The story behind the name – Dhruvees
Have you ever noticed that bright, brilliant tinkling star in the sky? It is always close to the moon and you can easily spot it on a clear night. It is the North Star. It is named so because it lies directly overhead when viewed from many parts of the planet.
This star has great significance in Japanese, Greek, Hawaiian and Indian culture. In Indian mythology, the pole star is called Dhruva and is based on the legend of a little prince behind it.
Dhruvees is a division of Wingell Hospitality Group
An innovative Culinary concept that follows the culinary journey of the Spice Routes of history and goes on till present day. Our selection of dishes change with the seasons and include choices from Indian, Sri Lankan and Indonesian Cuisines. All of these cuisines are offered under one “Food Studio”.
The Team’s working experience from across the globe.
Founder & CEO
An international hotelier, having helmed properties in hotel chains such as Shangri-La, Fairmont, Jumeirah, InterContinental, and others, Donald is driven by quality and performance. One of Donald’s key strengths is his ability to lead culturally diverse teams across various countries, bringing to the fore, novel hospitality concepts.
Executive Director – Design and Innovation
Darryn is an award-winning chef from New Zealand with more than 35 years international food & beverage experience in developing culinary and interior design concepts along with master planning kitchens and operations for hotels & restaurants: Big & Small.
Food and Beverage Manager
Nicole has a background with brands such as Starwood, Marriott, Jumeirah and Cinnamon Hotels in Korea, Australia, China and Sri Lanka
Emal De Silva
Dhruvees – Chef
A native of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Chef Emal has worked with luxury hotel brands like the Hilton and Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts as a Chef and More recently with Waters Edge in Colombo, heading the Asian kitchen.
He brings a wealth of experience in the Specialties of Sri Lankan and Peranakan Cuisine along with expertise in pastries and breads.
An Ottawa native, for over 25 years Eric has specialized in accounting, tax advice and management consulting to businesses in Canada and outside Canada.