Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach has appointed Marco Corallo as bar manager of cigar bar, Hendricks Bar.
Most recently Corallo was in charge of cocktail bar, Ray’s Bar at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, a position he took up last year.
Corallo commented: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach. Hendricks Bar has established itself as an exceptional destination in the city for the finer things in life.
“I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the team. I already have several new activations planned including the launch of an innovative new beverage menu, which will continue to delight our loyal patrons as well as encourage new visitors!”
The Italian national began his career in the Middle East at Atmosphere, Burj Khalifa, and then moved to London as senior sommelier at The Savoy, where he oversaw the pre-opening of a new restaurant.
Corallo returned to the Middle East in 2013 to join Jumeirah at Etihad Towers as hotel sommelier and assistant restaurant manager, overseeing 12 F&B outlets.
Later he took on the role of bar supervisor at Zuma Abu Dhabi before returning to Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in 2015 to take up his role at Ray’s.
In his new position as bar manager at Hendricks Bar, Corallo is responsible for ensuring high standards of customer service, meeting key targets and planning events.
Corallo holds a degree in Financial Account and Business Management from A. Olivetti 2006 and several certificates including the Wine Spirits Education Trust (WSET) 2nd Level 2012, Italian Sommelier Association (AIS) 2011, and Italian Bartending Association (AIBES) 2011.
He regularly takes part in competitions, and was recently awarded second place in the World Class Diageo UAE 2014.