Dubai hotel breaks record with champagne glass pyramid

Dubai hotel breaks world record with champagne glass pyramid
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08 January, 2022
The champagne-glass tower, built by Atlantis, The Palm hotel, broke the record previously held by the makers of a tower in Madrid in 2017.
The pyramid stood over 27 feet tall [Getty]

A Dubai hotel has broken a world record for the largest drinking glass tower, with a pyramid made up of 54,740 glasses of Moet & Chandon champagne.

The champagne-glass tower, built by Atlantis, The Palm hotel, broke the record previously held by the makers of a tower made up of 50,116 glasses of champagne in Madrid in 2017.

“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,” Atlantis Resorts and Residences executive Vice President and director Timothy Kelly told Travel + Leisure.

Standing a more than 27 feet tall, the tower took over 55 man-hours to complete over five days.

The champagne glass tower was taken off display on January 1, after which the glasses were recycled by a local glassblower. The new glasses will be used to serve guests at the Atlantis hotel.

In 2020, the UAE announced a major overhaul of the country's Islamic personal laws, loosening alcohol restrictions among other personal freedoms in a bid to present itself as a skyscraper-studded destination for Western tourists and businesses.

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