Early next year, Beijing diners and drinkers will be able to get even higher as Grill 79 and Atmosphere lounge and bar will open on the 79th and 80th floors of China World Summit Wing, the official name of the third phase of China World. The design behind the venues, as well as for a private dining area on the 81st floor, come from Adam Tihany, known especially for his work in New York on spots such as Jean-Georges, Daniel, and Le Cirque 2000. These will be the loftiest places to eat and drink the capital. Look for a substantial wine list – with as many as 1500 labels.
The hotel will have two ballrooms (one of which is capable of hosting banquets of up to 1500 people), a spacious lobby, a Japanese restaurant called Nadaman and an as yet-to-be-named Thai restaurant on the fourth to sixth floors, hotel rooms from the 64th to 77th floor, and a spa and club on the 78th floor.
China World Summit Wing will top out at 330 meters, making it the highest building in the city, and is slated to open in the first quarter of 2010.
I’ll have more details on these venues, as well as a talk with Tihany, early next week.