Travel to the races in style with Virgin Australia

Sally McMullen 6 November 2017

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Virgin is hosting a Spring Racing Suite that boasts complimentary drinks, a makeover bar and hat valet service.

If you’re flying from Sydney to Melbourne for this year’s Spring Racing Carnival, you can arrive race ready from the moment you step off the plane thanks to Virgin Australia.

To celebrate the racing season, Virgin Australia is transforming its Sydney Lounge into a classy Spring Racing suite with on-site food, drinks and pampering services.

From 6am to 11am across the four major Spring Racing Carnival days, you can get primped and pampered before you get on the plane. The SEPHORA team is on hand to get you dolled up with makeup services and take home makeup kits. There are also complimentary professional blow dries and hair styling services available so you won't have to deal with messy post-flight hair.

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Once you're insta-worthy, you can take a photo in front of the flower wall in the Sydney Lounge and use the hashtag #runwaytoraces on social media.

Race goers can also enjoy a glass of Arras bubbles and specially curated canapés by Bennelong’s senior sous chef and 2017’s Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Young Chef of the Year, Shui Ishizaka.

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You can also take advantage of Virgin's hat valet service. You read that right, Virgin is offering a special valet to ensure your most important race accessory arrives safely and is ready to wear when you land.

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These Spring Racing perks are exclusive to Business Class travellers flying from Sydney to Melbourne as well as Velocity Platinum or Gold members. The celebrations kicked off on Friday 3 November and will be available until Saturday 10 November 2017.

As we mentioned in last week’s Rewards Roundup, Virgin’s Velocity is also rewarding frequent flyers with double points when they shop for a new races outfit THE ICONIC, Styletread, Charles Tyrwhitt and MECCA by 6 November 2017.

Haven't picked out your race day outfit? Check out our guide to dressing for the races for some ideas.

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