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The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Bonvoy & The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Hosted "Legendary Affair”

The Ritz-Carlton, Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program, and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team hosted “A Legendary Affair” at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach to kick off the 2023 Miami Grand Prix race weekend. The evening celebrated the legendary locales where thrill seekers can take in the power of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team with experiences only made possible by Marriott Bonvoy and The Ritz-Carlton. Notable guests included:

Brooklyn Beckham

Mick Schumacher, Mercedes AMG-Petronas F1 Team Driver

Karolina Kurkova

Wes Welker

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Maria Sharapova

DJ Ruckus

Meredith Duxbury

Tessa Brooks

Laura Margesin

Andy, Kim and Marie Hilfiger

Louis-Nicolas Darbon

Kelly Blanco

Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos

Christa B. Allen

  • La Mar Taylor, Creative Director for the Weeknd and co-founder of XO Records and HXOUSE

  • Anthony Capuano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Marriott International

  • Tina Edmundson, President, Luxury, Marriott International

  • Chris Gabaldon, Senior Vice President, Luxury Brands, Marriott International

  • Brian Povinelli, SVP and Global Head of Marketing and Brand, Marriott International

Curated by Creative Director La Mar Taylor, the night transported guests to the proverbial circuit with stunning design elements and engaging touchpoints inspired by the engineers, crew and drivers behind this legendary team, including:

  • Upon arrival, ushers outfitted in custom driver helmets greeted partygoers and directed them to a replica Pit Wall for check-in

  • A full-scale Mercedes AMG-Petronas F1 car placed in the lobby for guest photos

  • The striking three-dimensional stage inspired by an engineering blueprint where DJ TOKiMONSTA and Disclosure performed lively, dynamic sets

  • A 10 ft. globe centered in the pool with digital projects that nod to the worldwide reach of the evening’s hosts

  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach culinary team was on display, showcasing how the efficiency, coordination and quality of the chefs mirrors a pit crew; the menu took guests to legendary race locations with roasted carnitas mini-tacos from Mexico, prawn samball lemongrass skewers from Singapore, Canadian maple rum baba and more.

As Official Team Partners of the Mercedes AMG-Petronas Formula One Team, The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Bonvoy continue to offer members and guests alike unparalleled experiences with the team. The Marriott Bonvoy Moments experience platform, where members can bid or redeem their points earned through travel and everyday activities, offers members incredible opportunities to interact with Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team personnel and exclusive behind-the-scenes access on and off the track. Moments with the Mercedes AMG-Petronas Formula One Team are available here for upcoming races with more to be released throughout the entire season. More on Marriott Bonvoy Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. More on The Ritz-Carlton The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC currently operates more than 100 hotels in 35 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at, for the latest company updates, visit and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including complimentary nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

By ML Staff. Images Courtesy Of Kelly Lavin


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