Formula 1 is no stranger to ‘seven-star’ venues, Monaco is one that has been around since it all began, Abu Dhabi became one in recent decades, Jeddah is the new kid on the block and now, set to outdo them all is: the return of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.
We reported about the mega $5-million F1 spectator package late last year when it was devised, now more details have emerged on what one will get for their money during the course of the weekend.
On Friday 17 November, in Las Vegas, F1 engines will fire up for the first time in anger since they did at the very different (compared to today) Caesar’s Palace back in 1982. That was the last time a Grand Prix was held in the city.
This time around, it comes the extremes inevitably associated with America’s Sin City of the current times. So no surprise that the LVGP is offering up some of the most extravagant F1 spectator packages ever. Including the gob-smacking $5-million Nobu Sky Villa Emperor Package by Caesars Entertainment.
The hotel group taking it to a whole new level, promising the most curated experience during the race weekend, this package includes “the most luxe collection of amenities along with five-night accommodations in the award-winning Nobu Sky Villa inside Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace.
“The extravagant package is a one-of-a-kind, $5 million VIP offering unlike anything else,” they boast on their website.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will personally create a special menu and host a private dinner for 12 guests
The blurb adds: “The Nobu Sky Villa is an expansive 10,300-square-foot, three-bedroom space, expertly designed by the Rockwell Group. Boasting a 4,700-square-foot terrace sitting atop the Nobu Hotel, the outdoor space is perched only 140 feet above the world-famous Strip.
“In the heart of the Grand Prix straight away, the villa’s terrace provides unparalleled views of the action. Additionally, the terrace includes the ability to host up to 75 guests to watch, celebrate and cheer on what promises to be the race of a lifetime.”
And for the cherry on the cake: “Michelin-starred restauranteur Chef Nobu Matsuhisa will personally create a special menu and host a private dinner for 12 guests in the Nobu Sky Villa. Guests will feast on Chef Nobu’s signature New Style Japanese cuisine, all the while indulging in the finest sake and Japanese whisky hand-selected by Chef Nobu.”
And finally, with all this comes 12 tickets to the F1 paddock club for the Las Vegas GP weekend, where guests get to hang out at the best spot in the city for three days.
General ticket prices for all three days of the Grand Prix in Las Vegas range from $500 standing room and a three-day grandstand seat starting at $1,500. On F1 Experiences, the official FOM-run ticketing platform, prices for available tickets (and they are running out fast) range from $1,600 to $22,000.
Big Question: Is forking out $5-million for the Nobu Sky Villa Emperor F1 Package package bonkers?