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The Mastermind

Marco Dognini — Bar manager

Amaze yourself with crafted and artful cocktails.

Marco Dognini is a highly acclaimed bartender who has showcased his skills at five-star hotels, sophisticated bars and prestigious restaurants all around the world.

A talented mixologist, Marco has a unique ability to weave stories and emotions into every cocktail. Inspired by his destination, Marco loves to discover fresh, local ingredients and artisan spirits, which satisfy his thirst for adventure and bring a unique sense of place to every creation.

Having commenced his career in his native Milan, including a spell at the Michelin-starred Carlo Cracco Restaurant, Marco spread his wings to Perth, Western Australia, where he delighted guests at the chic Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, before moving to the five-star Heritage Awali Golf & Spa Resort in Mauritius. Most recently, Marco was head bartender at the stylish Buddha Bar in Dubai, one of the hottest social venues in the Middle East.

Marco's stellar career has been illuminated with multiple accolades, including being ranked in the top 10 at the World Class competitions in Italy and Dubai, as well as being recognized as the 6th Best Under 30 Italian Bartender in 2018. He also became a brand ambassador for Coca-Cola in 2020.

Now, Marco is embarking on a new era of masterful mixology at Bar Sathorn, the heritage icon at W Bangkok, where he infuses world-class spirits with exotic Thai ingredients to craft truly unique beverages.