BALTIMORE – The Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT today announced an enhanced set of premium offerings for those who want to experience the Labor Day weekend Celebration of Acceleration in style. Among the improved and expanded features are a new, all-inclusive Andretti Club and a corporate village-style hospitality destination featuring 19 trackside suites.
"Our overarching goal is to continually improve the experience we offer to race fans, sponsors and other event partners," said Tim Mayer, general manager of the Grand Prix of Baltimore. "In reviewing last year's event, it was clear there was a demand for a broader range of hospitality opportunities. This year's program is specifically designed to accommodate that demand."
The new Andretti Club will host indoor and outdoor amenities at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, including trackside seating and view stands at the top of the front stretch. Single-day or three-day memberships are available and are all-inclusive, featuring open bar, a wide range of food selections, on-site parking and exclusive entertainment that includes appearances and autograph sessions by Michael Andretti and other racing stars. Three-day membership in the Andretti Club is priced at $750 per person and includes trackside seating with spacious indoor/outdoor viewing. Single-day memberships on Saturday and Sunday are $395.
Corporate Village Trackside
In addition to the enhanced Andretti Club, the Grand Prix of Baltimore is creating a hospitality destination along the racecourse's front straightaway on Pratt Street between Light and Calvert streets. The dedicated hospitality zone will overlook the action at Turn 1 and provides incredible views of the cars positioning themselves for the most difficult corner on the course. The Corporate Village will be comprised of 19 high-end suites, each capable of hosting up to 30 guests.
The two-story suites boast a covered upper level that contains tiered seating for 30 with expansive track views. The first level of each suite has a separate seating area with three umbrella tables, each of which can accommodate six guests, as well as buffet tables and a bar. Closed-circuit video feeds are available in each suite to enhance the viewing experience.
Named specifically for their location overlooking the Grand Prix of Baltimore's signature chicane, these suites are similar in design to those in the Corporate Village. Located in front of the Hilton Hotel and adjacent to the main stage expo village, IndyCar and ALMS paddocks, the two-story suites boast a covered upper level that contains tiered seating for 20 with a view right on top of the main-straightaway chicane. The first level of each suite has a separate seating area with two umbrella tables, each of which can accommodate six guests, as well as buffet tables and a bar. Closed-circuit video feeds are available in each suite to enhance the viewing experience.
The ultimate luxury experience, the Trophy Suites provide an indoor and outdoor viewing area positioned trackside for optimal viewing. A total of six trophy suites will be offered at the 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore. Two suites capable of hosting up to 60 guests will be located at the start/finish line on Pratt Street. Four additional trophy suites that each can accommodate up to 35 guests will be located at Turn 1 at Calvert and Pratt streets.
Each two-story trophy suite is climate controlled and features an open-air observation deck that provides panoramic views of the track and event area. The suites also are equipped with mini refrigerators, flat screen televisions with a closed-circuit video feed of the race action and a private restroom with vanity area.
The elevated terrace at the rear of the Baltimore Convention Center will house a total of seven suites, each able to accommodate up to 50 guests. The indoor-outdoor suites feature high-end catering provided by Center Plate, dedicated restroom facilities, closed-circuit video coverage of the races and an unmatched view of pit lane and the back straightaway between Turn 4 and Turn 5.
"This year's hospitality program will enable our guests to customize their event experience in a way not previously possible," said Debbie Bell, vice president of sales and marketing for the Grand Prix of Baltimore. "The enhanced offerings provide a unique opportunity to entertain clients, reward employees or simply take in the sights and sounds of one of the East Coast's largest sporting events in a whole new way."
For more information on the Grand Prix of Baltimore's hospitality offerings, please visit www.grandprixofbaltimore.com.
About the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT
The third annual Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT will feature the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. The Grand Prix's races are held on a 12-turn, two-mile course through downtown Baltimore, adjacent to the famed Inner Harbor. The 2013 Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT will take place Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013. For more information, please visit www.grandprixofbaltimore.com.
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