Three-year National Champion reign at The Bar at The Dorchester

2012-12-14 — / — For three years running, the team of skilled and experienced bartenders at The Bar at The Dorchester have secured the winning title at the annual National Championship Cocktail Competition, supplying the nation’s Champion Bartender – and subsequently the UK representative – at the Bartenders Guild Global Cocktail Competition, which follows shortly after.

Beginning with Stefano Cossio who went on to represent the UK in Singapore in 2010, to Bruno Do Nascimento who competed in Poland in 2011, and Facundo Gallegos, who has only recently returned from his trip to Beijing where he represented the nation this October.

All three have trained under Giuliano Morandin, the incredibly well-respected Bar Manager at The Dorchester. Such is the respect and camaraderie of the team that the combined years they have all worked together exceeds 100 years.

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The Dorchester

The Dorchester is situated in the heart of London’s Mayfair on Park Lane, with 250 rooms and suites designed in a classic English residential style, affording expansive views of Hyde Park. Alexandra Champalimaud redesigned 22 new Dorchester and Park Suites in 2012, fusing contemporary comfort with timeless glamour. A wide range of dining is available to guests in The Promenade, The Bar and The Grill, China Tang and three Michelin star Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. The Dorchester Spa reopened in May 2009 after a multimillion transformation to offer indulgent pampering in a glamorous art deco setting.  The Dorchester’s ten banqueting rooms, including The Ballroom which was renovated in September 2011, offer a wide selection for hosting various events, from intimate dinners to cocktail receptions of up to 1,000 guests.

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Dorchester Collection
Dorchester Collection is a portfolio of the world’s foremost luxury hotels in Europe and the USA, each of which reflects the distinctive culture of its destination. By applying its unrivalled experience and capability in owning and operating some of the greatest individual hotels, the company’s mission is to develop an impeccable group of the finest landmark hotels through acquisition as well as management of wholly-owned and part-owned hotels, and to enter into management agreements.

The current portfolio includes the following hotels (in order of them joining the group): The Dorchester, London; The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills; Le Meurice, Paris; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris; Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan; Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles; Coworth Park, Ascot, UK; 45 Park Lane, London; and Le Richemond, Geneva.
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Three-year National Champion reign at The Bar at The Dorchester

Three-year National Champion reign at The Bar at The Dorchester