International Bar Aficionado, Ron Ramirez, to Take Vana Nava Sky Bar to New Heights3


Vana Nava Sky Bar, the dramatic rooftop venue at Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, is elevating Hua Hin’s culinary scene through the creative talents of F&B expert Ron Ramirez, the iconic venue’s recently appointed General Manager.

Ron is an award-winning mixologist and F&B professional whose experience spans the Asian continent, from the exclusive clubs of Dubai to the luxury hotels of Southeast Asia. This experience has included developing the bar concept for Shangri-La’s luxury resort in the Maldives and working with Michelin starred chefs. He has also wowed guests at some of Asia’s top rooftop venues, including The Dome at Lebua, the iconic sky bar in Bangkok. He now brings his art, passion and experience to Vana Nava Sky Bar, the new 360-degree rooftop destination that crowns the Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin. Perched on the 27th floor of this impressive new hotel, 110 metres above the ground, Vana Nava Sky Bar was designed by Ashley Sutton – the mastermind behind some of Asia’s most famous bars, including Maggie Choo’s and Iron Fairies in Bangkok and Ophelia in Hong Kong. With its stylish interior design, glass-floored outdoor observation deck and dramatic 360-degree views, Vana Nava Sky Bar is fast-becoming the most desirable destination on Thailand’s Gulf coast. In this spectacular setting, guests can sample cool and creative cocktails devised by Joseph Boroski, who previous served as Global Head of Mixology for W Hotels. These include creations that take advantage of Thailand’s tropical ingredients, such as the “100% Fresh Pina Colada”, “Mai Tai Done the Right Way” and Joseph’s own “My Favorite Mojito”. Vana Nava Sky Bar’s Sky Kitchen also features a delectable menu of light snacks, sharing platters and main meals that are prepared with distinctive culinary artistry, while a private function space for up to 100 people creates a unique option for unforgettable events and prestigious parties. “I have worked in many of the world’s leading bars and venues, but Vana Nava Sky Bar is certainly one of the most impressive,” Ron Ramirez commented. “With its perfect position, 110 metres above the ground and overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, this is a destination that will attract guests from far and wide. “This amazing location is enhanced by Ashley Sutton’s inventive interior design and Joseph Boroski’s creative mixology skills. We have the opportunity to create something truly special here and I look forward to working with the entire team at Vana Nava Sky Bar to elevate Hua Hin’s culinary scene to new heights,” Ron added. Vana Nava Sky Bar forms part of the brand new Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, which became Asia’s first Holiday Inn water park resort when it opened earlier this year. The launch of this rooftop bar and observation deck, and the appointment of Ron Ramirez, will also help accelerate Hua Hin’s transformation from charming seaside town to worldclass tourism destination.