— The 872-Foot Ball Drop Atop the World’s Highest Alfresco Restaurant Secures Bangkok’s Place on the World Map of New Year’s Celebrations
BANGKOK, Jan. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Tonight the Bangkok Ball Drop at lebua once again put Thailand’s capital on the world map of New Year’s Eve celebrations as the 7-foot Bangkok Ball dropped 49 feet from above Sirocco, the world’s highest alfresco restaurant. Able to be seen for more than a mile across the city, the ball began 872 feet in the air, making it the most visible icon in Bangkok. For the second consecutive year, the descent of the Bangkok Ball is the city’s first and most memorable sight of 2015 followed by an eye-popping fireworks display.
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In addition to enjoying the best views across Bangkok, the guests at lebua’s four altitude-defying restaurants and bars – Sirocco, Mezzaluna, Breeze and Distil – were treated to an exclusive one-night only New Year’s Eve menu and a champagne reception with the CEO of lebua Hotels & Resorts, Deepak Ohri.
As midnight approached, lebua Hotels & Resorts CEO Deepak Ohri said: "Following the international attention received by the Bangkok Ball Drop last year, we are delighted to host the event at lebua for a second consecutive year. It is set to be an annual event, and the city’s reputation as a New Year’s destination will continue to grow."
With its incomparable vantage points from which to witness the record-breaking Bangkok Ball Drop, Tower Club at lebua was the ultimate destination to ring in 2015.
About Bangkok Ball Drop at lebua
- Descended from a 49-foot steel pole, situated 872 feet above the ground
- 7 feet in diameter and constructed of 20 hexagonal and 12 pentagonal steel pieces covered with translucent fabric
- Contains 2,950 LED lights and 50 strobes
- Visible for a minimum of 1.1 miles
- Weighs 1.2 tons
- Constructed by 50 Thai engineers and craftsmen over a period of 40 days
About lebua Hotels & Resorts
lebua Hotels and Resorts is a growing international luxury brand that operates distinctive hotels, fine restaurants and bars in Thailand and India and an expansion of fine dining concepts in Europe. Led by visionary CEO Deepak Ohri, lebua takes a unique approach to hospitality that aspires to tap into a deeper level of exchange with guests to create emotional connections.
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