LAS VEGAS, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dinner in the Sky Las Vegas officially began construction today with a groundbreaking ceremony at an 8.8 acre site minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. The one-of-a-kind upscale dining attraction serving meals 180 feet in the air is scheduled to open later this summer. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dinner-in-the-sky-celebrates-groundbreaking-in-las-vegas-211300491.html Celebration attendees included Owner Janeen Hinden, Managing Partner Kelley Jones, and Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Director of Customer Experience Hugh Sinnock. "Dinner in the Sky will bring new meaning to 'going out to dinner,'" said Hinden. "More than just a dinner, this is a dining attraction. Here at Dinner in the Sky you will enjoy your dinner 180 feet above the ground with the backdrop of fabulous Las Vegas." The groundbreaking ceremony was concluded with Hinden, Jones, Sinnock and Hinden's two children, Michael Hinden Jr. and Janeen Hinden, breaking ground with oversized spoons. Dinner in the Sky will suspend diners on two open-air tables, each weighing in at nearly seven tons with seating for up to 22 guests, offering 360-degree views of the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding mountains. The franchise will be the first of its kind in the U.S. and will become the first addition to the famous Las Vegas skyline since 2010. Dining enthusiasts and thrill-seekers alike will enjoy a night out unlike any other; strapped in by six-point harnesses for safety while enjoying a three-course gourmet dinner. Dinner packages will start at $290 per person and include a three-course meal, with wine pairings, and a complimentary photo as a memento of the experience. Dinner in the Sky will offer eight nightly seatings at 5, 5:30, 6:30, 7, 8, 8:30; 9:30 and 10 p.m., with each table being in the air for approximately one hour. Dinner in the Sky will also be a premier destination for events and occasions of all types, including "Wedding in the Sky" and "Meeting in the Sky." The dynamic attraction will be home to a spacious ground-level reception area featuring an on-site bar, lounge and dining room serving the same signature food and libations as up in the sky. The space will be ideal for large-scale events with banquet facilities accommodating up to 1,000 guests.