Looking back to our successful week in Monaco during the Formula 1™ Grand Prix de Monaco 2016, besides our continuous success with our partner Amber Lounge, we also enjoyed great times on several fabulous VIP yachts around the prestigious harbour of the principality.

Neuschwansteiner-bottle-on-Monaco-2016-Yacht-BFor the first time we worked with Nigel Essam and Red Eye Events and it was a true pleasure. Nigel hosted high-end guests on no less than four track-side yachts (Hana, More, Baron, Treneck) and provided excellent day-time, race viewing hospitality as well as fancy evening and all-night-long parties.

“We felt right at home aboard his yachts and thank him again for the opportunity to “enter” one of his yachts, “Hana”, for a lovely photo-shoot with our product.”

monaco-yachts-DSCF1647Having Christian Seitz and Neuschwansteiner aboard our yacht and having the chance to let him experience our hospitality, we a great opportunity to prove to him our main philosophy: To provide top-class hospitality and high-end entertainment to our guests to ensure they have the best time”, Nigel Essam says proudly.

Neuschwansteiner-bottle-on-Monaco-2016-Yacht-FOur guests just loved Neuschwansteiner, and at first sight couldn’t believe it was a beer as they had not seen one presented to stylish and elegantly.


Monaco-Harbor-Yacht-Party-2016-AEven some ladies, who said, they’d never drink beer, tried and expressed their delight about the extraordinary taste and look. Over 750 different guests across the four days were able to see and taste Neuschwansteiner! We look forward to welcome Neuschwansteiner at future events of ours, hopefully very soon!

David Coulthard

During the Grand Prix™ week, former F1 driver David Coulthard stopped by for a Q&A, two premiership football players as well as special guest, former F1™ teamboss and now TV star Eddie Jordan played aboard with his band “The Robbers”. You may remember, he is an “old” friend of ours since “EJ”, as he is known in the motorsport fraternity, was our on-stage host at our 2015 Abu Dhabi Charity event at Pearls by (2-star MICHELIN chef) Michael Caines at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in aid of the World CHILDHOOD Foundation founded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden and of course it was a pleasure to see him aboard Nigel’s Yacht.

Eddie Jordan said: “I really love playing at the Friday Night Yacht Party. It’s the best way to start the weekend, and Red Eye really do host the most spectacular event in the harbour.”

Whilst enjoying Nigel’s Red Eye Event hospitality, some of his guests even did something for the good cause, as we can read on Facebook by renowned artist Guido Oakley: “Raising a respectable EUR 5000,– for The Amber Foundation“ Auctioned on the Yacht „More“ with Nigel Essam Red Eye Events. The Led Crystal Brain with remote Elwire Craft lighting set inside David Coulthard’s Led Crystal helmet blown by Carl Nordbruch. Set on an exquisite machined aluminium base by Johan@F1 Precision Limited.”Neuschwansteiner-bottle-on-Monaco-2016-Yacht-A

Australian-rugby-stars-Drew-Mitchell-and-Samuel-FiggAustralian rugby stars Drew Mitchell
and Samuel Figg enjoyed the Monaco RedEye hospitality. Samule Figg even posted on his Twitter account: “Wow. Such an amazing time at the #MonacoGP yesterday. Unbelievable place. Cheers to Red Eye Events 4 hosting.


We hear that even royalty spent some time enjoying Nigel’s hospitality. Surely, our Brand Ambassador, H.R.H. Prince Leopold of Bavaria would have loved to join us on the yacht, had he been available to come to Monaco.

Welcoming Nigel Essam and Red Eye Events to The World of Neuschwansteiner was an absolute pleasure”, Christian Seitz Founder and CEO of Neuschwansteiner said, “We werea able to watch the on-track-action aboard with him and I can truly say, it was an experience-of-a-lifetime. Spending time on his yacht and experiencing his top-class VIP hospitality convinced us even more that he is a wonderful partner to work with also for future events. We spoke about several opportunities since his luxury hospitality concept is a perfect match to our philosophy. Possibly we could even announce something very soon.

The prestigious #FORMULA1 #GRANDPRIX DE #MONACO 2016 is in full swing and we are aboard with Nicholas Frankl and his @MyYachtGroup and Nigel Essam and @RedEye.Events.  #Neuschwansteiner #Beer #LuxuryStyle #luxurylifestyle #GoodTimes #TheLife #LifeStyle #Yacht #gp2 #F1 #Formula #MonacoGP #redeye #Monaco2016 #MonacoGP2016 #MonteCarlo #Hospitality Photos curtesy of @SuttonImages @marksutton1

About: Nigel Essam started Red Eye Events, Providers of VIP hospitality, sport hospitality corporate entertaining, through a love of F1 and sport in general after attending many corporate hospitality events and continually being underwhelmed with the level of service provided. He felt clients deserved better: “We specialise in F1 hospitality and can offer a range of packages to suit all budgets and tastes. More than 10 years on I feel we offer an experience and level of service clients would struggle to obtain anywhere else.”

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Photos by @suttonimagessutton-images.com@marksutton65 and Red Eye Events.

Inga Stracke
Inga Stracke is a multi-talented journalist, event organizer, and networker who is equally at home in the Formula 1™ paddocks around the globe as well as the winter hills of the 4-Hill-Ski jumping tournament and other world class events. She is also a motorsport travel advisor for DERTOUR. Born in Bavaria, Inga became famous as pit-lane reporter for German Sky-TV and F1’s™ own multi-channel digital TV, and she founded the first agency for F1™ commercial radio broadcast in D-A-CH. She also produced the first Formula 1™ live radio show nationwide in US/Canada and headed the creation of the original Red Bulletin. Inga regularly contributes culinary trip reviews and gourmet features for MICHELIN starred restaurants around the globe.