Advice for hosting a Super Bowl team at your hotel

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By Joe Farris By Joe Farris

In 2008, the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale hosted the New England Patriots the week before Super Bowl 42 when the team played the New York Giants in Glendale.

Although the resort will not be hosting an NFL team and their guests for Super Bowl 49 next year, they gave plenty of advice for the valley hotels fortunate enough to host the two teams playing in the Super Bowl.

The main advice given was to make sure the players and coaches are separated from the other guests, as they are planning and preparing for the big game.

The hotel also has to entertain the guests of the team who are in town and don’t have to go to team meetings or go to practice or have any media obligations.

With plenty of things to do in and around the hotel that wasn’t a problem in 2008 for the resort.

Liz Franzese, the Director of Sales and Marketing of the Westin Kierland, shared this advice with 3TV as well as a funny encounter that occurred in 2008 between Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady and a member of the hotel’s staff.

Although this resort will not be hosting an NFL team, they will be hosting NFL VIP sponsors and their friends, family and clients.