You woke up this morning feeling fine, but as daylight wanes you now find yourself with sweaty palms, higher blood pressure and heightened anxiety. While you search for a diagnosis to this mystery ailment, let me weigh in with my medical expertise; it must be a severe case of Super Bowl Fever. Now before you start flexing your swiping arm on that new Samsung at Best Buy or warming those bar stools for you and your friends, be aware this is not the panacea. With ancient Far East’s roots planted firmly in modern medicine, it stands to reason they are somehow tied to your ultimate game-day cure.
This Super Bowl Sunday, The Mandarin Oriental in New York is “administering” the Ultimate Super Bowl Party Package. You and 15 of your friends can watch the Steelers and Packers face off while lapping it up in luxury in either the Presidential or Oriental Suite. Game day comes complete with a “65-inch plasma screen, a…feast of Mini Kobe Beef Burgers, Ahi Tuna Tacos, Pulled Pork Tostadas, Roasted Tomato & Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Pizza and S’mores on a Skewer”. If this does not break your fever, perhaps the rare bottle of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old personally delivered to your suite will do the trick. For alcohol enthusiasts this is the evening’s carrot on the stick; the Mandarin is in possession of one of the only five bottles available in North America, one of which previously sold at auction for $38,000.
The package is available for the night of Feb. 6, 2011, and rates are $42,650 for the Presidential Suite and $37,150 for the Oriental. Seemingly hefty price tag? Split it 15 ways–cheaper than seats on the 50-yard line. Sorry fans, but this cure is not covered by insurance.
Laces out, Marino…
Inquiries Contact Tammy Peters, Mandarin Oriental New York, 212.805.8820; www.mandarinoriental.com/newyork