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Where to Watch The World Cup at Hotels

June 12, 2014 at 8:32 AM | by | ()

Today's the day the world's been waiting for all year. The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off this afternoon with host country Brazil playing Croatia in São Paulo. Even though it's not too late to catch a flight to Brazil for the games, we reckon it's cheaper easier for you to find a pub on your street with multiple TVs and special World Cup food and drink menus. Or rather, a hotel.

Here's a starting list of hotels that will be showing the World Cup matches while offering international cuisine and cocktails. We'll be adding to this as the games go on.

· The Refinery: The hotel's “Hatbox" venue will play the games on a large projection screen in addition to flat screen televisions with full audio. Entry fee is $5. The venue will open an hour before the games can sip on Heineken, Dos Equis, New Castle Brown Ale and Amstel Light draughts for $5 each.

· The Jade Hotel: The Grape & Vine bar will be playing the matches on a big screen while the bartender will be serving up World Cup inspired cocktails to try including classic Brazilian cocktails, a G&T named after Team England's captain Steven Gerrad, and a Clockwork Oranje drink named for the Netherlands team.

· Pod 51: Gastropub, Pop @ Pod is airing the games while serving up Leblon Cachaça in their World Cup-inspired cocktails such as the Lady in Red ($13), the Funky Monkey ($13) and the cocktail of Brazil, the Caipirinha ($10). Peroni drafts will also be poured on game days ($7 a piece and $30 for buckets.)

· Sheraton New York Times Square: Because Starwood Preferred Guest is a sponsor of the World Cup (through their partnership with Coca-Cola), SPG Members at this hotel can watch the games in a private SPG VIP suite with complimentary beverages and food for two. The cost is 5,000 SPG points. Check out the Sheraton Times Square package here and peruse more SPG World Cup experiences at other hotels here.

· The Hudson: The hotel's Tequila Park will be hosting mini-tailgate parties before each World Cup match with international food and drink (Caipirinha pitchers and a variety of gourmet tacos) and games like Foosball and Cornhole. Then the crowd can move into the Hudson Common room to watch the matches, which will be shown on nine flat-screen TVs and three 100-inch projectors.

· Mondrian Soho: Rooting for Team Italy? Head to Soho's tallest rooftop bar, Sonny's Soda Shoppe which will be offering Peroni beer specials during the games, along with their usual fare of Italian pizzas, gelatos and specialty cocktails.

· The Roosevelt Hotel: The street-level Vander Bar on the corner of Vanderbilt Ave. and 45th St. will be running food and wine pairings until July 13. Best day to stop by would be June 26th from 4 to 6pm when the Vander Bar will have a Leblon food truck outside along with giveaways, complimentary Italian Ice and a foosball table.

· 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.

Hotels: want to suggest your venue as a place to watch the World Cup? Email us the info at Tips[At]HotelChatter[Dot]com. Please keep the listing brief and be sure to include the proper link to the hotel bar or restaurant's website.

· 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.

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