July 2019: Rohan Rege of JW Marriott Pune makes the luxury hospitality brand proud, by winning one of the highest accolades at Marriott International – Beverage Professional of the Year for Classic Luxury Brands at the 2018 Global SABRE Awards. Giving a tough challenge to the other contestants from across the globe, Rohan exhibited his unparalleled passion for concocting beverages with a perfect blend of technique, intuitive creativity and astute focus on how the various ingredients come together.
Showcasing his expertise and skills while delivering an outstanding guest experience, Rohan proved his mettle with his meticulous execution and balanced approach towards spirits. As the Head Mixologist at JW Marriott Pune, Rohan has introduced beverage innovations from around the world and continues to position the business luxury hotel as ‘the best destination for a good time in Pune.’
On winning the coveted title, an elated Rohan Rege said, “I’m extremely happy about winning the biggest award one can while working at Marriott International. My journey of experimenting with recipes & spirits and also going deep into acquiring knowledge about the various process at JW Marriott Pune has been quite an exciting one. My hard work coupled with the extensive support offered by my team as well as industry peers has been instrumental in achieving such great heights. I look forward to make JW Marriott Pune proud at other global events.”
Vineet Mishra, General Manager, JW Marriott Pune while speaking on his Head Mixologist winning the prestigious award, said, “We at JW Marriott Pune have always endeavored to raise the bar, in terms of our offerings to our discerning customers. Rohan Rege has been constantly pushing the boundaries through his skills and consistently setting new benchmarks, to further delight our guests. It is no surprise that his efforts have been noticed and rewarded with the much coveted Global SABRE Award. Congratulations to Rohan and his dedicated team on this achievement!”
The SABRE Awards (Service Awards for Bar and Restaurant Excellence) by Marriott International identify and celebrate the impressive global restaurant and bar talent throughout the full-service hotel portfolio. Nominations are submitted by hotels and reviewed by the CLS (Continental Lodging Services Team) and the GOS (Global Operations Services) Organizations.
In the recent past, Rohan Rege has also won the titles of India Diageo World Class Bartender, Master Mixologist and Liquid Chef; and also the Area Vice President Special Award – felicitated by Mr. Neeraj Govil – Area Vice President – South Asia at Marriott International.