Dinner in the Sky to rise to the occasion in Vegas

Las Vegas is about to embark on an unparalleled epicurean adventure. Dinner in the Sky broke ground today and will open mid-summer, offering diners an open-air gourmet dinner experience 180 feet above the ground.

Digging in! From right to left: Dinner in the Sky Managing Partner Kelley Jones, LVCVA Director of Customer Experience Hugh Sinnock, Owner Janeen Hinden, son Michael Hinden, Jr., and daughter Janeen Hinden.

Located just minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, this new Las Vegas attraction will also offer a spacious reception area on the ground, including a bar and lounge.

It will be the first permanent Dinner in the Sky experience in the nation and the first of its kind to be open to the public.

“Las Vegas is already known as a culinary destination,” says Dinner in the Sky Managing Partner Kelley Jones. “Now we’re adding a little bit of a thrill ride to the experience.”

For $290 per person, diners will be strapped in by six-point harness to one of two tables, each seating 22 guests. The tables will be elevated via a 200-foot high steel tower reaching 180 feet. Diners will then enjoy a 50-minute gourmet meal by Executive Chefs Ward Martin and Ivan Sanchez along with 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Valley.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitor’s Authority Director of Customer Experience Hugh Sinnock called Dinner in the Sky a unique dining experience offering “unbelievable views of the city.”

In addition to regularly scheduled meals at 5, 5:30, 6:30, 7, 8, 8:30, 9:30 and 10 p.m. every night, dinner in the Sky will also cater to group events, corporate events, meetings and team building experiences. The experience includes a three-course meal with wine pairings and a complimentary photo.

Owner Janeen Hinden told press and guests at today’s ground breaking that opening Dinner in the Sky was her late husband Michael’s dream. She said she and her children are honored to make his dream come true.

And now the question on everyone’s mind. What happens if you have to go to the bathroom when you’re 180 feet above the city?

“We encourage people to go before,” says Jones. “But if it’s an absolute emergency, the tables rise and fall in three minutes.”