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Dubai hotel and Moet & Chandon claim Guinness World Record for largest drinking glass pyramid

Atlantis, The Palm and Moet & Chandon are toasting being awarded the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest drinking glass pyramid.

A grand complete of 54,740 Champagne coupes had been stacked atop each other by a steady-handed crew of six from the Dutch firm Luuk Broos Events to type a 27ft- (8.23m) excessive pyramid within the Dubai hotel. Moet & Chandon Champagne was then poured over the glittering tower, filling the glasses.

The feat beat Luuk Broos Events’ personal file of fifty,116 glasses, set in Madrid in 2017.  

Atlantis, The Palm and Moet & Chandon are toasting being awarded the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest drinking glass pyramid (pictured)

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Atlantis, The Palm and Moet & Chandon are toasting being awarded the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest drinking glass pyramid (pictured) 

A total of 54,740 glass champagne coupes were stacked atop one another to build the enormous 27ft- (8.23m) high pyramid

A complete of 54,740 glass champagne coupes had been stacked atop each other to construct the large 27ft- (8.23m) excessive pyramid

The official Guinness World Records listing says: ‘It was a freestanding three-sided stable Pyramid made full from commercially obtainable drinking glasses. The remaining act of finishing the try was to fill the highest layer of glasses with a drink.’   

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A time-lapse video captures the painstaking building of the glass tower, with the crew spending 5 days and over 55 man-hours stacking the glasses.

It exhibits a big black triangle mapped out on the ground, with the crew fastidiously inserting the glasses down in rows. 

The video then exhibits the crew climbing on to scaffolding to stack the upper tiers of glasses. Finally, one crew member is seen inserting the 54,740th coupe on the tip of the tower.

The unveiling of the tower came about at a December 30 celebration on the hotel’s White Beach membership.

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Ballerinas ‘draped in glitter and gold’ danced across the tower on the evening. Later, friends ‘were invited to sip Champagne on the sandy shores’ of White Beach, ‘before embarking on an immersive experience featuring musical performances and elegant entertainment’.

The Guinness World Record try was organised by Moet & Chandon as a part of its collection of Champagne-themed ’Effervescence’ occasions, which had been held in over 20 cities world wide all through 2021.

The glass tower remained in place till January 1, remaining intact for the hotel’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner, which featured a visitor efficiency by singer Robbie Williams.

A time-lapse video captures the painstaking construction of the glass tower, which was carried out by a team of six

A time-lapse video captures the painstaking building of the glass tower, which was carried out by a crew of six

Dutch company Luuk Broos Events spent five days and over 55 man-hours stacking the glasses

Dutch firm Luuk Broos Events spent 5 days and over 55 man-hours stacking the glasses 

The video shows one team member carefully placing the final coupe at the tip of the tower

The video exhibits one crew member fastidiously inserting the ultimate coupe on the tip of the tower

Once it was deconstructed, all 54,740 coupe glasses had been then despatched to be recycled by a ‘local glassblower and transformed into refillable glassware for Atlantis, The Palm’s 1,548 rooms and suites’.

On the evening, after witnessing the disclosing, Pravin Patel, Official Adjudicator at Guinness World Records, mentioned of the achievement: ‘Huge congratulations to all those involved for achieving the largest drinking glass pyramid. 

‘It takes some considerable planning and organisation 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.’

Atlantis, The Palm (pictured in the centre foreground) was the setting for the record-breaking attempt

Atlantis, The Palm (pictured within the centre foreground) was the setting for the record-breaking try 

The unveiling of the tower took place at a December 30 celebration at Atlantis, The Palm's White Beach club

 The unveiling of the tower came about at a December 30 celebration at Atlantis, The Palm’s White Beach membership

Timothy Kelly, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Atlantis Resorts and Residences, mentioned on the evening: ‘Following what has been a challenging year for us all, it’s a pleasure to face right here immediately toasting to the daybreak of 2022. 

‘Tonight, we be part of our valued accomplice and fellow masters of celebration, Moët & Chandon, in making a second in historical past, born from our mutual imaginative and prescient of celebrating togetherness. The Champagne tower is historically a beacon of greatness and generosity, and we’d prefer to toast to a brand new yr stuffed with each in abundance.’

And Laurent Dominguez, General Manager, Moet Hennessy Middle-East, mentioned: ‘A symbol of celebration and generosity, Champagne Pyramids are deeply-rooted in Maison history and DNA. In 1983, to mark its 240th anniversary, Moet & Chandon established the first world record for the highest Champagne pyramid with 2,757 crystal glasses. Almost 40 years later and alongside our valued partner and iconic destination resort, Atlantis, The Palm, we are thrilled to perpetuate this heritage and create a new milestone with this daring attempt.’

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