This season, the world’s wealthiest can be found socializing at events across the globe – from the French Riviera to Lexington, Kentucky. Looking to rub shoulders with the international elite? Here’s what to do and where to stay this fall:
Monaco Yacht Show: The Monaco Yacht Show (September 26-29) features 126 exceptional yachts (worth an estimated $4 billion) on display for superyacht owners and prospective buyers. With more than 150 events taking place during yacht weekend (from cocktail parties on board the yachts to intimate private affairs for the elite), affluent guests staying in one of Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s Signature Suites receive a special Suite Ambassador. These on-call luxury concierges welcome guests with carefully selected amenities (rare wines, special champagnes, etc.) and curate one-of-a-kind guest experiences (including in-room stylists so guests can look their yacht show best).
Expert Travel Intel (Sept.): James Henderson, president of commercial operations at XOJET, the North American leader in on-demand private aviation, highlights these two events where the world’s wealthiest will be this fall: Later this month (Sept 28-29) Monticello Motor Club, just 90 minutes from Manhattan, is hosting Art in Motion Fall Festival, a cars-and-coffee-style iteration of the world-class driving facility’s annual Art in Motion Concours D’Elegance. MMC members will be heading to Monticello to experience two-days of supercars and vintage race cars in honor of the season finale of the Global MX-5 Cup.”
Keeneland Race Course Fall Race Meet: From October 5-27, catch the world’s wealthiest betting on top Thouroughbreds at Keeneland Race Course’s fall race meet. In addition to placing winning wagers, guests can enjoy elevated race track cuisine from celebrated Chef Marc Therrien as well as shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts from the likes of Draper James, Makers Mark and Barbour at the Keeneland Shop.
Boxing Match: On October 6th, fight night fans should head to Vegas for the Connor McGregor Vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov showdown. Lightweight champion Nurmagomedov faces off against McGregor, ranked #1 lightweight. This match will be held at the T-Mobile Arena, with tickets starting at $661 and floor seats costing $26,2650 each. To get ready for the fight, check into the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Hotel & Residences’ 3,100 square foot Grand Presidential Suite, priced at $9,785/night. Enjoy dinner by Michelin starred chef Pierre Gagnaire, at his only US location, Twist by Pierre Gagnaire, before heading to the arena, five minutes away.
Italy in Miami: Bal Harbour Shops and cultural events leader Italica announced the launch of Italy in Miami, introducing guests to the sights, sounds and taste of Italy. Taking place at Bal Harbour Shops from October 11-13th, the three-day event will feature collaborations with the Shops’ acclaimed Italian brands including FENDI, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari and Salvatore Ferragamo. Each brand will curate an experience for guests, including personalization services, trunk shows, and exclusive collection showcases.
Andy Warhol Museum: Ahead of Art Basel, a one-of-a-kind Andy Warhol Museum exhibit is debuting on the beach in Miami this November. Through its art program, Bal Harbour Village will utilize the city’s one-mile-long beach path, lined with 56 photo panels displaying a rotation of exhibits by burgeoning artists. Through February 2019, under Andy Warhol Museum’s Chief Curator José Carlos Diaz, the beach path will showcase an exhibit by artist Pacifico Silano using adult magazine prints to shed light on the 1960s AIDS crisis.
Luxury Watch and Car Show: This November, Bal Harbour Shops’ Collectors Weekend pairs the world’s most coveted watches flown in from around the world with an over-the-top car show. Past years brought in celebrity supercar designer/collector Horacio Pagani’s Huayra BC and a 250-piece red sapphire Hublot watch.
Expert Travel Intel (Nov.): James Henderson, president of commercial operations at XOJET, highlights these two events where the world’s wealthiest will be this fall: “Pebble Beach’s annual events are some of the most highly attended. Among them the TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational (November 12-18) is the only time professionals from the PGA, LPGA, Champions and Web.com Tours play one another. While the pros will compete among themselves for the same $300,000 purse, they will also rotate and play with teams of four amateurs each day.”