Just because summer is ending soon (womp womp) doesn’t mean you need to settle for the indoors when seeking to unwind after the workday or on the weekends. Don’t underestimate the power of a breezy, open-air rooftop in an idyllic location or an indoor urban rooftop with 360-degree cityscape views to raise your spirits, regardless of the temperature outside.
Rooftop bars are popping up in more and more places and offering something for everyone: picturesque skyline views, tasty snacks and sips, and an ideal atmosphere for lounging or mingling with friends, family or colleagues.
The design of these elevated spaces, many of them atop hotels, is also evolving in ways that are allowing guests to enjoy them later into the night and regardless how hot or cold it is outside.
“At Hilton, we’ve built extreme flexibility into rooftop bar designs to be even more creative and competitive,” said Jonathan Wilson, Vice President, Customer Experience & Innovation, Food & Beverage, Wellness for Hilton, which has about 70 rooftop bars around the world from the U.S. to Asia. Through the company’s Wander program, which he leads, Hilton encourages its hotel owners to incorporate unique concepts into new and pre-existing spaces, and offers them tools and resources to envision and plan flexible designs.
So whether you fancy a perfectly chilled craft beer on a hot day, a fresh fruity cocktail, mocktail, or glass of bubbly on a warm evening, or a steamy hot toddy in cooler weather, there’s a rooftop bar out there for everyone. Check out the following rooftop bars at Hilton properties around the world to find one (or more) that’s the perfect fit for you:
In NOLA’s blossoming Central Business District near the Mississippi River, The Troubadour’s rooftop bar, Monkey Board, offers panoramic skyline views across the Crescent City. This rooftop eatery delivers a selection of creative dishes and cocktails, epitomizing the city’s appreciation for after-work fun. Expect a lively atmosphere, live DJs and local flavors –all just a quick stroll from the French Quarter, making this the ideal locale for guests looking to fall in love with the spirit of New Orleans. As the locals say, laissez les bon temps rouler!
LH Rooftop, LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton (Chicago, Illinois)
This hotel features the tri-level LH Rooftop, which boasts stunning views of the Chicago River, Lake Michigan and the Magnificent Mile along with rare finds on each level of the bar. Floor 21 offers re-imagined American fare and cocktails indoors, floor 22 offers small bites and classic cocktails on its outdoor terrace, and floor 23 is an exclusive Cupola available to reserve for a unique private event or one-of-a-kind proposal.
Agasi 7 Rooftop Bar, Hilton Garden Inn Little Rock Downtown (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Agāsi 7 Rooftop Bar + Kitchen offers an expansive menu of locally-inspired handcrafted cocktails and small plates for guests to enjoy as they overlook downtown Little Rock. Featuring an open kitchen design and the perfect combination of bar, pub and lounge seating throughout, this rooftop has become a hot spot for state capital locals and visitors alike.
Waterproof Bar, The Statler Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton (Dallas, Texas)
Perched on the 19th floor of the historic Statler Hotel, Waterproof bar boasts stunning and panoramic views of surrounding downtown Dallas and beyond. The indoor/outdoor space is a sunny urban oasis for guests to take a dip in the pool, sip a refreshing craft cocktail, enjoy lunch and watch the sunset. As the moon rises over the city, swimsuits are exchanged for cocktail attire, the doors are open to the public and the fun continues.
Savage Garden, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London (London, England)
Savage Garden is a dramatic destination rooftop bar located on the 12th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton London – Tower of London. This all-day bar and cocktail lounge offers stunning 360-degree views that take in some of the U.K. capital’s most iconic landmarks. Savage Garden’s retractable roof offers both indoor and outdoor options to allow the bar to be enjoyed all year long with captivating cocktails and an innovative all-day food menu.
Rooftop Restaurant Sky Blu and Sky Blu Pool Terrace at Aleph Rome Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton offer authentic and contemporary Roman cuisine and the highest quality and service in a traditional and classy environment. Enjoy dining on an external patio during spring and summer months and a special holiday atmosphere during the winter season.
Horizon Restaurant & Bar, Hilton Pattaya (Pattaya Chonburi, Thailand)
Experience the next level of style, taste and exclusivity at Horizon Restaurant & Bar in Hilton Pattaya Hotel. Chill out to the DJ beats as you sip on signature cocktails and admire magnificent views of Pattaya Bay. Set on the rooftop of the 34th floor, this stylish Pattaya restaurant offers a unique setting to savor delicious cuisine and party with friends.
Chocolate and Design at Four Seasons Hotel Milano
With the reopening of its seasonal Sunday Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Milano will unveil the new décor of its Chocolate Room. This year, Pastry Chef Daniele Bonzi is paying tribute to Milan’s famous reputation for design, with the creation of an art exhibition.
No less than one ton (2,200 pounds) of the finest Valrhona chocolate was necessary to create this new decor featuring geometric shapes, pop-culture and tape art elements as well as three-dimensional installations. Among these, guests can enjoy an interactive sound wave wall filled with chocolate desserts and a reproduction of the famous Needle, Thread and Knot statue by celebrated artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.
“Besides fashion, Milan has also positioned itself as an important cradle for contemporary art and design, and you can clearly feel these influences when seeing the numerous art exhibitions in town, or by simply walking around the city or visiting the annual Furniture Fair. This is what has inspired me to create this multi-sensorial art experience. Just as all the paints and materials used in art, chocolate is a fabulous matter to work with, providing endless ways of use, with various natural tones and textures,” explains Pastry Chef Bonzi.
Certainly one of the most loved Hotel’s highlights since its creation in 2007, this hand-decorated delicacy has successively taken the form of a Ratatouille-themed lounge, a chocolate factory and a tropical forest featuring jungle-inspired vegetation and exotic animals. The Chocolate Room can be visited during the traditional Sunday Brunch and booked for private events, chocolate tastings, breakfasts and afternoon breaks.
A must-go occasion for guests and locals alike, the Hotel’ Sunday Brunch provides a unique moment to indulge in traditional Italian dishes served buffet-style including typical recipes as Milanese-style risotto and cutlets, gourmet selections of cold cuts and cheeses, delicious salads and roasted meats. And with its children’s play area and babysitter service, it is also a perfect occasion to spend a relaxed meal with the entire family.
Located in a dramatically 15th century reborn convent, Four Seasons Hotel Milano offers the perfect destination to spend a family holiday. Thanks to its position in the city’s bustling Fashion District, the Hotel allows an easy access to Milan’s historical quarter of Brera and the iconic Duomo, while for those looking for a shopping escape in the world leading couture houses, the Hotel’s Spa is a serene after-shopping respite to be pampered in with exclusive signature treatments.
The Sweet Treasure of Seasonal Cantonese Cuisine at Shàng-Xí
Hairy crab season is something that all real food-lovers, from diners to cooks and head chefs are waiting for all year around. There is nothing that quite matches the light, sweet tastes of hairy crab, and its ability to accompany a wide variety of different ingredients.
At Shàng-Xí, renowned Chef Simon Choi has considered the natural delicacy of hairy crab and created a menu that takes guests on a culinary journey. From braised bird’s nest soup with crab jus and egg white to baked avocado and crab cream, sautéed fresh crab with conpoy and eggs, and oven-baked crab cream puffs, this one-off menu is a truly fine way to enjoy the unique flavours of the hairy crab.
The chef’s autumn special menu also showcases crab cream in unison with flavours that aptly accompany. The result is the culmination of decades of cooking expertise simmered down into rich aromas and savoury splendour, only at the award-winning Shàng-Xí at Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai.
Gourmet Superstar Chef Gordon Ramsay Returns to Bread Street Kitchen Dubai
The great thing about Atlantis restaurants is that they draw in big names from the culinary world and bring you the best cuisine right here in Dubai! And there’s no denying that Atlantis, The Palm’s food scene is hot right now, with the world’ leading chefs flocking to the resort to show off their culinary skills. From creating signature dishes at Atlantis’ signature restaurants to sharing their top-notch tips and tricks during live demonstrations and masterclasses, our celebrated chefs are rustling up a storm during the entire duration of the Culinary Month in Atlantis Dubai.
One of the key aspects of this edition of Culinary Month celebrations is TV personality and multi Michelin-starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s visit to Bread Street Kitchen Dubai to launch his biggest menu change yet – the new ‘Fit Food’ menu.
What’s on The Menu?
The ‘Fit Food Menu is crafted around clean eating and offers a collection of delicious healthy meals that help guests meet their fitness needs and goals. The menu represents Gordon’s commitment to making easy healthy food and the will cater to the health-conscious foodie looking for something fresh and healthy, yet exciting! The recipes on the ‘Fit Food’ menu are inspired by Gordon Ramsay’s new healthy cookbook ‘Gordon Ramsay Ultimate Fit Food’ which will be launched on October 11th, 2018 at Bread Street Kitchen & Bar.
While cooking remains his passion, Gordon is a committed athlete and emphasizes the importance of staying fit and healthy. He says “These are my go-to recipes when I want to eat at home. My great hope is that this will inspire you to get cooking to improve your own health whatever your personal goal”.
Atlantis is offering you the unique opportunity to meet and greet Gordon Ramsay, and try his brand new ‘Fit Food’ inspired menu and recipes with a special four-course meal. You will also have the chance to purchase a copy of the book in the evening to be signed by Gordon.
Lastly, a quick reminder of some of the exciting events Chef Gordon Ramsay is hosting that you won’t want to miss:
Fit Food Night – Thursday 11th October 2018 6:45pm – 12:00am
Launch of the ‘Fit Food’ menu at Bread Street Kitchen with Gordon and Channel 4 radio. Set Menu (food only) for adults is priced at AED 295 & kids (ages 4-11) is AED105
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