Road trip the Aston Martin way

By Jess Shanahan | News

Feb 15

Aston Martin’s 2019 season of luxury lifestyle events promises to be the best yet, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy unparalleled access to world-class events at home and abroad.

Art of Living by Aston Martin is the brand’s luxury lifestyle programme, created for those who want to live life the Aston Martin way, indulging in curated lifestyle experiences in areas such as travel, haute cuisine, sport, fashion and culture. 

The season begins in February with the popular ‘Hokkaido on Ice’, which sees guests travel to the Tokachi International Circuit in Japan to learn how to find the limit of an Aston Martin sports car on snow and ice alongside specialist Aston Martin driving instructors, before unwinding in a hot spring.

A glorious season lies ahead for motorsport enthusiasts, starting with the Monaco in May where guests can enjoy a night-race weekend with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing the most fashionable Formula 1 race of the year from the luxury of the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing Energy Station. As part of the Aston Martin family, Art of Living guests will enjoy the company of like-minded people gathered to indulge in a shared passion for speed with exclusive access inside one of the world’s most glamorous sporting events.

For those with a passion for sports cars, the 24 Hours of Le Mans awaits. Helicopter transfers to and from a luxury chateau takes guests into the world of endurance racing and special behind-the-scenes access to the Aston Martin Racing team as it competes in the season finale of the World Endurance Championship.

Guests can choose to experience the sights and sounds of the Singapore Grand Prix with the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing team or head to Goodwood in the south of England for either the incredible Festival of Speed in July or step back in time for the Revival in September, with special access to a fabulous bespoke programme organised by Aston Martin.

For those who prefer to be in the driving seat, they could soon be driving an Aston Martin through the breath-taking Swiss Alps or hitting the highway for a road trip in Utah, USA. Guests will have the pleasure of driving beautiful cars through some of the world’s most iconic scenery. Every detail is looked after by the Art of Living team so guests can simply enjoy the drive.

A new partnership between Aston Martin and Waldorf Astoria presents some fabulous opportunities for the Art of Living season. Collaborating to deliver a number of unforgettable experiences, which allow guests to indulge in the true luxury lifestyle of both brands, starting with ‘A Californian Adventure’, which will see guests living the high life in Beverly Hills. Other experiences offered by the partnership include a wonderful tour of the Palace of Versailles in Paris before driving to the Champagne region via the Vallee de Chevreuse.

The trip concludes in Reims, famous for being at the heart of Champagne production and also as the home of the French Grand Prix in times gone by. When guests are not behind the wheel of an Aston Martin sports cars, they are enjoying superb cuisine during this truly gastronomic road trip, whilst staying in luxury accommodation provided by Waldorf Astoria.

Art of Living by Aston Martin also offers an insight into the world of Aston Martin with behind-the-scenes tours of sites across the UK, from the heritage tour at Aston Martin Works to the world of manufacturing at Gaydon.

Sebastien Delmaire, Director of AM Partnerships said: “Art of Living by Aston Martin offers guests something different, something they cannot get elsewhere. A mindfully curated collection of events provides guests with the opportunity to truly live life the Aston Martin way and become fully immersed in the brand. On every adventure, they will meet like-minded people with whom they can share these wonderful experiences. Every detail will be managed to ensure an experience of a lifetime, every time.”

There is something to delight every taste and interest in Aston Martin’s 2019 Art of Living season. To learn more about Art of Living visit: www.astonmartinartofliving.com.

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Jess Shanahan is a road trip journalist and motorsport consultant who loves high heels, V8s and the open road. You can find her on Twitter @Jetlbomb.