CORINTHIA HOTEL LISBON BARS MANAGER WINS SCHWEPPES CHALLENGE 2013

2nd November 2013 - Nélson Antunes, bars manager at the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon in the Portuguese capital, was named winner of the national Schweppes Challenge 2013 cocktail competition. This Challenge was split into three regional rounds throughout the year, culminating in the National final held at the Lisbon Tourism Hospitality School, when Nélson Antunes emerged overall winner.

The Schweppes Challenge event aims to celebrate the art of bartending and its contribution to improve the quality and diversity of cocktail recipes. During the Challenge, the bartenders showcased their skills to reinvent new recipes and combinations from a range of premium mixers and a variety of spirits, with special emphasis on Gin.

Congratulating Nélson on his achievement, Reuben Mifsud, general manager of the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, said "Nélson truly deserves winning this award. He is not only a competent and creative bar manager but is also fully committed to fine tuning his skills into a craftsmanship of care, which is the hallmark of Corinthia’s guest services.”

The 518-room Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is a short distance from the most upscale shopping areas and the historic city-centre, complete with museums and plush boulevards. The Corinthia Hotel Lisbon offers extensive conference and banqueting facilities and a magnificent Executive Club Sky Lounge for its Executive Club guests - located on the top floor of the hotel, with the city of Lisbon, its 18th Century Aqueduct, and the Monsanto Natural Park as a backdrop, here the business traveller can combine comfort and relaxation with small meetings or private events. The hotel also houses the Típico and Sete Colinas restaurants, which offer traditional and international cuisine. The Tempus Lounge Bar and the beautiful Terrace Lounge are perfect places for relaxation. The Longevity Medical Spa is spread over 3.000 square which offers a holistic and integrated concept to rebalance you physically, mentally and emotionally.