Raising the bar

With the cocktail bar scene as thriving as it is in Singapore these days, hotel bars too are not to be left behind. Three have upped their game by roping in top mixologists, growing their own herbs and specialising in craft beers. By Debbie Yong

Published Fri, Jan 24, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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One-Ninety by Javier de las Muelas

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

190 Orchard Boulevard

Tel: 6831 7671

Open 8am-1am daily

WHAT makes a good hotel bar? One filled with pleased-as-punch hotel guests is not enough for veteran mixologist Javier de las Muelas - it has to be a gathering point for locals too.

"A hotel bar isn't just for hotel guests anymore. It's somewhere people can go to to discuss business, or for ladies who want somewhere to rest between their rounds of shopping," says the Spanish mixologist and owner of the award-winning Dry Martini and Gimlet bars in Barcelona.

He was in town this week for the official launch of lounge-bar One-Ninety, a collaborative effort with the Four Seasons Hotel Sin…

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