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People Stuck on The Bottom While Drake Partied at The Top of the W Scottsdale

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  Site Where: 7277 East Camelback Road [map], Scottsdale, AZ , United States, 85251
February 2, 2015 at 1:27 PM | by | ()

Even without a Super Bowl going on, the The W Scottsdale is a hot spot to party. But when you add Super Bowl, Super Bowl parties, celebrities and a Drake concert to the mix, the W is gonna get shut down.

And that's exactly what happened on Saturday night.

AZ Central reports that due to long lines, mixed in with crowds of gawkers, entrance to the hotel and the Bootsy Bellows takeover at the W (BB is a club in Hollywood), was shut down by the fire marshals, reportedly leaving a "one of party's hosts, some of the publicists and even guests who'd paid up to $25,000 for a table up on the second-floor rooftop party deck" unable to enter the party to see Drake perform.

Surprisingly, according to the AZ Central reporter, upstairs on the rooftop pool deck, the "party never felt crowded." Well, good for all those who came early. That said, the spot was still filled with marijuana smoke and obnoxious men ordering 24 bottles of lit-up Dom Perignon. #theworst

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Do You and Nine Friends Need a Place to Stay for Super Bowl? Consider This Option

January 30, 2015 at 4:11 PM | by | ()

The total economic impact of the Super Bowl on the greater Phoenix area is estimated to be about $500 million, no doubt in part to soaring hotel rates. But private rentals are also doing their fair share to contribute. At first, we thought home owners were trying to take advantage of incoming sports fans, but as it turns out, vacation rentals are reasonably priced in certain situations.

Take, for example, this story about a Scottsdale resident who had grand plans to rent out his house over Super Bowl week. The Old Town Scottsdale home features space for ten people, a swank pool, and a 12-head shower that the owner likens to a "car wash." The asking price? $30,000 for a ten-night stay.

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Seattle Kimptons: Are You Willing to Rename Your Goldfish, 'Gronkfish'?

January 27, 2015 at 3:47 PM | by | ()

Kimpton's Nine Zero Hotel in Boston


Are you betting on the Super Bowl? The Kimpton Hotels in Boston certainly are, offering up a challenge to their Kimpton counterparts in Seattle.

If the Patriots win, Boston proposes that the Seattle Kimpton hotels do the following on the day of the Championship Parade in Boston:

• Serve New England Clam Chowder in their restaurants

• Serve a New England brewed beer and a Boston tea-infused cocktail in their bars

• Replace Seattle’s best coffee with the coffee that New Englanders all run on

• Wear Patriots gear at the Front Desk while checking in their guests

• Rename the hotel’s pet gold fish, "Gronkfish" for the day

• Play music by Boston bands in their hotel lobby all day

No word yet on whether Seattle has accepted or what Boston will do if, gasp, the Patriots lose. So, in that sense, it's not really a bet. We hope Seattle returns the favor with some terms of their own should the Seahawks win a consecutive championship.

Now, to fully grasp the seriousness of this bet, watch this video of Joe Capalbo, Kimpton's Area Director of Operations for Boston, laying down the terms for Seattle, while aboard the Boston Tea Party ship.

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Where to Get Super Bowl XLIX Hotel Rooms in Phoenix

January 21, 2015 at 2:28 PM | by | ()

If January in NYC is the most wonderful time of the year due to low season low room rates, then Super Bowl, happening on February 1, is the most heinous time of the year, a time when down and out, dirty, disgusting hotels can charge triple their usual depressed rates as a way to gouge the super fans.

We saw it happen in New Jersey last year when a Best Western charged a $1,000 a night, as well as in New Orleans the year before when the average daily rate jumped nearly 130 percent to about $290 a night. The 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis may have actually been the worst as the expensive hotel options consisted almost entirely of low-budget brands. #theworst

Now, the rates are rising in Phoenix where the game will kick off at University of Phoenix Stadium. Like all other Super Bowls before, unless you are attending the Big Game as a guest of a big corporate sponsor, the options in Phoenix and neighboring Scottsdale are limited and expensive.

But we're choosing to remain positive here by rounding up the most reasonable options across the internet for the dates of January 30 to February 2.

Got a hotel room in Phoenix we should kno about? Send it to us!

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Hotel Rooms (And Parties) Still Plentiful for Super Bowl Weekend

January 31, 2014 at 3:30 PM | by | ()

Super Bowl Weekend is officially in session. And we kinda can't believe this but the W Hoboken still has rooms open this weekend. We found rooms on Expedia for $349 a night this weekend.

We just assumed all the good hotels in North Jersey would be totally booked up but this year's Super Bowl hotel situation has been way different from other years in that, well, there are a ton of hotels in NJ and NYC still open and still affordable. We are sure the discovery of white powder in hotels in NJ isn't helping with demand either.

Looking again at Expedia, you can find a reasonable hotel (under $300) in pretty much any part of Manhattan without two or three-day minimums.

And there are even more Game Day parties than we can keep up with. Like at the W Hoboken, the hotel will also be offering "Skyboxes", converted meeting room spaces, for people to watch the game. The price starts at $200 per person and runs from 6pm to 11pm with tailgate bites and an open bar. Oh and of course, a flatscreen to watch the game.

Here are more ways that hotels are celebrating the Super Bowl this weekend:

· Super Bowl Cocktails
· Big Game Parties at NYC Hotels
· Special Room Rates and Packages (read the comments for even more hotel offerings)
· Super Bowl Bed & Breakfast Packages in NJ

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Get into The Super Bowl Spirit with These Specially Created Cocktails

January 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM | by | ()

What's the Super Bowl without a few drinks? We're not talking a weak can of Bud, this year you can sip on a specially created Super Bowl themed cocktail from the following Manhattan hotels:

At JAZZ at KITANO at the Kitano New York house mixologist Pablo Villareal has created two special cocktails in honor of each of the teams:

Gridiron Margarita (Inspired by the Seahawks) $16. Pictured above.
2 oz. Don Julio Anejo Tequila
1/2 oz simple syrup
2 strawberries
1 red chili pepper
1 lime slice
Muddle strawberries, lime & chili with simple syrup. Add tequila and ice, shake. Serve in rocks glass on ice. Garnish with sliced strawberry and chili pepper.

Zone Blitz (For the Broncos) $16
2 oz Absolute Pepper Vodka
Top off with lemon lime soda
Splash of blue caracao for color
Orange garnish
Serve over crushed ice in a rocks glass.

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Where to Party at a Hotel for The Big Game

January 23, 2014 at 2:47 PM | by | ()

The Super Bowl is getting closer and if you've not scored tickets to the game (likely), you'll still be able to participate in all the festivities happening in NYC (even though the game is in New Jersey.) Hotel rooms are still plentiful but that's only half the part of the celebration. Here's a running list of where you can watch the Big Game from the comfort of a hotel.

We've divvied it up between private viewing parties and come one, come all parties. We'll be updating this list too so if you know of party to check out, send it to us. *

PRIVATE VIEWING PARTIES AT HOTELS: Real ballers will have their own private Game Day party in a hotel suite.

· Trump Soho: You can rent out one of the Trump Soho's eight penthouse suites for a killer private viewing party. The penthouses range from 1,600 to 2,300 square feet, including the premier Duplex Penthouse that features two 46-inch Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 10 televisions and the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 sound system. The suite can also be decked out in your team's colors and with catering provided by the hotel’s Executive Chef Desmond Lim. You can even get an autographed piece of memorabilia from one of the team’s players. Interested? Call 212.842.5500 or email TrumpSoHo@TrumpHotels.com. The suite rates start at $4,000 but does not include decorations, catering or memorabilia.

· Mandarin Oriental NYC: You can choose to watch the game in either the hotel's signature Presidential or Oriental Suites, both of which have views of the city skyline. A fully-catered tailgate will be brought to your room with the "tastiest stadium snacks" done with a gourmet twist. Like nachos with braised short rib and white bean chili, Kobe Beef Sliders with avocado and jack cheese, and Coney Dogs with ale mustard and sauerkraut. Also included are an array of desserts, a Champion bucket of beers, and a bottle for Louis Roederer’s “Cristal” Champagne (at an additional cost.) Rates begin at $17,800 for the Oriental Suite and $23,800 for the Presidential Suite. The package is available Feb. 1-3, 2014 or Feb. 2-4, 2014 with a two night minimum stay.

· W New York Hotels: The W Times Square, W New York and W Downtown will be offering private Skyboxes for groups up to 25 on Super Bowl Sunday. For $350 per person (plus tax and tip), you'll get an exclusive W Skybox (converted meeting rooms), a projection screen with HD view of the game, a five-hour open bar and tailgate inspired bites. Go here for more info on how to book.

· Waldorf Astoria Tower Suites: Fan can book one of the 123 suites in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria with leather recliners and sofas, big screens TVs and projectors, gourmet game day staples and an open bar of whiskeys, bourbons and craft beer. The hotel’s Towers Suite Specialists are ready to build your ideal Game Day viewing party. For availability and pricing, call a Suite Specialist at 212-872-1211.


Sofitel New York: Looking for some game tickets, say, about 20 of them? The Sofitel has you covered. Their Ultimate Super Bowl Experience package includes 20 tickets to the game in Section 300 of MetLife Stadium, along with group transportation to and from the game, 10 luxury suites (double occupancy) for three nights, arriving Friday, Jan. 31 and departing Monday, Feb. 3rd with late check-out. The package also throws in breakfast for 20 daily at Gaby Brasserie Française and transportation to and from the airport. Taxes, fees and gratuities are all included. But it will set you and your friends back $100,000. Omg. Not sure if you love the Broncos or Seahawks that much. But if you do, call (212) 354-8844 for reservations.

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5 NYC Hotels That Are Still Open for Broncos and Seahawks Fans

January 20, 2014 at 7:45 AM | by | ()

Know of a hotel room open for Super Bowl? Tell us where right here.

Good news for Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks fans, Not only are your teams going to the Super Bowl, there's also plenty of hotel options in NYC should you pay out the nose for tickets decide to go to the game.

Unlike last year (New Orleans) and the year before (Indianapolis), there are plenty of reasonably priced hotels close to the celebratory action (namely, parties) still available. Alas, finding your way from your hotel room to the game in New Jersey, and back, could be a little crazy. Go here for the official recommendations for ticket holders.

But if you're not a ticket holder and you just want to crash the Super Bowl weekend parties, here are some hotel picks rom January 31-Feb 2nd*:

· King & Grove New York: Located in Midtown East near Grand Central and going for $280 a night. [Source: Expedia]

· NYLO New York: Newly opened, on the Upper West side (closer access to George Washington Bridge) and going for $339 a night. [Source: Expedia]

· Roger Smith: The hotel is offering rooms for $299 a night also with reimbursement for bus transportation to and from MetLife stadium. A two-night minimum is required for either Saturday and Sunday or Sunday and Monday. Book using code SB2014. [Source: Roger Smith Hotel]

· NYC Kimpton Hotels: The Kimpton chain is promising hotel rooms and insider information. Rates start at $320 a night at 70 Park Avenue and up to $709 at the Muse in Times Square. Reservations are pre-paid and non-refundable and must include a three-night minimum stay. However, morning coffee is free.

·Best Western Plus President Hotel at Times Square: This is actually one of the most stylish Best Westerns out there in the heart of Times Square and of course, the WiFi is free. Rates are $299 a night.

*Oh and in case you're wondering about the Bud Light Hotel? That's actually cruise ship docked on the Hudson.

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If You're Up for a Trek, You Can Get a Good Rate at a B&B for The Super Bowl

January 15, 2014 at 10:24 AM | by | ()

If you have tickets to the Super Bowl but haven’t booked yet, all we can say is, yikes.

But, you might be in luck afterall. Since hotel rates are, in some cases, absolutely outrageous, a group of B&Bs are making a last-minute push for business.

Sixteen New Jersey inns (all part of the Preferred Inns of New Jersey Bed & Breakfast Association) are offering promotions via HuddleNJ that include breakfast and Wifi with rates between $150 and $300.

Since you can’t drive to the game, a major selling point is that they are located near NJ Transit stops. That said, many are a good hour and a half train ride from the stadium (which is reflected in the prices). You can see a complete list of the inns here. Some are taking their offerings a bit further with football themed food and drink, but you’ll have to check with each property individually when booking.

[Photo: Majestic Hotel]

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Are You Kidding? Best Western Sets Super Bowl Rates at $1,000 a Night

December 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM | by | ()

Logic would suggest that, as a notable event approaches, the excitement one feels for attending said event would increase.

The 2014 Super Bowl, however, keeps trending in the opposite direction.

When it was announced that the NFL's championship game, traditionally played in warm weather or in the comfy confines of a dome, would take place outside in North Jersey during the month of February, we scratched our heads. Then when our sister site Jaunted reported that the NFL had put a ban on tailgating for the Super Bowl -- meaning we wouldn't be able to get properly hydrated for the game -- we really dug into our scalp. Potential sub-zero temperatures and no pre-game cocktails? Hmm...

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Right Now Is Probably a Good Time To Book Your Super Bowl Hotel Room

December 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM | by | ()

Know of a hotel room open for Super Bowl? Tell us where right here.

Usually, when the Super Bowl comes to town it's a slam dunk, er, immediate first down for hotels in that city and its surrounding areas. The NFL needs at least two hotels for the championship teams while corporate sponsors gobble up hotel rooms elsewhere. But according to the Real Deal Blog, NYC hotels aren't getting quite the business boom they were hoping for.

Occupancy rates for the city in the days leading up to the Super Bowl on February 2nd is only at 20 percent. Hotels were hoping it would be about 50 percent. There was no reason or explanation given for the sluggish room sales but we have a few, off the top of our heads:

Perhaps it's because folks are still waiting to see if their team has a likely shot of getting into the Super Bowl. After all, the regular season just ended this week. Or maybe folks aren't as interested this year as the game will be held in New Jersey in February, one of the coldest months of the year. Lastly, maybe occupancy isn't skyrocketing because there are SO MANY HOTELS to choose from in the NJ/NYC area.

As for room rates, they are staying humble..for now which is a good thing if you are interested in going to the Super Bowl this year.

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The Hilton is Now Open at The Meadowlands (But Rooms Are Probably Sold-Out for Super Bowl)

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  Site Where: 2 Meadowlands Plaza [map], East Rutherford, NJ, United States, 07073
November 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM | by | ()

The long-standing Sheraton near The Meadowlands Complex in New Jersey, where the Giants and Jets play, has turned into a Hilton Hotel, with some brand new rooms, a new lobby and hallways. (The remaining rooms and meeting space are scheduled to begin renovation later next year.)

Aside from a prime location near the Meadowlands and the MetLife Stadium, the hotel is just four miles from NYC and 15 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, making it an affordable alternative to Manhattan. But should you want to stay at this hotel sometime in early February, try again. The hotel is the host hotel of Super Bowl XLVIII which means rooms are probably sold-out.

And we say probably because there isn't an official Hilton site for the hotel right now. The existing Sheraton site is still up but when we tried to make a reservation for next week, no dice. Until the Hilton site comes online, you may want to call the hotel at (201) 896-0500 to book your stay. Who knows? Maybe you'll get lucky with a room for the Super Bowl.

[Photo: Sheraton Hotels]