South Africa has some eye-wateringly beautiful scenery which could either be a focal point for a venue – or the ideal backdrop for an event. Whether it’s the City of Gold’s sparkling skyline, the Mother City’s majestic mountain or Durban’s Indian Ocean vistas, our views compete with the best in the world.
While many local restaurants and venues have taken to installing floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of the views on offer, it’s hard to beat a rooftop venue for the way it invites the scenery in, to become part of experience. There’s something simultaneously romantic, edgy and glamorous about a venue perched atop a tall building that invites the elements in and holds the promise of a great party spot. The perfect rooftop venue must perform a delicate tightrope walk – allow for shelter from the elements without obstructing the views; make it comfortable, but keep it classy and lay on a food, drink and music experience that matches the effortless ‘cool’ of looking down on the bustling city streets.
Ozone at the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong has harnessed the appeal of being ‘the world’s highest bar’, perched on the 118th floor of the ICC building. New Yorkers take advantage of the chance to relax about the bustle of Manhattan in trendy spots like The ROOF at PUBLIC hotel on the Lower East Side, which offer stellar views of the world’s most famous skyline and a fantastic party scene. The A’YA Lounge rooftop in Istanbul offers the city’s best view of the Aya Sofia Mosque, one of the city’s most beautiful monuments and the manicured garden of Coq D’Argent in the heart of the City of London is the best place to chill out to some of the country’s hottest DJ’s with London’s 21st century landmarks like The Shard, The Gherkin and The Walkie-Talkie as a backdrop.
Making maximum use of its prime location in the heart of Cape Town – regularly recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cities – is 180 Lounger. The space atop the 16th floor of The Terraces building on the trendy restaurant strip of Bree Street delivers panoramic views of UNESCO World Heritage Site and official member of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Table Mountain, as well as down towards the Foreshore where luxury cruise liners from around the world pull into the majestic Table Bay harbour.
As opposed to being an always-on party hotspot, 180 Lounger is a customizable multi-use event space which offers a pristine location for corporate events, business functions, product launches or private functions and an ‘out-of-the-box’ meeting venue or working facility.
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