Whichever way you slice it, there’s no denying that 2020 has been something of a wash-out when it comes to sports – with fans from across the globe disappointed as major events including Tokyo 2020, Euro 2020 and Wimbledon were postponed until the following year.
If you’re one of those people and had been looking forward to getting the VIP treatment at one of your favourite events this year, then worry not – because 2021 is shaping up to be an even better year in the sporting world. Not only do we have a lot of this year’s major tournaments to look forward to next year instead, but the usual events we love will also be taking place – making it the perfect opportunity to tour some of your favourites, partake in some sports betting and lap up the lavish luxury lifestyle that comes with them.
If there’s one thing the multi-billion-dollar sporting industry knows how to do well, it’s the VIP treatment – and these top events certainly won’t disappoint. From high-end hotels and private penthouses to Michelin-starred hospitality and copious amounts of champagne, we’ve done all the research to bring you the ones you won’t want to miss in 2021.
We’re hoping for a memorable twelve months in sports, and luxury travel, too.
The Masters’ PGA Championship
Held every year in Augusta, Georgia, the Masters’ PGA is the number one event in the global golfing calendar, so if you’re a fan of a little on-course action, then it certainly won’t disappoint.
Fraught with history and tradition, a wander around the course, complete with the scent of azaleas in the air, is a memorable experience that every golfing fan should enjoy once in their lifetimes. And, with accommodation choices ranging from five-star hotels to private mansions, it’s got luxury covered. There are a range of VIP hospitality packages, too – so you can expect to be impeccably well fed and your glass permanently topped up with champagne throughout.
The Monaco Grand Prix
The most prestigious race of the entire F1 tournament, the Monaco Grand Prix takes place at the end of May each year – and, if you’re eager to combine luxury with a little spectating then you’ve come to the right place. Playground of the rich and famous, Monaco is renowned for its iconic casinos, attracting high-rollers from around the world – as well as its stream of fine dining restaurants, five-star hotels and champagne bars.
Located on the coast of the French Riviera, this tiny nation spreads over just 1.7 square kilometres, but despite its miniscule size, it packs a lot in.
The Grand Prix here is a four-day event, attracting over 200,000 enthusiasts every year. To secure your viewing spot, book yourself into the VIP grandstand or watch from a luxury yacht – it truly doesn’t get much better.
An annual summer sporting event that is frequented by the royals, 2021’s biggest and most prestigious tennis tournament never fails to make it onto our sporting agenda – there’s nothing quite like enjoying strawberries and cream and washing it down with a glass or three of champagne as you sit in the VIP stands amongst the likes of William and Kate, Bradley Cooper and the Beckhams.
There’s plenty to enjoy whilst in London, too – check yourself into one of the city’s most historic and iconic five-star hotels such as the Ritz or the Savoy for the duration of your stay and enjoy a sophisticated shopping experience in high-end Mayfair between matches.
What could be more glamorous than jetting off to Japan (in First Class, of course) to take in some of the world’s top sporting talent in the Olympics – and enjoying the five-star Tokyo experience while you’re there?
The perfect chance for a cultural getaway without compromising when it comes to your love of sport, guests will have the chance to take in everything from track events and athletics to swimming, rowing and a whole lot more – in fact, you’re guaranteed to be spoilt for choice.
Tokyo itself is a vibrant and lively cosmopolitan city that you’ll want to plan in plenty of extra time to explore. Boasting some of the best Michelin-starred eateries in the world and some pretty impressive shopping options, too, a stay at the Four Seasons or the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo is a fail-safe option where luxury is guaranteed.
Whichever your sport of choice, there’s a lot to look forward to in 2021 – but book your VIP experience soon to avoid missing out on the lap of luxury while you watch.
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