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Experience 24 hours of ultimate luxury at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017

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Although the roaring sound of Formula One cars still rings in the ears of the spectators who were in attendance, the Monaco Grand Prix is over for another year. The leftover champagne is being poured down the sink, the grandstands are being disassembled and the trophy sits pretty on Lewis Hamilton’s mantelpiece. For another year, that is. With the event growing in grandeur with each year – the crowds get bigger, the excited anticipation gets greater, and the famous after parties get more lavish – we look ahead to 2017’s race, which is sure to be the best yet. We’ve compiled this itinerary for the ultimate 24 hours at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017: the most privileged view, the most luxurious transfers, the finest food, the most indulgent hotel, and the most enjoyable celebrations.

9:00 – 10:30 – Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel
Travel to Monaco early on the morning of the race by helicopter transfer – the only way to arrive in the Principality. Enjoy stunning views of the circuit from above. After transferring to the Fairmont Hotel, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy the action, as the hotel wraps around the most famous bend in the world. Start the day with the breakfast buffet at the hotel; you’ll need to be on top of your game to last the whole day. Eat plenty before washing it down with champagne for that ultimate sense of luxury.

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Enjoy a rpe-race drink

10:30 – 11:30 – Swim at Nikki Beach
Nikki Beach best encapsulates the glitz and glamour of Monaco, and is the perfect venue at which to be seen for the Grand Prix in 2017. Take a dip in the inviting swimming pool, which sits on the roof of the Fairmont Hotel, as if a fine brooch on the lapel of a crisp dinner jacket.

11:30 – 12:30 – Champagne with a view
Dry off under the hot Mediterranean sun, admiring the panoramic view from Nikki Beach. Look over the bustling Principality and enjoy the atmospheric buzz that is almost tangible. Sip on fine champagne and anticipate the undoubtedly captivating race that will soon commence.

Nobu Sushi bar
Dine at Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo restaurant, the Principality’s most chic hangout, which is set in the Fairmont Hotel

12:30 – Watch the Drivers’ Parade
Turn your attention to the Driver’s Parade, which leaves from the Fraser Yachts office near Rascasse. Catch a glimpse of the competitors that will soon set the hallowed circuit alight. They will be stood on the back of an open lorry as it rounds the streets of Monaco, under the gaze of thousands of spectators.

13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch at the Nobu
Dine at Nobu Fairmont Monte Carlo restaurant, the Principality’s most chic hangout, which is set in the Fairmont Hotel. Hailed by The Observer as ‘the world’s sexiest restaurant,’ Nobu oozes luxury and sophistication. The expansive views from the restaurant offer glimpses of three countries – Monaco, France and Italy – and the feeling of serenity that they evoke perfectly contrast with the excitement that will soon grace the opposite side of the hotel. Dine on fine Japanese cuisine in lavish surrounds.

14:00 – 16:00 – Watch the race
After a relaxing morning of luxurious pleasures, it’s time to head back to your private terrace at the Fairmont Hotel to witness one of the most intense, adrenaline-inducing events on the planet. In 2016, local boy, Lewis Hamilton, romped to victory after a closely competed battle with Daniel Ricciardo. Will he win in 2017? Or will upcoming superstar Max Verstappen clinch his first Monaco Grand Prix victory? From your terrace at the Fairmont, you’ll be perfectly positioned to witness all of the action.

Fairmont during the MGP
The Fairmont Hotel offers superb views of the racing track

16:00 – 19:00 – Celebrate in style at Nikki Beach
With the culmination of the race’s excitement, Nikki Beach comes to life, as visitors celebrate in style. Champagne will be flowing, the music will be blaring and Monaco’s social elite will be partying until the early hours of the morning. However, be sure to leave plenty of time to get dressed up for a formal dining experience at one of the world’s finest restaurants…

19:00 – 21:00 – Dinner at Louis XV
The three Michelin-starred Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo is among the top restaurants in the world; its interior is aptly decorated for royal guests, with ornate detail decorating fine furnishings. Alain Ducasse leads a team of phenomenal chefs, producing food that delights the senses and pleases the soul. After the meal, head back to the hotel to prepare for the exciting night ahead.

Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo
The three Michelin-starred Louis XV restaurant in Monte Carlo is among the top restaurants in the world. (c) Pierre Monetta

22:30 – The Driver’s after party at The Amber Lounge
The only place to be in Monaco on the Sunday night of the Grand Prix is The Amber Lounge, an illustrious venue that attracts Monaco’s glamorous social elite. Party until the early hours of the morning with celebrities, royalty and those that love a great time.

02:00 – Sleep at the Fairmont Hotel
After such a demanding day, you’d have earned your bed in one of the luxurious suites of the Fairmont Hotel. Sleep in comfort, class and style before booking to do it all over again in 2018!

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