SkyCity is opening New Zealand's highest bar in partnership with one of the world's most well-known Champagne brands, Moët & Chandon. SkyBar will open to the public on Friday, 23rd June.
David Allott, SkyCity's General Manager of Hospitality, said this would be a statement point of the SkyCity complex.
"What could be better than enjoying a cocktail or glass of bubbles in luxury surroundings with absolutely the best view in town," said Allott.
With elevated 360-degree views of the Auckland skyline, SkyBar will offer an extensive list of premium local and international wines, including a selection of vintage Moët & Chandon bottles and top-shelf spirits and cocktails.
Moët Hennessy, General Manager for New Zealand, Tom Gilbert, said the partnership goes hand in hand.
"We've been looking for the perfect location to bring our world-class offering to New Zealand, and we've found that here at SkyCity," added Gilbert.
A curated range of cocktails has been designed to reflect the surrounding geographical features of Tāmaki Makaurau. Examples include the 'Aoraki', featuring Central Otago Riesling, honey and pink grapefruit, or a 'Rūaumoko Paloma' infused with red bell pepper cordial.
A destination from sunrise to sunset, SkyBar's menu will be a masterclass in quality local ingredients, with share plates including smoked green lip mussels, duck liver parfait, and a smoked vegan cheese fondue.
"We've set our best chefs to design a superior menu which complements not only the glass in hand but showcases some immensely talented local producers," said Allott.
Those with a sweet tooth will delight in handcrafted pastries and a premium range of chocolate bonbons that can be enjoyed day and night.