Atlas has taken over the ground floor lobby of the unique Parkview – that immense building near Arab quarter that is more commonly known as the Gotham Building. Gone are the wine angels, replaced instead by an imposing 15 metre tower holding over 1,000 bottles of Gin from every corner of the world, which takes pride of place behind one of the two gold gilded bars that mark each side of the 690-metre long lobby.
If you have only marvelled at this building from afar, now’s the time to venture in and order yourself a G&T, or even a high tea when they start offering this next month. The space – styled after Art Deco Europe – is beautiful in its opulence and grandeur with immense soaring high ceilings and an abundance of bronze and gold, all adding to the Gatsby feel. Head Bartender Roman Foltan (of Forbes’s ’30 Most Talented People Under 30′ fame) whizzes up Art Deco-inspired cocktails while Executive Chef Daniele Sperindio, formerly of The Tippling Club Group, is in charge of Atlas’ all day dining (from 8am breakfasts till dinner). The cuisine is modern European fine dining with a touch of Art Deco.