International cocktail bars are setting up operations at ultra-luxury resorts in breathtaking locations not too far from India.
In partnership with widely acclaimed mixologists from around the world, One&Only has planned a series of pop-ups at their luxury resorts for the month of September. Award-winning mixologists are specially travelling to different resorts for the Promotion. Guests can look forward to bespoke cocktails with exotic flavours reflecting the local culture as well as the mixologist’s own signature drinks served with utmost flair in the spectacular settings.
Peter Good, from Johannesburg-based Mootee Bar, brings his unique African-inspired story-telling to One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius. La Pointe, the chic feet-in-the-sand bar located on the edge of the resort’s private peninsula, is where Peter will be serving rum-based blends for guests to enjoy alongside the spectacular sunset views. He will also be hosting an exclusive cocktail masterclass with food pairings at the acclaimed steak restaurant PRIME, while those seeking a detox day, can partake in crafted relaxation mocktails at the One&Only Spa, or energy-boosting beverages at Club One.
A one-night stay in a Lagoon Room at One&Only Le Saint Géran starts from $595 (plus taxes and fees) in September.
20-22 September: The Gibson at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai
The renowned mixologist from The Gibson, the London bar ranked sixth in The World’s Best Bars in 2016, brings his 1920s-inspired creations with exotic ingredients and flamboyant garnishes at One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai. The resort is a palatial sanctuary set in 65 acres of lush gardens and a kilometre of private beach overlooking Palm Island Bay.
A one-night stay in an Arabian Court Deluxe Room at One&Only Royal Mirage starts from $305 (plus taxes and fees) in September.
20-22 September: Purl at One&Only The Palm, Dubai
One&Only The Palm is an intimate enclave with modern Arabesque design. Bryan Pietersen of the acclaimed London bar Purl has created a pop-up at 101, is a chic over-water lounge next to The Palm’s private marina, with great views of the Dubai skyline. Check out Purl’s multi-sensory cocktails, including Mr Hyde, Cerez Joker and Mind The Gap, inspired by classic recipes from the prohibition era with an added flair and creativity.
A one-night stay in a Palm Manor Premier Room at One&Only The Palm starts from $654 (plus taxes and fees) in September.
21-23 September: Lucky Shaker at One&Only Cape Town in South Africa
Vista Bar at One&Only Cape Town in South Africa is where Michael Stephenson, the owner of Durban-based Lucky Shaker, will be shaking up a storm with innovative, seasonal drinks. The award-winning mixologist has represented South Africa in a number of cocktail competitions. One&Only Cape Town is located at the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offering spectacular views and world-class dining.
A one-night stay in a Marina King Room at One&Only Cape Town starts from $631 (plus taxes and fees) in September.
27-29 September: Ku Bar at One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives
Ku Bar from bustling Old Town Bangkok creates an exclusive three day pop-up at One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. Voted one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2017, Ku Bar is known for local ingredients, attention to detail and sophisticated techniques. With its pristine white beaches surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, One&Only Reethi Rah is an ultra-luxury, all-villa resort offering greatly prized seclusion and freedom so rare today.
A one-night stay in a Beach Villa at One&Only Reethi Rah starts from $1,650 (plus taxes and fees) in September
More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com