UNIT 101 and 103, 18 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa ON K1L 8L9

About Us

The story behind the name – Dhruvees

Have you ever noticed that bright, brilliant twinkling 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

The Team’s working experience from across the globe.

Donald Wingell

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.

Darryn Johnson

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.

Nicole Kim

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