In association with brand new venue Ms Collins, The Podium Lounge will arrive in style for the first time ever in Melbourne over the Race Weekend as the racing community’s ultimate A-list party for Melbourne’s party elite this season.

The Podium Lounge is arriving in Melbourne after consecutive sell-out events in Singapore at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia since 2009 and on the rooftop of The Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the 2013 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.

In Abu Dhabi, The Podium Lounge put on their biggest Formula 1 party of the season to celebrate Sebastian Vettel’s fourth consecutive Formula 1™ World Driver’s Championship and victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with Infiniti Red Bull Racing. F1’s record-breaking four-time World Champion chose the star-studded party, to host their celebration.

The post-race party at The Podium Lounge hosted the racing community’s ultimate A-list celebrities with Vettel’s team of mechanics, engineers, management and friends from The Paddock Club including racing legends Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Rubens Barrichello, Eddie Jordan, Gil de Ferran (IndyCar Indianapolis 500 Champion) and other personalities including Sky Sports F1 presenters Simon Lazenby and Natalie Pinkham, Chairman of Sky Nicholas Ferguson (CBE), Princess Deborah Murrat, HI&RH Archduchess Eleonore of The House of Habsburg, English television presenter Vanessa Feltz, and soccer legend Diego Maradona.

The Melbourne edition, which recently announced Pirelli (single supplier of tyres to the FIA Formula One World Championships) as an Official Partner, will be held over the three-day race weekend, attracting Formula 1™ drivers, celebrities, musicians, models, ambassadors and the ultra-hip crowd, to create the most sought-after and glamorous nightlife experience during the Grand Prix Weekend. In addition to high-performance motorsport, Pirelli’s brand awareness extends to the off-track pursuits of high fashion and art. In particular, the Pirelli Calendar receives high acclaim and is a hallmark of the Pirelli brand.

The star-studded party, will be a ‘sneak preview’ of the new super club Ms Collins (which will Officially Open on March 27 at the former Silk Road space in Melbourne CBD) with a capacity of 800+ party goers, and will offer guests an exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with personalities and the Who’s Who in the racing community while listening to international DJ’s including Dutch Superstar DJ Sander Kleinenberg, House Music Hall of Famer ATFC, Legendary UK DJ Seb Fontaine, Patrick Oliver (Resident DJ of Pangaea – Marina Bay Sands, Singapore) and EROK (Official Red Bull Racing DJ).

From the pit lane to the chicest of clubs, the excitement continues to race ahead as luxury Australian fashion house Tarvydas presents ‘The Fashion Circuit’ – an exclusive showcase featuring a glamorous selection from this iconic fashion house at 11pm each night. Experience the elegance of beautiful couture on the catwalk, designed by one of Australia’s premier designers Ruth Tarvydas. Ruth is renowned for the famous red dress that catapulted Rebecca Judd (née Twigley) to fame and for having Kim Kardashian walk on her runway show in Sydney.

House of Tarvydas’ ‘Fashion Circuit’ on Friday 14, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 March will be followed by a live charity auction of extremely rare and authenticated F1 Memorabilia on each night.



Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on the New York end of Collins Street, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is the city’s newest luxury five star hotel. Featuring one of the city’s last remaining examples of 19th Century Victorian Gothic architecture, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto offers a unique combination of iconic history paired with stylish modern design.

253 exquisitely styled guest rooms and suites blend comfort and luxury while hotel facilities including the gym and heated pool, East Day Spa, Market Lane Bar, BlueStone Wine Lounge and Alluvial Restaurant provide guests with the ultimate leisure experience.

Conveniently situated within walking distance of The Podium Lounge as well as the city’s major retail and entertainment districts, the popular Southbank, Docklands and Yarra River Precincts, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is a truly Melbourne experience.


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