Sunset Hospitality Group increased revenue by 18% in 2019

The Black Tap and Ammos operator plans to open more than 10 outlets this year
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Nazih Hafez and Antonio Gonzalez.
Nazih Hafez and Antonio Gonzalez.

Sunset Hospitality Group, the operator behind the likes of Black Tap, Luigia, and Joe’s Backyard, increased its revenue by 18% in 2019.

The strong year was helped by the launch of new brands including Mood Rooftop Lounge at Meydan, Sweet Chick in the UK, and bringing Black Tap to Saudi Arabia.

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Antonio Gonzalez, CEO of Sunset Hospitality Group, said: “The year 2019 has been very good to us, with increased revenues across all divisions. We see 2020 as another thriving year for Sunset Hospitality Group, with new exciting openings. Sunset Hospitality has a strong brand portfolio that caters to all customers, even to the most discerning ones. Our success is backed by a passionate team, who is working together to create exceptional experiences, as well as partners who are committed to delivering high-quality concepts to the vibrant hospitality industry. It will be another promising year as we continue to provide authentic hospitality and get people together to celebrate life.”

Sunset is aiming to open more than 10 new outlets before the end of 2020, bringing its portfolio to more than 30 venues, with two new divisions, namely Fast Casual and Living, also launching this year.

SushiSamba and Aura Skypool will be opening at The Palm Tower in Dubai, while Black Tap, Stage, Azure Beach, and Ammos, will all see new venues throughout the GCC.

Naz Hafez, COO of Sunset Hospitality Group, said: “We have renamed our divisions into Dining, Daylife and Nightlife to create a distinction for each vertical. At the same time, we have added two new divisions, the Fast Casual that will oversee the Chick Inn brand and will soon operate a new coffee shop brand that will showcase the roots of Italy. The Living division marks our entry into the lodging arena with a brand that will attract today’s travellers who are looking for a place to unwind and have fun, a blend of modern minimalism and easy living. We are excited about the new projects and we will share more details in the coming months.”

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