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Marriott International

May 08, 2014 12:06 ET

Accommodations Are in Top Gear for the Grand Prix de Monaco

Start Your Engines! The Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco Revs Up for Formula 1's Most Glamorous Race

CAP D'AIL, FRANCE--(Marketwired - May 8, 2014) -  For anyone who's ever dreamed of flying down Germany's Autobahn, a more gratifying option just might be attending the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix from May 22 to 25, 2014. This legendary race requires both skill and style as drivers careen through the principality's narrow streets to determine who will take first place. It's racing as only Monaco can do it -- fast, sharp and electric with a touch of swagger -- and the Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco is the perfect place to stay if you are planning on going out to watch it all.

As one of the most elegant Monte Carlo Formula 1 hotels, this property is accustomed to providing attentive service and luxurious amenities to travelers who expect the best. So it's no surprise that it also ideally positions guests to experience the Monaco Grand Prix. Located just steps away from the principality of Monaco, the hotel lets visitors experience the thrill of the race as well as the advantage of being able to retire to the privacy of the hotel once the winner is declared.

The Monaco Grand Prix began on April 14, 1929 with an in-city circuit inaugurated by HSH Prince Louis II. It has gone on to become one of the world's most popular sporting events, thanks to several distinctions. It is the only race, for example, that takes place on city streets, starting at Casino Square before winding through the tunnel and past the iconic yachts and La Rascasse. And the fact that these city streets are some of the most glittering and exclusive ones on the globe only enhances the race's prestige.

Organized by the Automobile Club of Monaco, the Monaco Grand Prix occurs during the last weekend in May. But with the comforts of this beach hotel in the French Riviera readily available, spectators may want to arrive early and catch the action of the Historic Monaco Grand Prix from May 9 to 11. This race showcases style more than speed, as seven classes of cars, organized by age and dating back to pre-war models, follow the same circuit as the Monaco F1 Grand Prix while capturing the nostalgia and romance of racecar history. This year, a special prize will be awarded to the owner of the best Bugatti in Series A (circa 1939) during a special gala dinner following the race.

As travelers explore hotels near the Monaco Grand Prix, only one property enjoys the allure of exclusivity, top service, sumptuous amenities and a location that is at once convenient and removed from the fray. Much like the Grand Prix itself, there is a winner among resort properties, and it is this French Riviera luxury hotel.

About the Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco
Overlooking the Cap d'Ail harbor, the Riviera Marriott Hotel La Porte de Monaco embodies the best of the French Riviera's reputation for luxury and comfort. Guest rooms and suites include high-speed Internet, spacious work areas, cable television and balconies that afford breathtaking views of the water. A fitness center and outdoor pool help guests stay toned before venturing out to one of the two nearby beaches, while three dining options serve everything from Provencal specialties (at Brasserie "Le Cap") to the sophisticated drinks and snacks of the Zen-inspired C bar. Ten meeting rooms offer 3,617 square feet of flexible, inspiring event space for conferences, weddings and more. And the hotel's close proximity to the area's most popular attractions, whether it's the Monte Carlo Casino, the Grimaldi Forum or beaches, means guests don't have to go far to experience the glamour of this one-of-a-kind destination.

About Marriott Hotels
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