RESTAURANTS AND BARS WITH A VIEW

From the largest rooftop restaurant in Marrakech overlooking the Golden Triangle to the newly launched rooftop bar in Amalfi Coast’s Positano and lounges from 35,000 feet above, here is a pick of some of the world’s most spectacular restaurants and bars with a view 

UK & EUROPE

ENJOY GUINNESS AND 360 DEGREE VIEWS OF DUBLIN AT THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE GRAVITY BAR

The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s number one tourist attraction and home of the black stuff – sip on the best pint of Guinness in the world in the Gravity Bar, situated at the very top of the brewery. From the ‘head of the pint’, visitors can enjoy breath-taking 360° views of Dublin city and beyond.  Situated in St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin’s city centre, since opening its doors in 2000 the Guinness Storehouse has welcomed over 13 million visitors. www.guinness-storehouse.com

DELIGHT IN FINLAND’S ENDLESS SUMMER DAYS AT KLAUS K’S SKY TERRACE

Set far above Helsinki’s rooftops, Klaus K’s Sky Terrace is the perfect location to enjoy Finland’s long summer days. Part of Kämp Collection Hotels, Klaus K offers far-reaching views of the Esplanade park over Helsinki's bustling city centre, guests can relax and unwind in one of the capital’s hottest bars. In colder winter months, fully insulated glass panels transform the area into a sanctuary from the arctic temperatures. www.klauskhotel.com

THE PERFECT POSITANO VIEWS AT LE SIRENUSE’S NEW ROOFTOP BAR, FRANCO’S

Le Sirenuse is the Amalfi Coast's most stunning and iconic hotel and sits overlooking the blue waters of the Mediterranean. The hotel recently opened their new rooftop bar, Franco’s, suspending above the sea and nestled amongst the narrow lanes of Positano. It is the epitome of quintessential Italian style with splashes of contemporary, innovative design. Art is a huge feature throughout the bar, with doorways that are flanked by perfect hedges and flowers, art flowing from the bar tables and a floor made from traditional, handcrafted tiles. The bar is open to both hotel guests and the public and is the first bar in the area to specialise in cocktails, offering both traditional Italian favourites and new inventive ones, with exciting twists. www.francosbar.com

FORMULA ONE AND PRINCIPALITY VIEWS FROM THE FAIRMONT’S ROOFTOP TERRACE IN MONTE-CARLO, MONACO

The Fairmont Monte-Carlo is located in the heart of the Principality, overlooking the most recognised bend on the F1 circuit. Enjoy the famous Fairmont Sunday Brunch on the 7th floor rooftop terrace, which offers unrivalled views over the Mediterranean Sea and the Principality and enjoy exquisite cuisine at Nobu by Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, an acclaimed and highly influential celebrity Chef celebrated for his worldwide restaurants. www.fairmont.com/monte-carlo/ / www.visitmonaco.com

OVERLOOK LISBON’S HISTORIC AREA AT MEMMO ALFAMA’S ROOFTOP TERRACE

Memmo Alfama sits in the heart of the Alfama district in Lisbon and is the first boutique hotel in the city's historic quarter. The roof terrace boasts a pool with views stretching across Lisbon as well as the terrace wine bar offering a selection of Portuguese food and wine. The white marble décor brings an elegance to the homey terrace and the red outdoor pool fits beautifully with the red tiled rooftops that adorn the houses in the neighbourhood. The terrace is the perfect spot, whether it’s to take in the sights over a morning coffee whilst planning your day, to take a dip in the pool to cool off from the midday heat, or a spot for a romantic evening drink, watching the lights and sounds around Lisbon. www.memmohotels.com/alfama

AFRICA AND THE INDIAN OCEAN

ENJOY TRADITIONAL MOROCCAN CUISINE AND PANORAMIC VIEWS ON THE LARGEST ROOFTOP TERRACE IN THE MEDINA AT LA SULTANA MARRAKECH

La Sultana Marrakech is located in the heart of the historical medina. An oasis of calm, away from the bustle of the Kasbah, La Sultana is home to the largest rooftop terrace (1500m2) in the Golden Triangle. The rooftop restaurant's epic outlook offers guests a sight of the Atlas mountains in the distance and overlook historical gems such as the Saadian tombs, the Kasbah’s great mosque and the Koutoubia, the quarter’s colourful market. Set high above the souks, the leafy terrace is the perfect setting to try La Sultana's carefully selected dishes that take inspiration from the culinary traditions of Moroccan cuisine. www.lasultanahotels.com

SUSHI AND SUNSETS AT COMO MAALIFUSHI, MALDIVES

COMO Maalifushi is the ultimate getaway with overwater villas and beach suites, all surrounded by the turquoise sea of the Indian Ocean. The resort’s Tai restaurant is one of the finest Japanese restaurants in the Maldives, surrounded by decks that stretch out into the ocean. The restaurant centers around the circular bar boasting floor to ceiling windows, perfect for enjoying sushi and cocktails with the Maldives’ spectacular sunsets as a backdrop. www.comohotels.com/maalifushi

AUSTRALASIA

PETER GORDON’S LATEST RESTAURANT OVERLOOKING AUCKLAND’S SKYLINE IN NEW ZEALAND

Sky City Hotel is a four-star hotel with an urban lodge style using New Zealand brands right in the heart of Auckland in the North Island. Sky City Hotel holds the latest Peter Gordon restaurant, The Sugar Club, which sits at the pinnacle of destination dining and overlooks Auckland city from Level 53 of the hotel. The Sugar Club is an elegant dining experience comprising a luxurious cocktail bar and the restaurant, which offers an express lunch and small plate a la carte dining in the evenings seven days a week, and brunch at the weekends. www.skycityauckland.co.nz/restaurants/the-sugar-club/

AT SEA & IN THE AIR

NEW US PRECLEARANCE LOUNGE AT DUBLIN AIRPORT ENHANCES AER LINGUS’ PREMIUM EXPERIENCE

Aer Lingus, Ireland’s only 4-Star airline, welcomes the launch of Dublin airport’s new lounge 51st & Green, which is available to its Business Class guests and Elite and Prestige Gold Circle card holders. Transatlantic guests can now continue their lounge experience in 51st & Green after they have pre-cleared US Customs and Immigration and await to board their flight. Large windows boast exceptional views of the runway where guests can watch the Aer Lingus aircraft. www.aerlingus.com

HOT ROCKS ON BOARD SILVERSEA’S NEWEST AND MOST LUXURIOUS SHIP, SILVER MUSE

Hot Rocks is one of the most creative restaurant concepts on board Silversea’s new flagship Silver Muse. Guests are invited to cook their own food while enjoying sights from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean to the South Americas in her maiden season from the comfort of their outdoor table. Guests can also select from the finest meat, fish, vegetables to cook on top of the lava stone to their own tastes. The lava stone is sourced from volcanic rock and heated in an oven to reach temperatures up to 400 degrees Celsius. www.silversea.com

THE QATAR AIRWAYS A380 LOUNGE: YOUR SANCTUARY IN THE SKY

Qatar Airways proudly flies the Airbus A380, the largest passenger jet in the world, providing customers with exceptional levels of comfort. Located on the upper deck, the lounge provides First and Business Class passengers the perfect space to relax, socialise, and enjoy a wide selection of premium beverages and refreshments. The award-winning lounge has a stylishly curved bar, featuring fresh Ecuadorian roses surrounded by leather sofas and under the atmospheric light of stunning chandeliers. Above all, this sanctuary in the sky not only provides luxurious levels of comfort, but is gifted with incredible views at 35,000 feet. www.qatarairways.com

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