One for the Road

A round up of the World’s best bars as recommended by Wings colleagues. There are stand-out hotel bars around the world and Wings picks the cream of the crop.


Tracy Porter, Marketing Specialist, Johannesburg, recommends…
Enjoying a sundowner at the end of a long working day takes some beating at the exclusive hillside retreat of Four Seasons The Westcliff high up on rocky Witwatersrand. The Preview outdoor bar overlooks an endless canopy of jacaranda trees stretching out for miles. With fountains, courtyards and gardens, the hotel seems like a million miles away from South Africa’s largest city.


Grasiele Araujo, country manager, Brazil, recommends…
The intimate Baretto-Londra bar inside the uber cool Hotel Fasano in the affluent Zone Sul district is the place to be seen. Not only that, the view from the rooftop pool and bar is breathtaking.


Patricia Moncaixa, Product Specialist, Cape Town recommends…
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the grand dame hotel, the Mount Nelson, now part of Belmond. Seek out the stylish Planet Bar which is akin to a gentleman’s club in look and feel.


Leigh van Zyl, country manager Dubai, recommends…
Perhaps the most secluded of Dubai’s beach resorts, One & Only The Palm offers the ultimate in peace and quiet at the westernmost tip of The Palm’s crescent. Low-rise buildings, lush gardens and lit by lanterns at night, a drink at the 101 Dining Lounge and Bar offers the most fantastic vista from its Skyline Deck.


Chris Martin, VP Business Development Americas, Houston recommends…
It might be in the middle of West Houston’s city centre retail development but Hotel Sorella affords sweeping views of the city skyline and the Energy Corridor. Its Milano Bar is part of one of the best restaurants in the area while the bartender is a superb mixologist.


Kerry Foy, Operations Manager, London recommends…
The trendsetting Blue Bar inside the elegant Berkeley Hotel opposite Hyde Park is a celebrity hangout. Designed by the late David Collins it’s an atmospheric place to imbibe.

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