OZEN by Atmosphere tops flair category in Grape Expectations Bartenders Challenge 2018
OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo has won the top prize from the flair category in the annual Grape Expectations Bartenders Challenge.
At the Bartenders Challenge held at Kurumba Maldives resort from July 7-8, OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo’s Andy Pratama won the first prize amongst 26 bartenders from all across the Maldives. He will now represent the Maldives at the 27th Asia Pacific Bartender of the Year Cocktail Championship to be held in Singapore in August.
Sponsored by Danzka vodka, Plantation rum, Re’al puree and Giffard liqueurs, the fifth annual Grape Expectations Bartenders Challenge saw the introduction of an all new Flair category in addition to the main Mixology category.
Representatives from Grape Expectations, International Bartenders Association (IBA) and Danska Vodka judged the competition using IBA standards.
Operating since 2003 under Lily International, Grape Expectations went solo in 2012 absorbing Lily’s entire portfolio of beer and wine. Under the new company, growth took off rapidly with portfolio additions such as liquor, beverages, cigars, shisha, glassware and accessories. The company is also the leaders in the field of wine and bar education and consulting.
Amidst the exotic turquoise hues of South Male Atoll lies the tranquil island of Maadhoo, home to the flagship luxury all-inclusive resort of the popular Indian Ocean hospitality brand, Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts.
Having opened its shores to the world in 2016, OZEN by Atmosphere at Maadhoo offers the discerning traveller a uniquely exclusive holiday plan, the Atmosphere Indulgence where guests will experience the ultimate hassle-free beach holiday in the Maldives.
The contemporary design style of the resort’s 90 standalone luxury villas and overall ambience of OZEN complements the naturally blessed surroundings of Maadhoo island.
Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts, with a growing reputation worldwide of being a trendsetter, continues to introduce new concepts and unique experience, enhancing the overall customer experience at each of its resorts. The brand currently operates four resorts in the Maldives, expansion plans to open two beach resorts in Tangalle, Sri Lanka by Q1 2020.