World Cup in South Beach

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W South Beach's pool area.
W South Beach’s pool area.

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is only a few weeks away and soccer fans who might not be able to get to Brazil can opt for a getaway with blue beaches, warm weather, and a lively city with plenty of Hispanic influence. South Beach hotels are getting ready for the games with specials that ensure guests don’t miss the futbol action. Here are a few your clients might enjoy.

The W South Beach Hotel & Residences has introduced the Timeout Getaway package geared for in-town travelers or those en-route to the World Cup, or even futbol fanatics looking for a luxurious sports-centric escape. In conjunction with the award-winning The Dutch restaurant, travelers will get to savor the flavors of Brazil while enjoying a 2-night stay at the beachfront hotel. Rates start at $489 per night from June 12-July 13 and must be booked at least seven days in advance. Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with an in-room Create Your Own Caipirinha Kit amenity, the national cocktail of Brazil, and once they’ve settled in they’ll be treated to a Brazilian-inspired mini mixed churrasco dish; included are two signature cocktails daily. The World Cup games will air in all guestrooms, in the Living Room, and in select private poolside cabanas that are available for reservation. For more information, call (877) 822-0000 or visit

Rendering of the big screen for viewing parties at the Fontainebleu Miami Beach.
Rendering of the big screen for viewing parties at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach.

A little farther north at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, there’s a roster of offerings, specials and viewing parties. No game is complete without a proper viewing party and at the Fontainebleau the choices range from oceanfront viewing parties on a giant screen with themed entertainment, to signature cocktails and Brazilian cuisine. At the Glow Bar & Arkadia Pool, guests can view the game on a huge screen above the Arkadia Pool, and there will be complimentary items like T-shirts, banners, soccer balls and more on tap. At La Cote, guests can sip on signature Brazilian cocktails, enjoy traditional picanha platters while DJs spin between games, and samba dancers entertain the crowd. Guests can also book an all-inclusive poolside cabana with three available packages such as the Sao Paulo Package for $550 per day; the Brasilia Package at $750 per day and the Rio Package for $1,000 per day. On the Tropez Lawn guests can take on their own game with soccer equipment set up; and kids don’t stay behind at FB Kids’ where youngsters 4 to 12 can participate in a range of activities including soccer games and decorating soccer balls and jerseys. Rates start at $279 per night. For more information, call (877) 466-4219 or visit

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort's pool.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort’s pool.

The Marriott Stanton South Beach and Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa are both offering the Kick it, Kick Back and Relax package, which offers 20 percent off the lowest available rate for guests booking three or more nights. Rates at the Marriott Stanton South Beach start at $231 per night and Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa starts at $207 per night. Reservations must be made with promo code ADR and valid with bookings by June 5 for stays June 2-July 31. For more information, visit or

Accommodations in the Terrace guest room of the SLS.
Accommodations in the Terrace guestroom of the SLS Hotel South Beach.

At the SLS Hotel South Beach, viewing parties and special packages such as the SLS Loves Soccer package have been created for travelers in town en-route to the World Cup. The package includes 32 percent off the best available rate (with a 2-night minimum stay); a welcome cocktail choice of two beers or two caipirinhas; $32 per day food and beverage credit; waived resort fee; and access to Hyde Beach’s World Cup viewing parties, where soccer-themed cocktails will be served while the matches are airing. The package is available for booking from June 12-July 13 with the promo code SOCCER. For more information, call (855) 757-7623.