Federico Balzarini Named Beverage Manager at Four Seasons' ARGO Bar
March 16, 2023
Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong has appointed Federico Balzarini as its new Beverage Manager of ARGO, the award-winning bar that has ranked #28 on the World's 50 Best Bars 2022, and #3 on Asia's 50 Best Bars 2022 lists.
Federico is no stranger to the industry, having contributed to the global recognition of Vesper in Bangkok. He also worked at Hubbard & Bell in London before joining The Savoy's American Bar. Federico was part of the award-winning team that earned first place in The World's 50 Best Bars in 2017, among other multiple accolades throughout the years.
In his new role, Federico will lead ARGO while infusing his unique style and delivering five-star hospitality. Federico shared his eagerness to take on the position, saying, "I feel that I am stepping out of my comfort zone." Federico looks forward to offering guests gummy bear-laced drinks and other world-class cocktails that will enable them to explore and appreciate ARGO's renowned collection.
Director of Food and Beverage at Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Luis Pinho, congratulated and welcomed Federico to the team, saying, “Federico has vast experience in the industry that includes being part of the team that achieved The World’s Best Bar as named by The World’s 50 Best Bars. We look forward to his appointment as well as the energy he is going to bring to the already blooming food and beverage scene.” With Federico's leadership, Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong's ARGO is expected to deliver even greater experiences to its guests.
Federico is stepping up to the plate as the new Beverage Manager at ARGO, taking over from the legendary Lorenzo Antinori. Lorenzo's creativity and passion for crafting world-class libations was the key factor in making ARGO the go-to spot for discerning drinkers since 2021. As Federico steps into his new role, he's excited to build on the incredible legacy that Lorenzo has left behind and take the beverage program at ARGO to amazing new heights.
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