SIBUR and Skolkovo Foundation launch PolyLab
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has opened the first Russian research center for the development and testing of polymer products – SIBUR PolyLab. According to the company, the volume of investments in the establishment of the center amounted to 2.2 billion rubles. Simultaneously with the opening of the center, memorandums of cooperation were signed with R&D world leaders of the chemical industry: Norner AS, 3М, Reifenhauser and BASF. The companies agreed to cooperate in developing brands of products with improved properties, organizing joint educational activities for SIBUR clients, and introducing polymer recycling technologies.
Polymers are used in construction, utilities, the automotive industry, healthcare, the food industry, and other areas. The goal of the PolyLab center will be to extend the efficient use of polymers both in the manufacture of products that already exist on the market and in the development of innovative product solutions.
One of the center’s objectives will be the development of the use of secondary materials and the implementation of polymers in a closed-cycle economy. Samples of the developed grades of polypropylene and polyethylene will be processed into pipes, medical devices, films, food packaging and other products on the pilot lines of the center, which will allow a deeper study of the properties of the polymer and its impact on the quality of the final products to further improve materials and increase production efficiency.
The center currently employs about 40 people and houses over 100 units of equipment necessary to conduct experimental research tests.
Hyundai to create an IT development center
Skolkovo Innovation Center and Hyundai Motor CIS have announced the beginning of their cooperation. The partners plan to create a startup called Hyundai Mobility Lab, the goal of which will be to develop and commercialize IT solutions for new services and clients. Preliminary investments will amount to 100 million rubles.
“I would like to thank Skolkovo Innovation Center for the partnership and new prospects. We hope for further cooperation in the sphere of IT solution development and in the sphere of mobility in order to make our clients’ lives more comfortable,” said the President of the regional headquarters of Hyundai Motor Russia & CIS Son Köngsu.
One of the trends of the modern Russian automotive market is a new approach to using cars: the younger generation doesn’t want to own cars, but simply to use one when needed. In order to meet this shift in demand, Hyundai is expanding its business scope and introducing its own smart mobility service – the Hyundai Mobility Lab.
The main objective of this project will be the development and implementation of an application through which the client can use subscription services and rent Hyundai vehicles. Thanks to this service, it will be possible to remotely arrange the rental of a Hyundai car for a time period convenient to the consumer while receiving a range of additional services aimed at creating high-quality and comfortable conditions. The start of the Hyundai Mobility program is scheduled for the second half of 2019.
Center for Slavic Literature opened at VDNKh
The “Slovo” center has been established inside the renovated Pavilion No.58, which for many years housed the “Agriculture” exhibition. Along with restorers, researchers and experts from various fields worked on of the center. Russian literature specialists, experts in Russian folklore, artists, and many other specialists were involved to help make the exposition truly unique.
Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin visited the center’s exposition along with a group of schoolchildren. According to him, the building contains interesting, sometimes even funny exhibits that will definitely attract visitors. For example, you can look at the work of the first printing press, see handwritten books and printed editions from past centuries, as well as the first desks used for studying. “The museum is very unusual, dedicated to the letter, the word, the Cyrillic alphabet, the birth of writing in Russia,” the Mayor of Moscow said, “The goal was to make it not just an educational, but also an interesting space. And I’d like to thank colleagues who have been engaged in this work for many months – specialists, scientists, and the Patriarchate, who also actively participated in the establishment of this museum.”
The exhibition space, which covers over a thousand square meters, is split up into several thematic sections. The first part of the exhibition is about the origins and development of writing from antiquity through the present day. The second part is about how texts are connected to society’s spiritual, cultural, and political life. The third section is dedicated to the history and future of the main symbols of writing – letters. Our alphabet has been around for over a dozen centuries – Russians started using cyrillic after the Baptism. However, the alphabet has changed a lot over the centuries. Guests of the exhibition can find out how many letters to old Slavonic alphabet contained and how many of them are used now. The final part of the exhibition – “Unwritten Culture” – is dedicated to the spoken word. It covers folklore, the specifics of language, and non-verbal communication. The main exhibits include the recreated Orthodox church of the 10th – 11th centuries and monastic cells cells of medieval monk-scribes, a bell with an alphabet printed on it that spreads the Gospel, as well as the originals of the first textbooks – “Grammar,” “Arithmetic,” alphabet books, spelling books, and copy books from the 19th-20th centuries.
Visitors will be able to see the recreated gates from the Nativity of the Mother of God Cathedral in Suzdal, on the wings of which the scenes from the New Testament associated with Christ and the Virgin Mary are depicted in gold.
Tennis club at Luzhniki to open in 2020
This will be the largest world-class tennis complex in Russia, and will be open year-round. The center will have 14 indoor and 7 outdoor tennis courts, 4 squash courts, a table tennis area with 4 tables, an all-purpose gym/badminton, 3 indoor and 2 outdoor courts for paddle tennis, a court for beach tennis, and a gym with areas for group and individual workouts. The facade of the tennis club will be decorated with patterns in the form of water streams. Silk-screening technology will allow designers to put patterns on the panoramic windows similar to falling water streams in the central part of the site – a way for the project’s authors to emphasize the space’s proximity to the embankment of the Moscow River. The club will be able to provide visitors with a whole range of athletic services related to not only tennis, but also rest and recovery after workouts. There will also be a fitness studio and a swimming pool. Wellness programs have been prepared for children, and children’s areas are equipped so that they can play while their parents work out.
Moscow airport news
SHEREMETYEVO. Car owners now have the opportunity to pay for parking at Sheremetyevo International Airport via the official website (www.svo.aero) or the airport’s mobile app. Online payments for parking are available for terminals B, D, E, and F.
Thanks to the new service, the car owners can promptly pay for parking services without leaving the car. Exiting the parking area is carried out as usual: a motorist leaves their parking ticket at the travel desk. There are 7 convenient flat and multi-level parking lots with flexible pricing system at the Sheremetyevo airport. For the first time at Moscow airports, there is a 30-minute rate for parking, and the cost varies depending on the location of the parking: closer lots are more expensive, while lots that are further away are more affordable. There are also better rates for people who are picking someone up or dropping them off, and the first 30 minutes are free at Terminal B. Additionally, Sheremetyevo Airport offers the best fares among Russian airports for long-term car accommodation, according to OneTwoTrip travel service ratings.
On June 2, 2019, Brussels Airlines has opened regular flights to Sheremetyevo International Airport on the Brussels-Moscow-Brussels route. Direct flights will be running four times a week: on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays (arrival at 15:20 Moscow time, departure at 16:40 Moscow time) on an Airbus A319 airliner. Airline passengers will be served at Terminal E.
VNUKOVO. AZUR air, a partner of Vnukovo International Airport, has opened regular flights from Vnukovo to Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China. Flights run once a week on Fridays, on a Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The flight program is designed for Chinese tourists who want to visit Russia. Previously, AZUR air only accommodated outbound tourist flows – flights of Russian citizens to foreign resorts across 27 destinations from 42 regions. Now AZUR air has started accommodating inbound tourist flows to Russia as well.
Tickets for the new routes are sold jointly with Chinese partners on the tourism market as part of comprehensive travel packages.
Tickets for these flights are also available on the official website of the airline – www.azurair.com. The simplified visa regime for Chinese citizens has had significant positive effect on the dynamics of tourist flow from the PRC to Russia. According to the intergovernmental agreement, visa-free entry into the Russian Federation is allowed for organized tourist groups for up to 30 days.
Comfortable conditions have been created for tourists from China at Vnukovo International Airport. The airport is certified by the China Friendly program established by the World without Borders Tourist Association. UnionPay is accepted at the airport’s kiosks and cafes, and the menus are translated into Chinese.
DOMODEDOVO. Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport has started providing services to DragonPass program cardholders. Members of the Chinese loyalty program are welcome at the airport’s business lounges at international and domestic departure terminals, as well as at the Shostakovich Premier Lounge in the domestic airlines departure area. The airport’s business lounges operate around the clock and are available to all passengers, regardless of the class of service chosen when purchasing a ticket. Guests are offered a wide range of services, including a buffet, a dedicated work area, wireless Internet, television and print media, children’s playrooms, and flight status alerts. DragonPass cardholders are also given discounts at seven restaurants and cafes at Domodedovo Airport. For the convenience of guests from China, navigation in Chinese is used throughout the terminal complex, and restaurants accept China UnionPay cards for payment.
On March 31, the French airline Aigle Azur started operating flights from Marseille (France) to Domodedovo Airport. The flights run twice a week on a comfortable Airbus 320 airliner. Marseille, the largest city on the Mediterranean coast of France and the historic Provence region, will become a new destination for Domodedovo and the entire Moscow air hub.
In the spring-summer season, partner airlines will offer Domodedovo passengers flights to other cities in the south of France: to Nice (S7, 5 flights a week), Bordeaux and Montpellier (Ural Airlines, 3 flights a week).
And starting in April, you can fly from Domodedovo by charter flights to the new Ramon Israeli Eilat Airport (Ural Airlines). The Italian Cagliari (S7) has reappeared on the schedule, with even more frequent flights compared to last year. Flights to Vienna have resumed as well (S7).
Multi-colored river trams on the Moscow River
The Moscow River now has a new type of vessel – 10 colorful river trams that run every day between Hotel Ukraina to the Novospassky Bridge. This is the new Radisson Royal flotilla. All of the trams have floral names like “Sunflower,” “Rose,” “Forget-Me-Not,” or “Cornflower” and are painted in colors that match their names. The idea is to put passengers in a better mood and underscore the striking image of the changing city. The trams have sliding glass roofs, which are removed in good weather, and climate control systems. These river cabriolets run daily starting at 11:00 am from two moorings: “Hotel Ukraina” and “Gorky Park,” with subsequent stops at eight Moscow berths. The traffic interval is 30 minutes between the following berths: Kievsky Railway Station, Luzhniki, Sparrow Hills, Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, Zaryadye, and Novospassky Bridge.
Audio guides are available on all ships in six languages (Russian, English, Chinese, Spanish, French and German). The ticket price is 600 rubles.
Rooftop music: open-air concert season
Until September 1, the roof of the famous VDNKh “Worker and the Kolkhoz Woman” pavilion will once again be transformed into one of the most popular concert and viewing platforms in Moscow, where guests will have the rare opportunity to not only enjoy watching the sun sets and panoramic views of the city, but also to take a closer look at the remarkable monument by Vera Mukhina – the Worker and the Kolkhoz Woman sculpture. The roof is only open on special days, when “Rooftop Music” concerts or events that are part of the VDNKh summer educational program are held.
A total of 20 concerts are planned for the 2019 season. The agenda includes jazz, instrumental compositions, indie rock, rhythm-and-blues and other musical genres. Two points remain unchanged in the project: the soulful atmosphere and the days the concerts are held – Thursdays and Sundays. Guests can learn more about the concerts and buy tickets on the website (roof.vdnh.ru).
The rooftop can host up to 300 people at a time. The guests can enjoy cocktails or fragrant tea, depending on the weather. Events aren’t cancelled when it rains, but are transferred to the lecture hall, which is also located in the “Worker and the Kolkhoz Woman” pavilion. The events start at 20:00. The price tag starts at 400 rubles, and events that are part of the summer educational program are free.
Immersive garden at Kuznetsky Most
Over 40 gardens have sprung up on the streets of Moscow in June. They were designed by the finalists of the international urban landscape design competition “Flower Jam.” One of the most unusual projects was the immersive garden called “You are the Landscape.” It imitates the natural landscape of central Russia and is located on Kuznetsky Most Street in front of the TsUM. The authors of the project are Italian landscape designers Silvia Calatroni and Alessandro Trivelli. According to them, the main goal of the garden is to create a space that fosters interaction between people, the city, nature, history and culture. The garden covers an area of almost 300 square meters and has over 20 rare varieties of birch trees. There are also Mountain Ash trees, mountain pines, rhododendrons, spireas, as well as cereals and other plants. Flat mirrors are installed around the garden. With their help, you can look at the nature surrounding the city, at yourself and each other from a new perspective. Guests will have a chance to admire the garden through the end of September.
AC HOTELS BY MARRIOTT is coming to Russia
An AC Hotels by Marriott hotel will open in Moscow – the first hotel under this brand not only in Russia, but generally in the CIS. It will be located in the former B2 clubhouse on Bolshaya Sadovaya Street, near the Mayakovskaya metro station. This hotel brand was created in Spain in 1998 and has been managed by Marriott since 2011. In April 2019, the hotel operator’s portfolio reached 7,000 hotels. And the company doesn’t plan to stop there. By 2021, the number of hotels managed by Marriott is set to expand by another 1,800.
A new Holiday Inn Express Moscow – Baumanskaya
The new hotel is designed for 128 rooms and is located in the Central District of Moscow at Perevedenovsky Lane, 2A, in the business district on the Third Transport Ring. The concept behind Holiday Inn Express hotels is “everything you need and nothing extra.” The hotel has an express cafe and bar and a conference zone – a convertible area with a capacity of up to 40 people for business negotiations and meetings. The format of chain hotels with basic services included in the price tag is gaining popularity in Russia. This is exactly why IHG is stressing the development of the Holiday Inn Express brand in Russia. The new hotel on Baumanskaya is the sixth one in Russia and the fourth in Moscow. It is this format that best meets the needs of business travelers and individual tourists, as it provides the best price-performance ratio. The rooms have everything you need for comfort and breakfast is always included in the price, but are no additional services such as a pool or spa, which significantly affect room prices.
The first Four Elements Hotels hotel complex
The management company Four Elements Hospitality signed a contract for technical construction support and subsequent management of a country hotel complex located near Mozhaisk, in the village of Zarechye. The hotel will operate under the Four Elements Borodino brand. The launch of the hotel and the start of sales are planned for the fourth quarter of 2019. The complex will be the first hotel that the company will open from scratch. Currently, work is underway to complete the construction of the hotel complex, restaurants, spa center, bath complex, landscaping and gardening. The hotel will be positioned as a five-star spa hotel with 160 rooms, which will offer its guests a wide range of leisure options: 6 pools, 3 of which will be located outdoors, a spa center, a sauna complex, a fitness club, and an entertainment area including a bowling club and pool. Several original restaurants will offer guests cuisines from around the world.
New Brunello Cucinelli men’s corner at TsUM
The 170 000 square meters space is located on the second floor of the Central Universal Department Store and offers the embodiment of the classic men’s wardrobe – cashmere pieces, formal suits, and neat shoes can now all found in one place. The space is already featuring a collection inspired by the novel “The Great Gatsby” by Francis Scott Fitzgerald, offering a modern take on the main trends of the 1920s: double-breasted jackets, summer three-piece suits, pants with arrows, and various takes on tennis suits.
DEGUSTATOR. The first Moscow-City gastromarket that will be part of a major gastronomic cluster has opened at the Federation Tower. In the future, it will become part of a major gastronomic cluster in the skyscraper’s shopping center. The 580 square meter market, which is located on the first underground floor of the shopping center, brings together products from 16 different types of cuisine – there’s Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, Hawaiian, Israeli, American, and more. Degustator tenants include LES coffee house, Hawaiian Poke House, 1st Shrimp, Vietnamese Bô, My Gelato ice cream parlor, Berry Fruit Vitamin & Fresh Bar juices and smoothies, and Israeli street food from Misada. Exclusive projects include the B2B Salad Bar with fresh salads, Roast Kitchen, where you can make your own bowl out of different ingredients, Thai BaMi, and InDuke, which specializes in turkey dishes. There is also the Co-Co Coffee and Tea coffee shop and a corner with Russian cuisine. Some establishments have altered their project concepts specifically for the Degustator gastromarket. For example, Bô cafe has a new small-market format with direct deliveries of fruit from Vietnam, which are also available in the form of fruit salads, shakes and smoothies. The “Vorona i Syr” corner has put together a new menu with original recipes and unusual combinations of products – completely different from the menu of the cafe that has been open inside the Federation Tower for over a year. The Lyubov Pirogov Cafe now bakes a variety of cakes on the spot, and LES offers a green menu with vegetarian desserts.
KROMBACHER BEER & KITCHEN. A new restaurant that can seat almost 200 people has opened on the first floor of the SHERATON 5 * hotel, with a separate entrance and huge stained glass windows on Tverskaya Street. The bar serves Krombacher’s beer classics – Pils (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Hell (light), Weizen (unfiltered), Kellerbier (unfiltered lager) and Dark beer. In addition to the classic varieties, cider, ales, fruit beer and Belgian blanche are available as well. In terms of snacks to go with the beet, there is an original selection of hearty meals that are sorted by country of origin. The “Asian Bar” section has fried spring rolls or tataki, “German Bar” has flammekueche, pork schnitzel and Munich sausages, and “Siberian Bar” features dishes made out of northern fish, poultry and meat. Classic beer snacks from around the world – onion rings, squid rings, croutons, cheese, nachos, etc. – are in a separate section of the menu. Grilled dishes, breakfasts and business lunches complement the cuisine. The walls of the restaurant create an atmosphere similar to modern street Germany. The interior is designed in the Bauhaus style, with elements of the Berlin wall, like the famous Brezhnev-Honecker kiss. The bar is bright and spacious. The average check is 1,800 rubles, not including alcohol.
MEDUSA. A new upper casual restaurant that serves pan-Asian cuisine has opened its doors at Bersenevsky Pereulok 2/1, inside the Red October art cluster. The name of the restaurant, which is stylized to look like logograms, fits well with the restaurant’s pan-Asian theme, which is the Australian chef Glen Ballis has been successfully promoting. The well-known rolls and sushi are complemented by Asian bistro bowls and chirashi sushi. The list of ingredients includes just about everything: avocado, tofu, seafood, sweet potatoes. The drink menu features an assortment of Japanese and Asian drinks, with an emphasis is on premium and original drinks – warm sake served with cold Chinese beer, for example. The cocktail menu has selections from the Land of the Rising Sun. The open kitchen takes up a significant area of the restaurant, with a sushi bar in the form of a horseshoe in the front and the hot and cold shops in the back. High factory ceilings and large bright chairs create a feeling of a lot of space, although the restaurant is relatively small. The restaurant has 65 seats, with another 15 on the veranda. The attractive prices mean you can try just about anything, with the average dish price ranging from 490 to 1250 rubles.
KOTELNAYA. This new bar opened at the Depot.Moskva food mall, located at 20 Lesnaya Street. The new spot turned out gorgeous, and if a remake of “The Great Gatsby” were ever to be shot in Moscow, a lot of scenes would probably be filmed at Kotelnaya. There are 20-meter ceilings and a wide golden staircase that frames the bar with a balcony on the second floor. The bar itself is done in the spirit of Art Deco. The original brick was left bare on the walls, and the partially preserved original tile of the former boiler room has been left alone as well. The furniture is mostly low, mid-century style, and turned out eclectic, mixing industrial style elements with new trends. The main thing here is dancing and cocktails. The menu is mostly appetizers for drinks, but there are also main dishes. The appetizer section features cheeses, olives, chips and quail eggs, spring rolls, crispy shrimp, bruschetta, tartar – everything that is convenient to eat quickly and that goes well with cocktails. Main dishes include mini cheeseburgers, salmon, chicken and beef tataki. And for dessert, there is the panna cotta or the three chocolate cake.
FOREIGNES. The restaurant is located in an old two-storey mansion on Tverskoy Boulevard 24. The ground floor has an open kitchen and a restaurant, while the second floor houses a bar and lounge. All of it together looks like a wing in a fancy chateau where a woman of fashion and heiress of family assets deals with the castle. Australian chef Tom Halpin, who worked in the legendary Danish restaurant Noma, is in charge of the kitchen. The menu is based on grilled and open fire dishes like duck breast, which is kept in marinade for five days, then cooked at low temperatures and served in combination with sweet sauce made out of dates and raisins. The drink menu features sixteen original cocktails based on the classics and prepared with hard liquor. The bar hosts parties every weekend and jazz evenings on weekdays.
CAPITO CAFE. A new casual dining Italian restaurant on 3rd Ulitsa Yamskogo Polya 2/13. The menu features all of Italy’s most iconic dishes. The pasta is made in-house and pizza is baked in a wood oven. The started section lists mainly vegetable appetizers: Roman-style artichokes, grilled avocados, and zucchini fritters. The menu also has a special section for capo – a dish specially invented in Capito Cafe as an alternative to existing street food options. It’s a sort of hybrid between a burger and pita – a plump bun with a wide pocket for the filling and a whole lunch inside: meat stew with pecorino and tomato sauce (350 rubles), eggplant with tahini (350 rubles), and oxtails with pickled onions (350 rubles). There is also a bar here: in addition to the wide selection of wine (starting at 220 rubles per glass), there is hard liquor, classic cocktails, and homemade lemonades. The cafe is split up into two areas. The first has a view of the open kitchen, and the second features a communal table. On warm days, the large panoramic windows are left wide open.
ChopEat. This spot at the Cheryomushki market features authentic Singaporean cuisine the way Singaporeans themselves see it – the kind that generous Singaporean grandmothers cook in the kitchens of their tiny apartments. The traditional cuisine of this country is a colorful mixture of spices and sauces, but at the same time stresses simplicity and affordability. Here, guests can try the fragrant laksu – traditional spicy soup, chicken with rice – a must-have dish on any Singapore table, dim sum, noodles, and chili crab. The corner perfectly conveys the atmosphere of the city-state: there are reinforced concrete structures entwined with lianas, wicker Chinese lamps, a smoking wok, the smell of spices – all this creates an indescribable ambiance! In addition, ChopEat only uses biodegradable types of packaging, along with environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
IGRISTIY. A wine bar with parties on Pyatnitskaya. There is no set wine list on paper – just racks with bottles and prices. You can choose one by label: there are plenty of unusual selections on the racks. For example, a bottle of French pet-nat with a metal crown cap like those on Coca-Cola bottles features a picture of a red-haired lady with a draft look and an Austrian Grüner Veltliner has a picture a pensive, bearded old man. The bar has taken into account all the latest wine trends: the racks are full of biodynamic wines from small farms, a lot of Austrian wines, and selections from Portugal. There is an expected emphasis on sparkling wines: there are about 30 to choose from, and the bar plans to add another ten in the future. European brutas (2,000-4,000 rubles per bottle) and sparkling wines are represented on the rack with bubbles. Of the latter, both classic and original designs are being delivered, such as those made by the mayor of Ambonne, Eric Rodez. In terms of food, there is a menu section called “Afrozodiacs,” which has small tapas for each sign of the zodiac. At the same time, there are classic wine snacks like cheese, ham and olives. On Fridays and Saturdays, DJs play at the bar. On warm days, Igristiy opens the windows, and the party moves directly to Pyatnitskaya Street.
CIHAN TURKISH STEAK & KEBAB. Famous restaurateur Arkady Novikov and chef Cihan Deniz have opened a three-story Turkish restaurant. This is the perfect place for dates, family get-togethers, business meetings, and banquets with panoramic views of New Arbat. The gastronomic concept is based on a combination of authentic recipes collected from various places in Turkey and modern culinary trends. There are over two dozen different types of steaks and experiments with wet-aged beef. The chef frequently leaves the restaurant’s open kitchen in order to talk to the guests and put on a real food show. The restaurant’s menu, which was named after the chef, includes all kinds of steaks, from classic to alternative to wet aged options from the restaurant’s own aging rack. There is also the traditional Turkish kefte from minced meat, charcoal dishes, meze with weightless flat cakes straight from the tandoor, doners, and a dozen kebab options. The drinks menu also reflects the authentic nature of the project. It takes 40 minutes just to prepare the “Meshal,” for which special equipment was brought directly from turkey. The bar menu features classic ayran, traditional Turkish lemonade, and Turkish coffee. Grappa, sparkling cocktails, more than a dozen liqueurs and a couple of sheets of strong distillates were included on the list. The interior of the restaurant features soothing and simultaneously eye-catching eclectic elements and a lot of air. When it’s especially hot, the display windows on the second floor fold together and turn the room into an open-air space.
FADO. The new restaurant is located on Rodchelskaya Ulitsya 15/17-18. A traditional Portuguese musical genre that combines various traditions of Mediterranean music. The emphasis in the menu is on meat dishes, and the kitchen has an Argentinean grill. The Brazilian traditional way of serving churrasco entails slicing the fried meat onto a plate with a giant sword until the guest says “stop.” A churrasco plate will have seven types of meat, vegetables, and pineapple – a must-have for the meal’s finale. There is Calabrian wine from an organic family winery, white from garganega grapes, and orange Portuguese and pink pinot noir from the Palatinate. Much attention was paid to the section of sparkling wines. The interior of the restaurant features five-meter ceilings and panoramic windows. The large room for 72 seats is split up with columns, with an open kitchen on one end and a bar on the other. Guests can sit down on velvet sofas and armchairs around large tables in the center of the space and small ones around the perimeters. There is a large designer chandelier with balls that resemble honeycombs in the center of the ceiling. The restaurant also has a separate karaoke area with space for 20.