirah Hospitality, which will be responsible for the full-range of catering services on offer at the pavilion that is located within the Opportunity District of the 4.38km2 Expo site.
The agreement was inked by the commissioner general of Luxembourg at Expo 2020 Dubai, Maggy Nagel, and the vice president of global sales for MEASA and the Asia region at Jumeirah Hospitality, Linda Lewis.
The Luxembourg Pavilion – which is designed based on the idea of the Möbius ribbon, an infinite loop, representing a circular economy – will also host a restaurant called Schengen Lounge.
Commenting on choosing Jumeirah Group to handle the operations of the Schengen Lounge restaurant, Nagel said: “Jumeirah Group provides a complete understanding of local restrictions and constraints. The MoU that we have signed with Jumeirah Hospitality will also help us to work hand-in-hand with on-site teams, local authorities, and organisers.”
The Schengen Lounge restaurant will offer traditional Luxembourgish and Emirati cuisines, and will be built to include an open kitchen, as well as a take-out corner called “Luxembourg on a plate.”
The concept for the restaurant has been developed in collaboration with representatives of Horesca, Euro-Toques, the Vatel-Club, the Lycée technique de Bonnevoie (LTB), the Institut viti-vinicole, and the Ecole d’Hôtellerie et de Tourisme du Luxembourg (EHTL).
Sharing her thoughts on the agreement, Lewis added: “We are delighted to work with a partner who shares our vision and our values for what we aim to achieve with our hotels and restaurants. We look forward to a successful partnership over the next 12 months.”