Hilton Bournemouth Appoints Jaz Arward As Head Bartender

November 30, 2015

BOURNEMOUTH, U.K. - Hilton Bournemouth has announced the appointment of Jaz Arwand to head bartender ahead of its December opening. 'The Travelling Tender' is taking up residence at LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar at the new hotel on the South Coast.

Having grown up in Dorset, Jaz Arwand will bring a mix of local knowledge and creative flair to make LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar Bournemouth's number one drinking destination.

Twenty five year-old cocktail geek and gin expert Jaz, has spent years building a library of photos and specifications of drinks around the UK for his project 'The Travelling Tender' while also working at bars including Tickled Ivory Piano Bar in Guilford and London's Shake, Rattle and Stir. Drawing on his expert knowledge and using the latest techniques in mixology not seen anywhere else in the region, he will deliver the most unique and exciting drinks in Bournemouth.

His most recent role was Manager at Nosh Box - a Bournemouth eatery located adjacent to the new hotel, serving tasty and affordable dishes that served the hotel team each day. His imaginative ideas and lively personality caught the attention of Hilton Bournemouth and he was quickly put forward and chosen for the head bartender role.

Jaz Arwand, head bartender at LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar said: "only recently I was serving next to the new Hilton Bournemouth and now I'm going to be upstairs on the roof mixing the best drinks in the region. I hope to bring some real innovation to LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar. I'm really passionate about great service and with an enthusiastic team behind me, we'll be pushing out some unique drinks, with an unrivalled view!"

With a dramatic vista overlooking the Bournemouth coastline, LEVEL8IGHT The Sky Bar is set to be the town's definitive drinking destination. The top floor lounge, Bournemouth's highest bar, is opulently styled and elegantly appointed in rich tones of gold, charcoal and teal. Propping up the bar, discerning drinkers from Bournemouth and beyond, will be able to enjoy expert seasonal serves from a talented team of mixologists.

About Hilton Bournemouth
The immaculate full service hotel, developed by THAT Group, offers 172 guest rooms and suites with panoramic views over Bournemouth and is located within walking distance to all amenities. The hotel will include an all-day restaurant, Bournemouth's highest sky bar, eforea Spa & Health Club, complete with a 20m indoor pool, ballroom, seven meeting spaces and a dedicated Boardroom. Hilton Bournemouth is twinned with the recently opened Hampton by Hilton hotel.


Beth Hadrill
Roche Communications, For Grey
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Lauren Hughes
Roche Communications For Hilton Bournemouth
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About Hilton

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