It’s too early to tell which teams will make waves in Super Bowl XLVIII or appear in the World Cup finals, but one thing’s for sure: If you want to experience these events (and more) like a VIP, there are plenty of opportunities to do so. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite “live like a rock star” packages that let every man — every man with very deep pockets, that is — live the life of an A-lister, if only for the night.
The Ultimate Seattle Super Bowl
You’ll be three time zones and several thousand miles away from MetLife Stadium, but that won’t stop well-heeled Seattleites from cheering on their favorite team come February 2. Purchase Hotel Monaco Seattle’s “Ultimate Super Bowl Party” for $25,000 and enjoy a one-night stay in the hotel’s top Ambassador Suite; use of an entire hotel floor for you and your friends; and a party in the suite for up to 50, featuring multiple TVs, a custom tailgate menu, a full bar and a signature cocktail designed just for you. There’s even a very special catch. If the Seattle Seahawks make it to the Super Bowl and win, the party host will receive a free night in the Ambassador Suite each year for life.
The Las Vegas DJ
Sit center stage at Hyde Bellagio’s most coveted patio table overlooking the famed Fountains of Las Vegas’ Bellagio for this VIP nightclub experience. For $250,000, you’ll enjoy the ability to control the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star resort’s fountains from the privacy of your ultra-VIP table. After the fountains have stopped for the evening, a gold box is hand-delivered to the table along with a menu of fountain songs for your choosing. A single touch controls 4,700 lights, 1,200 individual fountains shooting up to 460 feet high and spanning 1,000 feet, and enough world-class speakers to fill two major concert venues. As the fountains begin swaying to your chosen tune, you (alongside a group of your closest friends) can toast to the moment with a gold 30-liter bottle of Ace of Spades champagne, the equivalent of 40 champagne bottles, delivered directly to your table from your private security guard.
Big Apple. Bigger Party.
New York City’s finest hotels are outdoing each other to compete for the honor of most lavish Super Bowl party, and right now, our money is on The London NYC. The hotel is offering a variety of “Ultimate Viewing Experiences” in its Luxury Suite Collection rooms, complete with football-inspired game-day food by the culinary team of Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Gordon Ramsay. Shell out $15,000 for a viewing party for up to 25 in the hotel’s private dining space, where you’ll enjoy a sports haven with a 60-inch plasma TV, lounge furniture, custom game-day menu and open bar. More intimate crowds would prefer the penthouse party, where up to 15 guests can enjoy the hotel’s top suite, a 2,500-square-foot duplex overlooking Central Park, the Hudson River and the city skyline. The two-bedroom suite will feature a 60-inch plasma TV and noshing fare for your guests.
Your Special (Sporting) Day
MGM Resorts’ Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, has designed a special package, part of the company’s M Life Moments, catering to sports fans of all stripes. Watch the Rose Bowl, Kentucky Derby or World Cup finals at your leisure in one of the brand’s luxury suites with its “Ultimate Sporting Experience” package. For $9,000, you’ll enjoy first-class airfare, limo transportation and suite accommodations to make sure you’re fully equipped to sit back and enjoy the big event — whatever that event might be. Would you rather spend your day in Vegas? Try M Life’s “Supreme Super Sports Party” at New York-New York Hotel & Casino instead. The $4,000 package includes preferred seating at The Sporting House, dinner for up to six people and an open bar for four hours. Sounds like a winner to us.
A Hole In One
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