NewsFebruary 14, 2024

W Maldives and Perrier® Unveils Exclusive Collaboration with Asia’s 50 Best Bars, Bar Cham

W Maldives invites you to imbibe in a captivating rendezvous in partnership with Perrier®, as you embark on a three-day affair with the crème de la crème of Seoul’s cocktail culture—Bar Cham. From March 7 to 9, 2024, the luxury playground becomes a canvas for this collaboration, painting the paradise escape with strokes of sophistication and fizz. 

Perrier®, synonymous with excellence in sparkling water, has been a steadfast supporter of the vibrant creative world aiming to put the spotlight on emerging artists from painters to beverage creators. The brand’s support in the cocktail culture is particularly evident in its active involvement as the title sponsor and Official Water Partner of the World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Recognized for its commitment to sophistication and its unique qualities, Perrier® has become the beverage of choice for mixologists seeking to elevate their creations. Now, in a groundbreaking collaboration, Perrier® extends its influence to the W Maldives, bringing the renowned Bar Cham from Seoul to the luxury resort’s pristine shores. 


Kicking off the collaboration is a special Ocean To The Table dinner on March 7, 2024, at W Maldives’ overwater restaurant, FISH. Dive into a symphony of flavours, where Chef Baka’s signature culinary creations are paired with Bar Cham’s award-winning cocktails. Savour the unique union of rich Maldivian taste and the contemporary twists on Korea’s traditional spirits. The evening will not just be a dinner; it’s a celestial affair under the stars and a soirée for the senses.

On March 8, a unique cocktail master class experience awaits at W Maldives’ private island, Gaathafushi. The class will be led by Bar Cham’s Bar Manager and Senior Bartender, Yeonghwi Yun and Myeongmin Kim, respectively, and they will reveal the secrets behind their award-winning concoctions against a canvas of the tropical paradise. This exclusive experience is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a sneak peek into the artisanship of Bar Cham’s creations. The master class concludes with an intimate sunset session on the island, where the natural beauty beckons you to simply enjoy the moment. 

The curtain falls on March 9, 2024, when Bar Cham is set to stage a coup at the resort’s overwater bar, SIP. The bar takeover will unleash a spectacle of mixology mastery featuring a specially curated menu just for the evening. Expect to sip, savour, and be surprised as Myeongmin Kim commandeers the scene with a flair found nowhere else. The evening will also be amplified by the groovy tunes churned by W Maldives’ music curator, Richard Ulh. 

“We are very thrilled to collaborate with Perrier® to bring the great talent behind the award-winning Bar Cham to our shores. Perrier®’s commitment to providing top-of-the-line products and Bar Cham’s dedication to providing a distinctive experience while highlighting the importance of staying true to local wisdom truly match W Maldives’ stance in creating inspiring and meaningful activations for our guests,” said Alexander Lopez, Resort Manager of W Maldives. He also adds, “Here at our luxury playground, we are always trying to find ways to keep elevating our Beverage & Food offerings through distinctive experiences. This collaboration with Perrier® and Bar Cham presents an opportunity for us to amplify W Hotels’ passion points—TASTE—while showcasing the amazing talents behind the notable bars from all over the world.” 

Bar Cham, an illustrious presence in Seoul’s cocktail landscape since 2018, offers a sensory voyage through local spirits and meticulously sourced Korean produce. In a testament to their artistry, Bar Cham secured the 13th position in Asia’s 50 Best Bars in 2023 and an impressive 75th in the World’s Best Bar rankings. Leading this symphony of taste are Yeonghwi Yun and Myeongmin Kim, Bar Cham’s Bar Manager and Senior Bartender, the creative geniuses who have redefined mixology. This duo seamlessly blends traditional Korean liquors with the finest seasonal produce, resulting in a unique imbibing experience that transcends the ordinary. 

Hosting Bar Cham at W Maldives, along with Perrier®, represents a harmonious blend of innovative mixology and breathtaking surroundings. This collaboration creates an exclusive and luxurious setting for guests to savour the finesse of Korea’s cocktail craftsmanship in a tropical paradise that offers an unparalleled experience that embodies refined indulgence that transcends the ordinary.

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