Mon, November 23, 2015
23rd November 2015 – The Langham, London is delighted to announce the appointment of Phillip 'Pip' Hanson as Head Bartender at Artesian. Pip will usher in the next phase of the 'World's Best Bar' with a newly appointed team and a unique minimalist style developed over ten years of bartending experience in the US and Japan.
Originally from Minneapolis, USA, Pip moved to London this summer to experience and learn from the London cocktail scene. Before arriving in the UK he held the post of Beverage Director at Marvel Bar, a Minneapolis cocktail bar he designed and oversaw for five years, and winner of several industry accolades including two back-to-back James Beard semifinalist nods for ‘Outstanding Cocktail Program’ as well as recognition as one of America's best cocktail bars from Esquire Network and Eater.com.
Pip's unique style at Marvel Bar was heavily influenced by a year spent bartending in Tokyo, where he spent time with Ginza cocktail legend and mentor Uyeda Kazuo at Tender Bar. Pip studied classic Ginza cocktail technique intensively with Mr. Uyeda for six months, eventually going on to help translate the English language edition of his book ‘Cocktail Techniques’.
His arrival in London will be a welcome addition to the UK bar industry, bringing meticulous attention to classic cocktail technique as well as a flair for stripped-down innovation. Further to a successful year at The Langham, London, following its 150th anniversary and Artesian's 'World's Best Bar' accolade for the fourth year running, all eyes will be on Pip and his new team.
As commented by Pip, 'I am very excited to be joining the Langham, London at this important juncture. This is a time of change and evolution for the bar and the New Year will bring with it a very new style of drink-making. I am delighted to be able to define the next phase of Artesian's creative legacy.'
NOTES TO EDITORS
Artesian, winner of ‘World’s Best Bar’ for four consecutive years, Artesian launched in 2007 and has received numerous accolades including ‘Most Influential European Bar’ and ‘Best European’ Bar’ trophy at Cocktails and Spirits Awards, Paris, ‘World’s Best Hotel Bar’ at the highly regarded Spirited Awards. Tales of Cocktail. www.artesian-bar.co.uk
About Langham Hospitality Group
As the wholly-owned subsidiary of Great Eagle Holdings, Langham Hospitality Group encompasses a family of distinctive hospitality brands which include hotels, residential serviced apartments, restaurants and spas, located on four continents. The Group currently owns and/or manages 21 hotels under The Langham, Langham Place and Eaton brands with more than 30 hotel projects currently either confirmed or in a developed stage of negotiation from China through Asia and India to the Middle East. For more information, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.langhamhospitalitygroup.com
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