In spring 2018, D&D London’s landmark Chelsea restaurant Bluebird will arrive in the heart of Manhattan, opening in an impressive 10,400sf space on the 3rd floor of the Time Warner Centre, Columbus Circle. The move across the Atlantic for Bluebird is part of Chairman and Chief Executive Des Gunewardena’s plans to expand the Bluebird brand and further strengthen D&D’s overseas presence, commenting: “I am incredibly excited about us opening Bluebird in New York – we could not have picked a more prime location. The Time Warner Centre at Columbus Circle, with its views over Central Park is about as good as it gets for a Midtown Manhattan restaurant venue. We think that Bluebird encapsulates much of the buzz and glamour of the London restaurant scene today and will also bring to New York the quintessential style of London’s Chelsea. We hope New Yorkers like it!”
In New York, Bluebird’s new home, The Time Warner Centre, is a luxury retail, office and residential development at Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, ideally situated adjacent to high end offices, theatres, hotels, Central Park and the Upper Westside Residential area. Leading the charge is our newly appointed D&D USA Operations Director Yannis Stanisiere (formerly overseeing operations at Biergarten LLC for The Spotted Pig and Ace Hotel NY). D&D will be appointing a New York based chef, who will be announced in due course. The interior design will be overseen by innovative New York designers Cetra Ruddy, the team behind Sushi Samba.
The spring 2018 launch of Bluebird Time Warner in New York, will be followed by a second D&D London restaurant in the city’s spectacular Hudson Yards development, opening in March 2019.
Both Hudson Yards and The Time Warner Centre have been developed by the renowned Related Companies.
Notes to Editors
ABOUT D&D LONDON
- D&D London is a group of luxury restaurants, bars and hotels based principally in London, but also with venues in Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Today D&D London owns and operates 34 restaurants and an award-winning hotel.
- D&D has achieved numerous accolades across the group recognising its exceptional food, design, service and sustainability. The group currently holds a Michelin Star at Angler. D&D was also named the Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year 2015 by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
- D&D London will launch Bluebird Café in January 2018 in London’s White City development, making 2018 the year that the Bluebird brand spreads its wings.
ABOUT TIME WARNER CENTRE
Time Warner Centre is a mixed use (office/commercial and residential) twin-tower building in New York City. Developed by The Related Companies and AREA Property Partners its design consists of two twin towers bridged by a multi-story atrium containing upscale retail shops.
In the heart of Manhattan, it’s an iconic indoor destination attracting more than 16 million visitors annually. It’s the place to shop, dine, live, work and be entertained. The soaring 2.8 million-square-foot landmark with stunning views of Central Park has transformed Columbus Circle into a cultural portal to Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
It’s an unrivalled destination for style and sophistication, offering a diverse selection of over 50 retail shops and boutiques ideal for residents and visitors alike. It also holds a prestigious collection of the largest Michelin-starred restaurants featuring world renown chefs such as Thomas Keller and Masayoshi Takayama.
It is also home to the worldwide headquarters of media giant Time Warner Inc. Worldwide with almost one million square feet of office space and state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities for CNN, Turner Broadcasting, and truTV.
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