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As the big night gets closer, HM is looking back on the successes of 2018 and is checking in with the team from the Zephyr Sky Bar at the Hyatt Regency Sydney – winner of the 2018 HM Award for Best Hotel Bar – to see how the award changed their professional lives.
What was the team’s reaction to winning the award for Best Hotel Bar?
The Team was thrilled with the win. It’s an achievement we are all very proud of and it has been great for morale.
How has the award win validated the great work being done by the Bar team?
Since the bar opened, it has been a go-to place for a rooftop bar experience so it can be very busy, particularly in the warmer months. So to receive an award like this is really recognition for the hard work our team are doing to create an amazing experience for our guests.
What has changed at the bar since and is the team aiming to repeat its win with new initiatives implemented since?
The biggest shift we’ve seen in our team is confidence. On any given night our team create upwards of 500 cocktails, so it’s really important the team is confident in its ability to create not only amazing cocktails but deliver an experience our guests remember will remember.
The 2019 HM Awards will be held once again at the ICC Sydney on Friday 6 September, with winners to be crowned in nearly 50 categories covering property and individual excellence. Make sure you’re there.