Samba - Where Festive Energy Comes Alive

The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating for 122 guests, with the al fresco area overlooking the hotel swimming pool on Level 8. Designed by Manny Samson & Associates (MSA), local material in natural and subdued tones capture the elegant and bespoke interior design applications. Manny Samson, the principal designer, has honed his talent in the creation of memorable interiors in various parts of North America, Africa, Australia, South America and Asia, while residing for almost two decades in Los Angeles, California, before moving back to Asia.

Notable in the restaurant interiors are the butterfly patterns on the glass panels, reflective of Peru’s natural heritage as the home of over 3,700 butterfly species – more than any other country and equal to about 20% of the world’s total butterfly population.

Samba - Your Everyday Escape to Paradise

"I have embraced the use and adaptation of ethnic art forms from the uniqueness and character of a country’s culture for an interior design project. With this design principle, there is a continuous innovation of material applications and refined details."

-Manny Samson

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A Globetrotting Head Chef

Carlo Huerta Echegaray

Carlo Huerta Echagaray

“Cooking traditional Peruvian cuisine with a local flair.”

Chef Carlo Huerta Echegaray is a native of Cusco, Peru.

He started working in the kitchen at the age of 16 and pursued his culinary education at Le Cordon Bleu Peru, where he perfected his cooking skills and techniques, always looking for new fusions and flavors. He spent several years of his career travelling through South America, where he researched more intensely on Peruvian ingredients and ancient recipes.

In 2010, he became the executive chef at Vivaldi Restaurant, one of the most important fine-dining restaurants in Lima. Later on, he assumed the position of corporate executive chef at Embarcadero41, managing the kitchens of 15 restaurants in Peru, Ecuador and the United States.

With 15 years of culinary experience, Chef Carlo brings the exciting and contemporary flavors of Peru to the discerning diners of Samba.