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5931 13 May 2022

New Bar Manager Joins the Slick Cocktail Bar in Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown appoints new Bar Manager Antonio De Luca

Antonio De Luca has been appointed as the new Bar Manager at Off the Wall, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown. The slick cocktail bar inspired by the culture clash of nearby Satwa offers guests relaxed vibes to slick contemporary cocktails and the best remixes of flavours old and new. His role is to conceptualize the drinks menu and oversee all operations at the venue. Originally from Italy, his career as a mixologist has seen him travel across the globe as a bartender and gain a wealth of knowledge that he will be bringing to the property.

Antonios passion for mixology was sparked at an early age by his fascination with the combination of flavours in spirits and their massive potential to amplify the guest experience. This same passion led him to pursue his professional career by enrolling in mixology, cocktail, art and design courses at Planet One. He then went on to continue his education and in 2016 obtained his diploma in bartending from the International Bartender School in Rome. To elevate his expertise even further, Antonio acquired a masters degree in Hospitality from the Flair Bartender School and another one in Bar Mastery from the Campari Academy.

Im thrilled to head the team here at Off the Wall and this new role promises an exciting journey for me in Dubai. I look forward to bringing my new ideas and learning along the way from the style and concepts of the city, said Antonio De Luca, Bar Manager of Off the Wall.

His career began in 2015 as Bar Manager Head Mixologist at Mediterraneo Palace Hotel, where his primary responsibilities included menu engineering, managing guests, and meeting financial objectives. This was just the beginning, as he then went on to further his experience throughout various prestigious venues including Hang Loose Beach in Italy and Mimi Coco Speakeasy in China. During his time in China, Antonio was honoured with the opportunity to speak at the World Chefs Art Summit, as well as collaborate with Noob Huang as a Project Partner, and continued to strengthen his portfolio working as Head Mixologist/Bartender at Rosewood Guangzhou and Four Seasons Guangzhou, where they won Number One Bar and Hotel Bar of the Year at the Drink Magazine Bar Awards, before relocating to the UAE to join Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown.

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About Hotel Indigo

Just as no places are alike, no two Hotel Indigo properties are alike. Each Hotel Indigo draws inspiration from the local neighbourhood, culture and popular trends in food, drink and design to create a warm and vibrant atmosphere. Our hotels provide a gateway to discover and explore some of the worlds most inspiring cities and neighbourhoods.

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About Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the first Hotel Indigo branded property in India, GCC and Africa, which opened in October 2020. Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown is a refreshingly vibrant lifestyle hotel for the curious explorers looking to discover the delights of Dubai.

Positioned as a vivacious hub where inspiring minds are brought together and immersed in art, design, and fashion, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown brings a stimulating environment where guests can experience the architectural exuberance of the new city with the trading posts of the old.

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