Heading on over to the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix on Saturday, November 18? The newest addition to the 2023 Formula 1 schedule has unsurprisingly been causing all kinds of chaos for those who have the event on their bucket list, with hotels taking full advantage of the sudden demand by jacking up the prices of their suites to unbelievable levels.
Suffice it to say, it’s set to be a hella expensive race weekend attended by the world’s wealthiest motorsport fans, so it’s more than likely someone is bound to snatch up the latest ultra-luxurious offering for the occasion — like Caesars Entertainment’s US$5 million (AU$7.4 million) F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix package.
In exchange for this hefty seven-figure sum, Caesars has put together what they’re calling the Emperor Package, which includes a five-night stay for you and your mates at the 956-square-metre Nobu Sky Villa at Caesars Palace. The suite typically costs around US$35,000 (AU$52,000) a night, frequented by anyone who requires an unobstructed view of the Las Vegas Strip, given the accommodation features a massive 436-square-metre terrace with a bird’s eye view of the track and enough space for 75 people at a time.
Do note, however, that Caesars hasn’t detailed how many people are actually allowed to stay overnight in the Nobu Sky Villa. After all, the suite only has three bedrooms, in addition to a media room, living room, billiards table, as well as numerous bathrooms plastered with a gold leaf and cherry blossom motif. You and 11 guests will also be hosted by Nobu Matsuhisa himself for a private dinner.
Other components included in the package range from a 24/7 butler tending to your every need and unrestricted access to the villa’s many premium spaces including the private art gallery, omakase sushi bar, outdoor zen garden, exclusive spa treatment room, Japanese onsen, to a private outdoor kitchen + bar equipped with a full barbecue pit, Robatayaki grill, and ping pong table. Bonus: your suite will be assigned a personal driver for all five days to ferry you around Vegas in a Rolls-Royce.
Beyond the property, you and your guests will have access to a dozen tickets to the F1 Paddock Club hospitality area and the pit-lane walk with all the free-flowing premium food and drink you could possibly handle.
There are also two tickets to the sold-out “Weekends with Adele” show. Although Adele’s run in Vegas is only scheduled up until the end of March 2023, which is well before F1 hits the strip. This is only something American buyers will conceivably see any value in. But if you’re cashed up enough to drop $7.4 million on this F1 Las Vegas Grand Prix package, then you can probably justify flying to Vegas early to see Adele and then simply come back a few months later for the race.
To sum up, the Caesars Entertainment Emperors Package for the Las Vegas Grand Prix includes:
- Five-night stay at the Nobu Sky Villa
- 12 tickets to the F1 Paddock Club hospitality area with pit access
- Six passes for any spa service available to the Sky Villa
- Two tickets for an Adele concert at the Caesars Colosseum
- Unlimited sushi bar at the Sky Villa
- Private dinner for 12 hosted by Michelin-starred chef Nobu Matsuhisa
- Private butler 24 hours a day
- 7-Star Caesars Rewards membership
Caesars Palace isn’t the only hotel offering an over-the-top luxury package for the F1 weekend in Vegas. Just up the road, the Wynn is charging US$1 million (AU$1.4 million) for their F1 2023 package:
- Four nights in an Encore Three-Bedroom Duplex
- A Jeroboam of Dom Perignon on arrival
- Exclusive access to Grand Prix Opening Ceremonies
- Dinner for six at Delilah
- VIP access to exclusive Wynn race week events
- Six Wynn Elite tickets to Awakening
- Golf, spa treatments, and salon reservations for six
- Airport arrival and departure to and from the F1 Paddock
- Lifetime membership in Private Access