01 Sep Let’s get high… and then let’s go to the bar
This new culinary offering is every bit as tantalising as the heading sounds. The Jozi skyline is pleased to welcome AFRICA’S highest urban bar! Nothing says bad and boozy like a fine dining experience, overseeing the sexiest (and most expensive) view that the city of gold has to offer. Perfect for a proposal, or a celebratory dinner – the doors to the highest urban bar in Africa will open to Joburg’s elite this weekend. Feast your eyes on the 360-degree views, at the rooftop of The Leonardo in Sandton, at Alto234. What’s in a name you ask? Alto means height in Latin and 234 represents how many meters tall the structure stands. Naturally, this bar will only serve the finest in tapas, drinks and service – what are you waiting for? Treat yourself boo.
“As leaders in hospitality, we are on a constant quest to find great lifestyle and entertainment spaces. The rooftop of the tallest building in South Africa is so exceptional that it had to be shared with all,” says Robert Hodson, COO of Legacy Hotels & Resorts.
In celebration of the opening, Moët & Chandon, the bar’s preferred champagne supplier, gifted Alto234 with a special edition package. Delivered up to the 57th floor in grand champagne style via helicopter, Joburg tongues have been wagging all week about what could be inside the box. Social media spilled the beans (https://youtu.be/doYI4zTc0ds). The package is a limited edition Moët Mini Machine which will offer guests the opportunity to experience French savoir-faire at its finest. Using Moët & Chandon tokens, guests can order Moët Mini 200ml bottles with golden sippers, right out of the machine at perfect temperature. Without doubt, it’s the most innovative champagne service in Africa and exclusive to Alto234.
“There’s something dazzling about the combination of perfectly chilled champagne and panoramic city views stretching to the horizon. So, the partnership between Alto234 and Moët & Chandon was a natural one – after all, could there be a more perfect match than Africa’s highest bar and the world’s most loved champagne?” says Patrick Leslie, Portfolio Manager at RGBC.
Offering a variety of experiences, Alto234 will provide guests an opportunity to capture the sights of Johannesburg at different times of the day. West to the Magaliesberg mountain range, north to the Voortrekker Monument, south to the once home of Nelson Mandela, and east to the planes taking off at OR Tambo International Airport. The space can accommodate up to 100 people across seven seating areas. Each with its own unique view of the city below.
The bar and food offering will be headed up by the award-winning AURUM Restaurant, and shall be nothing short of sublime. The wine list conveys the best on offer from around the world as well as familiar favourites from the Cape Winelands. Cocktails will be fun, trendy and sophisticated. And for those feeling peckish, a luxury tapas menu will be available with a bespoke range of snacks. Many of which have been paired with the bar menu.
Let’s get High. On. Life.