The Ultimate Race Weekend in Melbourne with The Ritz-Carlton, Official Hotel Partner of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

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AMG EQS at The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne

Ritz-Carlton Silver Arrows Lounge Experience

The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, as the official hotel partner of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One team, hosted the ultimate race weekend experience. The Ritz-Carlton Silver Arrows Lounge, located above the team garages within the Formula One Paddock Club™, provided prime track-side views for guests. This was one of the best ways to experience the race weekend with exclusive access and views over the main straight and pit lane to never miss a moment of the action.

Experiences at The Ritz-Carlton Silver Arrows Lounge included the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton, canapes and a signature cocktail – The Melbourne House Martini. This was a wonderfully cold and crisp concoction of Melbourne dry gin, meidenji, dry vermouth and mister bitters. The martini celebrated the opening of The Ritz-Carlton in Melbourne, which opened its doors a week before the race, just in time for one of Australia’s most prestigious sporting events.

Once-in-a-lifetime Experience with Marriott Bonvoy Moments

VIP guests and Marriott Bonvoy Moments members enjoyed an exclusive experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne. Marriott Bonvoy, The Ritz-Carlton and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team hosted an intimate pre-race dinner, attended by the team engineers and Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Driver George Russell. The dinner, which incorporated the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team engineers’ time-honoured tradition of a curry dinner prior to Race Day, was presented by The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne’s Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw and Culinary Advisor Chef Mark Best. It showcased the innovative culinary excellence of The Ritz-Carlton. The dinner was an interactive event with George Russell and Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team Engineering Director Andrew Shovlin trying their hands at flipping rotis.

Ritz-Carlton Silver Arrows Lounge – Mark Best and Michael Greenlaw

Marriott Bonvoy members can expect more adrenaline-pumping moments and behind-the-scene experiences throughout the entire 2023 season, including the upcoming Singapore and Japan races which will be available for bids in July this year.

Lewis Hamilton at The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne

Before blazing to his podium finish in the Australian Grand Prix 2023, motorsports superstar Lewis Hamilton visited The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, and was given an all-access tour of the newly-opened hotel, which draws its design inspirations from Melbourne’s showstopping art and cultural scenes.

Bringing the partnership with Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One to life at The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, two AMG cars were displayed at the arrival lobby, wrapped in artwork featuring The Ritz-Carlton Artist Partner Louis-Nicolas Darbon’s latest body of work, “ICONS”. The artwork takes its inspirations from the past and present, from Hollywood stars to iconic car designs and timeless architecture.

As the official hotel partner of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One team, The Ritz-Carlton, Melbourne, celebrated the race weekend in style, providing exclusive experiences and VIP access to the most exciting events of the season. The partnership brought together the world of luxury hospitality and motorsport, and the collaboration is set to continue with more exciting experiences throughout the season.