Our brand strategy together with our international partners is to follow a simple philosophy of designing establishments impeccably, delivering quality products flawlessly, serving loyal clients tirelessly and passionately protecting our brands’ integrity.
GHAM works with a very select number of brands, chosen through a rigorous selection process and carefully crafted to ensure the most unique and dynamic experiences are offered throughout its venues.
We recognize that the success of an F&B brand is built by the creativity, hard work, meticulous attention to detail, relentless dedication to brand image and operational excellence that only an entrepreneur(s) with a strong vision can execute.
At GHAM we believe that by investing in the brands DNA and working with the brand founders on a global growth strategy, our interests are aligned and our ability to execute on the vision is aided by the collective strength of the combined teams.
GHAM has now widened its mandate and is investing in the creation of its own brands in the Fast Casual, Casual and Premium Casual Dining Space
Heralded as possibly the best beach club brand in the world, Blue Marlin UAE is a stunning addition to the Ibiza family and attracts thousands of people weekly to its breath
taking location, offering spectacular food, drink, service and the some of the world’s top DJs.
The Act is a ground-breaking performance-based theatre dinner club created through the unique partnership between GHAM and Variety Worldwide, the NYC based global entertainment hospitality company that combine non-traditional theatre with nightlife.
With an extensive and award winning Peruvian menu, spectacular theatrics from internationally acclaimed performance artists and DJs around the world, The Act brings a unique spin to the world of experiential dining and nightlife.
A contemporary American seafood-restaurant, CATCH features current renditions of classic seafood preparations by Top Chef Season 3 Winner and Executive Chef Hung Huynh. Serving up dishes that are both sophisticated and approachable, CATCH’s streaming, sharable style of dining continues to achieve success as it marries deliciously simple yet elegant seafood with excellent service and an energetic, interactive atmosphere.
Catch will be opening at the Fairmont Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road in Spring 2015
The larger than life neighbourhood bistrot founded in NYC and since opened in some of the hottest destinations on the jetsetters circuit globally comes to Dubai in September 2015. Known for its exceptional take on Mediterranean cuisine as well as it’s hugely popular and world famous brunch, Bagatelle has been wining and dining the world’s elite from NYC to St Barth to St Tropez and Sao Paolo.
The brand that stunned the critics and the non-believers with its impeccably executed three item menu and notorious for its 2-3 hour wait lists, arrives in Dubai September 2015.
Heralded as one of the most innovative concepts to have come out of London and astounding the world with its perfectly executed menu and fun spirited brand experience, Burger & Lobster continues its world domination by making GHAM its first international partner.
Illusion/1933 is considered to be Doha's most exclusive and innovative nightlife experience. Located on the rooftop of the prestigious Kempinski Marsa Plaza on the Pearl, this spectacular venue boasts a stunning garden terrace overlooking the Arabian Gulf, a private members area for exclusive yet intimate evenings for Doha's most elite residents and the jaw dropping 1933, a unique theatrical and nightclub/lounge showcasing some of the finest acts from around the globe in a throwback to the Prohibition era of the 1930s USA.
Wholly created and managed by GHAM and in partnership with one of the most renowned and leading luxury business groups in Qatar, Al Fardan Hospitality, Illusion has shaken up the nightlife scene in Doha and catapulted it to new heights.
GHAM is helmed by 3 visionary leaders who came together with a diverse and complementary set of skills, know-how and experience.
Together they set out to create a hospitality company, that while based in Dubai, would operate on a global level - a global mindset, a global team of experts, a global outlook, a global set of brands and a global reputation.
But above all they wanted to create something that was innovative, unique, ground-breaking and lucrative for all of its stakeholders.
GHAM is at the beginning of its journey and we believe that by operating with the highest standards of ethical conduct and good governance, and by delivering our projects with passion and dedication, we can become one of the most outstanding F&B Lifestyle investment companies in the world.
Salima Vellani is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a BSc (Hons) in Management Science and an MSc in International Finance. Salima has over 20 years of strategic consulting and corporate finance experience with such notable institutions as Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and the Stanford Research Institute’s Venture Capital Subsidiary.
GHAM is an investment vehicle dedicated to investing, opening and managing internationally acclaimed hospitality and lifestyle brands within the Food & Beverage (“ F&B ”) niche primarily in Dubai, which is where the Group is headquartered. However, the vehicle is broadening its mandate to invest in other markets where it can also ensure its assets are properly managed by the Dubai team.
GHAM is helmed by three visionary partners who share a common passion to deliver the most dynamic, creative, exciting and remarkable dining and nightlife venues with uncompromising service and attention to detail while still delivering the highest rates of return for its investors.
GHAM Partners bring in-depth expertise in the F&B space and the wider hospitality, retail, luxury brands and entertainment industries having either advised some of the top brands in the world in these sectors; having created and operated some of the top brands in these spaces or having managed at the highest levels of executive management.
The combination of operational and brand creation/management excellence with deep corporate finance and strategic analysis skills and experience within the F&B and wider hospitality sector across multiple brands and in multiple markets, lends GHAM a unique positioning within this industry.
Our vision is to create one of the world’s best managed, most sought after and highly regarded F&B investment companies.
We work with a select group of investors who share our vision and are vested in creating an investment vehicle which not only achieves exceptional returns but is well positioned for a strong exit within an agreed upon time frame.
Our investors not only want to be owners in some of the most renowned and internationally acclaimed F&B brands in the world but also aspire to be part of a unique story of carefully crafted growth and uncommon focus and on creating tremendous brand equity and good will in every project we undertake.
Through a model of complete transparency where our investors have direct access to detailed accounts at any time through our third party accountants, investors are considered part of our family and are consulted through each stage of our growth. As a group we prefer to remain under the radar and far from the spotlight, allowing our brands to take centre stage. Integrity, respect, transparency, humility and the highest ethical standards pervade all aspects of our business and are the guiding principals by which we work. For more information, please send an email to: Salima@gham.com
A Progressive And Refined Hospitality Group
At GHAM, we believe that the only way a company can grow without losing its soul, is to attract, hire, and motivate great people. To that end, our people are our greatest asset and by taking care of them, we ensure they take care of our guests. And by taking care of our guests, we provide the tools for success demanded by our international brand partners, investors and the community at large.We seek to provide exceptional experiences and hospitality to our guests, our community, our suppliers, and our investors. Integrity pervades all that we do and is the guiding force that drives us toward our goal of being the most respected F&B lifestyle and hospitality investment vehicle in the world.
For opportunities across all of GHAM’s brands, please send your details to:HR@gham.com
We are honored and humbled to say that through the tireless efforts and hard work of each member of our team, we have received countless press reviews and accolades. To receive press coverage on any of our brands, please contact our marketing team on firstname.lastname@example.org.