Written on 1st October 2018

New Head Bartender at the American Bar at The Savoy

The world-renowned American Bar at The Savoy is delighted to announce the appointment of Maxim Schulte as its new Head Bartender. Previously helping to shape Asia’s bar scene at The Ritz Carlton in Macau, 29-year-old Schulte joined the American Bar’s award winning team on 20 August 2018 and is embarking with them on the latest exciting journey in the history of London’s oldest surviving cocktail bar.

German born, Maxim started his career in Hamburg before heading to China to work for the JW Marriot Hotel in Hong Kong. Since then, he has headed up teams in Bangkok and Saudi Arabia before being appointed Head Bartender at The Ritz Carlton S.A.R Macau.

Recently awarded World’s Best Bar at World’s 50 Best 2017, the American Bar has seen only ten Head Bartenders in its 125-year history. From Ada "Coley" Coleman in 1903 and Harry Craddock in the 1920s to recent veterans, Joe Gilmore, Victor Gower and Peter Dorelli and, of course the outgoing Erik Lorincz, Schulte will be the eleventh to join a line of greats in the bar's illustrious history.

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