The Venetian Resort Readies for the Exciting F1 Weekend
Las Vegas is set to host its first-ever Formula 1 Grand Prix from November 16-18. The city is transforming its streets into a high-speed racecourse, with The Venetian Resort Las Vegas taking center stage in the role of headquarters for the BWT Alpine F1 Race Team.
Celebrities Flock to Vegas
The event has attracted significant celebrity attention. High-profile personalities such as Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, Ryan Reynolds, Michael B. Jordan, and Rob McElhenney have invested in the BWT Alpine F1 Race Team.
The Venetian is located in a prime spot on the Las Vegas Strip, providing an unparalleled view of the race with 20% of the course visible, more than any other Vegas venue. The resort plans to host a number of exciting events over the course of the race weekend.
These include an F1 Hub by American Express featuring exclusive merchandise, fashion collaborations, and pop-up stores from Kappa, Palace, and Alpine. The top chefs Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, and Tetsuya Wakuda will also host exclusive dinners on November 16.
Special Gambling Events to Mark the Weekend
Additionally, The Venetian will host the Eastern Congo Poker Tournament, a celebrity charity event. Entertainment includes an Amber Lounge after party with Kylie Minogue and two special performances by Nile Rodgers & CHIC. The resort is also offering Grand Prix Room Packages for the ultimate F1 experience.
While there is an obvious air of excitement in Vegas, the build-up to the Grand Prix has not been without controversy. In July, F1 organizers reportedly told restaurants and other venues in the area that they would block views from the Strip if fees weren’t paid. More than 300,000 visitors are expected to come to see the race and there is sure to be competition for the best viewpoints.