SAN DIEGO—The Guild Lodge, a landmark in San Diego’s downtown, introduced a partnership with Be Saha Hospitality Group. The group behind San Diego ideas Wormwood, Botanica, and Tahona has taken over the meals and beverage operations. Be Saha Hospitality will open an idea within the resort’s courtyard (previously Luca) within the spring of 2023 and also will reimagine the Guild Bar, backyard, and lounge, in addition to deal with all onsite occasions and room service.
Be Saha Hospitality Group has introduced on Tijuana chef Ruffo Ibarra and culinary director Janina Garay to spearhead the challenge. Ibarra owns Baja’s Oryx Restaurante and is an envoy for World Central Kitchen and This Is About Humanity.
Chef and culinary director Janina Garay, who can also be on the Bocuse d’Or Mexico group, has been with Be Saha Hospitality since 2021, simply previous to the opening of the Wormwood in College Heights.
“This has been a very long time coming,” stated Onal Kucuk, basic supervisor at The Guild Lodge. “We’ve been looking for a meals and beverage companion for some time now, however had been affected person within the course of, ready for the appropriate match. As a locally-owned resort, it was a precedence of ours to work with a San Diego-based group. Be Saha makes for the proper companion at The Guild Lodge, not solely as a result of they’re native but in addition due to their artisanship and dedication to craft tradition and social good.”
“Be Saha’s mission is to bridge borders between cultures and folks, and The Guild Lodge is the proper place to proceed sharing tales of wanderers,” stated Amar Harrag, founding father of Be Saha Hospitality Group. “We’re excited to present reverence to the heritage of this landmark, and we will’t consider anybody higher than chef Ruffo Ibarra to create this new eating expertise for locals and vacationers. It’s an honor to have him be part of our group and be part of forces with our culinary director, Janina Garay. We will’t wait to unveil the brand new idea.”
The Guild Lodge was beforehand a Navy and Military YMCA inbuilt 1924 as a spot for individuals to socialize and join. In 2019 the constructing was restored right into a boutique resort property. Central to the property and sitting simply off of the bar is the resort’s courtyard, which initially housed eatery Luca. Because the onset of the pandemic, the house has been awaiting a brand new meals and beverage idea to match The Guild Lodge.