It’s been said that if the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix were to return to the Marina Bay Street Circuit this year, it must raise its hospitality stakes. And boy, did race promoter Singapore GP listened. After signing an extension in 2017 to continue hosting the night race for another four years, Singapore GP has thus revealed its most substantial makeover to date: A transformed Singapore Grand Prix Sky Suite and a brand new concept called Twenty3, totalling the lists of distinct hospitality offerings to five, where guests can see and be seen over the three-day track event. The Green Room and The Lounge at Turn 3 have apparently sold out, leaving the three highest-tier experiences, the most luxurious Paddock Club included, still up for grabs.
Shamini Suppiah, Director of Corporate Sales at Singapore GP, says “Our offerings over the last 10 years set the bar for exceptional hospitality, but as we embark on a new term with Formula 1, we have to continue to innovate, redefine and improve the hospitality experience for our guests. With the revamped Singapore Grand Prix Sky Suite and the introduction of Twenty3, each of our five hospitality options now offer a truly unique race experience that brings guests even closer to the race action.”
Central to the revamp is the Singapore Grand Prix Sky Suite, which now boasts plenty of new features, such as a higher ceiling; improved ambient lighting; bold aesthetics with better finishes; private balconies with unobstructed views plus cushioned seats; and enhanced common areas. You can also select from two decor options: Classic, with vibrant, race-day-worthy hues; or Alternative, where warm and earthy tones rule the setting.
The fully air-conditioned suites will house an enhanced buffet layout, which will offer an arrival reception, dinner and supper selections. Make sure to head up to the refreshed rooftop Sky Terrace for over 200m of lawn space for alfresco dining, bespoke cocktails and views of the race track and dazzling post-race fireworks.
But if you can only make the race for a day or two, the new Twenty3 could be ideal, as it is the only hospitality option available as a single day pass. Housed within a massive 3,000sq-m facility, the multi-faceted entertainment hub, located at the last turn of the street circuit, features a multitude of award-winning food and beverage options with support from The St. Regis Singapore. Guests can choose to dine at any of the three restaurants: Franceschetta 58 – sister restaurant of Massimo Bottura’s three-Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana – for some Italian-influenced cuisine; one-Michelin-starred Le Charlemagne for some New Age specials by the highly acclaimed chef Laurent Peugeot from Burgundy, France; and Asian gastronomic offerings at the Five Light Pavilion, a collaboration between local restaurant Blue Lotus Chinese Grill House and Albert Tse’s China Blue restaurant in Tokyo.
However, for a truly unforgettable trackside experience, the luxurious Paddock Club has long reigned as the pinnacle of F1 hospitality. Singapore’s edition is no exception, being one of the priciest tickets in the world, as the two-floor suite is located above the team garages and boasts a spectacular night setting. The line-up of pop-up restaurants by world-renowned chefs this year include Nobu by chef Nobu Matsuhisa, Como Cuisine and Tarte by Cheryl Koh.