The Legendary Partnership Elevates Guest Experiences with Exclusive VIP Access and Intimate Encounters with the World of Premier Racing

SHANGHAI, CHINA Monday, 6 May 2024 In an exhilarating blend of luxury and speed, The Ritz-Carlton, part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio, and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, commemorated the electrifying return of race weekend in Shanghai. This event offered guests and Marriott Bonvoy members unparalleled access to Marriott Bonvoy Moments experiences, transcending the conventional boundaries of motorsport.

"2024 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai was an exhilarating showcase of speed, skill, and sheer excitement," said Bart Buiring, Managing Director, Luxury, Greater China, Marriott International. “Through our collaboration with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, we unite two brands aligned in their pursuit of excellence and a passion for delivering unforgettable moments. By offering unparalleled access to the thrill of the race, we reaffirm our commitment to providing exceptional experiences for our guests."




George Russell with partnership-exclusive wrapped car, Jiao Zi dumpling masterclass, Shanghai Travel Poster against the backdrop of Shanghai skyline

The partnership offered an array of unmatched experiences, blending the thrill of competitive racing with unparalleled hospitality. Ahead of the race weekend, an exclusive cocktail reception was hosted at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong, enveloping VIP guests and Marriott Bonvoy members in a world of sophistication and speed. Amidst breathtaking views of the city skyline, attendees enjoyed the rare opportunity to meet and interact with Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team engineers and driver George Russell, while also receiving expert guidance from The Ritz-Carlton Chef on the art of crafting Jiao Zi dumplings.

The weekend also featured the unveiling of the Shanghai Travel Poster, a highlight of the Travel Poster Series by artist Louis-Nicolas Darbon, commissioned by The Ritz-Carlton in celebration of its partnership with the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team. Emphasizing The Ritz-Carlton's commitment to philanthropy through its Community Footprints program, proceeds from the poster sales will support the Sutton Trust, aiming to enhance child well-being and address hunger and poverty.



Trackside luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Silver Arrows Lounge, front desk and mainstage

Throughout the race weekend, The Ritz-Carlton Silver Arrows Lounge, located above the team garages within the Formula One Paddock Club, served as an oasis of luxury where the spirit of racing comes alive. Offering prime track-side views to never miss a moment of action, The Ritz-Carlton Silver Arrows Lounge provides the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton with exclusive catering and a bespoke mixology experience. Guests indulged in signature cocktails, crafted by award-winning mixologists from The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong and The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai, such as the Shanghai Blossom, a concoction of Peddlers Shanghai gin, Peddlers salted plum gin and Yangmei juice, and Velocity Elixir, a refreshing blend of blended malt [D1] whisky and topped with Barons de Rothschild Ritz Reserve Champagne.

VIP guests and Marriott Bonvoy members enjoyed an array of exclusive benefits during the race weekend, including personalized experiences and opportunities to participate in events that brought them closer to the track's legends—reinforcing Marriott Bonvoy’s commitment to providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences for every type of traveler.

Throughout the 2024 racing season, the partnership between these iconic brands will extend beyond a single weekend. Racing enthusiasts can enjoy more adrenaline-pumping moments and behind-the-scene experiences, including the upcoming Singapore and Abu Dhabi races that will be available for bids later this year.

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