Back this year for its 51st edition, the NFL Super Bowl will be hosted for the third time in its history in Houston, Texas. As the greatly anticipated game kicks off on February 5th, jubilant crowds will gather in the Texan city’s NRG Stadium where the New England Patriots will be going head to head with the Atlanta Falcons. And with millions of American football fans catching the televised game across the globe, too, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind of this event’s unrelenting popularity.
While the occasion undoubtedly focuses on this main sporting event, the football isn’t the only reason people come here, though; it’s also the entertainment that draws the audience in, with Lady Gaga set to headline at this year’s edition of the spectacular Pepsi Halftime Show. In fact, countless celebratory events take place in honor of the occasion, with the most exclusive tickets affording unsurpassed VIP hospitality.
The official NFL ticket exchange offers VIP guests On Location Super Bowl LI Experience premium packages, from the Captains and Legends tickets, to the MVP Package, which at $10,999 per person is without doubt the most coveted. As well as giving ticket-holders seats within the 300 club section of the stadium, the MVP Package affords access to the Super Bowl’s pre-game VIP party featuring award-winning chefs and performances, and the post-game VIP party with on-field access, not to forget the chance to see appearances by NFL Alumni.
Stays at a number of the five star hotels in Houston can be combined with these VIP packages, too. In the city’s downtown area, Four Seasons Hotel Houston offers guests the chance to take a dip in the 65-foot resort pool, relax in the hotel’s spa, and dine on Italian cuisine at the onsite restaurants, Quattro and Vinoteca.
Hotel Granduca Houston takes inspiration from Italy, too, and more specifically the Granduca of Monfallito, Adalberto Malatesta. Located on Uptown Park Boulevard, this luxury boutique hotel encompasses a collection of restaurants and bars, from Ristorante Cavour, which serves up classic northern Italian cuisine, to The Veranda where guests can savor coffee or cocktails overlooking the pool.
JW Marriott Houston Downtown, meanwhile, combines a historic location with contemporary art and design, and the dining venues Main Kitchen and 806 Lounge. As a stand-out venue for the celebratory events it hosts, this hotel is the ideal base at this time.
The St Regis Houston then lies between River Oaks and the Uptown Galleria district, where the prestigious location is combined with plush interiors, the River Oaks Spa, and the excellent Remington Restaurant.
Naturally, parties are held citywide throughout the Super Bowl period, and many have VIP access available. Go over to Super Sunday HQ for the latest news on events being held at this time, including one of the most celebrated, the annual Legends for Charity Super Bowl dinner.
However you choose to celebrate the Super Bowl, you can be sure it’ll showcase Houston’s great appeal.
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