RISMEDIA, Jan. 30, 2008-As you make plans for where to watch the big game and which guacamole recipe to make, do you wonder what the super rich are doing during this mega week filled with celebrity parties and big ticket events? While most of us aren’t readying our private jets or paying thousands of dollars to stay in a penthouse or purchase tickets to the big game, just imagine what you could do in Scottsdale, a short drive from where the game will be played, if money wasn’t a concern. Here’s a sneak peek…
Partying Like Rock Stars
Downtown Scottsdale will roll out the red carpets for star-studded parties sure to attract Hollywood’s top glitterati.
Carmen Electra’s Leather & Laces – This fifth annual charity fete is sure to turn heads on Feb. 1 at the Galleria Corporate Centre featuring Carmen Electra, Roselyn Sanchez and Catherine Bell, plus entertainment by Sugar Ray. $1,000 for a VIP ticket; $500 for general admission.
John Travolta & NFL commentator Marshall Faulk’s Saturday Night Spectacular – Guaranteed to be glam, this charity event is at the Galleria Corporate Centre on Feb. 2 and features performances by REO Speedwagon and Cirque USA. $1,700 per ticket.
Terrell Owens’ 81 Party – Hip nightclub e4 will be electric on Jan. 31 with this NFL mogul’s party priced at $825 for general admission and VIP tickets for $1,220 including food and drink.
944 Magazine’s Super Bowl Village – The Scottsdale Waterfront will be the place to see and be seen Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 with celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Pamela Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Alec Baldwin, Laila Ali, Ray Liotta, Ray Romano, Woody Harrelson and Cindy Crawford. Catch some tunes with performances by 50 Cent, Paris Hilton, Wyclef Jean, Fall Out Boy, Velvet Revolver and more. Rub elbows with sports greats like Drew Brees, Shannon Sharpe, Michael Irvin, Terrell Owens, Javon Walker and Hines Ward. For $25,000 a night, guests can rent a private cabana for 20 people, hosted food and beverage with bottle service, private access to all VIP areas and the opportunity to mingle with top celebrities.
Also not to be missed: Par & Poker Celebrity Challenge for Charity ($2,000), Players’ Wives Fashion Show ($5,000), NFL Alumni Player of the Year Awards Dinner ($12,500), Top of the Tower with Tommy Lee ($500), and the Gridiron Greats Super Jam ($700).
Traveling in Style – Cristal or Ferrari?
The Mondrian Scottsdale, a hip hotel in downtown Scottsdale, is frequented by the likes of Kristin Cavallari, Matt Leinart and Nick Lachey. Their $23,000 a night Super Bowl Luxury VIP Package defines luxury ($14,500 for each additional night). The package includes:
VIP apartment rental, Cristal upon arrival, two round-trip first-class tickets to Phoenix, airport transfers in a stretch Hummer limo and transportation to/from the big game, choice of a Bentley or Ferrari rental, and massages for two.
The Big Ticket
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is offering its $7,500 Super Weekend Package for guests who want to cash in on a ticket to the big game. The package includes:
South Oasis Lower Level seating at Super Bowl XLII, pre- and post-game hospitality, a game day parking pass, tickets to the Fabulous Friday Night Party featuring a performance by Kenny Loggins, and tickets to the Host Committee Party, featuring a performance by Velvet Revolver.
NFL Hall of Famers
For a celebrity-packed night, try the Host Committee’s $100,000 Big Ticket Gala Package, which features 10 tickets to the Super Bowl plus tickets to the hottest event during Super Bowl week-the Big Ticket Gala on Jan. 30 at The Phoenician. Event highlights include:
Legendary sportscaster Chris Berman as host, a special performance by Tonight Show host Jay Leno, NFL Hall of Fame’s traveling exhibit of football memorabilia, including a live and silent auction featuring a Harley Davidson motorcycle autographed by Jay Leno. Confirmed Hall of Famers: Howie Long, Roger Staubach, Tony Dorsett, Bart Starr and Gale Sayers.
Traveling with Your Entourage
VIP guests who demand more space, privacy and exclusivity can check in to The Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa, which offers an exclusive retreat of two side-by-side estate homes for $8,000 per night set on private grounds within the property. The 5,000-square-foot Villa Retreat accommodates 12 and is perfect for celebrities with their entourages and the elite and their families. The package includes:
Food, drinks and essentials to meet your every desire, private helicopter access, private in-house concierge staff, valet and butler service and optional private chef services.
For information, visit www.ExperienceScottsdale.com/football.
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