Grandstand seats on the center Las Vegas Strip quickly sold out for the inaugural Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix taking place November 16-18, 2023. But MGM Resorts and the five-star Bellagio Resort and Casino is perfectly positioned to offer special access to unrivaled track and fountain views in the exclusive Bellagio Fountain Club. Worth their weight in gold, the $11,247 tickets include meet and greets with F1 ambassadors, access to the Club’s private indoor and rooftop hospitality decks, and unlimited food and beverage by celebrated chefs including Mario Carbone, David Chang, Michael Mina, Masaharu Morimoto, Bryan & Michael Voltaggio, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
Perched above the Las Vegas Strip Circuit on an elevated spot on Bellagio’s signature lake, the Bellagio Fountain Club offers prime viewing of the race where drivers will reach top speeds of 210 mph as they race around Sin City’s most iconic landmarks, resorts and casinos on legendary Las Vegas Boulevard. Opening nightly November 16-18, the Fountain Club’s star chefs and mixologists will introduce new menus daily. Ticket holders seeking thrills behind the wheel can compete on the Club’s F1 racing simulators. Club guests will also be transported from Bellagio to the Paddock, where they will have select access to a Paddock and Pit Lane Tour to witness teams preparing for the race.
“The Bellagio Fountain Club will marry the epic F1 experience with MGM Resorts’ unbelievable talents and iconic destinations, ultimately creating an exclusive and legendary race day experience right atop the resort’s Fountains,” said Steve Zanella, MGM Resorts’ Chief Commercial Officer. “This is just the beginning for F1 fans coming to Vegas. No one throws a party like our city, and we’re primed to make the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix the world’s most sought-after race experience.”
MGM Resorts’ ticket and room packages — including East Harmon Zone Grandstand seats — are available https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/offers/formula-1-las-vegas-grand-prix-grandstands.html. The East Harmon Zone Grandstands are located near the Paddock and will serve as a central point of the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, treating fans to the spectacle of the start and finish line, plus behind-the-scenes views of the pit lane and team garages. For details, visit www.f1lasvegasgp.com.
In addition to the exceptional Bellagio Fountain Club, Bellagio will host some of race weekend’s most exciting and exclusive events.
Lio Ibiza makes its grand return to Las Vegas with an exclusive takeover of Bellagio’s MayFair Supper Club for a show-stopping Fountain-side cabaret and pre-fixe dining experience. The Mayfair will transform into the Ibizan spectacle November 12-22 at 8 p.m. and feature breathtaking performances and exquisite costumes.
MGM REWARDS “SHOEY” BAR
In Bellagio’s Fountain Courtyard, guests can partake in the iconic F1 podium celebration by indulging in a “Shoey” at the MGM Rewards Shoey Bar, exclusively at Bellagio during race weekend. The Shoey Bar invites guests to purchase limited-edition MGM Rewards-branded driving shoes — hand-crafted by an iconic motorsport apparel designer — fill them with an exclusive libation (in a water-proof beverage liner) and raise a triumphant toast, just like racing heroes do on the podium.
FERRARI POP-UP BOUTIQUE
Bellagio guests can shop the Ferrari fashion collection from November 13-20 in a pop-up store curated by Rocco Iannone. “Entering a Ferrari store should replicate the excitement of the racing world mixed with the luxurious design and style of the collections created for men and women,” says Iannone.
HUNDRED ACRE WINE DINNER WITH CHEF JEAN-GEORGES VONGERICHTEN
Internationally celebrated Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten will create a special four-course menu, featuring wine pairings by the renowned Hundred Acre wines, at his Prime restaurant in Bellagio on November 16-18.
BÉNÉDICTE HARDY EXCLUSIVE COGNAC EXPERIENCE AT LE CIRQUE
Renowned fifth-generation cognac producer Bénédicte Hardy will personally guide guests through exclusive cognac experiences at Le Cirque on November 17-18. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with her as she presides over the restaurant’s cognac cart and presents the full range of Hardy cognacs, including the exquisite Hardy’s Perfection.
JAMES KENT TAKEOVER AT LE CIRQUE
James Kent, acclaimed chef and winner of the Bocuse d’Or USA 2010, is curating an exclusive dining experience at Le Cirque on November 17. Renowned for his culinary portfolio, which includes Michelin-starred New York restaurants Crown Shy and Saga, Kent will deliver an evening of exceptional dishes in celebration of Vegas’ premiere race weekend.
The Strip will be a food lover’s paradise for race weekend as the biggest names in the culinary universe including José Andrés, Wolfgang Puck, the Voltaggio Brothers, David Chang and Michael Mina, among many others, will be at the helm of their restaurants for special dinners and will engage with guests. For this special event weekend, many of MGM Resorts’ award-winning restaurants will open early with specialty brunch menus. For full details: https://www.mgmresorts.com/en/offers/formula-1-race-week.html.
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