a Bridge to Bar

Located within the KLCC and Embassy precincts of Kuala Lumpur GTower Hotel is fast becoming an iconic hospitality experience for discerning business travellers. Widely recognised for being at the forefront of environmental development, GTower Hotel also has a lot to offer for night-owls. The Bridge Bar may be your gateway from dinner to nightlife. Taking the name literally, the Bridge Bar is, well, a bar in a bridge. To access it at no charge you need to be staying in the hotel. If not, you pay a cover charge. The G Tower Hotel is located at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak with easy access via LRT.

Bar ‘Le gouverneur’ oozes elegance

When visiting the former Imperial city of Hue, Vietnam, one expects crumbling citadels, peaceful pagodas and picturesque streets; one does not expect to find a wellpreserved sanctum to the glorious art-deco years, stocked with first-rate spirits and Cuban cigars. Oozing with 1920s elegance, Bar ‘Le Gouverneur’ at La Residence Hotel and Spa greets visitors with refreshing airiness and comfy, red-cushioned armchairs crafted from dark wood in the Vietnamese style. Natural light pours into the crescent-shaped space from floor-to-ceiling windows, opening up enticing views of the resort’s tropical gardens and the Perfume River. When evening arrives, tall lamps and subtle lighting cast Le Gouverneur’s curved polished-wood bar and lofty ceilings (where its extraordinary mural by French artist Roland Renaud arcs across the room) in an inviting glow. Frenchcolonial style doors open onto a raised terrace with tables overlooking the illuminated gardens. The sounds of a last boat motoring down the river and the calls of wild birds filter through to guests sipping sundowners in the evening air.

La Résidence Hôtel & Spa 5 Le Loi Street , Hue City, Vietnam T: (84) 054 3837 475

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B28 – WhisKy & Jazz to its core

B28 was stocked with an initial portfolio of 100 single cask, single malt Scotch whiskies as well as Mike Soldner’s personal selection of some of the best distillery releases. Mike’s aim is not only to create one of the best whisky bars in Singapore, but one of the best bars in the city. Bruno Vaillant, connoisseur of fine wines, created the wine list which includes 26 exquisite wines and champagnes from Europe, Australasia and the USA. International beer judge, Charles Guerrier, selected a dozen delicious craft beers and ales from microbreweries around the world. Singapore’s number one female mixologist, Aubrey Sim, not only engineered the bar’s extensive offering of classic cocktails, but is B28’s full time lead bartender, shaking, stirring, muddling, and pouring the finest cocktails in the city. Service is managed by the charming Miss Deidre Pereira.

B28 features weekly live jazz performances, a whiskey education centre, a private membership programme, original jazz poster art by renowned Polish artist Waldemar Swierzy, and rare television footage on three large screens. Mike’s personal collection of cigars is also available to friendly aficionados upon request. The Club Hotel No. 28 Ann Siang Road, Lower Ground Level. Tuesday - Saturday 5pm - 1am (Members only on Mondays). Closed Sundays. Reservations: Mike Soldner - 90263466

re KÁ Ta Beach cLuB on Kata Beach opens
Phuket’s trendy new RE KÁ TA Club on Kata Beach opened in late December offering a new beachfront destination for Phuket visits to eat, drink, swim, spa and chill out to great tunes from morning to midnight to waning moonlight. RE KÁ TA beach club was designed by Fredo Taffin, renowned Bali-based architect and landscape designer, who created the concept as part of Boathouse Phuket’s US$6 million renovation. At the RE KÁ TA Boutique & Café enjoy a drink from the long list of Coffees, teas and beverages while listening to the latest tunes

from the latest Meyer state-of-the–arts sound system, including regular and visit Guest DJs. Australian Jon Butt has the enviable job as Manager of this fabulous new destination and entertainment facility. T: +66 76 330 421
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