These days, when travelers become more and more demanding, hotels strive to offer authentic experiences, and local cuisine and drinks are one of inexpensive ways to do that. As a rule, travelers enjoy locally sourced beverages such as beer, coffee, or cocktails. However, some hotels have brought local beverages to the new level and offer visitors to participate in various creative classes. For example, visitors of W hotel in Taipei, Taiwan, are welcome to attend special brewing classes at the hotel’s Woobar. In order to make the initiative come true, the team of W Taipei launched 5BEER that has quickly become popular with both local and international visitors. Taiwan is famous for its quality beer, and during special time guests are welcome to sample different types and get their own impression.
Guests of JW Marriott El Convento Cusco hotel in Cusco, Peru, are welcome to learn more about history and culture of that place while learning how to make the national drink called the pisco sour. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is often the choice of tourists who seek authentic experiences or enjoy gastronomic tourism, so the hotelier is launching beverage programs in a number of properties globally. In 2017, the hotelier will open the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos resort at Cabo Riviera. The resort will have its own distillery, and guests are welcome to participate in making of spirits. The “fire waters” will be made from grains, sugar cane, vegetables and fruits from the own farm of the resort.