Booking.com Presents Six Unique Destinations for Motor Racing Lovers
To celebrate the anticipated release of the latest 3D computer animated racing adventure on June 2017, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, presents six exciting destinations for motor racing fans.
Get inspired to start your own thrilling adventure by driving a race car, watching an exciting race, visiting a unique car exhibition or staying in a car-themed accommodation. Put on your seatbelt, start your engines on and get ready for an adrenaline rush!
Daytona Beach, USA
Build in 1959, the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida is a world-famous race track, home to the Daytona 500 race. Car lovers can enjoy a tour of the speedway on an open-air tram, which shows exclusive looks of the grand stand, race cars and the start/finish line, while the younger travellers can arrange a field trip and learn everything about the history of this iconic race track.
Where to stay: Thanks to its convenient location across the street from the Daytona International Speedway, The Quality Inn Daytona Speedway - I-95 hotel offers complementary high-speed internet, breakfast, and on-site fitness centre, it’s a great place to stay for both racing and beach lovers.
One of Germany’s top locations for car enthusiasts is Stuttgart, home to the Motorworld Stuttgart automobile museum. Vintage car fans can travel back in time thanks to the museum’s large collection of unique and historical vehicles, some of which are even for sale!
Where to stay: After a fun day of exploring cars, release your inner child and stay in one of the brightly furnished rooms in the unique V8 Hotel Motorworld Region Stuttgart. Each room has a special motoring theme including the garage, the carwash, the gas station and the drive-in cinema. The Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen factory is just 500 m from the hotel (a factory visit can be organized through the hotel upon request), while The Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums are only a 30-minute drive or public transport ride from the hotel.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, The Yas Marina Circuit is a modern race track designed by the racing driver and circuit architect Hermann Tilke. Travelers can book a driving session with a race car or just enjoy a guided tour of the venue, while kids from 8 years old can experience a cart session at the Yas Kartzone.
Where to stay: Set half on land and half on water and overlooking the racing circuit, the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is a luxury hotel with modern, stylish rooms, mood lighting, eleven dining options and two rooftop swimming pools with stunning sunset views.
Home to the Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey is an exciting motor racing destination for the whole family. Mercedes-Benz World is located within the popular Brooklands motor racing circuit, one of the first motor race circuits in the world, and offers thrilling driving experiences for all ages including 4x4 off road driving, winter experiences and a special driving experience for those under 17 wishing to acquire practical experience before starting their formal driving lessons.
Where to stay: Situated next to Mercedes Benz World and within the Brooklands motor racing circuit, the Brooklands Hotel has Art Deco inspired décor and features a spa and modern rooms overlooking the racing circuit. The hotel’s restaurant offers Italian dishes and cocktails while kids eat for free for every adult eating in the restaurant.
The Marina Bay Street Circuit is a street circuit around Marina Bay, hosting the Singapore Grand Prix and the first Formula One race to be run at night. Thanks to its amazing lighting system with almost 1,600 light projectors, it offers a unique spectacle whether or not you are a fan of motor racing.
Where to stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore is located in the heart of Marina Bay and features luxuriously decorated and spacious rooms with views of the Marina Bay and spectacular city skyline, and state-of-the art technology with iPod docks and high speed Internet.
Celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017, The Nürburgring Race Track is a challenging race track with a long history. Visitors can book an experience to drive at the race track with their own vehicle or have a training with a real race car. If driving is not your thing, you can also enjoy a trip on the side of a professional driver or just get a backstage tour of the impressive motorsports complex for an exclusive look of the ins and outs of Nürburgring.
Where to stay: Overlooking the Nürburgring Race Track, the 4-star Dorint Am Nürburgring Hocheifel Hotel lies in the scenic Hocheifel countryside and offers soundproofed rooms with a motor racing theme. The hotel’s Fascination restaurant, where regional and Mediterranean dishes are served, provides fantastic views of the race track’s starting line and home straight.