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RECENT PRESS

Rum Social Asks Laguna Beach to Dance

Rum Social Kitchen & Cocktails has plans to open in July 2021 in the old Watermarc restaurant in Peppertree Lane in downtown Laguna Beach. At first glance, what an incredible “vacation” experience it looks to be. “An Upscale Hemingway Speakeasy” For the first time since local favorite Eva’s Caribbean closed in December, 2018, our town will be celebrating phenomenal Caribbean fare with fine rum and spirits all around.

MORONGO CASINO RESORT & SPA BY KENNETH USSENKO DESIGN

Kenneth Ussenko Design have been Shortlisted for Lobby/Public Areas – Global Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2021. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa located in Cabazon, California is a 17,000-metre square project with amazing artisan skills and craftsmanship throughout which helped to facilitate finishes that blanketed the interiors of the resort...

MOZEN ASIAN KITCHEN BY KENNETH USSENKO DESIGN

Kenneth Ussenko Design have been shortlisted for Restaurant Within A Hotel – Global Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2020. MOZEN Asian Kitchen is a multicultural Asian kitchen through the view of a modern American Chinatown. The concept is modern, incorporating both a daytime food order counter...

RECORD GAZETTE – MORONGO COMPLETES RENOVATIONS

The Morongo Casino Resort & Spa announced the recent completion of a sweeping renovation project that has transformed the heart of the property by adding elegant new décor and amenities throughout the casino floor, including new bars and three distinctive new restaurants...

PALM SPRINGS LIFE – FEATURING THE DRUM ROOM

Previously known as Club 360 and used as a lounge and meeting area, the space has undergone a dramatic reimagining in the hands of designer Kenneth Ussenko, who runs an international design and branding company that specializes in hospitality...

IN THE WORKS

  • Rum Social – Laguna Beach, CA
  • ROUTE – Santa Monica, CA
  • Spotlight 29 Casino – Coachella, CA
  • Tortoise Rock Casino – Joshua Tree, CA
  • Pala Casino Spa Resort – Pala, CA
  • Soboba Casino Resort – San Jacinto, CA
  • Damian Jasna Hotel Resort & Residences – Slovakia
  • Mission Inn Hotel and Spa – Riverside, CA
  • Regenerative Institute – Newport Beach, CA

 

1 Residence – Laguna Beach, CA
2 Residence – San Juan Capistrano, CA
3 Residence – Crystal Cove, CA
4 Residence – Fort Worth, TX

FLAGSHIP RestAURANT

RUM SOCIAL – Kitchen & Cocktails – Laguna Beach, CA

RESTAURANT DESIGN

“I want to orchestrate places that people would come to do more than just eat; they come to lose themselves in a world where style and fashion thrive, where elegance and raw materials share the same symphony, where each of the senses would come alive and dazzle amongst the substances of the gastronomic cultures that I’ve created.”

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HIGHLIGHT PROJECTS

Good Times Cafe

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Pink Cafe

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Mozen Asian Kitchen

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

Las Campanas Bar & New California Lounge

Mission Inn Hotel & Spa - Riverside, California

Surf City Still Works

Huntington Beach, California

The Huntsman Retail Bar

California & Kiev, Ukraine

The Drum Room

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa

The Farmhouse

Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar, CA

The Countess Daily

Southern, CA

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