Diego Gronda has worked for some of the most prestigious names in the hotel and restaurant business, from Nobu and the Michelin starred chefs Alain Ducasse, Jose Andrés and Gordon Ramsay, to Virgin Hotels, W Hotels, Mandarin Oriental, The Luxury Collection and Ritz Carlton.
For Restaurante Zela, Studio Gronda have drawn on Indochinese visual references, creating an enchanting subtropical garden in both the interior and exterior spaces.
Dark green and flora are abundant within the restaurant, both in the delicate vertical garden, and repeated in various decorative elements, such as feathers made of handmade, glossy ceramic that cover the front of the sushi bar and the main bar.
At the helm of Restaurante Zela is Ricardo Sanz, executive chef of the four Michelin star-holding Kabuki Group. Sanz is famed for his exquisite cuisine, based around Japanese gastronomy, and the fusion of specialities he incorporates from multiple cultures.
All photos ©Jose Salto