It is a new year and there is yet another new opening for us to be excited about. Hot on the heels of the announcement of 40Kong at The H Hotel, JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay has revealled that GQ Bar will open its doors for the first time on January 30.

Set across two floors, the  new venue is set within a vast 10,700 sq ft space and touts itself as ‘modern, stylish and tasteful’, which we don’t think is too far from the truth if the pictures are anything to go by.

According to the official statement, GQ Bar ‘will offer lunch (12pm–2.30pm) and dinner (7pm–11.30pm), serving contemporary cuisines of the finest quality’. It will pair ‘delectable food and drink with great music and an interactive environment’, making it ‘the quintessential meeting place for discerning, sophisticated guests’. The lounge and bar areas are open from 12pm–1am.

When it does open its doors later this month, GQ Bar will become Conde Nast International Restaurants’ first licensed outlet in the Middle East, following on from the Vogue Cafe at Dubai Mall. The brand also has venues in Moscow and Istanbul.

Speaking last year, JW Marriott Marquis general manager Rupprecht Queitsch said: “We are very excited to enter a partnership with GQ Bar, a world-recognised, powerful brand that will make an excellent addition to our food and beverage portfolio.

“It is a great fit with the JW brand; sophisticated, stylish and appealing to the assured traveller and discerning guest. I am sure GQ Bar will become another highlight in Dubai’s vibrant lounge bar scene and we are delighted to join them in this promising partnership.”

JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay. Tel: (0) 4321 4541. Metro: Business Bay.