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W Maldives Presents the Bar Takeover Series with David Ong and Victoria Chow

W Maldives Presents the Bar Takeover Series with David Ong and Victoria Chow

Escape to W Maldives, a luxury 5-star private island resort setting the stage to fuel guests’ lust for life. Located 25 minutes by seaplane from Male, W Maldives is the private island playground for those seeking exclusivity and appreciation of a lifestyle brand that flirt with one’s senses. The playful personality of the island sparks infinite days above and beneath the ocean in a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. Go gourmet at our six eateries and bars, where every story starts with endless possibilities to go with the flow from dawn till dusk.

In leading with W’s cocktail culture, W Maldives will be hosting two bar takeovers before the end of the year. Re-vitalizing the “B” in B&F in true W style with bold, unscripted luxurious blue surroundings, endless flow of cocktails and going further with more island takeovers in collaboration with International influencers.

Inspired by Director of B&F, Dan Drebing’s, Filipino heritage to highlight the scene of his home flavors W Maldives will present Bar takeover #3 with David Ong, co-owner and head bartender from Curator Coffee and Cocktails. An event spanning across two days David will take his passion for coffee and cocktails from his cozy and intimate bar in the Philippines all the way to the iconic white sanded beaches at W Maldives. The Curator is known for being serious about specialty coffee and craft cocktails; priding itself in sincere and personal customer service as a forte. Voted #37 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars for 4 consecutive years and the Best Bar in the Philippines David will take center stage on October 23-24, 2019. While on the retreat’s luxury playground, David will spark with signature favorites and a mix of local island ingredients. The first bite is always with the eyes and we are keen on delivering Asian flare in nibbles and beverage!

Next up: Victoria Chow, Hong Kong bar owner of The Woods, founder and managing director believes in “taking an educated sip.” She thrives to connect the dots between spirit producers and working with brands to better leverage consumer experiences. By taking over SIP for a bar masterclass she plans on elevating the understanding and appreciation for the craft of spirits for W Maldives guests. Going further, from November 12-14th this Forbes Asia 30 under 30 recipients will flaunt her story with a culinary take on cocktails. We look forward to tasting the Woods Welcome cocktail and perhaps a first taste of her very own line of canned craft cocktails from KWOON.

A bonus for in house Marriott Bonvoy elite members to get behind the bar and advance in cocktail making techniques with both David and Victoria. A great take away included for the cocktail culture to live on in the comforts of your home. W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat Whatever/Whenever®.