Sky Bar at the Lebua Hotel, Bangkok
Balanced on the 63rd floor of this skyscraper hotel is the world’s highest open bar. The neon circular Sky Bar proudly surveys Bangkok’s skyline and the Chao Phraya River below.
Order small plates from the bar menu or pop inside to Sirocco for a culinary experience inspired by the food markets of the Mediterranean. Most definitely not for the faint-hearted!
Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge at Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc, Cap d’Antibes
Pride of place atop the hotel’s pavilion with panoramic views of the Mediterranean sea, the recently launched lounge combines chic rattan furniture with a teak decked terrace.
Head sommelier, Xavier Dinet, has collaborated with fourteen of the very best Champagne houses to produce a mouthwatering menu. Riviera-chic meets Euro-glam.
The Roof Bar at the ME Madrid Reina Victoria, Madrid
Wiz up to the glamorous Roof Bar for an uninterrupted vista of Madrid. Contemporary purple lighting, sheer glass panels and metal seating contrast beautifully against the domineering gothic tower.
With DJs playing late into the night and an eclectic, international cocktail menu, this is the place to be seen. We recommend the apple martini. Delicious!
Mikla at the Marmara Pera Hotel, Istanbul
An absolute must-visit since 2005, Mikla’s restaurant offers locally sourced Turkish fayre inspired by head chef and owner Mehmet Gurs. The interior is stylishly designed with chunky, masculine chrome while the terrace offers a bold, white 1950s modernism.
With stunning views of the Topkapi Palace, you will most definitely not want to leave.
Aer at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai
Zoom up to Mumbai’s highest rooftop bar, Aer, on the hotel’s 34th floor and lounge in the surreal, Philippe Stark-esque bubble sofas, whilst eating lamb sliders, onion brioche and tzatziki from the extensive selection of international tapas.
If upbeat 1980s and ‘90s jazz, funk and house music is your thing, visit later in the evening when DJ Fatbat spins the discs.