Hotel Breaks World Record With 27-Foot Pyramid of Glasses
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Nearly 55K Glasses, 55 Hours and a Lot of Champagne Later, Hotel Breaks World Record With 27-Foot-Tall Drinking Glass Pyramid

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Dubai hotel and resort Atlantis, The Palm, set a Guinness World Record with a 27-foot-tall pyramid of champagne glasses, made of nearly 55,000 glasses, each filled with Moët & Chandon champagne. (Photo: Maxime Casa)

Dubai hotel and resort Atlantis, The Palm, started off 2022 in a memorable way: by setting a world record.

An 8.23-meter (27-foot)-tall pyramid of champagne glasses was erected, setting the Guinness World Record for “Largest Drinking Glass Pyramid.” The pyramid was created in partnership with Moët & Chandon and Dutch company Luuk Broos events. The pyramid comprised 54,740 coupe glasses, each filled with fine winery Moët & Chandon champagne, according to Travel + Leisure.

Luuk Broos Events workers spent five days and more than 55 hours of work on the pyramid.

The tower remained in place until Jan. 1 and was then taken down with plans to recycle the coupe glasses into refillable glassware by a local glassblower, according to Travel + Leisure. The new glasses will be used in the Atlantis, The Palm’s 1,548 rooms and suites.

The previous record was a 50,116-glass pyramid in Madrid, Spain, set in 2017.

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