By Lauren Jade Hill
As the location of the world’s first ever night race and the setting for the stunning Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore is one of the Grand Prix’s most glamorous locations. While the 2017 event is set to feature performances from Ariana Grande, Duran Duran and Calvin Harris, VIP celebrations are being hosted at track-side venues and the most decadent spaces throughout the city.
Established the same year that Singapore’s night circuit was unveiled, Amber Lounge is considered one of the event’s official party venues, drawing in VIP guests and the Formula Once crew. On the Saturday night of Singapore Grand Prix 2017, Amber Lounge is set to host an evening of live performances and exclusive DJ sets with free-flowing champagne. Sunday evening is then when the Grand Prix’s closing party takes place each year, with F1 drivers joining in on the celebration. A Methusalem Table at the club costs around $23,050.
Another of Singapore’s well established Formula One party venues, Podium Lounge is situated by the Paddock Club within the Grand Prix tracks, attracting F1 drivers, royalty and celebrities to celebrate here. This year, the former Formula One driver Giancarlo Fisichella will play host to the red carpet events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, alongside performers such as Grammy award-winning rapper Coolio. The 2017 event will also see the launch of the Lamborghini Aventador S in Singapore, with three being showcased here throughout the Grand Prix.
CÉ LA VI
With its prime position on the rooftop of Marine Bay Sands, CÉ LA VI is one of Singapore’s most enticing bars. And with views over the Marine Bay Street Circuit, it’s even more appealing during the Formula One. Over the race weekend, CÉ LA VI is hosting a series of events, from daytime passes to each night’s party featuring a different guest DJ.
The rooftop area of this glamorous bar offers 360-degree views of the surrounding cityscape. Rising to 282 meters above sea level, it’s said to be the highest alfresco bar in the world. As the Grand Prix unfolds, guests will be able to tuck into an extravagant brunch during the day, or join the Altitude Circuit Party by night where guest and resident DJs will be playing their part.
EBB6 at JW Marriott Hotel Singapore South Beach
With views over Turn 7 of the race circuit, the poolside sky garden of JW Marriott Singapore South Beach is the ideal location for race weekend revelry. To mark the occasion, the hotel is putting on an extravagant poolside barbecue with free-flow drinks on the Saturday and Sunday.
Singapore Grand Prix takes place on 16th and 17th September 2017.