Setting New Event Venue Standards

Creating the perfect space for an event is a thing of legend. Every event organiser looks for that ultimate venue that will not only form the backdrop of a jaw-dropping experience, but that will also leave a lasting impression on guests. By David Stroud, General Manager at the Michelangelo Towers.

A trend that has emerged of late is the “event with a view”. Now it isn’t practical to hoist every event into the sky and suspend people in the air, nor is it always comfortable for guests. To this end not many buildings in Sandton extend into the sky, which is why spaces such as The Cupola Penthouse Suite at the Michelangelo Towers continues to dazzle guests looking for that once in a lifetime experience.

The Michelangelo Towers, a Legacy property, rises 143m above the Sandton skyline and the Cupola is the crowning glory sits on top of this magnificent property. The Cupola is a space unlike any other in Sandton and offers the event planner a unique palette from which to imagine the unimaginable. We have evidenced so many incredible events, occasions and experiences in this space, from intimate gatherings to high-heeled red-carpet cocktail parties and executive meetings – its success is in its versatility.

Why does the Cupola tick so many of these boxes? In order to answer this question, you need to understand its make-up.

The Michelangelo Towers Penthouse is a three-storey apartment built entirely in glass. As a result, the Cupola provides its guests and visitors 360 degree sweeping views of the city of Sandton as well as a full outlook of panoramas of the city of Johannesburg right the way to the Magaliesberg.

The 600sqm suite was designed by architect Franc Brugman of Bentels and decorated by interior designer Stephen Falcke – giving it an unsurpassed touch of elegance. The space is made up of three exquisitely designed bedrooms on the lower floor, while the mezzanine or second floor has its own lounge, 12-seater dining room table, a 12-seater boardroom, a full bar, and magnificent kitchen. It has access to some of the top chefs and butlers in Sandton through the adjacent Legacy properties, and has all the amenities of concierge service coupled with privacy and intimacy.

The dining area is a firm, favourite for executive meetings where privacy, intimacy and discretion are key. And what better place to make and seal deals than with the expansive Johannesburg skyline spilling all around you.

Not to be outdone, you can take the glass lift to the third floor where you will find your own private gym, swimming pool, outside lounge area, full bathroom and a magnificent outdoor shower. This area is exceptionally popular for cocktail parties or as a meeting/reception area for guests before making their way back to the dining room. Many a red carpet after-party has been hosted in this space where designer craft bars and cocktail mixologists have taken over the area while gastronomically decadent canapes have been served under the stars of Africa’s richest square mile.

While the Cupola is an apartment, its uses far outweigh that title. It is the quintessential lifestyle living property and the belle of any bespoke event. It offers direct access to the Michelangelo Towers Mall which is a stone’s throw away from Sandton City, the Nelson Mandela Square, the Sandton Convention Centre and the Gautrain. In fact, a host of guests have chosen the suite to host an after-conference party where they can truly delight their customers after a long day within the convention centre.

If you need an event that makes for maximum impact look no further than the Michelangelo Towers. It provides its visitors with the extravagance and opulence they have come to expect from a Legacy property.

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