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Founder Robbie Hoyes-Cock Looks Back On The Podium Lounge’s 10-Year History In Singapore

The Podium Lounge celebrates its 10th anniversary in Singapore this year. Founder Robbie Hoyes-Cock looks back on its storied, glamorous history and forward on plans for Formula 1’s glitziest after-party.

With its unassailable air of exclusivity and an ever-changing line-up of A-list performers, The Podium Lounge lures to The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore each year constellations of stars, assemblages of royalty and enough Formula 1 champions to stock a Hall of Fame. From Monaco to Abu Dhabi, founder Robbie Hoyes-Cock has hosted a litany of Podium Lounges around the world, each iteration more opulent than the last. And for The Podium Lounge’s 10th anniversary in Singapore this year, he is gearing up for the party of the century.  

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Robbie Hoyes-Cock - The Podium Lounge
Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas is the headline artist for The Podium Lounge’s celebratory Race Night performance on September 16, 2018

Lavish runway shows, concert-style performances, and aerial performers suspended on silk and hoops amid VIP balconies are all par for the course in any Podium Lounge gathering, but for the 2018 edition,Robbie Hoyes-Cock is pulling out all stops. Expect performances by Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden from Boyzlife, Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden, and Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo over the weekend. An Australian burlesque dance troupe flown in specially for the occasion is also set to spice up this year’s festivities, which Hoyes-Cock promises will play host to “a record number of celebrities and Formula 1 drivers and legends”.

“When we began The Podium Lounge Singapore in 2009, our goal was simple: We wanted to create an after-party that blew all other post-race events out the water,” says Hoyes-Cock. “Over the last 10 years, we’ve very much cemented our reputation as the largest and most glamorous F1 weekend after-party, which hosts more than 10,000 guests over three nights every year.”

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay at The Podium Lounge Singapore

In its storied 10-year history, The Podium Lounge and Robbie Hoyes-Cock have seen their fair share of nights to remember. For instance, Gordon Ramsay rocked up to The Podium Lounge unannounced in 2014, and was summarily mobbed by guests. In mere moments, Hoyes-Cock whisked Ramsay off to his own VIP table, replete with his own security detail, so the star chef could party in peace for the rest of the night. The story embodies The Podium Lounge’s stellar mix of swift efficiency and heady luxury, and has proven to be a winning formula for Hoyes-Cock over the years.

Even though he predicts he will be working throughout the Singapore Formula 1 weekend that spans September 14 to 16 to ensure an unforgettable party for his guests, Robbie Hoyes-Cock has set aside time to celebrate. “On race night, I’ll be popping some champagne together with our many partners who’ve been so supportive of us since 2009,” he says. “So long as the Formula 1 race continues to come to Singapore, The Podium Lounge will continue to expand and accommodate celebrities, royalty, ambassadors, F1 drivers and Asia’s jet-setting elite each year.”

F1 legend Eddie Jordan at The Podium Lounge with CEO Robbie Hoyes-Cock

Here’s a teaser video of what’s to come:

The Podium Lounge
September 14–16
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Grand Ballroom
podiumlounge.com/sg

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