Renowned Japanese dining group, Sumosan, is to extend its international presence with a brand-new restaurant and bar at Six Senses Residences Courchevel, the luxury Alpine ski resort and spa owned by Cain International and Promocour 1850. The brand was introduced to Cain International by leading specialist UK leisure property agency, Shelley Sandzer.
Sumosan was founded in 1997 in Moscow, and became a huge success following its 2002 launch in London, with restaurants also in Moscow, Monaco, Montenegro, Berlin, and Dubai. The brand is celebrated for high-quality sushi, sashimi, and an innovative menu of Japanese cuisine created by Executive Head Chef, Bubker Belkhit. Sumosan Courchevel will open in December and its menu, which will be overseen by Belkhit, will incorporate exclusive dishes such as black caviar rice pizza.
Morpheus London has designed the interior of Sumosan Courchevel, blending minimalist Japanese motifs with nods to its Alpine location. The restaurant and bar will bring an exciting new dimension to Six Senses Residences Courchevel, providing visitors with an alternative to the traditional fondue and raclette that reflects the growing demand for global cuisine from world-renowned chefs in luxury resort destinations.
Jonathan Goldstein, CEO of Cain International, commented: “We approached Shelley Sandzer to help us provide something quite unique at Courchevel because of their extensive knowledge of the fast-paced London dining scene, combined with an international outlook. They brought Sumosan to us and we are delighted to have secured such a highly regarded, innovative brand for Six Senses Residences Courchevel.”
Ted Schama, Partner at Shelley Sandzer, added: “When Jonathan briefed us on Cain International’s aspirations, we immediately suggested Sumosan. Six Senses Residences Courchevel is a special place that demanded a special operator and Sumosan fits the bill perfectly. We are confident other luxury resort owners and developers will be following Cain’s lead in securing signature operators to provide cachet and differentiation for visitors.”
Shelley Sandzer is a leading and dynamic agency, specialising in the restaurant and leisure property sector. The company provides considered and valued advice to many of the UK’s most highly regarded restaurant brands, centres, developments high streets and landlords, via a lateral thinking team with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the leisure business. Shelley Sandzer is also known for the key role it plays in launching new entrants and unique concepts to the market, such as Duddell’s, Honey & Smoke, and Frame.