History of Amber Lounge
The Amber Lounge year started off with an amazing weekend of extravaganza in Monaco; 3 luxury yachts for ultimate VIP race viewing, the legendary Fashion Show hosted under the innovative U*NITE concept with Selita Ebanks, Tamara Ecclestone and other international beauties in attendance, followed by the unforgettable parties over three nights.
After the star studded weekend in Singapore in September, Amber Lounge moved on to Mexico City which saw a jubilant return of the F1 race to the city and one of the most amazing party weekends in the Amber Lounge history; three nights on non-stop glamour and fun.
The party year ended in Abu Dhabi. Amber Lounge guests welcomed the return to the stunning waterfront venue at Yas Links Golf Club and over thousand guests celebrated the end of season together with race winner Nico Rosberg and Craig David’s amazing TS5 show.
The year kicked off in glamorous style as Amber Fashion Monaco welcomed superstar Haute Couturier Julien Macdonald OBE with a glittering front row of A-list celebrities and royalty, including HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz and Victoria Silverstone. The famous Amber Lounge club welcomed all three Monaco GP podium winners: Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo.
The extravagance then moved to the exotic Far East as Amber Lounge continued the F1 excitement in Singapore. 13 Formula 1 drivers, including Daniel Ricciardo, Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, and many others came out to celebrate at the F1 After Party.
Amber Lounge returned to USA for its third event of the year, entertaining Keanu Reeves, Matt Le Blanc, and Olympic athlete Lolo Jones, who partied alongside States Grand Prix victor Lewis Hamilton and 12 other F1 drivers.
Finally, Amber Lounge concluded the 2014 F1 season in style as onlookers watched as Lewis Hamilton celebrated his second World Championship victory with none other than royal pal, Prince Harry of Wales. Other guests included Nicole Scherzinger and Dannii Minogue.
Was an epic yearlong birthday party for Amber Lounge, celebrating our 10th anniversary of adrenaline filled post-race parties, elegant dining, luxury trackside yachts, F1 action, extravagant fashion shows and generous charity auctions.
Amber Fashion Monaco welcomed international designers Andrew GN and Pal Zileri, with creations modelled by F1 drivers and the beautiful ladies of Formula 1. Singaporean designer Frederick Lee unveiled ‘The Night Flight of the Gargoyles’ haute couture collection, especially designed for Amber Lounge Fashion Singapore.
2013 introduced the Amber Lounge Yacht to Abu Dhabi, after its continued success in Monaco, whilst the Amber Lounge nightclub took over Yas Marina with its brand new venue located in the heart of the post-race action. The new venue hosted F1 drivers including Felipe Massa, Sergio Perez, Giedo Van Der Garde, Esteban Gutierrez, Nico Rosberg and Daniel Ricciardo as they toasted the end of the race weekend in the UAE.
Moving state-side for the last event of the season, Amber Lounge made its debut in Austin Texas welcoming celebrities to the Lone Star State including Gerard Butler, Gordon Ramsay and Adrian Grenier for the ultimate grand prix celebration with Formula 1 drivers Nico Rosberg, Mark Webber and Paul Di Resta.
Amber Lounge Monaco takes over an entire hotel for the duration, with every celebrity guest chauffeured to and from the club, the dining, the yachts and the VIP paddock.
Singapore sees an exclusive collection by La Perla with live music from Lemar. Delhi features Taboo as singer, dancer and DJ – a stunning performance repeated at Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi.
Kim Kardashian hosts Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco, which raises over $500,000 for the Special Olympics, with Taio Cruz performing live at this charity event in Monaco and Singapore, and for the first time Amber Lounge is hosted at the inaugural F1 race in Delhi, India, with the biggest names in Bollywood joining the F1 fraternity.
Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco raises $630,000 for the Elton John AIDS Foundation to the tunes of Flawless and The Sugababes, before Pete Tong brings the dance floor alive.
Amber Lounge Fashion launches in Singapore to highlight its credentials as a truly global brand, with the glamour continuing over a two night extravaganza.
Nine F1 drivers take to the catwalk in front of the usual celebrity crowd as part of Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco, now a firmly established fixture in the world of fashion.
Amber Lounge follows the Grand Prix circuit to Abu Dhabi for a breathtakingly exotic weekend. As ever, top drivers are joined by a crowd of local and global celebrities to enjoy a superlative cocktail of unrivalled glitz and glamour.
The legendary Amber Lounge arrives in Singapore, replacing Shanghai. Valencia is unveiled as a fourth location as the brand goes from strength to strength. Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco raises a stunning $1.375 million for the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Barcelona becomes the third event in the calendar, taking place at The Arts Hotel.
Amber Lounge Fashion Monaco raises over $470,000 for charity, as top models Petra Nemcova, Jessica Sjoo, Lauren Gold and Tereza Maxova are joined on the catwalk by the wives and girlfriends of F1 drivers.
Amber Lounge Fashion is launched under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, raising money for the Tereza Maxova Foundation.
Building on the huge success to date, a second event at the Shanghai Grand Prix is announced, introducing the ultimate VIP nightlife experience to the East.
Amber Lounge Dining makes its debut as part of the experience. The top names in F1 are joined by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Bono, Caprice, Dannii Minogue, Julian Lennon, Kid Rock, Penny Lancaster and Rod Stewart.
Word spreads Amber Lounge is the only place to be over a Grand Prix weekend. This year’s guests include F1 drivers, Elle MacPherson, George Lucas, Lionel Richie, Monica Seles, Naomi Campbell, Ross Kemp, Troy Corser, Tyrone, Victoria Silvstedt to name just a few.
Amber Lounge is born at the 2003 Monaco GP and instantly becomes the GP venue of choice. Maxi Jazz from Faithless plays to a host of VIP guests including F1 drivers, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Bono, The Edge, Helena Christensen, Heidi Klum, Wesley Snipes, Ronaldo, Rio Ferdinand, Roberto Carlos and Flavio Briatore.