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Macarena Rotger, ‘Lady Boss’ of THE OTHER ROOF, made a name for herself as the first female to hold the title of Bar Manager and Chief Mixologist in the history of the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts chain. With a wild passion for the art of hospitality and bartending, the lovely Puerto Rican made her debut in Asia as the Bar Manager of The 1515 West, a renowned whiskey bar located within Jing An Shangri-La in West Shanghai.

The former Economics consultant, who graduated with a Master’s degree while moonlighting as a bartender, built her experience in five-star properties – including Ritz Carlton and Vanderbilt Hotel – around the globe. Macarena has been educating hotel bartenders on mixology trends, sharing her knowledge on spirits, and supervising them in maintaining brand standards. In 2016, Rotger won the ‘Reader’s Choice Bartender of the Year’ Award by TimeOut Shanghai. The following year, an opportunity arose for her to move to Singapore to establish a career in the cocktail capital. She joined Fairmont Singapore’s Anti:Dote as their Bar Manager, overseeing the bar’s staff training and event execution.


Driven by a love for Caribbean flavours, Rotger delights in cocktails that blend both traditional and modern influences, always adding a tropical twist to brighten up the tipple. Her cocktail programs tend to include fresh ingredients and homemade syrups, bitters, foams and infusions. At THE OTHER ROOF, Rotger dedicates herself to designing unique tea-based concoctions, sourcing bespoke tea blends and experimenting with different flavour combinations.

Together with Dario Knox, ‘The Man Behind’ THE OTHER ROOM and THE OTHER ROOF, and Nicholas Quattroville, ‘The Magnanimous Godfather’ of THE OTHER ROOM; Rotger aspires to bring to market a rooftop experience where guests can be surprised by creative cocktails, surrounded by warm hospitality and kick back with a relaxed, chill-out vibe.

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