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GRAIN BAR & FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SYDNEY APPOINTS AWARD-WINNING BEVERAGE MANAGER

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney 2 mins read
Sarath Nair
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney is proud to announce the appointment of award-winning Food & Beverage professional, Sarath Nair as Beverage Manager, due to commence his role in November 2023.    
Nair will relocate to Sydney, Australia from his native India, and his posting will oversee management of the robust beverage offerings at the Hotel including The Cabana pool-side kiosk, premium dining outlet Mode Kitchen & Bar, and primarily, lobby-based cocktail outlet Grain Bar   
When discussing this new chapter in his career and the opportunities within the Sydney market, Nair commented, “It has been a dream of mine to explore Australia for around ten years, and I am very excited to join the team at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, and Grain Bar, to take a deep dive into the culture. Sydney has always been a vibrant city that attracts an array of international visitors and has become known for it’s world-class food & beverage scene, and I look forward to sharing my own experiences through Four Seasons hospitality and our magical touch points. I cannot wait to host guests at Grain Bar.”    
Known for his experimental pairings of local flavours with classic cocktail profiles and mixology techniques, Nair’s appointment comes at a pivotal time in both his career, and the history of Grain Bar. Grain Bar which has recently launched their own branded Gin in partnership with local distillery Bondi Liquor Co., the finished product heroing native Australia notes such as Finger Lime & Grains of Paradise.    
Nair’s career with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts commenced in 2019 with his nomination as Bar Manager, pre-opening at Copitas— Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru’s elevated cocktail lounge.  His natural talent and passion for mixology, combined with a strong business mindset quickly garnered attention from leading industry bodies and guests alike. Since the opening of Copitas, Nair has secured a slew of coveted accolades including:  
No. 38 Asia’s 50 Best Bars, 2023 
No 2 India’s 30 Best Bars, 2022 
Hotel Bar of the Year, South India, Icons of Gin 2022 
Best Cocktail Bar, Times Food & Nightlife Awards, 2022 
 
In addition to his near four-year tenure in Bengaluru, Nair has undertaken coveted taskforce positions with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, taking him to Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River and Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita where he was responsible for menu curation, training and resource management, and improvement of guest satisfaction.    
For more information on Nair’s appointment at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, or to secure interviews or commentary, please contact the PR Team at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.  
About us: ABOUT GRAIN The popular Sydney bar celebrates the fine craft of drinking, with an extensive menu of carefully crafted cocktails, one of Australia’s largest whisky selections, and some of the city’s best bar food. The humble grain is a hero in every dish and drink at Grain - from wheat and oats to sorghum and triticale – using grain enables the team to elevate each cocktail by exploring the potential of each grain. Australian flavours shine in the signature cocktail, “In Like Flynn” with eucalyptus infused gin featuring a colourful koala garnish. Grain’s team of passionate bartenders complete the experience with personalized, friendly table service. Awarded the Top 50 Bars in Australia by Boothby. For more information, visit https://www.grainbar.com.au/ or check us out on Instagram @GrainBarSyd.   Contact details:

Erin Oliver  

Senior Marketing, PR & Communications Manager  

m. +61 435 925 349 

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