Giovanni Spezziga

Manager of Scarfes Bar

Rosewood London, United Kingdom

1990

My love for the hospitality industry first started at the age of twelve,
whilst assisting my Grandmother in her Delicatessen based
in Sardinia, Italy. I have not considered a different career path since those first memories.

1995

At 17, I was selected as bar back at famous Bar Il Portico for The luxury Hotel Cervo, Sardinia, hailing the best location in the Costa Smeralda. After 4 years I was promoted to Head Bartender, and proud to be leading the team and operations of such a beautiful property.

2003

I moved with few friends to London, with a big suitcase and many dreams, I embraced the bar community and the opportunities that this cosmopolitan city gave. With no English I had to start from zero. Lucky enough to meet great colleagues first and friends later, I became part of a great team winning many bar awards. I was very proud of myself and my achievements.

2012

Some of my best memories are of my trip with my girlfriend to Mexico, travelling from a big city like Mexico City to small pueblo like Tequila exploring the distilleries, valleys, beautiful beaches and engaging with the local community.

2014

Having already experienced the five star luxury world by working for different brands, with Rosewood London I have cemented and developed my true passion for the hospitality industry. To me, it is not only a job. It is a lifestyle which brings along new opportunities and challenges every day.

As Manager of Scarfes Bar I am the proud leader of a talented, creative and skilled team of beverage enthusiasts.

I love the people I work with. Not just at Scarfes Bar but throughout the entire hotel. My team at Scarfes Bar is friendly, talented and very hard working. It’s a fantastic atmosphere and I actually look forward to going into work each day.

I really enjoy creating cocktails, and seeing our guests enjoy them. The most rewarding part of being in the bar is the time I spend with guests, creating memorable experiences – I see it as a chance for them to enjoy our live music in the evenings with a cocktail or two and to switch off from work pressures and emails.

My most memorable moment was when we opened our doors in October. After months of planning mixed in with a bit of fun, of course, it was a delight to see all our cocktails and creations come to life! It was a truly memorable moment.