Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate Company Limited that manages the Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle and Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, says, “What great cities around the World – be it Paris, London, or Bali – have in common are destination roof top bars among other things. Tourists are always seeking a spot offering not just a panoramic view of the city, but somewhere that they can literally drink in the view and basks in the livelihood of the city. As such, we decided to create an iconic bar for Hua Hin to further reinforce its status as a world-class destination. In creating ‘Vana Nava Sky’, we have recruited the best names in the industry to create this new icon for the city of Hua Hin.”
Vana Nava Sky materializes from the outstanding concepts of world-renowned “Ashley Sutton”, the creative mind behind several successful bars such as Maggie Choo’s, Iron Fairies in Bangkok, and Ophelia in Hong Kong. Talking about his latest bar design, Sutton says, “Vana Nava Sky presents a unique vista of Hua Hin with its 60-square-meter glass-bottomed observation deck. Located on the 27th or the highest floor of Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, this bar is more than 110 meters above the ground. From Vana Nava Sky, everyone can enjoy the unobstructed panoramic view of Hua Hin town, sea, Ta Kiab Mountain and Tao Mountain. Step over the tempered low iron glass of the Sky Deck and you will feel like walking in the air. This fascinating deck can accommodate up to 40 persons each time.”
Sutton reveals further that, “My background in the pearling and fishing industry in Australia has influenced Vana Nava Sky design. Mother of pearl, the queen of elegance from the sea, has inspired every aspect of décor while the arches on the ceiling represent the curvature of a wave breaking on the beach. This married with crafted timber shell panels, gives a feeling of the seaside atmosphere we all want for. I have also come up with the special selection of materials namely Cambodian sandstone, imported European fabrics and authentic leather, plus white marble from Tibet, to add extra luxury and finesse”.
Joseph Boroski, a celebrity mixologist, is famous across the world for his exceptional skills and creative cocktails. Under his belt are remarkable work experiences with luxury bars across various continents. Joining Vana Nava Sky now, he has concocted its Signature Drinks. “I focus on serving refreshing cocktails that exude the feel and taste of the sea, using seasonal and local fruits, indigenous herbs and flowers. Combining mixology with refined arts, my creations for Vana Nava Sky
are available in four categories: CLOUDS, TROPICAL, SOLID and EASY. Together, they feature more than 20 items for customers to choose. Each of these items is unique in colour and taste. Thai Urban Iced Tea, a Signature Drink at Vana Nava Sky, is inspired by local iced tea that was once a legend in Hua Hin’s Chatchai Market. Vana Nava Sky mixologist team and I have added the modern touch to the typical drink, which used to be sold in a small bag, with its identity and Thainess intact. This drink is exclusively available at Vana Nava Sky only,” Boroski says.
Ron Ramirez, general manager of Vana Nava Sky, has brought to this new bar his more than 15 years of experiences in hotel and luxury-bar management. “I trust that my mixology and culinary experiences in several countries across the world has enriched my creativity for unique beverages and drinks. And I have prepared a variety of them as perfect match with Vana Nava Sky’s International Tapas food. Vana Nava Sky is now the only place in Hua Hin where you can enjoy Sky Brunch or a brunch up high on a deck. Diners can enjoy the stunning view alongside delicious food that has been specially designed for each month. Indeed, Vana Nava Sky will fulfill your dream holidays. This is a perfect place for hangouts with friends and also for spending memorable time with someone special,” Ramirez says.
Vana Nava Sky is now officially open. The roof top bar is situated on the top floor of the newly opened Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin and is part of the larger leisure destination, Vana Nava Hua Hin, that centers around Vana Nava Water Jungle, one of Thailand’s most popular waterparks. Guests can make reservations at Tel. 032-809-999 or visit www.vananavasky.com for more information.