World’s highest restaurant ‘At.mosphere’ opens in Burj Khalifa
Situated 442 metres (1,350 ft) high on Level 122 of the world’s tallest building
· One of the world’s finest luxury dining and lounge experiences with unparalleled views
· Display cooking, private dining rooms and spacious arrival lobby
Dubai, UAE; January 23, 2011: The world’s highest restaurant has opened in the world’s tallest building in Dubai.
At.mosphere, envisaged as one of the finest luxury dining and lounge experiences in the world, has opened doors to guests at Burj Khalifa, located in Downtown Dubai, a full-fledged lifestyle destination, described as ‘The Centre of Now.’
The opening of At.mosphere complements the rich roster of lifestyle amenities in Burj Khalifa, feted recently by the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat (CTBUH) as a ‘Global Icon.’
At 442 metres (1,350 ft) high on Level 122 of Burj Khalifa, only two levels below ‘At the Top, Burj Khalifa,’ the tower’s observatory deck, At.mosphere presents a unique dining concept that appeals to all epicureans – from fine dining connoisseurs to lounge lovers.
Integrating two choices - lounge & grill – At.mosphere can host over 210 guests and features a spacious arrival lobby, a main dining floor, private dining rooms and display cooking stations.
Mr Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties PJSC, the developer of Burj Khalifa, said: “Burj Khalifa has lived up to its promise of being ‘A Living Wonder.’ The addition of At.mosphere provides guests an unparalleled dining out and lounge experience.”
He added: “Being one of a kind, anywhere in the world, At.mosphere offers a unique restaurant experience. Every aspect of the restaurant has been carefully designed and executed - be it the elegant décor, warm ambience, food choice and service standards. At.mosphere is indeed about offering the best in dining.”
The entrance to the restaurant is through Burj Khalifa’s Corporate Suites lobby with guests exiting the express elevator on Level 123 to face a two-storeyed glass atrium. A flight of cantilevered staircases lead them to the arrival lobby where they can enjoy panoramic views of the city. Casual and friendly staff members greet guests, who can choose from the lounge or the grill.
Exuding style and personality, the grill at At.mosphere, open for lunch from 12.30pm to 3pm and for dinner from 7pm to 11.30pm, is billed as ‘the must visit’ restaurant in the city, on par with the world’s finest. The menu comprises prime cuts of beef, organic poultry and seafood with emphasis on fresh products and healthy, simple cooking – grilled, broiled or baked. The food choice is complemented by an extensive beverage selection.
The open-show kitchen outlet uses the Josper grill oven - a closed BBQ dual oven powered by Binchutan charcoal designed in Spain. The grill, chic and luxurious in design - with calm shades of amethyst and cocoa and rich textures of leather and velvet - can seat 80 and includes a private dining room with a Chef’s Table for 12.
The lounge at At.mosphere transports guests to a new realm. Featuring a dramatic ambience with deeper shades of amethyst and a rich combination of patterned velvets, this is for the young, young at heart and trendy. A round conversational table replaces traditional design concepts highlighting the friendly ambience.
The upscale lounge, with a seating capacity of 135 and a private area for 35, is open from 12pm to 2am, pushing the boundaries of conventional lounges, and serving as an ideal stopover for a mouth-watering light lunch or even an afternoon tea. At night, the mood shifts by opening to glittering views of the city.
Mr Marc Dardenne, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Hospitality Group, which manages the outlet, said: “At.mosphere is the newest addition to the Lifestyle Dining portfolio of Emaar Hospitality Group. It redefines the restaurant concepts in Dubai, with a choice of two dining concepts and focus on offering a luxury lifestyle experience. At.mosphere will be the must-visit destination for not only high-profile guests who seek the world’s best dining out experience but also for leisure guests, who can unwind in truly exclusive fashion.”
He added: “The highlight of At.mosphere is its emphasis on the highest standards in food quality using only fresh ingredients serving modern eclectic European cuisine with an emphasis on grilled items. A dedicated team of experienced kitchen and service professionals will ensure dignified service, with the highest regard for guest privacy.”
At.mosphere is led by Executive Chef Dwayne Cheer, who brings in over 13 years of international experience working in Michelin star restaurants; and Director of Operations Gabriele Babini with 20 years experience in Las Vegas, Canada and Italy.
Adorned in mahogany walls and ceilings, Adam Tihany furnishings, and floors of café au lait limestone and hand-tufted carpet, At.mosphere also features a stunning beverage display and cellar. In addition to views of the city, the outlet also offers stunning vistas of The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain.
Great food, service, ambience and unmatched views – that is the promise of At.mosphere.
For reservations, contact +97148883828 or email email@example.com. Website: www.atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
About Burj Khalifa:
A mixed-use tower featuring the world’s first Armani Hotel Dubai and Armani Residences, alongside corporate suites, residences, retail and leisure facilities, Burj Khalifa is at the centre of Downtown Dubai, a 500-acre mega-development by Emaar Properties. Among an array of lifestyle amenities, the tower has a public observation deck - At the Top, Burj Khalifa - on level 124.
Described as the new heart of Dubai, Downtown Dubai encompasses The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destinations; several hotels; offices and homes. A stellar attraction within the community is The Dubai Fountain, the world’s tallest performing fountain.
At 828 metres (2,716.5 ft) high, Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest structure surpassing the KVLY-TV mast (628.8 metres; 2,063 ft) in North Dakota, USA. The tower is taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres (1,667 ft) has held the tallest-building-in-the-world title since it opened in 2004. Burj Khalifa also surpassed the 31-year-old record of CN Tower, which at 553.33 metres (1,815.5 ft) has been the world’s tallest free-standing structure on land since 1976.
Designed by Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), Burj Khalifa is constructed by high-rise experts South Korea’s Samsung Corporation. New York-based Turner Construction International is the project and construction manager. The tower employs the latest in wind engineering, structural engineering, structural systems, construction materials and construction methods.
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