Miami, long known as the “Gateway to Latin America,” will more specifically become the “Gateway to Brazil” as the 2014 FIFA World Cup approaches. With match play starting June 12 in Sao Paulo and ending July 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Miami’s hospitality industry is expecting an influx of travelers en route to Brazil. Whether you’re headed to Brazil or just looking for a piece of the action in Miami, these hotels are offering special packages and parties with the World Cup in mind.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
From viewing pool parties to specials at the spa and salon to overnight stay packages, the Fontainebleau Miami Beach (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2000) is getting in on the World Cup action. Outside at Glow Bar and the Arkadia pool, fans can catch the games broadcast on a 14’ x 24’ screen above the pool in a festive atmosphere. Expect entertainment and complimentary party favors like banners, bags, t-shirts and soccer balls.
Get a taste of Brazil at the oceanfront La Cȏte with Leblon caipirinha specials and traditional picanha platters alongside DJs and Samba dancers. The Tropez Lawn will be set up with soccer equipment for pickup games. And inside the Chateau Lobby, a World Cup-themed cake made by Solo will be on display. Guests can also sample in maracuja and passion fruit gelato, as well as soccer-themed pastries at Solo.
There are a variety of options to access the festivities at the Fontainebleau:
Spend A Day at Fontainebleau ($175 per person)
24/7 Escape Stay Package (From $209 per night, based on double occupancy)
Guests at the hotel can celebrate World Cup with a front row seat at Fontainebleau’s glamorous poolscape by booking one of three private, all-inclusive cabana specials:
For more information or reservations, click here or call 877-512-8002.
W South Beach
The W South Beach (2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3000) is teaming up with Chef Andrew Carmellini of the hotel’s signature restaurant The Dutch to offer guests a taste of Brazil during the World Cup. The “Timeout Getaway” is a two-night package that includes:
For more information, click here, and to book call 877-822-0000 at least seven days in advance of reservation.
The Mini Mixed Churrasco dish and specialty cocktails will be available at The Dutch, Living Room Bar and WET throughout the World Cup match play for those not staying at the hotel.
SLS Hotel South Beach
The SLS Hotel South Beach (1701 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-1701) is also offering soccer fans a special package with World Cup action at center stage. Guests who take advantage of the “SLS Loves Soccer” package available June 12 to June 13 will have access to trendy Hyde Beach’s World Cup viewing parties. In honor of the 32 teams competing, they’ve put together the following deals:
To book, click here or call 855-757-7623 and use promo code: SOCCER.
Take your love of soccer and Brazil to the towers of the Viceroy Miami (485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-4400) for a special “2014 Futbol in Miami” package complete with World Cup viewing parties. The package includes:
To book, click here or call 305-503-4400 and use promo code: VMBALL