SOURCE: The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn

January 17, 2006 16:16 ET

The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn Kicks Off Super Bowl XL With The Elite Tailgate Experience

DEARBORN, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 17, 2006 -- Preparations are well underway for guests visiting The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn next month during Super Bowl XL. Staff members of The Ritz-Carlton hotel are busy getting ready to take guests on an incredible Super Bowl journey with an array of amenities and special activities planned.

Guests might expect unique, custom-made, chocolate Super Bowl amenities at turndown, vibrant floral arrangements throughout the hotel in team colors or perhaps the complimentary sports magazines in their guestrooms. What guests will be surprised to find is as an exclusive option for Super Bowl enthusiasts that only The Ritz-Carlton could provide, called the Super Bowl XL Tailgate Experience. "We will transform several luxury motor homes into lavish, custom accommodations complete with the entire collection of fine amenities offered in our guestrooms," said Gerard van Grinsven, vice president and area general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn. "These lavish suites are the perfect accommodations for the most serious Super Bowl aficionados and we are excited to be able to offer this exceptional opportunity for our guests," he explained.

These unique accommodations include: plush feather bedding, generously sized terry bath towels and robes, Bulgari toiletries, a full-size refrigerator stocked with premium beverages and snacks, an outdoor chiminea, twice daily maid service, complimentary breakfast for two each morning, use of the fitness center and indoor pool. Guests can call on the Super Bowl Butler to assist with any requests they may have. To top off this spectacular package, guests will receive two VIP passes to The XL Lounge, a sports bar at The Ritz-Carlton with plasma flat screen televisions, pinball, foosball, X Box 360 and outdoor grilling. Pricing of the Super Bowl XL Tailgate Experience starts at $2,500 per night with a four-night minimum stay and is offered Thursday, February 2 through Sunday, February 5, 2006. Pricing is based on double occupancy and is subject to applicable taxes. Up to two additional guests may be added for $100 per guest per day.

And for the absolute, ultimate experience in Super Bowl tailgating, the hotel is offering The Elite Super Bowl XL Tailgate Experience. This extraordinary package includes all of the above amenities along with:

--  2 tickets to Super Bowl XL at Ford Field on Sunday, February 5, 2006
--  A gift certificate for a two-night Super Bowl relief and recovery stay
    at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel or The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
--  A $1,000 shopping spree at the Official Super Bowl Retail Shop or The
    Gift Shop at The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn
--  2 tickets to a Night in Havana, a celebrity poker tournament at The
    Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn on February 2nd
--  A five-course dinner for two with wine on the evening of guests'
    choice, prepared in the suite by executive chef, Rob Wilson

Pricing of The Elite Super Bowl XL Tailgate Experience is $40,000 for the four-night stay with only two packages available. Price is based on double occupancy and is subject to applicable taxes.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn is located at Fairlane Plaza, 300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn, Michigan, 48126, just minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Ford Field. For reservations, please call Nancy Long, Leisure Travel Coordinator at (313) 253-4327 or click on

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rebecca Dickow
    Public Relations and Marketing Manager
    300 Town Center Drive
    Dearborn, MI 48126
    Tel: (313) 253-4358
    Fax: (313) 253-4418
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