The Lounge: The Ultimate in Entertaining Indulgence

thumbMEDIA RELEASE: The Australian Grand Prix Corporation today announced that Jaguar, Hisense and Capitol Grand South Yarra will present The Lounge at the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix.

Since last year, The Lounge has undergone a complete redesign where international and national guests can enjoy an elegant space which now includes an outdoor viewing deck and extended entertainment areas.

Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, said he is thrilled to have three prestigious new presenting partners on board for The Lounge.

“I’m very pleased to welcome Capitol Grand South Yarra, Hisense and Jaguar on board as the official presenting partners of the newly redefined Lounge and we look forward to partnering with these premium brands that align with luxury and innovation,” said Mr Westacott.

“The Lounge is a place for guests to rub shoulders with celebrities and VIPs who have jetted in for the race weekend; this is not your standard lounge. This is the luxurious face of Formula One, with world class food and beverage available to every guest. It is the ultimate indulgence across the race weekend,” continued Mr Westacott.

Larry Kestelman, Executive Chairman, LK Property Group, said Capitol Grand South Yarra, Melbourne’s first six-star integrated residential and retail lifestyle precinct, is proud to be a major partner of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation and join other luxury brands to create a new premium offering for VIP guests.

“Capitol Grand South Yarra is committed to elevating The Lounge to a first-class luxury environment, where guests experience a seamless door to door service from arrival at the track to their final destination at The Lounge with the VIP shuttle service.”

“As part of the new Lounge offering, Capitol Grand Concierge will offer Lounge VIP guests a premium experience beginning with arrival at Gate 1 where they will be met by a concierge host and transported to The Lounge on a Capitol Grand South Yarra buggy. Inside The Lounge, guests will experience a recreation of Capitol Grand South Yarra and enjoy champagne, canapes and entertainment.

Following up from its global announcement in Las Vegas, Hisense is showcasing its most advanced television technology yet, Hisense 4K ULED televisions, the world’s finest television for “U”, the customers.

Andre Iannuzzi, Head of Marketing at Hisense Australia said, “As the official television supplier of the 2016 Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix and F1 Red Bull Racing team, Hisense is proud to extend its partnership in ‘The Lounge’ as a natural fit to feature a unique installation of Hisense 4K ULED televisions to provide a truly immersive technology experience and introduce Australia to the very latest display technology advances.”

Jaguar is partnering with the Australian Grand Prix Corporation to reveal for the first time on Australian soil the all-new Jaguar F-PACE.

Kevin Nicholls, Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover Australia said, “As a presenting partner of The Lounge, we know the all-new Jaguar F-PACE will be seen for the first time in Australia by a large and relevant audience in a premium, exciting environment that perfectly fits Jaguar’s Art of Performance positioning.”

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