Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit in Mexico City

The enchanting city of Mexico is wildly alluring for those in search of a modern adventure, filled with tradition, history, vibrant day and night life, and a whole lot of fun.

Amber Lounge sat down with our destination partner CDMX to discover the hot tips for an un-imaginable, enriching, fascinating holiday.

Visiting Mexico City for the first time, expect that…

“It might look like another enormous city, but it is not. Its streets, flavors, art, design, gastronomy, museums and shopping, among many other things, together with the warmth of its people, make of Mexico City a great and unique experience.

The sheer size of the city dwarfs other world capitals like London, Rome and New York. It is also ancient and entirely modern at the same time, even on the same block.

Mexico City is home to many colorful and exciting events throughout the year, from century-old traditions to modern-day festivals on a World Capital stage. There is never a dull moment.

The week of October 22 is a peculiar one. Two extraordinary experiences happen in Mexico City: The Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix, and the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) which is a celebration honoring departed loved ones. Festivities include a parade through the Zocalo, the city’s main square, candlelight rituals, time-honored ceremonies, street fairs and lively performances throughout the various Mexico City neighborhoods.”

The cuisine in Mexico City will take your tastebuds on an adventure. Pic by @chardonnaymoi

Get ready for a party in your mouth…

“Mexican Gastronomy has been declared by UNESCO as Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Having experienced a culinary renaissance due to a revitalisation of the capital city and new wave of Mexican cuisine pioneered by world-renowned chefs, Mexico City is now at the top of every foodie’s travel bucket list.

Today’s booming culinary scene offers everything from fine dining establishments, with two restaurants on the prestigious San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, to small bites, or “antojitos,” at traditional food markets and street food stalls.

The must-try cuisines are:
Tacos al pastor (and any other taco)
Sopes & Quesadillas
Chiles en Nogada (available between September-November)
Mole Pobblano
Among many other delicious ones.”

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture.

CDMX’s top tips for visiting Mexico City…

“The city packs in a lot of “must see” and “must do” locations, too many for a weekend or a single trip. So, zeroing in on a short list of landmarks can help you learn a bit of the city’s remarkable history and appreciate the mash-up of color, design and culture that immerses visitors in a place like no other on earth.

Tips for visiting:
• Book your hotel with time and stay at least 5 nights
• Do not get surprised with the weather, it can be warm, rainy or even cold on the same day
• If traveling with children, take your time to find all the options the city offers
• There are many transportation options like official taxi, Metro and MetroBus
• Ask in your hotel for private tours around the city

There is plenty to see and do in Mexico City

CDMX’s top 5 places to visit in Mexico City…

• Chapultepec Castle
• Antroplogy Museum
• Fine Arts Palace
• Zocalo (Downtown Main Square)
• Roma, Condesa and Polanco neighbourhoods

Stunning sights and a rich history make this city a must-see.

We were excited to partner with Amber Lounge because…

“Mexico City is a sports top destination. Major events take place almost monthly like NBA, NFL, Mexico City Marathon, Longines Championship, World Golf Championship and of course de Formula 1 Mexican Grand Prix.

Amber Lounge is an international sport event that offers more than just sports. Its Charity Auction and Fashion Show, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and the three day event is a great opportunity to keep CDMX Mexico City in the top of the minds of royalty, jetsetters, celebrities, drivers and media.

The best part is that we reinforce CDMX Mexico City brand as a World Capital and as a top high-end tailor-made destination.”

Traditional and modern at the same time, this city has unique buzz.

Click here to find out how you can partner with Amber Lounge.

Book your trip to Mexico City at www.hotelescdmx.com
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @mexicocitylive


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Amber Lounge marks its crystal anniversary in magnificent style with a-listers, royalty and eleven F1 drivers in attendance

The Monaco Grand Prix weekend marked the 15th Anniversary of Amber Lounge, a major milestone for the world-renowned entertainment brand, respected for its luxurious hospitality, impeccable service and iconic events.

For three extraordinary nights, Amber Lounge delivered a thrilling non-stop nightlife experience, hosting sell out events with over 3,000 attendees. Joining a spectacular Crystal Anniversary edition, A-listers, royalty and industry heavyweights immersed in electrifying moments and raised a toast to the legendary parties.

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Justin Jesso kicked off the weekend with the multi-platinum hit record “Stargazing” featuring Kygo. The excitement continued Saturday and Sunday, as British DJ and record producer Sigala took over the stage for a heart-pumping live set, as the partygoers danced the night away.

Guests were treated to a bespoke mixology experience, gifting and special treats, byCDMX Mexico City, chosen Luxury Destination Partner for the second consecutive year.

Shaking off the tensions of a highly competitive weekend on track, F1 drivers were out in force, including Nico Hülkenberg, Carlos Sainz, Pierre Gasly and Charles Leclerc. Grand entrances were also made by the 'Game of Thrones' favorites Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington and Liam Cunningham, young royals Princess Alexandra of Hanover, Pauline and Louis Ducruet, former F1 drivers Eddie Irvine and Nico Rosberg.

Intercoiffeur InMann: Official Hairstyling Partner for Amber Lounge 2018

The biannual Amber Lounge Fashion Show is constantly under the spotlight and the only event to feature F1 drivers a on the catwalk.

More than 250 media gather during the Monaco Grand Prix weekend to cover and broadcast the Amber Lounge Charity Fashion Show. This worldwide exposure of course requires the models to be provided with exceptional hairstyling, on stage and in front of cameras.

Intercoiffeur Inmann is experienced providing its clients with an impeccable service and they are right at the top when it comes to beauty and hairstyling. Marco Inmann is a successful international trendsetter and style expert, and a long-term official partner of Amber Lounge.

The leading international designers, VVIP guests, models, Ladies of F1 and Hollywood stars all trust the InMann team to create the most stylish and beautiful looks for the upcoming Amber Lounge Fashion Show in Monaco.

For more information, visit: http://www.inmann.at/

CDMX Mexico City named the Official Destination Partner of Amber Lounge Monaco 2018

Mexico City is a luxury holiday destination attracting more than 12.5 million visitors every year. The colourful and elegant Mexican capital is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas.

Amber Lounge is known for building special relationships with every destination it goes to during the F1 season. Mexico City was no different.

In 2015 when the Amber Lounge followed Formula 1 to celebrate the return of F1 to Mexico after 23 years, the legendary Grand Prix party received an exceptionally warm welcome by Mexico City. “We soon discovered there was much more to Mexico City than I had imagined before my first visit. The city blew me away with their warm hospitality and the level of service, and I’ve experienced the very best. I am beyond delighted to continue the partnership with CDMX Mexico City, to promote together this magnificent luxury travel destination” – said Sonia Irvine, Founder and CEO of Amber Lounge.

Mexico City is cosmopolitan and sophisticated, punctuated by a thriving arts scene, luxury hotels, and some of world’s finest high-end dining experiences. Amber Lounge Monaco is proud to present this re-enlivened business hub and holiday hotspot as this year’s Luxury Destination Partner.

Gin Mare to introduce its pan-Mediterranean concept at Amber Lounge Monaco 2018

Gin Mare is created by using Mediterranean crafts and time in order to obtain an exceptional gin.

Its pan-Mediterranean concept unites different cultures from all over the world.

This identity is the perfect fit for Amber Lounge. Not only do attendees have a passion for high-quality, exclusive products, they are also world-travellers and hungry for the newest trends & tastes.

Amber Lounge Monaco likes to serve what is best on the market and is happy to introduce Gin Mare to its wide VIP audience and international clients at the Monaco Grand Prix After Party.

For more information on Gin Mare, visit: http://www.ginmare.com/

Global Hair & Makeup joins Amber Lounge 2018

The Amber Lounge Fashion Show takes place in Monaco and Singapore for 2018, is the only event in the world to feature Formula 1 drivers on the catwalk.

Our models, some of which include F1 royalties, are constantly under the spotlight as media from all over gather to cover the Charity Fashion Show first established in 2006. Amber Lounge needs to ensure the best hair and makeup service is provided.

Global Hair & Makeup is known for working in some of the most glamorous locations around the world, providing VIP clients with impeccable hair and makeup service from its teams.

Having been in collaboration with Global Hair & Makeup in the past for the Monaco Grand Prix After Party, we are confident our models will always shine bright on our charity fashion show.

For more information about Global Hair & Makeup, visit: http://www.globalhairandmakeup.com/

Amber Lounge is delighted to be featured in the next edition of world-renowned publication, Luxury Magazine.

For nearly 18 years in the industry, Luxury Magazine has become the most recognisable luxury and high-end lifestyle publication in Monaco, Italy, Russia, Cote d’Azur France, Ukraine.

Luxury international magazine is offering its affluent readers only the best go-to-luxury guide to complement their sophisticated lifestyle.

Keep your eyes peeled, as our Founder & CEO Sonia Irvine will grace the cover of the special May edition.

Zeelander Yachts

Guests arriving in Monaco for their dream Grand Prix weekend expect only the best. The VIP experience starts in the morning when the guests will be transferred to the Amber Lounge yacht in true style onboard the Zeelander luxury yachts.

Established in the Netherlands in 2002, Zeelander targets form and the best possible performance with its motor yachts.

One unique feature of Zeelander yachts is the fact that clients are able to choose the level of customising of the interior, making the experience all the more enjoyable.

Amber Lounge, the ultimate F1 Grand Prix Afterparty is delighted to be working with Zeelander Yachts for the upcoming Monaco Grand Prix After Party- providing our guests with unparalleled comfort and upscale experience.

For more information on Zeelander Yachts visit: https://www.zeelander.com/

2018 Formula 1 Calendar

Date Venue Formula 1 Grand Prix
25 March Melbourne Australia
8 April Sakhir Bahrain
15 April Shanghai China
29 April Baku Azerbaijan
13 May Barcelona Spain
27 May Monaco Monaco
10 June Montreal Canada
24 June Le Castellet France
1 July Spielberg Austria
8 July Silverstone Great Britain
22 July Hockenheim Germany
29 July Budapest Hungary
26 August Spa-Francorchamps Belgium
2 September Monza Italy
16 September Singapore Singapore
30 September Sochi Russia
7 October Suzuka Japan
21 October Austin USA
28 October Mexico City Mexico
11 November Sao Paulo Brazil
25 November Yas Marina Abu Dhabi


After the checkered flag dropped on an exhilarating 2017 season at Yas Marina Circuit last night, F1 got the green light to party!

And race to party it did, with 17 drivers and members of all ten Formula 1 teams yet again making Amber Lounge their afterparty destination of choice for celebrating the sports major crowning moments. There, they were joined by an array of celebrities and guests from Amber Lounge’s discerning United Arab Emirates and international clientele.

Headlining artist, singer sensation, Ella Eyre, delivered another powerhouse performance of her major hits Came Here For Love and Waiting All Night, breaking into her set to give a shout-out to all the racers who gave us such an electrifying season of Formula 1 entertainment.

Located at Yas Links, Yas Island, Amber Lounge delivered a thrilling non-stop nightlife experience all weekend, from dusk till dawn. Among the array of premium highlights this year, Amber Lounge catered to true luxury aficionados with a beautiful Grey Goose Bar serving free-flowing ice-cold vodka, and luxury beverages from Tonino Lamborghini, whose “elegance doesn’t go to bed at 11pm” is perfectly synonymous with the spirit of Amber Lounge.

F1 Drivers & Celebrity Guests during the Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi 2017 Weekend

Max Verstappen, Red Bull Racing
Stoffel Vandoorne, McLaren Racing
Esteban Ocon, Force India F1 Team
Carlos Sainz Jr, Renault Sport F1 Team
Pierre Gasly, Toro Rosso F1 Team
Romain Grosjean, Haas F1 Team
Pascal Wehrlein, Sauber F1 Team
Marcus Ericsson, Sauber F1 Team
Brendan Hartley, Scuderia Toro Rosso
Charles Leclerc
Norman Nato
Esteban Gutierrez
Giedo Van der Garde
Roberto Merhri
Norman Nato
Sacha Prost
Jos Verstappen


Ella Eyre, Singer & Amber Lounge Performer
Mark Cavendish MBE, UCI ProTeam
DJ Big Ali
Federica Masolin, Sky Sports F1 Italia
Mara Sangiorgio, Sky Sports F1 Italia
Graeme Lowdon, Manor WEC

Enjoyed in four spectacular racing destinations, Amber Lounge is the realisation of a vision held by Sonia Irvine, a pioneer of F1 nightlife experiences, to create the most sought-after events on the F1 calendar. 2017 was the ninth year of Amber Lounge’s commitment to hosting breathtaking nightlife experiences at this first-class racing destination.

“What an incredible night, with Formula 1 quite rightly letting its hair down at the end of another hard-fought but incredible season. Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi just keeps getting better and better”, says Sonia Irvine, Founder and CEO of Amber Lounge. “We’ve enjoyed two incredible afterparty nights this weekend, as well as a variety of Amber Lounge hospitality experiences, and I am so thrilled that we continue to provide guests with the most entertaining and luxurious way to experience the true glamour of F1. As the sun sets on 2017’s on-track action, our thoughts have already turned to the Monaco Grand Prix, the first pitstop in what is shaping up to be an exciting Amber Lounge 2018 calendar.”