The doors to Africa’s highest urban bar opened in September 2021. Named Alto234 (Alto for height in Latin and 234 for how tall it stands in meters), this breath-taking space is found on the rooftop of The Leonardo in Sandton and boasts 360-degree views over one of the most-wooded cities in the world
Offering a variety of experiences, Alto234 will provide guests and tourists an opportunity to capture the amazing sights of Johannesburg at different times of the day – west to the Magaliesberg mountain range, north to the Voortrekker Monument, south to the once home of Nelson Mandela, and east to the planes taking off at OR Tambo International Airport. The space can accommodate up to 100 people across seven seating areas, each with its own unique view of the city below.
The bar and food offering is headed up by the award-winning AURUM Restaurant and is nothing short of sublime. The wine list conveys the best on offer from around the world as well as familiar favourites from the Cape Winelands. Cocktails will be fun, trendy and edgy with the right amount of sophistication. And for those feeling peckish, a luxury tapas is available with a bespoke range of snacks, many of which have been paired with the bar menu.
In celebration of the opening, Moët & Chandon, the bar’s preferred champagne supplier, gifted Alto234 with a limited edition Moët Mini Machine which will offer guests the opportunity to experience French savoir-faire at its finest. Using Moët & Chandon tokens, guests can order Moët Mini 200ml bottles with golden sippers, right out of the machine at perfect temperature. Without doubt, it’s the most innovative champagne service in Africa and exclusive to Alto234.