Marco Corallo to manage Hendricks Bar
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach welcomes the arrival of Marco Corallo as Bar Manager of Hendricks Bar. The Italian native boasts exceptional experience in some of the best cocktail bars around the world, and has received numerous accolades from international competitions.
Corallo first started his career in hospitality working in cocktail bars in his hometown of Lecce, southern Italy. His natural talent saw him quickly rise to bar manager for one of the top bars in the city. Keen to challenge the development of his skills, Corallo moved to Dubai for an opportunity to work in Atmosphere, the highest restaurant in the world. Despite speaking little English, he continued to hone his skills in this position. In 2012 he took on a new role as Senior Sommelier at The Savoy in London, where he oversaw the pre-opening of a new restaurant.
Returning to the Middle East in 2013, Corallo joined Jumeirah at Etihad Towers as Hotel Sommelier and Assistant Restaurant Manager, where he was responsible for the beverage program across all 12 F&B outlets. The following year he was appointed Bar Supervisor in Zuma Abu Dhabi, before going back to Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in 2015 to take charge of the luxurious cocktail bar Ray’s Bar, overseeing all operational activity.
In his new role as Bar Manager at Hendricks Bar, Corallo is responsible for ensuring high standards of customer service are maintained in the cigar bar, as well as meeting key targets and planning events. Fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English, with a natural flair for cocktails and wine list creations, Corallo has already proved to be a valuable asset to the resort team.
Speaking of his recent appointment Corallo shares, “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!”
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 partakes regularly in competitions and recently was awarded second place in the World Class Diageo UAE 2014.