The 7 Best Hotels That Cater To Sports LoversInterior Design & Decor
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Ah, sports. The pinnacle of human athleticism.
For as long as the human race has been evolving, so have our sports. You’ll find a myriad of different sports channels to tune in to today compared to a few years back.
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From the Roman Greco-esque wrestling of the past to modern day e-sports, there’s nothing quite like cheering to your favourites with a crowd. After all, sports teams represent humanity’s spirit for competition.
Though, not everyone can understand being passionate about a certain colour, pattern, or animal mascot. For the uninitiated, it may seem like a waste of time. But for true sports lovers, their teams are more than just a group of overpaid athletes running around with a ball on a field.
It represents a community. It represents teamwork. And it represents a passion for the sport.
That being said, you’ve probably heard the term “eat, sleep, drink
You already live and breathe sports, so why not add sleep to that list? Enter sports themed hotels. These hotels cater specifically to the needs and tastes of sports fans. Here are some of the best hotels around the world for sports lovers.
1. Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
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If you’re looking for a hotel with a clubby and classic vibe, then a stay at this boutique hotel is what you need. Think billiards, scotch, and lots of leather and dark wood.
Located on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue, this former men’s club would be the ideal stay for any dedicated sports fan. The Chicago Athletic Association Hotel incorporates the sports theme without assaulting your senses. There’s even a game room where one can play bocce ball, shuffleboard, and billiards. Talk about entertainment!
In terms of aesthetics, there are athletic touches in the hotel decor such as pommel horse benches and boxing robes in the rooms.
2. Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel, Canada
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Baseball fans rejoice!
You will want to check in to this Canadian hotel adjacent to the Rogers Centre. But what’s so special about this property you might add?
Seventy of the property’s suites and rooms overlook the field where the Blue Jays play. Know what that means? It means you can enjoy a game from the comfort of your hotel room, no separate tickets required!
If you’re feeling extra fancy, you can also book a private skybox suite. Here, you and up to 30 of your friends can stay or enjoy a meal at Arriba Lounge, which also overlooks the stadium.
3. Hotel Boca, Buenos Aires
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One of many football-themed hotels around the world, this hotel was inspired by the passionate fans of the football club Boca.
With that in mind, the designers of the hotel decided to create a space for fans to get a spot of rest after watching a game. Some interior decors in this hotel include wallpapers of famous players, as well as football memorabilia.
Fun fact: The Boca Football Club was once home to the great Diego Maradona!
4. Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, Florida
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Kid at heart but a fan of sports nonetheless? Disney’s kid-friendly, sports-themed resort celebrates all aspects of competitive play.
You’ll get pools lined with extra-large surfboards and the food court serving game-day favourites like pizza and nachos when you stay here. Runners can use the jogging trail to get their daily runs in. And the Game Point arcade lets you test your skills at pinball and more.
Best of all? The rooms are considered quite affordable for a night of fun, family time!
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts include themed sports such as baseball, basketball, and surfing. Some of these suites are aptly named Home Run Hotel, Hoops Hotel, Touchdown!, Surfs Up! and Center Court.
5. Hardwood Suite at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas
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According to its website, this luxury suite at the Palms Casino Resort is for “ballers only”. And we can see why. The 10,000 square foot suite comes in a two-floor layout, which includes an indoor 30-by-30-foot basketball court. Talk about being extra!
This luxury accommodation also comes with a private bar and lounge area, pool table, and a professional locker room. Bringing company? The suite has three extra fold-down beds in addition to two separate bedrooms to accommodate extra guests. Though a hotel room this amazing does come at a price, with rates starting at $25,000 per night to be precise.
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Alternatively, the Palms also has the Kingpin Suite for those that can’t afford the Hardwood’s rates. This 4,500-square-foot suite features two regulation-sized bowling lanes. And while still relatively pricey, the Kingpin is considered to be more affordable compared to the Hardwood Suite.
6. Apex Suite at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas
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While we’re still in the City of Lights, allow us to introduce the Apex Suites in Planet Hollywood.
This modern resort includes an adult playroom (no, not that kind of adult) to enhance your stay in Sin City. The suite includes a foosball table, pool table, and the like. So you can be sure that you will have the time of your life if you aren’t already partying it up in Vegas Baby!
Planet Hollywood is located down the strip right next to Paris-Las Vegas and the suite covers a space of 1,900 square feet.
7. Hotel Football, Manchester, England
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Football enthusiasts visiting England should not pass up the chance to stay in Manchester’s Hotel Football.
The hotel which opened in 2015, is owned by five former Manchester United players. You can find this football-themed hotel sitting in the shadow of Old Trafford stadium. A building that has plenty of historical significance for football fans.
The decor features sports touches such as murals of great sports moments and memorabilia scattered about. But make no mistake about it, this hotel isn’t over the top or cheesy with their decor like other sports-themed hotels.
In particular, the rooftop bar is a must-go when you’ve checked in. True to the hotel’s theme, it even features a football pitch! Another tidbit is the complimentary toiletries feature the jersey numbers of the hotel’s owners.
As far as themed hotels go, sports isn’t the worst thing that you can adapt as a theme. Sports fans are really passionate about their sports. And at the end of the day, if you give them a choice, they would defo want to stay in a place that shares the same passion for sports that they have.
What do you think of our list? Did we miss out on any sports-themed hotels? Let us know!
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