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Explore The Behind the Bar Series at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives

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The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands unveils a stellar line-up for the third edition of its highly anticipated Behind The Bar series.

The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands is set to elevate the bar experiences for guests. Taking it to new heights, the resort will play host to globally acclaimed bartenders from iconic bars worldwide.

The previous edition of the series also featured notable figures in the industry. Last year featured icon Shingo Gokan and Singaporean pioneer Vijay Mudaliar, and this year’s line-up is set to surpass all expectations!

Röda Huset, Hampus Thunholm

Röda Huset has garnered prestigious accolades, notably receiving The World’s 50 Best Bars’ Campari One to Watch award in 2022. Offering a unique experience honed by Thunholm’s skilled craftsmanship, The seasonal menu produces 17 idiosyncratic cocktails. Each of these is a testament to the pristine produce sourced from across the country the bar stands as a vibrant celebration of Scandinavia. Among the highlights is the “Good Creme,” a lip-smacking concoction featuring milk from unique cows grazing the lush pastures of Gotland Island. As guests explore the layers of flavor, Thunholm shares a promise of seamlessly blended Nordic tradition with expert innovation. Guests can explore these drinks from March 10-11, 2024!

HIMKOK, Paul Aguilar & Maros Dzurus 

HIMKOK is not just a bar; but a fully operational distillery that embodies the essence of Norwegian culture. The flavours captured within each spirit reflect a commitment to authenticity and sustainability. Recognized as a proud member of the World’s 50 Best Bars for six consecutive years, HIMKOK has become a global symbol of Norway’s mixological prowess. The distillery’s dedication to blending traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques has created a unique and unparalleled experience, where every sip will transport guests to the heart of Nordic excellence. Guests can explore the HIMKOK, Paul Aguilar & Maros Dzurus from April 5-6th.

Republic – Singapore

Republic showcases an extensive cocktail menu that is devoted to a narrative of historical anecdotes. The drinks are inspired by the influential hallmarks of pop culture in the 1960s. Republic also offers an array of limited-edition spirits from the 1960s. The bar’s notable ranking as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars attests to its commitment as a destination bar in Singapore which can be explored throughout July.

Opium, Matteo Cadeddu 

Having garnered a cult following throughout the years, Opium is a sanctuary of flawlessly curated mixed drinks inspired by “Liquid Surrealism.” The bar unveils a sensory journey that seamlessly blends opulent New York hangout vibes with the spirit of late-night Chinatown Bangkok. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in the historical significance of the venue. The space was once utilized for the legal smoking of opium. Guests can explore this vibe at The Ritz-Carlton Maldives from August 9-10th.

Overstory, Harrison Ginsberg 

Overstory stands 64 stories above Wall Street, delivering an exceptional experience marked by breathtaking views and top-tier cocktails. Bar Director Harrison Ginsberg’s meticulous sourcing of local ingredients emphasizes earthy and umami flavours, creating cocktails that are literally a cut above. The art deco lounge and wraparound terrace provides an unparalleled panorama of the New York skyline. Culinary offerings by celebrated chef James Kent, known for their work at sister restaurants Crown Shy and Saga, further elevate the experience. Explore these delectable drinks from September 18-19th.

Wax On, Damien Guichard 

Wax On achieved a remarkable position at No. 29. Situated in Berlin’s trendy Weserstrasse bar district. Wax On has quickly gained recognition as one of Germany’s best bars under the creative direction of Damien Guichard. In typical Berlin fashion, the interior is dark, featuring handmade wooden furnishings. The basement serves as its laboratory, where cocktails are expertly crafted and garnished. A signature drink worth trying is the Go Apes. A delightful blend of rum, clarified banana juice, coffee distillate, and soda, served crystal clear. Even in the darkness of a Berlin night, this concoction transports you to the sunny Caribbean. Guests can explore delectable drinks from November 22-23rd!

The Cambridge Public House, Hyacinthe Lescoet 

The Cambridge Public House in Paris’s Marais district combines the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of a pub with the expertise of a cocktail bar. This bar has a constantly evolving cocktail program that adapts to the seasons and emphasizes locally sourced quality products. The team of bartenders is dedicated to exploring new flavours and ingredients monthly. With a motto of “Tradition and Transition,” the pub pays homage to the past while embracing new techniques. This is a must-explore from December 5-6th!

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Experience the Thrill of Summer with the Family Fun Summer Package at Sheraton Maldives!

Summer is almost here and Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa is inviting families to experience the breathtaking paradise of the Maldives. Travellers can now explore the thrill of summer and more at Sheraton Maldives with the ‘Family Fun Summer’ Package. If you were thinking about booking a family trip this one is perfect for you. With this amazing package children under 12 dine and stay for free! Families can also immerse themselves in a host of specially curated experiences. This includes educational kids club programs, coral propagation activities, as well as culinary and wellness journeys, all-embracing sustainable travel and catering to eco-conscious travellers.

Families planning a tropical getaway this summer can look forward to exciting adventures at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. The five-star resort welcomes families to explore the natural splendour of North Male Atoll on the private island of Furanafushi. Guests can choose from a range of premium villas and overwater bungalows that feature breathtaking views of the lush gardens, pristine white-sand beaches, shimmering blue lagoon, or the Indian Ocean.

Explore the Signature Side by Side Family Program this Summer

Guests can delve into the resort’s signature ‘Side by Side’ Family Program, designed to create memorable moments that bring families together. From cooking classes, mom and daughter face mask making, and Maldivian palm weaving to engaging fun games, ‘Side By Side’ promises cherished memories for families. The resort boasts seven restaurants and bars, each offering a variety of delectable menus sourced with fresh organic produce from Chef Garden and Furana Organic Garden, perfect for families.

A Touch of Sustainability with the Adopt a Coral Activity!

Guests are also invited to participate in the ‘Adopt A Coral’ – coral planting activity led by the resident Marine Biologist and learn about coral propagation to help grow new colonies in the resort’s lagoon. This program, part of Good Travel with Marriott Bonvoy, allows guests to create meaningful travel experiences. Families can enjoy a guided snorkelling tour or join a dolphin cruise on a traditional Maldivian Cruise Dhoni.

Enjoy More with the Family Fun Summer Package

With the ‘Family Fun Summer’ package, guests can savour daily breakfasts and buffet dinners. This includes Feast Restaurant or you can enjoy three-course à la carte meals at select restaurants. Kids will receive a special welcome amenity, and children under 12 can stay and dine for free. Additionally, complimentary access to the Kid’s Club is provided for children ages 4 to 12. The resort is conveniently accessible by a complimentary 15-minute speedboat ride, ensuring a stress-free journey for families.

Guests can reserve their extraordinary summer retreat before May 31, 2024. This is valid for stays until September 30, 2024. With this, guests can enjoy other benefits such as daily breakfasts and dinners, and complimentary access to the gym and kids’ club. Moreover, guests can also enjoy non-motorized water sports activities. For more information, visit the website at or book the Family Fun Summer package here. Marriott Bonvoy members can seamlessly earn and redeem their points on stays and experiences at the resorts. 

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