Frameless glass rail adds to an open-air experience at the Aer bar in Mumbai

The strength, stiffness and clarity SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer contribute to a stunning view that draws locals and visitors alike.


The glass rail's frameless design relies on the strength of the glass itself to carry wind and impact loads, aided by the stiffness and strength of SentryGlas<sup>®</sup> ionoplast interlayer.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels Limited
"You feel as though you have been transported to a different place. All you can see is the sea and the lights of Mumbai spread out like a blanket beneath you,” says Aer bar manager Aditya Ramani.
Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels Limited

Perched 34 stories up in the air, the Aer bar and lounge atop the Four Seasons Worli in Mumbai, India, is becoming a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It's the city's highest rooftop bar, commanding spectacular views of the sea and the cityscape below.

"You feel as though you have been transported to a different place. All you can see is the sea and the lights of Mumbai spread out like a blanket beneath you,” says Aer bar manager Aditya Ramani.

The upscale casual design motif features chic, minimalistic furnishings that create a perfect place and to sit and relax with friends or mix in with a melting pot of international hotel guests.

Many come to watch the sunset, and experience the city's slow drift into night, its buildings illuminated from inside, its vibrant street life twinkling below. If that's not enough to help you feel "on top of the world," there's a frequent reminder as new guests arrive at the Aer bar, take in the stunning 360-degree panorama, and say "Wow!"

Even the locals are impressed. "Living here for 25 years, this was the first time I saw such a transformation on such a grand scale. The city lit up slowly and if the view during sunset wasn’t pretty enough, with the lights on, the city looked beautiful, almost sexy," says local food and travel blogger Nishant Singh.

Glass design accents the view
One of the keys to experiencing the open-air feeling and breathtaking views that the Aer bar offers, is the designer's choice of safety glazing in the balustrade surrounding the lounge. Located at the edge of the rooftop, the glazing creates an almost invisible protective layer between guests and the wow-factor they experience gazing out and onto the city below.

Safety glass was a must, of course ... but the designer wanted an unimposing and highly transparent glass wall, that virtually disappears from view. For this effect, they chose a frameless design, relying on the strength of the glass itself,to carry wind and impact loads. Laminated safety glass made with SentryGlas® ionoplast interlayer fit the need perfectly.


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