Hold onto your hats: Ascot hospitality going up a gear

THE hospitality at Royal Ascot for 2012 includes the Furlong Club – an area exclusively for Grandstand admission customers, which overlooks the final furlong.

A relaxed sanctuary away from the bustle of the Grandstand Concourse, the Furlong Club will feature elegant sofa-style seating and a private decked terrace giving perfect views of the Royal Procession and racing action.

With an extensive bar, TV Screens, betting couriers and daily tipsters it’s the ideal place to spend the day in style.

Seafood specialists Caviar House will provide the food.

There will be an exclusive bar on Level 4 of the Grandstand within the Royal Enclosure, and a second outlet on the Grandstand Lawns in the admission area.

Caviar House will also be serving a spoonful of their finest caviar on top of champagne flutes in the Mill Reef bar as you enter the Royal Enclosure Gardens and will feature in the Royal Enclosure Seafood restaurant. For a chance to enjoy the finest seafood in the grounds of Ascot Racecourse, Caviar House is also creating an exclusive picnic for Royal Ascot Racegoers.

Meanwhile Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance and the finest millinery. Straight-off-the catwalk creations by the cream of British design talent are shown at the daily Royal Ascot Fashion Show in the Bessborough Restaurant.

Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson and Stephen Jones are among the stellar designers who have shown at Royal Ascot and organisers are working closely with the British Fashion Council and our partners Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Toni & Guy and Piper Heidsieck, to ensure that this year’s shows are bigger and better than ever. For details on corporate hospitality packages for Royal Ascot, 19-23 June, call 0844 346 0346 or email hospitality

@ascot.co.uk