Guinness World Record broken at the Atlantis

Eudore R. Chand

DUBAI 1 JANUARY 2022: On Thursday, 30th December, Atlantis, The Palm and Moët & Chandon broke the Guinness World Records (GWR) title for the world’s largest drinking glass pyramid at the Maison’s Effervescence event series at White Beach, Atlantis, The Palm.

Some 120 VIPs raised a glass to 2022 as they bore witness to the unveiling of the world’s largest drinking glass pyramid. Officially verified on the night by GWR, guests watched as 54,740 glass coupes towering over 8.23 metres were filled from a luminescent jeroboam of Moët & Chandon. Beating the previous GWR title of 50,116 glasses set in Madrid in 2017, a team of six from Dutch company Luuk Broos Events spent five days and over 55 man-hours meticulously stacking the glittering tower of coupes.

The glass tower remains in place until 1st January at the resort’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, featuring a guest performance by international singer Robbie Williams. Following this, in support of Atlantis, The Palm’s sustainability initiative, The Atlantis Atlas Project, all 54,740 coupe glasses will then be recycled by a local glassblower and transformed into refillable glassware for Atlantis, The Palm’s 1,548 rooms and suites.

The record-breaking attempt was conceived as part of Moët & Chandon’s Effervescence celebrations, a series of sparkling soirées set to pop up in over 20 cities, including London, Hong Kong, Toronto, Madrid, Moscow, Johannesburg, and Mexico City throughout 2021/22.

As guests moved into the resort’s Asateer tent, ballerinas draped in glitter and gold twirled around the 8.23-metre-high tower of coupes as GWR oversaw the ceremonious pouring before announcing the record. Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Resorts and Residences said: “Following what has been a challenging year for us all, it’s a pleasure to stand here today toasting to the dawn of 2022. Tonight, we join our valued partner and fellow masters of celebration, Moët & Chandon, in creating a moment in history, born from our mutual vision of celebrating togetherness. 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”.

Pravin Patel, GWR Official Adjudicator, said: “Huge congratulations to all those involved for achieving the largest drinking glass pyramid. It takes some considerable planning and organization to pull off a feat of this magnitude. The strict guidelines provided by Guinness World Records has been observed to the letter, and it was a pleasure to witness such a dedicated team at work. Congratulations, you are Officially Amazing.”

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