PHOENIX, AZ (PRWEB) MARCH 14, 2017
Basketball fans are ready to pour into Phoenix as the world prepares for this year’s March Madness. And from ticket sales to ad revenue to vacation rentals, there’s big money changing hands.
In 2016, an estimated $300 million flowed into the city of Houston when they hosted the event, and this year promises to be no different. March Madness is a billion-dollar business after all, with broadcasting rights for the games sold for upwards of $10 billion and ad revenues exceeding $1 billion.
Then there’s the hotel and rental market, which is bursting at the seams to accommodate the massive crowds of fans, media, and athletes. Both savvy shoppers and luxury seekers are turning their attention to Scottsdale for their housing needs, which is just a short drive from Phoenix and provides both great deals and ultra-high-end options.
Many travelers are finding sites like Tripz.com a great way to find rentals in the area. These direct distribution networks connect renters with owners directly to eliminate booking fees and other hassles.
Of course, just because game goers want to save money on their March Madness accommodation doesn’t mean they’re not spending plenty of it.
Take this over-the-top package available at Tripz.com, which goes for a whopping $175,000. It includes five nights at an exclusive 16,000 sq. ft. home, with both concierge and maid service, along with eight tickets to the game. The residence has everything fans or athletes could ask for, like a huge pool, 40-seat home theater, gym, tennis court, multiple kitchens, and plenty of flat screens throughout.
The package goes a lot farther than that though. Renters will also enjoy visits from a both a celebrity basketball player and Michelin-Starred James Beard award-winner, Iron Chef Italian Alex Stratta, who will cook them a meal on-property.
Then there’s the 24-hour limo service, which will not only take travelers to and from the games, but also bring them to their dinner party at Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse and an Arizona brewery tour.
This is just the kind of luxury that many successful and famous sports fans are happy to pay for. And the owners, of course, are more than willing to oblige them.
Travelers when coming to big events like the Final Four want it all. They want to experience the best in accommodations but also take in the city and all it has to offer while in town. We set out to give them just that and more, and they are happy to pay top dollar. – Ryan Liebentritt of Scottsdale’s HolidayRental.com
Other luxury options on the site include the likes of Scottsdale Manor, an 8-bedroom and 8-bathroom luxury home tucked into the side of Camelback Mountain, where travelers will have a breathtaking view of the scenery (and madness) below.
Game goers that are not looking for the high-end ultra luxury experience, will find more cost friendly options as well starting in the $100-$200 range on Tripz.
Regardless of where people are staying, this year’s Final Four isn’t just a culmination of the current college basketball season, it’s also Arizona’s first time to host the event. And between the fanatical sports culture in Phoenix and the incredible nightlife in Scottsdale, this is sure to be a weekend to remember, all the way from tip-off to the net cutting to the after-parties.