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Miami Formula 1 2024: Ultimate Guide to Experiencing the Thrill

As the engines roar to life for the Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix 2024, the Magic City is set to transform into the ultimate playground for speed enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike. From adrenaline-pumping viewing parties to upscale dining and exclusive accommodations, Miami offers a plethora of experiences to make this Formula 1 season unforgettable. Here's your guide to the best places to eat, stay, and enjoy the race weekend in style.

What to do:

Esplanade at Aventura, South Florida's hottest new dining, entertainment and shopping destination, is revving up for Miami's most anticipated racing event - the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix. F1 enthusiasts of all ages are encouraged to head to the center for a two-day free and open-to-the-public themed viewing party on Saturday, May 4, from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday,

May 5, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

With a giant screen broadcasting the F1 sprint race, qualifying session and main race, and F1 car simulators, which make participants feel like they are on the track, full–speed in the middle of the action, the open-air destination is the perfect place for guests to root for their favorite team. 

F1-themed cocktails, mocktails and menu items will also be available for purchase from Esplanade at Aventura’s participating restaurants. 

Step into E11EVEN Miami for a star-studded Formula 1 celebration. This 24-hour ultraclub is known for its luxurious atmosphere and A-list performers. This race week, catch 50 Cent, Afrojack, and other celebrity acts live. Don't miss the exclusive "Winner’s Circle" package, offering the

ultimate VIP experience for $111,000.

“Miami Race Week” Lineup  (Package Activation Available One Night from May 2-May 5)

Wednesday, May 1 – Playboy collab with Cedric Gervais and TBA

Thursday, May 2 – TBA

Friday, May 3- 50 Cent

Saturday, May 4 – TBA

Sunday, March 5 - Afrojack

Villa Azur Fuses Adrenaline & Music this Formula 1 Race Weekend

Experience the electrifying thrill of Formula One race weekend in Miami like never before! Join the fun at Villa Azur, where the excitement of the track meets the pulsating rhythms

of world-class DJ performances.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the ultimate fusion of adrenaline and music, as we present an exclusive lineup of special guest DJs who will set the stage on fire with their dynamic beats and infectious energy. Join us for an unforgettable weekend of high-speed action and unforgettable memories at Villa Azur, where every moment promises to be a celebration of speed, sound, and sophistication.

Thursday, May 2nd - Laurent Simeca

Friday, May 3rd - HushMoney

Saturday, May 4th - ZIV

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

F1 Miami Grand Prix Weekend brings the return of Loews Miami Beach

Hotel’s F1 pop-up steakhouse at Bar Collins.

This year’s menu is more decadent then ever with guests dining exclusively on Japanese charcoal grill steaks including wagyu NY strip, 40 ounce porterhouse steaks and 24 ounce bone-in rib eye. Specialty sips will also flow throughout the hotel with activations and specials in partnership with Pernod Ricard, Patron Reposado and Mayenda Tequila, in addition to a cabana takeover by Chandon Garden Spritz.

The hotel will offer welcome sips May 1-3 from 3-5pm in the lobby that includes Perrier Jouet, Santa Margherita Rose and Codigo Tequila. May 2nd will be a Patron Reposado takeover at Bar Collins with Mayenda Tequila taking over May 3-5 from 8-10pm, all offerings samples, specials and instagramable photo moments. Outdoors, at the adult-only SOAK Cabanas (located at the center of the pool) Chandon Garden Spritz will offer samples May 1-4.


Finally, the hotel will once again host the official F1 retail pop-up store in the main lobby, where fans can scoop up the latest styles and merchandise of their favorite driver and team.


Reserve Miami Design District⏤ Exclusive Members-Only Club Opens to Public 

for F1 Week: April 29-May 5

Introducing Reserve Miami Design District, the epitome of luxury padel experiences in the heart of Miami’s cultural epicenter. Founded by Wayne Boich, the creator of America's leading padel lifestyle brand, Reserve, this new sports club just opened its doors this week; heralding a new era of refined athleticism, wellness, and style, as the premier members-only padel club in this esteemed locale. 


In celebration of F1 Miami's return and the thriving sports culture in Miami, Reserve Miami Design District is opening its courts for public booking throughout F1 week (April 29-May 5). Non-members can reserve a court by emailing Court fees still apply.

Where to stay:

The Elser Hotel Miami 

The Elser Hotel & Residences is a 49-story luxury tower in Downtown Miami featuring 646 residential-style rooms, including studios, one-bedrooms and spectacular two-and three-bedroom suites, all with gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, unobstructed bay views, walkout balconies, luxurious bathrooms for every bedroom, fully equipped kitchens

and washers and dryers in every unit.

The hotel offers ideal amenities for travelers looking to relax and unwind in Miami during Formula 1. Amenities at The Elser include a 19,000-square-foot rooftop pool deck and event lawn overlooking Downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay; a 132-foot resort-style pool with a 16-foot poolside LED screen, private lounge areas and a full bar; a massive hot tub offering panoramic skyline views; and a comprehensive two-level gym that rivals any private fitness facility. 

The Gabriel Miami Downtown

The Gabriel Miami Downtown is a 129-room lifestyle hotel in Downtown Miami offering spacious and stylish rooms and suites with sweeping views of Biscayne Bay,

perfect for watching the sunrise over the Miami skyline.

The Gabriel Miami boasts two pools on the 14th-floor pool deck: a serene resort-style rooftop pool and an infinity lap pool with sublime views of the Intracoastal, Miami Beach, PortMiami and Biscayne Bay. During Formula 1 weekend, guests can hang out at the rooftop pool on special race car floats by Float Factory or watch the race while enjoying food and drink specials poolside from Bella’s Bar.

The ultimate venue for relaxation in the city’s cultural epicenter, The Gabriel features 28 cabana rooms, which offer seating surrounding the resort-style pool. Centrally located near multiple cultural institutions and tourist attractions, The Gabriel Miami is the perfect place to stay in Miami for Formula 1. 

The Betsy - South Beach

The Betsy is a 130-room family owned and operated independent luxury oceanfront boutique resort located within the South Beach Art Deco District.

The celebrated resort opened in March 2009 following a complete restoration of the historic Betsy Ross hotel and later underwent a groundbreaking expansion in December 2016, merging with the former Art Deco Carlton Hotel.

The hotel is home to two food and beverage outlets helmed by award-winning Chef Laurent Tourondel — LT Steak & Seafood and The Alley, as well as The Piano Bar, which is widely regarded for live jazz. The hotel also boasts a 3,200 square foot rooftop complex with swimming pool, property library and nearly 25,000 square feet of special event space.

The Gates Hotel South Beach

Experience the perfect combination of excitement and serenity at The Gates Hotel South Beach,

an ideal retreat during Formula 1.

Nestled along the picturesque Indian Creek Canal on Collins Avenue, this 235-room sanctuary offers a haven for wellness enthusiasts amidst the backdrop of Miami Beach. While the Formula 1 action unfolds at the Hardrock Stadium, guests can spend time watching the races from the comfort of the hotel’s pool in special race car floats by Float Factory.

Later, unwind on the Plunge Deck overlooking the pristine pool and Collins Waterway, or retreat to custom double-sided cabanas for moments of relaxation. Whether you're here for the Formula 1 excitement or seeking haven by the beach, The Gates Hotel is an unforgettable experience. 

Where to Eat

Lafayette Steakhouse⏤ Opening 1st week of May 

Mr. Hospitality Miami, the group behind Miami's most opulent dining experiences, will unveil Lafayette Steakhouse, a sophisticated new American steakhouse experience.

Occupying the iconic space formerly known as El Tucán, this new dining enclave artfully blends the allure of Speakeasy culture with the refinement of European elegance, promising an extraordinary culinary journey for discerning diners.

Jaya at The SetaiNestled within the luxurious courtyard of The Setai Hotel, Jaya is an upscale Asian dining experience, led by Chef Vijayudu Veena.

Jaya pays homage to diverse Asian cuisines, offering traditional dishes from the tandoor oven, wok curries, and Peking Duck, accompanied by nightly live entertainment. Jaya's signature weekend brunches include the Saturday Rosé Brunch with live DJ entertainment and a bespoke brunch selection, and Sunday Jazz Brunch ft. live jazz performances and endless Champagne & Bloody Marys.


Giselle Miami Boasting mystique and an undeniable sense of allure, this rooftop restaurant resides atop E11EVEN Miami, offering a stylish culinary retreat amidst breathtaking views of downtown Miami alongside a carefully crafted menu fusing Asian,

Mediterranean, and French-inspired flavors.


Queen Miami Beach⏤Experience the extraordinary transformation of the historic Paris Theater in South Beach as it welcomes Queen, a lavish two-story dining haven that breathes

new life into the iconic Art Deco landmark.

With its 21st-century Japanese-inspired grill, Queen honors the theater's storied past while infusing it with fresh vigor and an ingredient-focused culinary journey led by Chef Mitchell Hesse. 


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