With the opening of Bulgari Hotel Tokyo in April 2023, the Bulgari Bar, located on its top floor, has garnered attention as a new destination in the city of Tokyo. Now, Bulgari Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce the inaugural edition of its globally renowned cocktail event 'Symposia' at the 'Bulgari Bar' in Tokyo.
For this momentous first edition of Symposia, which will feature original cocktails crafted by top bartenders from around the world, we are delighted to welcome Mr. Lorenzo Antinori from 'Bar Leone' in Hong Kong. He will be joined by Mr. Andrea Minarelli, the Bar Manager of 'Bulgari Bar,' in hosting this exceptional event.
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Friday, September 22, 2023
19:00 to 23:00 (Last Order)
Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, 45th Floor, 'Bulgari Bar'
2-1 Yaesu 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Founder of 'Bar Leone'
Born in Rome, Italy. During his student years studying law, he discovered the world of bartending, particularly captivated by the realm of cocktail creation, which led him to pursue this path. After gaining experience in London and South Korea, he relocated to Hong Kong in 2019. In 2020, he was honored as 'Hong Kong's Best Bartender' by Time Out magazine. Two bars under his leadership in Hong Kong received high acclaim, ranking among the top in 'World's Best 50 Bars' and 'Asia's Best 50 Bars.' In January 2023, he embarked on an independent journey, and in June of the same year, he opened 'Bar Leone' in Hong Kong. He is a bartender who has garnered international attention.
Bar Manager at 'Bulgari Bar'
Hailing from Ferrara, Italy, Andrea Minarelli is a bar manager and bartender with approximately 10 years of experience at top-tier bars in Italy and Asia. In 2023, he joined the opening team of Bulgari Hotel Tokyo, showcasing his exceptional skills in crafting narrative-driven cocktails and a warm hospitality that brings smiles to guests. He has traveled throughout Japan, exploring various ingredients for new cocktails, demonstrating his passion for discovering novel cocktail components and consistently pushing the boundaries of 'Bulgari Bar'.
About Bulgari Hotels & Resorts
Bulgari Hotels & Resorts are distinguished by their unique locations that harmonize with the surrounding areas, traditional designs crafted by the architectural firm ACPV Architects, Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel, known for their dramatic and contemporary Italian architecture. The brand is characterized by an unwavering commitment to quality, always accentuating Bulgari's creations, and providing exceptional service.
The interior designs are deeply rooted in the traditions of each location, paying meticulous attention to every detail as a tribute to perfect luxury. This approach remains consistent across all Bulgari Hotels.
The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection is characterized by the unmistakable Bulgari touch, bold Italian style, distinctive architectural designs, contemporary Italian cuisine, and luxurious spas. These elements convey the excitement of the Bulgari brand, its timeless allure, and the tradition of opulent Italian jewelry.
The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts Collection began with properties in Milan, London, and Bali, and in recent years, Beijing, Dubai, Shanghai, Paris, and Tokyo have been added.
As the ninth hotel in the collection, "Bulgari Hotel Rome" has opened, and further expansion is planned with new openings scheduled for 2025-2026 in Miami, the Maldives, and Los Angeles.
Bulgari, a member of the LVMH Group, was founded in the heart of Rome in 1884.
Throughout its long history, Bulgari has established itself as an iconic symbol of Italy, known for its mastery of colored gemstones and visionary design, making it a renowned high jeweler. Consistently driven by a pioneering vision embedded in the brand's DNA since its inception, Bulgari has achieved global success and evolved into a global luxury brand that offers a diverse range of products and services, from fine jewelry and luxury watches to accessories and perfumes. The brand has also expanded into some of the world's most exclusive shopping destinations, with a network of boutiques and hotels.
Moreover, Bulgari actively embraces innovation to contribute to a sustainable future through its commitment to corporate social and environmental responsibility. The company is dedicated to making positive contributions to the natural environment and local communities.