Dubai hotel breaks world record with 55,000 Champagne glass pyramid
Have you ever wondered what 55,000 champagne glasses filled with Möet look like when stacked together to form a pyramid? Well, Atlantis, The Palm Hotel in Dubai did too.
Filled with Möet and Chandon, the 54,740-glasses-tall pyramid built by the Dubai hotel broke a Guinness World Record. In fact, it is the world’s largest drinking glass tower of 2022. The previous record-holder was a tower made of 50,116 glasses, erected in Madrid in 2017. It is certainly a creative way to welcome the New Year.
Travel + Leisure interviewed Timothy Kelly, the executive vice president and managing director of Atlantis Resorts and Residences, who said: “The champagne tower is traditionally a beacon of greatness and generosity, and we’d like to toast to a new year filled with both in abundance.”
Not only the number of the glasses is impressive, but also the dimensions: erected in a tent at the resort, it measured more than 27 feet high (approximately 8.2 metres). It took more than 55 man-hours to stack, and 5 days in total.
The official Guinness World Records adjudicator, Pravin Patel, stated: “It takes some considerable planning and organisation to pull off a feat of this magnitude … and it was a pleasure to witness such dedicated team at work.”
The last day of life of the Möet and Chandon glasses tower was 1 January, and the coupe glasses have since then been recycled into refillable glassware by a local glassblower. The guests of Atlantis, The Palm’s 1,548 rooms and suites will be using the new glasses.
The Dubai hotel is already famous for its luxurious accommodations, like underwater hotel rooms that let guests watch sharks from their windows. So it is no surprise that the next thing on their list would be a Guinness World Record.