Cocktails in the clouds

tasty June 15, 2018 12:48

By The Nation

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Vana Nava Sky Bar, the new 360-degree rooftop venue at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, adds a new vibe to the resort’s culinary scene through the creative talents of F&B expert Ron Ramirez, who recently joined the hotel as general manager.

Ramirez is an award-winning mixologist and F&B professional whose experience spans the Asian continent, from the exclusive clubs of Dubai to the luxury hotels of Southeast Asia. He developed the bar concept for Shangri-La’s luxury resort in the Maldives and has worked with such Michelin-starred chefs as Gary Rhodes of Rhodes Twenty Four in London. 

He has also wowed guests at some of Asia’s top rooftop venues, including The Dome at Lebua, the iconic sky bar in Bangkok. Last year, he launched his own private consultancy company, Glass of Art and Science.

Perched on the 27th floor of the new hotel, 110 metres above the ground, Vana Nava Sky Bar was designed by Ashley Sutton - the mastermind behind some of Asia’s most famous bars, including Maggie Choo’s and Iron Fairies in Bangkok and Ophelia in Hong Kong. With its stylish interior design, glass-floored outdoor observation deck and dramatic 360-degree views, the bar is becoming one of the most desirable destinations on Thailand's Gulf coast.

In this spectacular setting, guests can sample cool and creative cocktails devised by Joseph Boroski, former global head of mixology for W Hotels. These include creations that take advantage of Thailand’s tropical ingredients, such as the Fresh Pina Colada, Mai Tai Done the Right Way and his very own My Favorite Mojito.

Vana Nava Sky Bar’s Sky Kitchen also features a diverse menu of light snacks, sharing platters and main meals, while a private function space for up to 100 people creates a unique option for events and parties.

“I have worked in many of the world’s leading bars and venues, but Vana Nava Sky Bar is certainly one of the most impressive,” Ramirez says “With its perfect position, this is a destination that will attract guests from far and wide.”

Vana Nava Sky Bar forms part of the brand new Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, which became Asia’s first Holiday Inn water park resort when it opened earlier this year. Right next door, opposite the gulf, is the Vana Nava Water Jungle Park, filled with adventure rides and huge slides that guests can enjoy for free as many times as they like. Non-guests pay for admission, but everyone staying at the resort has unlimited access.

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