The roadworks have begun and soon, the barriers will start to go up. This can only mean one thing: the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix is approaching. But before we know it the streets will be awash with all those who descend upon our Principality to enjoy the most famous race in the entire F1 calendar.
There is no other race quite like it; history, coupled with the incredible backdrop of the superyacht-filled Port, makes it the highlight of the Monegasque social calendar. Which is why it should be enjoyed in style.
And if you want to enjoy it in the epitome of luxury, you should probably give Vittorio Gai a call. Director of Monte Carlo Travel, he is at the forefront of providing an experience that could only be bettered by standing on the podium itself. Forget the usual cramped sixth floor balcony party, GPExperiences is leading the way in exclusive sports hospitality.
In an age where tech seems to rule our lives, GPExperiences is run by a team of expert cultural tastemakers whose handpicked partners provide probably the best F1 hospitality program we’ve come across. This year GPExperiences has 15 terraces overlooking the race in the very best locations, including Heracles, Shangri-La, Caravelle, and Ermanno, plus one luxury yacht, and access to the celebrity and driver after-party with Red Bull Hospitality and Amber Lounge.
The rest of the experience is then completely tailored with the utmost extravagance.
Having studied at Ecole Hotelière de Lausanne in Switzerland – the most renowned hotel business school in the world – Gai knows a thing or two about providing the very best in hospitality. Before turning his attention towards Monaco, his expertise saw him work with clients such as the Saudi Royal Family, Australian mining tycoon Jeff McGlinn, as well as the notorious American businessman-turned-President, Donald J. Trump. A quick scroll through the contacts list on his phone and it reads like a global Who’s Who.
As a luxury travel expert whose concierge skills have seen a client rescued during a volcanic eruption in Bali while all international travel was blocked; Woody Allen singing Happy Birthday to another client; and gaining private access to the Eiffel Tower while it had already been sold out the week prior, we at Force One cannot wait for Gai’s magic touch for the Monaco GP.
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