· The Four Seasons Miami: The hotel has transformed an existing private event space into the Edge Copa Lounge which has multiple TVs, bench-like seating and foosball tables. Made-to-order Caipirinhas will be served from a Leblon Cachaca car, along with a special World Cup menu featuring items inspired by countries around the world. The lounge will be open during all games for the duration of the World Cup.
· The St. Regis Bal Harbour: The St. Regis Bar will be showing the World Cup games from June 12 to July 3 with special Brazilian dishes on offer like Pao de Queijo, Picahana Steak sliders with chimichurri and French fries, as well as Octopus Carpaccio with tapenade dressing. An extensive selection of beers and specialty cocktails will also be served including the Chipotle Passion, made with chipotle vodka and passion fruit puree. For the later rounds of the tournament (July 4 to 13), the viewing party will move into the resort's private venue space, Atlántico.
· The Viceroy Miami: The hotel 15th & Vine Kitchen and Bar will be showing the games on a giant projector screen with live World Cup viewings with different dishes and drinks based on who's playing. For example, the Brazil v. Croatia game will have Rio Royale vs. Sailing Croatia competing drinks and Felijão Tropeiro vs. Bučnica plates. Even better? Every game the US wins, you get a free Coors Light on the house! Go USA! You can peruse the calendar for the 15th & Vine viewings and the accompanying menus here.
· JW Marriott Marquis Miami: The hotel's Met Café & Bar is serving two for one international beers from a ll 32 participating countries during the matches. There will also be a World Cup Happy Hour at db Bistro Moderne with multiple flat screen TVs turned onto the game and $8 beer and wine starting served along with a selection of Bar Bites.
(See what other Miami hotels are doing for the World Cup here.)
· The Beverly Hilton: The hotels' Aqua Star Pool and Trader Vic’s Lounge will be airing the games while flags representing the 32 competing countries will fly high on the pool deck and be removed as teams are eliminated. Samba dancers will be on deck for the June 21st and June 28th matches in celebration of the host city.
· Barceló Maya Beach Resorts: If you're kicking it at one of these resorts in Riviera Maya, you'll be able to watch the football players kicking balls at all the lobby bars. You'll also be able to partake in contests and trivia games, carnivals, and even a women-only soccer tournament to be held on Fridays. THe Barceló resorts include: Barceló Maya Beach, Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Tropical, Barceló Colonial and Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe. For more info, go here.
· Le Royal Monceau : There are two different way to watch the World Cup at this Raffles hotel in Paris--one is an expensive cocktail deal and the other is really expensive Michelin-starred dinner--but both include watching the game in the hotel's private 99-seat theater. Decide which options you want here. The hotel is also offering a deal for those who have "no interest whatsoever in football"--a complimentary "Colours of Brazil" make-up session at the Spa My Blend by Clarins spa, with the purchase of a Clarins face or body treatment.
· Le Bristol Paris: The hotel has gone through a lengthy renovation process and now they want to part. The Bar du Bristol will be showing the World Cup matches on their huge mirror screen, while serving special game-related tapas menus from Michelin-starred Chef Eric Frechon. Guests who order from one of the four specialty menus will get a free shot for every goal scored. You can even place bets on the game. If you correctly guess the score of a game, you'll win a complimentary cocktail and tapas experience for two. Read more about the menus here.
· El Conquistador Resort & Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort : The resort is showing games live on the big screen in its Ultra Lounge. There will also be games of FootGolf in which players kick a soccer ball along the golf course to the hole in as few kicks as possible. Additionally, the resort is offering a $50 resort credit per night and breakfast each morning. Rates start at just $149 a night, not including taxes and other fees.
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· Sheraton Maldives: Yes, even in the Maldives there is World Cup madness. The Sheraton there is showing games at 9pm and 12am at the resort's main bar, the Anchorage Bar. The hotel is also sending up pizza, burgers, fish & chips and beer ice buckets up to your room for the 3am games. But we kinda hope you're sleeping instead. It's the MALDIVES.
· Four Seasons Whistler: The popular ski resort's 5280 Eatery + Bar, is serving a World Cup menu of specialty themed items, from a flight of craft Brazilian beers on tap to the “Yellow/Red Card” spicy pulled chicken nachos. Games will be show on a brand-new 65” big screen in the Library Lounge, accompanied by a giant six foot wide bracket that records the games as they go on. There's even World Cup specials happening in the spa for 90-minute massages and reflexology massages.