Travelling the world to stay in the best hotels is always amazing. But one way to make it even more spectacular, is to combine it with a top sporting event to make sure you maximise your enjoyment.
Sports are enjoyed by billions of people throughout the world. There are a number of different events that cater for all tastes if sports, whether it be tennis, racing or even the Tour De France. Seeing as many sports events are held globally, many sports fans will travel far and wide to ensure they are getting a taste of their favourite sport.
Below are some popular sporting events, complete with nearby places to stay. This will allow you to create some truly unique sports travel packages.
Monaco Grand Prix
Regardless of whether you’re a fan of motor racing, the Monaco Grand Prix is a sporting event that is recognised by many. Considered to be one of the most prestigious racing events in the world, the Monaco Grand Prix was first introduced in 1929, and has been an annual event ever since.
The event is held at the Circuit de Monaco which consists of the city streets Monte Carlo and La Condamine. The track is famed for its tight corners and many elevation changes, which have challenged renowned racers such as Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher.
Those looking for accommodation when attending this prestigious event should consider the Heritage Monte Carlo. The hotel is popular with many tourists thanks to its central location and its beautiful views of the harbour. There is also the Hotel Metropole, famed for its wonderful food and excellent concierge service.
Just as the Monaco Grand Prix is recognised as one the most popular racing events, Wimbledon is considered one of the most, if not the most, famous tennis event in the world. Not only is it one of the majors that is still played on grass, but it also has a rich history. First introduced in 1877, the traditions of the event are what makes it so famous. These traditions include the strict dress code, and of course the consumption of strawberries and cream.
Evidently Wimbledon is a popular event, so it can be useful to be aware of what accommodation is available within the area. One popular hotel among visitors is the Lodge Hotel in nearby Putney. Visitors are treated to view of a landscaped garden, as well as being able to offer a number of spaces for guests to unwind.
Those looking for a more Victorian feel may wish to opt for Warren House, a beautiful mansion that is home to four acres of landscaped gardens. This matched with a professional service ensures that guests are able to relax after a heavy day of watching.
Football is a popular sport among many, and the El Classico is one of the highlights for many football fans. Focusing on matches between rival teams Barcelona and Real Madrid, the event is popular for a number of reasons. Some consider it important as it highlights the talents of two of the biggest clubs in the world. Others enjoy the fact that the two teams are looked upon as having opposing political oppositions, with Real Madrid representing Spanish nationalism, and Barcelona representing Catalan nationalism.
The 2016 match will be held at Camp Nou in Barcelona, so attendees looking to stay over should look at hotels within the vicinity. The Hotel Duquesa is a four-star hotel that has a central location in Barcelona. Guests can enjoy the luxurious restaurant, as well as taking advantage of additional perks. These perks include complimentary newspapers and wireless internet access. Alternatively, the Medinaceli is also located centrally, and offers guests a comfortable stay, laundry facilities and air-conditioned bedrooms.
Sporting events are undoubtedly the highlight of many a social calendar, and the experience can be enhanced further by taking advantage of the many places to stay, and create a number of VIP sport tours. And, if you’re not that into sports, you can always stay in your luxury hotel while the others go and spectate.