Super Bowl XLVIII may be at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, but New York might be an easier option that still has all the action. Whether you are one lucky fan with tickets or just braving the snowpocalypse ravaged east coast to soak up the football frenzy, here are Tourist Meets Traveler’s top five picks for awesome Super Bowl-friendly hotels in the Big Apple.
They range from accessible to extravagant in no particular order.
Eventi – About a block away from the makeshift Super Bowl Blvd, this Kimpton member has 16 by 30 feet LED screen to feast your eyes on. If you get a good spot at the hotel restaurant, Humphrey, you can see all the action and stay warm. They are also featuring a package that you and 20 friends could enjoy including rooms, Super Bowl screening in the private Screening Room (10-foot screen with high-definition widescreen projector), a Butler passing out hor d’oeuvres for 3 hours and private bar with bartender for 5 hours.
W Hotels New York – When nosebleed tickets to the actual game are hovering in the $1,500 range, the W offers an affordable option to party with a minimum of 20 of your friends. For $350 per guest, all 3 W locations will offer a 5 hour open bar along with a feast of “bites” and comfort food. It will all be hosted it all in personal Skybox with the game projected on a super screen. If you aren’t looking for a private party, hit the Living Rooms at the Times Square or Downtown locations to watch the game and try some specialty drinks inspired by tailgating fare like Jalapeño Popper Margarita and Barbecue Bloody Mary.
Ink48 – If you are already have tickets and want luxury accommodations, Ink48 has you covered. Don’t worry about trying to battle traffic to get to the stadium. Their Super Bowl package includes a helicopter ride to the game! If that wasn’t enough, enjoy a three-night stay in a luxury suite, an in-room “tailgating” menu, a late check-out on Monday morning and a couples massage.
Waldorf Astoria Tower Suites – How does leather recliners and sofas, big screens TVs and projectors, gourmet game day staples and an open bar of whiskeys, bourbons and craft beer sound? The team at the Waldorf will customize an experience just for you. Prices vary depending on what you want, but count on a well worth the money suite.
Sofitel New York – Ok, so this package might be for those with ample petty cash to spend. But, for $100,000 you get 20 tickets to the game, group transportation to and from the game, 10 luxury suites (double occupancy) for three nights, breakfast for 20 (daily) at Gaby Brasserie Française, rides to/from the airport and taxes, fees and gratuities.