Fine Dining At The Michelangelo Towers’ Cupola Penthouse Suite

The Cupola Penthouse Suite at the Michelangelo Towers in Sandton recently played host to an intimate dinner with Anthonij Rupert Wyne.


  • Open to the select few, who dared to dine high, the dinner showcased the best of the Anthonij Rupert collection as well as Legacy Hotels & Resorts.
  • Shaping the Sandton skyline, the Cupola Penthouse Suite at the Michelangelo Towers is more than a living space and lends itself to a myriad of exclusive events.
  • Sandton, the city of lights, enjoys a status at a price point which is unmatched anywhere else on the globe.
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It’s a vantage point most would dream to experience at least once in their life in any other major city in the world, but as is in most cases, such exclusive spaces are either privately owned or inaccessible to almost everyone – never mind costing a small fortune if you do get a chance to pop in for even a coffee or cocktail.


The main entrance hall upon entering The Cupola Penthouse Suite at the Michelangelo Towers. Image: The Sandton Times

The Sandton Times recently had the pleasure of suiting up and heading up to the three-story Cupola Penthouse Suite; the dome that crowns the iconic Michelangelo Towers in the heart of Sandton, which was once the highest point in Sandton before The Leonardo, a few meters on, emerged. Luckily, they’re all part of Legacy Hotels & Resorts, whose properties have formed a significant part of the modern Sandton story. The occasion was to fine dine with Anthonij Rupert Wyne and to experience life from a height in Sandton, with a 360-degree view of Africa’s economic heart.


The exclusive pool at the top of The Cupola Penthouse Suite at the Michelangelo Towers. Image: The Sandton Times

And it became evident, after a glass of bubbly and some welcome canapes, why this perch at 143 meters above the Sandton skyline, sets the tone for any event, never mind a dinner party. From intimate gatherings to glamorous cocktail parties and executive meetings, the Cupola Suite, with its three stories of space, offers an unrivalled versatility, making it a popular choice for those event organisers who seek to impress.


One of the three bedrooms located in The Cupola Penthouse Suite at the Michelangelo Towers. Image: The Sandton Times

Conceptualized by architect Franc Brugman of Bentels and adorned by interior designer Stephen Falcke, the 600-sqm penthouse is made up of three distinct floors, with the bottom floor, home to 3-suites with en-suite bathrooms. The middle floor is made up of the entrance, which connects to the elevators, a kitchen, dining room, bar, lounge and private meeting room.


On the top floor, another bathroom with gym an outdoor infinity pool and entertainment area makes up the impressive space. All three floors are connected by stairs or why not try the ever so private glass elevator, exclusive to the Penthouse. For those bold and brave enough, an alfresco shower connected to the private gym, is available, taking showering at altitude to new-de heights!


The dining set up at The Cupola Penthouse Suite at the Michelangelo Towers. Image: The Sandton Times

Those fortunate enough to experience the space also have access to top-tier chefs and butlers from the adjacent Legacy properties, much like on this night, from the talented chef of ROAR bistro, located on the ground floor of the Michelangelo Towers. The food was beautifully paired with an exquisite selection of wines from Anthonij Rupert, under the guidance of the winemaker:

  • L’Ormarins Private Cuvée
  • Cape of Good Hope Altima Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cap Provincial Rosé Jean Roi
  • Anthonij Rupert Optima


While the Cupola Suite may be considered only as an apartment, its actually so much more than that. The bespoke dining area for the evening, offered discretion and intimacy, whilst those fortunate enough to make the right seating choice, could marvel at the Sandton ‘light life’ unfolding through the windows and over the balcony of the Cupola Penthouse Suite. It shows why its an idyllic space for cocktail parties, intimate gatherings or pre-dinner receptions – a chance to bask in the splendour of Africa’s richest square mile from way up high.


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