Las Vegas Grand Prix Casino Resort Packages Ready to Go
Las Vegas is gearing up for a grand spectacle. Synonymous with grandeur, luxury, and entertainment at its prestigious Nevada casino venues, the city is preparing to host the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix from November 16-18, 2023.
The event has attracted significant international attention because of the iconic nature of trackside views as the multimillion dollar cars and their superstar drivers race around the Las Vegas Strip.
So, most Nevada casino operators have now finalized their big ticket packages for well-heeled travelers heading to Las Vegas over the weekend.
That includes an $888,888 package at Resorts World, a $5 million experience at Caesars Palace, and a cool $1 million VIP package at Wynn Las Vegas. Other, smaller off-strip casino resorts are also catering to less affluent race fans, such as Ellis Island, with $5,000 packages and $1,500 race viewing tickets.
The event is expected to drive one of the city’s biggest gambling weekends ever when it rolls into town in two months’ time. Potentially, it will drive more than $1 billion in extra spending at the Nevada retail sportsbooks and casino venues, according to some estimates.
Which is lucky, because Las Vegas itself has spent millions on preparing the city for the race. That has included laying on extra private jet parking space at Harry Reid International Airport, MGM uprooting the much-loved trees outside Bellagio to make room for spectator stands, and the construction of a brand new $500 million paddock building.
Big Spenders Anticipated
More than 100,000 extra visitors a day are expected over the race weekend. With Formula 1’s traditionally more affluent fan base, many of them will be looking to make the race weekend a true Las Vegas experience.
Two of the most high-end packages available in Sin City over the weekend are at Wynn Las Vegas and Resorts World.
Resorts World’s $888,888 package includes a palace suite with butler service, four superior suite rooms, ten grandstand race tickets, six tickets for the paddock VIP area, premium transportation to and from Las Vegas and around the city, and VIP nightclub tickets.
Wynn Las Vegas, meanwhile, has gone one step further. It partnered with Formula 1 to debut the Official FORMULA 1 LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX Million Dollar All-Access Experience last year.
It promises access to the most exclusive events during the Grand Prix, and includes bespoke events and activities.
Guests will enjoy a four-night stay in a two-story Encore three-bedroom luxury duplex at the multiple hospitality award-winning Wynn Las Vegas. That comes complete with 24-hour butler service, daily breakfast, and custom in-room amenities.
They’ll also have exclusive access to the opening ceremonies, such as a red carpet viewing party, and a special dinner at Delilah with a menu curated by Executive Chef Joshua Smith.
Other perks include priority access to race-week events at Wynn Las Vegas, exclusive spa and salon treatments, rounds of golf at Wynn Golf Club, and luxury transportation.
Additionally, should you need anything else for your group’s $1 million, a lifetime membership to Wynn’s exclusive Private Access program is part of the deal.
In a philanthropic gesture, for every package purchased, Wynn Las Vegas and F1 have pledged to donate $100K to local charitable efforts.
Caesars is also offering an eye-watering $5 million group package. That includes a 12-person evening meal prepared personally by high-end restaurant chain founder and chef Nobu Matsuhisa, and five days stay in a 10,300-foot sky suite. Plus, of course, need you ask, 24-hour butler and chauffeur service.
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Not to be left out, off-strip casinos are finding innovative ways to be part of the action.
They’re planning to view parties, curating special menus, and even organizing shuttle services to the race track.
Ellis Island Casino is the only smaller casino resort with an official Formula 1 package. It has a 1,000-seat grandstand in front of its property by the exit to the race’s fourth turn.
$5000 will still get you three-day race tickets and a two-bedroom suite with observation deck access, as well as other perks. Plus, Ellis Island is literally a minutes’ walk from the impressive paddock building.
Another off-strip venue, The Palms Casino Resort, is offering a $777,777 race weekend package. Or a more moderately priced $75,000 cost Sky Villa package.
The resort operator even said it was keeping some dozen or so of its basic rooms at their standard price points of $399 a night, although they are all long gone by now.