Insider's Guide To Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix 2012

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Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated events on the luxury social calendar as well and draws an elite international crowd an festivities like none other to Monte Carlo. Music and Commerce, the premier luxury concierge agency based in New York City has compiled an Insider’s Guide To Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix with the inside scoop on where to eat, stay and chill in all of Monte Carlo’s grandeur.

Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

The glamour and excitement surrounding the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is unsurpassed. Drivers from across the globe will be competing from May 24-27 in Monte Carlo.

The glamour and excitement surrounding the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is unsurpassed. Drivers from across the globe will be competing from May 24-27 in Monte Carlo. Circuit de Monaco is the only track uniquely equipped with a tunnel spanning over two miles coiling around the streets of Monte Carlo. Legendary racecar drivers will be making a total of 78 laps on what is often referred to as the most challenging racetrack in the world.

Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most anticipated events on the luxury social calendar as well and draws an elite international crowd an festivities like none other to Monte Carlo. Music and Commerce, the premier luxury concierge agency based in New York City has compiled an Insider’s Guide To Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix with the inside scoop on where to eat, stay and chill in all of Monte Carlo’s grandeur.

All of the featured experiences can be arranged and customized for you and your guests by a Music and Commerce representative by emailing info(at)musicandcommerce(dot)com or via phone at 1-866-70-WORLD

How To Travel

Monaco Grand Prix Private Jet Charter
Ensure a, comfortable and speedy journey with a private jet charter. Start your F1 experience off in style. Global Jet Concept is a leader in the private aviation space in Monaco give them a call and know all of your special requests will be taken care of. (Global Jet Concept, http://www.globaljetconcept.com)

Yacht Charter
Nothing is grander than lounging and entertaining in your own luxury yacht. Celebrities and socialites dock their mega yachts in Monte Carlo and can often be spotted at the marinas rather than a swanky hotel. Burgess Monte Carlo is the Rivera’s widest choice of five star yachts and a team of experts who collectively have over 80 years of experience. (Burgess, http://www.burgessyachts.com)

Chauffeured Car Service
Whether it is a Bentley, Rolls-Royce or Mercedes Benz hire a chauffeured car and go to and from the races in style. The Ritz Car Group is known for their impeccable track record and professionalism. (Ritz Car, http://www.Ritz-Car.com)

Where to Stay

Hôtel Métropole
The Métropole is located in the heart of Monte Carlo, steps away from the Métropole Gallery close to the luxury shopping district and adjacent to the Place du Casino. The hotel offers lavish accommodations with unsurpassed service and offers helicopter transfers to he F1 races. Don't bypass the two restaurants from culinary master, Joel Robouchon. (Hôtel Métropole, http://www.metropole.com)

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort
All the rooms in the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort are beautifully decorated, spacious and each suite has its own balcony. In addition the hotel also offers a unique Lagoon pool with its own waterfall, Mediterranean gardens, a luxurious Spa, and an indoor pool. Relax in the “Blue Gin” sea view hotel bar or enjoy a superb meal via one of their two restaurants. (Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort, http://www.montecarlobay.com)

Hotel Hermitage
Looking to experience the over the top opulence Monaco is known for? Then the Hotel Hermitage is a perfect option. The extravagant decor and architecture will transport you to a world of glamour meshed with history. Don’t miss Michelin Star chef Joel Garault’s La Vistamar restaurant and end the night with a glass of Bordeaux at the luxurious Limun Bar. (Hotel Hermitage, http://www.hotelhermitagemontecarlo.com)

Where to Dine

Le Café De Paris
Le Café De Paris is a local favorite for a casual yet luxurious brunch that is located in the heart of Monte Carlo, right on the Place du Casino. The Belle Epoque style décor and French delicacies prepared by Chef Philippe Jourdin come together to recreate an authentic Parisian bistro. Dine al fresco and catch great views of the city and spot the hottest celebrities. (Le Café De Paris, (377) 98 06 76 23)

Zelos
A Mediterranean restaurant named after the Greek God of Zeal, Zelos, that will surely tantalize tastebuds. Don’t miss the mussels cooked in white wine and Venezuelan chocolate cake while taking in the gorgeous views of the Mediterranean Sea. (Zelos, http://www.zelosworld.com)

Le Grill via Hotel Del Paris
Le Grill offers a fresh take on Mediterranean cuisine with breathtaking views of the sea. The retracting ceiling gives way to the sky during the summer months. The view of the bay from the restaurant is not to be missed. (Le Grill, http://www.hoteldeparismontecarlo.com)

Where To Party

Jimmy’z Monte Carlo
Jimmy’z is one of Monaco’s premier clubs playing host to racing legend Michael Schumacher, Hollywood royals like George Clooney and serves as a mainstay for the world’s best DJ’s from Tanja Lacroix to Laurent Wolf. The ambiance at Jimmy’z is truly unique offering Asian elements including a Japanese garden and pagoda bar complete with breathtaking views of Monte Carlo. (Jimmy’z Monte Carlo, http://www.fr.jimmyzmontecarlo.com)

Buddha Bar
A chic and exotic world in the heart of Monte-Carlo, those seeking a truly international experience during F1 should head to the red and gold glazed Monaco outpost of Buddha bar. The restaurant offers a splendid Pan-Asian cuisine and Asian inspired cocktails. The relaxing ambiance and groovy music will have you in a glamourous daze. (Buddha Bar Monte Carlo, http://www.buddha-bar.com)

Can’t Miss Events

Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco
One of the largest events during F1 will be held at the Le Méridien Beach Plaza, Monaco on Friday May 25th. The anticipated event features F1 stars walking the ramp and showcasing the latest fashions from the world’s leading designers, musical performances from the leading musicians followed by dinner and the Amber Lounge after party.

Since its inception six years ago, Amber Lounge has raised over 3 million dollars for charity. The social elite and celebrities from across the globe attend the ultra exclusive event. Past guests who have attended Amber Lounge Fashion include H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Sir Richard Branson, Naomi Campbell and Kim Kardashian.

Nights In Monaco
Join His Highness Prince Albert II and Bill Clinton at the annual Nights In Monaco event that will be held on May 23 at the Hotel De Paris to benefit both of the honorees respective foundations. The black tie affair starts with a cocktail reception, moves into an extravagant dinner and ends with a splash at Jimmy’z where the after party lasts till the sun comes up. The gala is one of the biggest events on the social calendar drawing the crème de la crème of the elite from around the world.

Where To Watch The Race

Paddock Club
The Formula One Paddock Club™ is the most coveted site to catch the races via the exclusive Monte Carlo Yacht Club. Enjoy unsurpassed views of the races, 5 star food and cocktail service and mix & mingle with an A-List crowd.

Luxury Hotel Grand Prix VIP Hospitality
Many hotels in Monte Carlo have balconies with impressive views of the track. You can enjoy the races in a chic and relaxed atmosphere while lounging and sipping a glass of champagne.

K, B Grandstand
The best grandstands to get an up close view of all the F1 action and the port of Monaco, are the K and B grandstands.

All of the featured experiences can be arranged and customized for you and your guests by a Music and Commerce luxury concierge representative by emailing info(at)musicandcommerce.com or via phone at 1-866-70-WORLD

About Music and Commerce: Music and Commerce is one of the top international luxury marketing and luxury concierge agencies offering VIP experiences based in New York that caters to every detail of the affluent lifestyle. Music and Commerce possesses personal relationships and exclusive access to the most prestigious luxury corporations in the world. Clients include international C-level executives, celebrities and socialites.

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