Rosewood London names Martin Siska director of bars

6th February, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

Luxury hotel Rosewood London has appointed former Scarfes Bar manager Martin Siska to the position of director of bars.

Martin Siska has been named director of bars at Rosewood London

In his new role as director of bars, Siska will be responsible for the management of both Scarfes Bar and Mirror Room’s Champagne Bar. He will also act as a consultant, providing knowledge, guidelines, training and expertise to The Gin Bar at Holborn Dining Room and cocktail events held at the hotel.

Siska will also be involved in the Rosewood London’s yearly terrace pop-up schedule and will be in charge of signing off the cocktails program for the entire hotel.

Siska was appointed bar manager at Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London in September 2016 having previously held the position of bar manager at Dry Martini London.

Originally from Slovakia, Siska has worked in the on-trade for 12 years, with experience at D&D’s Pont De La Tour Restaurant, Hush in Mayfair and The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel, where he worked as head bartender.

While working at Scarfes Bar, Siska developed and launched two cocktail menus and and built a number of long-term partnerships with brands and bartenders, allowing the bar to host pop-ups, guest shifts and masterclasses.

Siska’s time at Scarfes bar has seen it nominated for a number of industry awards, including Best Hotel Bar at Tales of Cocktails.

Last year, Rosewood London named Yann Bouvignies as the new head bartender at Scarfes Bar following the departure of Greg Almeida.

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