This exclusive lounge is set to kick the ASB Classic into high gear

As summer finally settles in, we start looking forward to the annual, seasonal events that await us through the rest of the month and into the new year. One such fixture (and a definite favourite) is Auckland’s ASB Classic, widely acknowledged as New Zealand’s premier tennis tournament and regularly drawing high-calibre players to compete. Considering this year’s exciting line-up includes Gael Monfils, Venus Williams, and Caroline Wozniacki, it feels altogether necessary that there is an equally exciting new place for tournament attendees to relax with refreshing beverages and satiating snacks.

Enter The Pace Lounge, presented by Jaguar and East Imperial. Offering a line-up of premium East Imperial drinks and enticing, Asian-fusion bites by Azabu, the delicious menu includes free-range chicken karaage with pickled daikon, oregano crisp, and Ajo Amarillo mayo, delicate black tiger prawn dumplings, rainbow sushi rolls and wonton bombs. Poised to be the ultimate place to take a break from the action on court, this pop-up is accessible to all ASB Classic ticket-holders and will embody the fast-paced, sporty aesthetic of the Jaguar I Pace, decorated with neon accents set against comfortable, luxurious leather.

Sure to serve as a perfect way to beat the January heat, The Pace Lounge will be the ideal place for hungry spectators to escape to mid-game and will run for the duration of the tournament.


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