23rd May 2013 …/ Next month will see Orient-Express’ Hotel Cipriani yet again pushing boundaries when it comes to guest experiences, with a pulse racing Dinner in the Sky experience. The legendary hotel, set on the island of Giudecca, is offering guests a brief ‘flight’ over the waters of Venice with a series of one-off events, which have been organised in collaboration with 5th Events. Taking place from 19th to 23rd June, the events will allow adventure seekers to enjoy the hotel’s renowned gastronomic offering whilst taking in incredible 360 degree views of the city.
A dedicated platform (measuring five metres long by nine metres wide) will be suspended 50 metres into the sky by a crane, positioned over the hotel’s swimming pool and with views to St Mark’s Square. Diners will be seated on specifically designed secure chairs and the meal will be supervised by specially trained high-flying experts, to create the world’s most eccentric table.
Every ascent will accommodate up to 22 guests who will experience the added thrill of the platform being able to rotate up to 180 degrees. Dinner In The Sky at Hotel Cipriani will be open to guests and non-guests of the hotel who can choose to have a three course meal, lasting one hour, or alternatively just sample an aperitif, for a 30 minute experience. Each evening the menu will alternate between cuisine prepared by Hotel Cipriani’s Executive Chef, Renato Piccolotto and dishes by Roberto Gatto of the hotel’s Cips Restaurant.
Prices start from 50 Euros (approx £42) per person, for a 30 minute aperitif with drinks and canapes or 250 Euros (approx £213) per person for the full three course dinner experience, lasting one hour and including wine. Advance booking is recommended.
For further information on Hotel Cipriani or to enquire about the Dinner In The Sky experience please email email@example.com or visit www.hotelcipriani.com
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About Hotel Cipriani: Four minutes by private launch from San Marco, on the tip of Giudecca Island, this iconic Orient-Express hotel commands unrivalled views of the lagoon and Doge’s Palace. Regularly lauded as one of the finest hotels in Venice, Hotel Cipriani has 95 rooms and suites including 16 rooms in Palazzo Vendramin, a romantic 15th century palace located adjacent to the hotel. Steeped in Venetian style, Hotel Cipriani is known for interiors decorated in exquisite local artefacts, the delicious classic cuisine with an innovative twist served in its two restaurants, The Fortuny and Cip’s Club, and the most fabulous swimming pool in the city. Facilities include the Casanova Wellness Centre, tennis court and complimentary shuttle launch to the centre of Venice. Children will delight in the Smile Club, a discrete but authentic children’s club offering activities such as Venetian mask making, pizza making and fruit picking in the hotel orchards. www.hotelcipriani.com
About Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.: Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. is a luxury hotel company and sophisticated adventure travel operator which seeks to deliver memorable experiences that are the ultimate expression of each destination's authentic culture. The Company has offered exceptional luxury travel experiences since 1976, when it purchased Hotel Cipriani in Venice and then shortly thereafter recreated the celebrated Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, linking London, Paris and Venice, along with other European cities. Today the Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. brand embraces 46 hotel, cruise and luxury rail businesses in 22 countries, including distinctive properties such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Grand Hotel Europe in St Petersburg, Hotel Ritz Madrid, Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Maroma Resort and Spa on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The Company also operates six luxury tourist trains, three river cruise operations and one of New York’s most iconic restaurants. www.orient-express.com