World’s Highest New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

| January 5, 2015
At midnight on December 31st, The Bangkok Ball Drop at lebua once again put Thailand’s capital on the map as a world-class New Year’s Eve destination. During the countdown to 2015, the 7-foot Bangkok Ball dropped 49 feet from above Sirocco, the world’s highest alfresco restaurant. Seen for more than a mile across the city, the ball was the most visible icon in Bangkok for the second consecutive year.

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 fine cuisine and a champagne reception with the CEO of lebua Hotels & Resorts, Deepak Ohri.

Each of the restaurants and bars at Tower Club at lebua offered an exclusive one-night-only New Year’s Eve menu at Sirocco, lebua’s Mediterranean fine dining venue 63 stories in the air; Breeze, the new face of Asian dining; Mezzaluna, lebua’s signature fine dining restaurant; Distil, an alternative venue for tantalizing flavor combinations.

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.


Bangkok Ball Drop at lebua Facts & Figures

•         Descended from a 15-meter (49-foot) steel pole, situated 266 meters (872 feet) above the ground during the countdown
•         2.1 meters (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 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles)
•         Weighs 1.2 tons
•         Constructed by 50 Thai engineers and craftsmen over a period of 40 days

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