Coco Bodu Hithi to host residency with world-renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana

Coco Collection has announced plans to host a residency with world-renowned mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana at Coco Bodu Hithi this October.

During his residency at Coco Bodu Hithi, Ryan will be taking over the bar at Latitude on October 20 and 24. Guests will be able to sample some of his specialty cocktails together with a signature creation which will remain on the menu after the residency ends.

Ryan will also be hosting a masterclass on October 21, where his techniques and ingredients will be demonstrated for guests to recreate their favourites.

Ryan, also known as Mr Lyan, has been involved in several of the world’s best bars for over 15 years and has helped take the last six of these onto national and international titles with all projects being featured in the ‘World’s Best Bars’ list. Ryan has also twice been named UK Bartender of the Year, and International Bartender of the Year during his remarkable career.

He opened his first bar, White Lyan, in London in 2013 as the first cocktail bar in the world to use no perishables; no fruit and even no ice as an exploration in sustainability. Ryan has found that by using innovative ingredients and the use of pre-made cocktails he is able to reach new heights in the world of mixology while keeping waste to a minimum.

This focus on a ground-breaking approach remains key in the evolution of all of his venues; chiefly at his restaurant, Cub, which showcases luxury in sustainability. Ryan has decided to close Dandelyan to make way for new innovative approach to cocktails in the form of Lyaness in the Sea Containers Hotel, London together with new locations in Amsterdam and Washington D.C.

Coco Bodu Hithi, the flagship property in Coco Collection’s portfolio, is a chic retreat where you reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and the wonder of the natural world. Translating island life into contemporary sophistication, the resort, which is accessible by a 40-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, offers 100 villas that are surrounded by the calm view of the lagoon and the soothing sound of the waves.

With seven restaurants and bars, Coco Bodu Hithi celebrates and offers a variety of exquisite cuisines, taking inspiration from the Maldives and further afield.

An award-winning wellness zone on stilts over the clear water, Coco Spa is a sanctuary for the soul. Mindful of the healing properties of nature and the ocean, the spa is designed to retreat for an escape, whether a massage in one of the eight treatment rooms or yoga on the pavilion overlooking the ocean and beach. With a range of products from the Paris label Thémaé combining the healing properties of tea, therapists at Coco Spa are trained in techniques to treat the mind, body and soul. An overwater gym within the zone inspires guests to keep up with their regime of active well ness when away on a holiday.

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