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Male’, Maldives, 4th April 2024 – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is set to host an extraordinary collaboration with The Old Man, the renowned Hemingway-inspired bar from Hong Kong, known for its distinction as one of The World’s 50 Best Bars. This unique pop-up event, available from April 6th to April 13th, promises guests an unforgettable mixological adventure led by the acclaimed bartender, Ben Ayad.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of Rangali Bar, guests will be treated to bespoke cocktails, each telling its own story. Paying homage to Ernest Hemingway’s legacy, these creations are infused with the vibrant palette of the island’s flavors. Ben’s expertise in mixology, combined with the essence of the local surroundings, ensures that each drink is not just enjoyed but experienced.

The highlight of this week-long event is a special cocktail pairing dinner on April 9th at the iconic Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, renowned for its unique underwater dining experience. Here, guests will have the rare opportunity to dine beneath the ocean’s surface, savoring a meticulously crafted menu paired with bespoke cocktails. Ben will utilize the freshest ingredients from the island to craft delicious cocktails perfectly complementing each course.


Thomas Hoeborn, General Manager of Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “We are honored to present our guests with a first-of-its-kind exclusive pop-up event at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in collaboration with The Old Man. This event celebrates storytelling through taste, set in one of the world’s most stunning locations. Bringing together The Old Man’s mixology art with our unrivaled dining setting reflects our commitment to offering curated experiences infused with authentic Maldivian warmth.”

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is part of Hilton Honors®, Hilton’s award-winning guest loyalty program, offering exclusive benefits to its members. Guests can book directly through preferred Hilton channels to access instant benefits, including flexible payment options, exclusive member discounts, and free standard WiFi.

For booking and further information, guests can visit or contact [email protected]. Stay updated with event highlights by following Conrad Maldives on Instagram @Conrad_Maldives and Facebook @ConradMaldivesRangaliIsland.

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