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The Team

Meet us at Dubai's hottest nightlife destination for a spectacular evening

Isabella Murgu

Isabella Murgu

General Manager
Isabella Murgu

Isabella Murgu

General Manager

Born in Austria, Isabella joined the Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel in 2014. She brings over 10 years of high-end restaurant & bar operations experience in the hospitality industry. Isabella currently leads the teams of Buddha-Bar, Siddharta Lounge and Bushra by Buddha-Bar. She is the mastermind behind the creative concepts in our buzzing venues. When she is off-duty, Isabella loves experiencing what Dubai's nightlife has to offer.

Jitesh Sonawane - Operations Manager

Jitesh Sonawane

Operations Manager
Jitesh Sonawane - Operations Manager

Jitesh Sonawane

Operations Manager

With over 15 years hospitality experience, Jitesh started his career back in his home country, India. He continued within the hospitality industry managing high end venues in Dubai. Some of the venues include, the award-winning Indego by Vineet and Toro Toro by Chef Richard Sandoval located at the Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai.

Jitesh is a wine aficionado and takes great pride in his team and spends his time bring out the best in each individual. 

Heri Fitriyanto

Heri Fitriyanto

Chef de Cuisine
Heri Fitriyanto

Heri Fitriyanto

Chef de Cuisine

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Chef Heri began his professional career in Dubai as a Chef de Cuisine for Buddha-Bar in 2015. Chef Heri always recommends our diners to try our signature Buddha-Bar chicken salad. He is loved by his entire team and known for his great sense of humour and work ethic in the kitchen.

Rea Jane Quines

Rea Jane Quines

Reservations Manager
Rea Jane Quines

Rea Jane Quines

Reservations Manager
Originally from the Philippines, Rea started her adventure in Dubai at the Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection as Hostess in 2014. Her relentless work ethic throughout the years has led her to become the Reservations Manager for Buddha-Bar in 2023. Rea is known for her bubbly personality and will make you feel welcomed the moment you step in Buddha-Bar. On her off days, she enjoys trying the latest restaurants and bar.

Hours

  • Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
  • Friday: 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Saturday: 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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