Subsequent to a $35 million refit, the Divan Hotel, Istanbul re-opened the doors to its 5 star hotel in September 2011. As part of the ‘rebirth’, Paul Martin
was commissioned to create and deliver an advanced level Bar Skills & Mixology course designed to raise the standard of their bar offering to a ‘world-class’ level. The course covered advance
level Mixology, mastering the classic drinks, introduction of contemporary techniques (molecular Mixology), improved communication skills and an additional focus on improving product knowledge.
In addition, Paul was commissioned to create and introduce a range of signature cocktails, advise on the compilation of the whiskey collection (including knowledge and taste training) and identify
& up-skill two candidates to take on the roll of ‘Bar Mentor’.