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Top Hotel Bars Across the East and the West

Nothing finishes off a day of exploring a new destination better than a refreshing cocktail at some of the coolest - and most interesting - bars across the East and the West. In case they're fits for upcoming coverage, here are a few properties from YTL Hotels with the most memorable bars travelers won't want to miss:

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The Glasshouse

Tides at Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui

Tides at the Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui is the perfect spot to kick back and take in the impressive ocean view. Guests can bathe in the light of the glowing Thai sun at the property’s poolside bar while sipping refreshing cocktails inspired by the surrounding beach. With drinks made with local Samui Rum distilled in the south of the island, they are the perfect homage to the locale.

Whisky Snug at The Glasshouse

Fully renovated in 2018, the cozy Whisky Snug at The Glasshouse, Edinburgh is a perennial favorite among guests. After a day spent exploring the city, travelers can relax and unwind in the Snug that is positioned in the physical heart of the hotel while sipping on Scotland’s national drink. With an extensive selection of over 100 Scottish whiskies and a team of whisky experts, guests can go on a journey through Scotland’s world famous whisky regions with their Glasshouse Whisky Map, all by the warmth of The Snug’s fireplace.


The Bar at The Mansion at The Majestic Malacca

The Bar at The Mansion at The Majestic Malacca resembles an olden day European saloon and offers a comfortable setting to enjoy an extensive range of whiskies, cocktails, and refreshments, making it the perfect place to plan or recount the day’s adventures. A rich tapestry of multicultural influences, The Majestic Malacca has a colorful and diverse history. The property was originally the private mansion of tycoon Leong Long Man and a trading hub for Eastern treasures such as silk, porcelain, spices, and gold, among other goods. It has since been restored back to its former glory, where it now stands as an integral icon of Malaccca’s history.


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The Monkey Island

The Monkey Room at Monkey Island Estate One of the finest hotels in Bray, Monkey Island Estate is rich in history, being the haunt of monarchs, aristocrats, artists, writers, performers, and locals for hundreds of years. The property also houses monkey-inspired 17th Century frescos that adorn the ceilings of the exceptional Grade 1 Monkey Room, the perfect spot for travelers to grab a drink. The frescos are a marvel to behold as guests absorb decades of history while enjoying bespoke cocktails on the River Thames.


Ume Lounge at Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Travelers can relish in the sound of a crackling fireplace while watching snow fall gently to the ground at the Ume Lounge at Higashiyama Niseko Village, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, tucked between mounts Yotei and Niseko Annupuri. Offering a portfolio of creative cocktails, locally brewed beers, and an impressive selection of Japanese whiskies, there is something for every traveler seeking a refreshing and elegant drink in the serenity of Niseko Village’s breathtaking alpine setting.