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Star | Metro Nightlife | Kuala Lumpur


January 23rd 2010

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Back with a big bang

Trendy outlet set to return with a whole new look

Nightspot 7atenine at Ascott Kuala Lumpur will re-open in February witha brand new look. The trendy outlet renowned for its good food and great music is currently undergoing a face-lift and regulars can expect some great things when it opens its doors next month.

Design director Ed Poole of Poole Associates said refurbishment plans were currently underway to inject some new life into the place, but the owners have decided to retain some signature elements such as the 400-year-old railway sleeper floor form Borneo and the much talked about ice bar, which is expected to be bigger and better. 

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According to Poole, a whopping RM1 mil is being pumped into the place to give it a radical makeover and a lot of effort going into the bar which will be given a new lease of life.

7atenine's much talked about ice bar concept is to be retained but the old ice bar resin will be replaced with a much bigger one.

"After three years, 7atenine has gained a reputation as a popular spot to enjoy some of the finer things in life and has evolved from a restaurant-lounge into a more up-market bar and restaurant concept," Poole said.

'It kind of started off as a fun outlet but has grown into something more refined and specific and we have people coming in looking for champagne and premium wines - they know what they want," he added.

Another notable change to the bar is that is being designed in the shape of a champagne flute that goes up towards the ceiling - looking very much like a flower.

There is also going to be a wine barista that offers wine by the glass for those who want to enjoy premium wines without having to buy a bottle.

This, according to Poole, is a relatively new concept in the city and he believes that 7atenine is probably one of the few places to offer it.

Another unique feature is a 4.3m diameter fan which is very popular in the United States. "It's energy saving and it cools down the room efficiently," Poole said.

For furnishing and finishes, mirrored tiles are being shipped from Rajasthan, India.

"It's going to be used for the four columns in the outlet. It's handmade and takes four months to make - its' an old technique used in the palaces of Rajasthan 400 years ago, so we are pretty excited about the installation." he said.




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