Photo Credit: Camilo Rios
This winter Gulfstream Park presents Carousel Club, a first-of-its-kind open-air entertainment destination fusing the thrill of world-class Thoroughbred horse racing, dazzling design and the excitement of South Florida's hot hospitality scene. Carousel Club is a collaboration between 1/ST EXPERIENCE, the innovative entertainment brand for 1/ST, the owners and operators of Gulfstream Park, and Breakwater Hospitality Group, the innovators behind The Wharf, and was designed by the award-winning design firm Studio Collective. Located in the heart of South Florida, where Miami-Dade and Broward Counties meet, this new Hallandale hot spot will attract locals and visitors alike propelled by its offerings, unique ambiance and bungalow chic décor.
With a large antique carousel as its focal point and spacious lounge-style seating, Carousel Club guests will enjoy live entertainment, exciting food & beverage programming, giant video screens and an unparalleled view of the racetrack. Sporty motifs, striped fabrics and checkered décor will honor Thoroughbred horse racing with a wink and a nod to the iconic racing stripes and patterns unique to the sport. The approximately 15,000 square-foot, tented, open-air space will create memorable moments for 1,500 guests, highlighted by signature day-to-night programming.
Designed by award-winning design firm Studio Collective, Carousel Club was inspired by the Camargue region in the South of France for its environmental similarities to the geography surrounding Gulfstream Park. Nestled along France’s Mediterranean coast along a saltwater marsh region, not unlike the waterways throughout Aventura and Hallandale, the Camargue wetlands are famous for pink flamingos, lush vegetation, and the indigenous Camargue horses, one of the oldest breeds in the world. Steeped in folklore and culture, this region features a variety of colorful festivals year-round. This inspiration sets the stage for Carousel Club where seasonal color and ongoing happenings with an equine backdrop will come to Gulfstream Park.
During the day, the ambiance will be charming, family-friendly and tropical with curated activations and the unique opportunity to experience the excitement of live Thoroughbred horse racing. At night, the action will take on a nightlife feel with dynamic lighting elements, elevated mixology, a state-of-the-art L-Acoustics sound system, top DJs and live entertainment. Foodies will enjoy revolving culinary partnership concepts by beloved chefs and an extensive beverage program.
Says 1/ST EXPERIENCE Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Vargas, “We are excited to be collaborating with Breakwater Hospitality Group to bring new energy, partnerships for revolving culinary concepts and great entertainment to Gulfstream Park. Carousel Club brings a fresh brand of hospitality to Hallandale providing new and existing customers with yet another reason to make Gulfstream Park a destination of choice.”
“When Gulfstream Park approached us with this opportunity, it was a no brainer,” says Emi Guerra, co-owner of Breakwater Hospitality Group. “We love the tradition behind the sport but also appreciate that this concept is more than just about Thoroughbred horse racing. It allows us to showcase our form of hospitality in such a chic and unique setting.”
Live music, lifestyle programming and themed installations will provide unparalleled entertainment on race day and beyond. Life-size games will be a nostalgia touchpoint for adults while keeping the little ones entertained. Tastemakers will love the Instagram worthy elements and photogenic environment, allowing them to share content in real-time. Partnerships for revolving culinary pop-ups will appeal to every appetite. Each visit will never be the same, captivating locals and tourists alike to return again and again.
To request an invitation to Carousel Club’s opening or for more information, please visit carouselclub.com.
Photo Credit: 1/ST Properties
Located at 901 South Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach, Florida, Gulfstream Park & The Village at Gulfstream Park, owned and operated by 1/ST, the consumer facing brand of The Stronach Group, has been one of the most important venues for Thoroughbred horse racing in the country since 1939. In addition to live Thoroughbred horse racing, Gulfstream Park offers two floors of high-energy casino gaming entertainment. Level 1 provides the perfect combination of racing simulcasting and slots while Level 2 showcases even more slot games, live entertainment, and interactive promotions. Gulfstream Park guests can enjoy more than 700 Las Vegas-style slots including electronic table games; 20 live action table games with stakes ranging from casual to ultra-high; and captivating promotions and tournaments. Ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami International Airports and just one mile from the Atlantic Ocean, Gulfstream Park & The Village at Gulfstream Park comprise South Florida's premiere entertainment destination, with an open-air mall, an international array of restaurants, world-class art galleries, a bowling alley, outdoor cafes and nightclubs, fashion boutiques, health and beauty services, and more. For more information about Gulfstream Park & The Village at Gulfstream Park, please visit gulfstreampark.com.
Breakwater Hospitality Group is a multi-concept food and beverage group based in Miami, Florida. Founded in 2018 by Emi Guerra and Alex Mantecon, Breakwater’s focus on quality beverages and stellar cuisine transcends dining into memorable spaces with unforgettable locations, community social hubs and innovative, creative experiences. Currently, Breakwater Hospitality Group operates numerous concepts in South Florida, including The Wharf Miami and The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, Rivertail and CH’I. New concepts set to open in 2022 include JohnMartin’s and Pier 5. For more information, please visit breakwaterhg.com.
On behalf of Gulfstream Park:
VANESSA MENKES COMMUNICATIONS
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