Former Manchester United football legend Eric Contona is fronting a new hotels.com campaign promoting a limited edition of ‘Do Not Disturb Suites’.
The luxury suites are being aimed at football fans wanting to enjoy the ultimate, uninterrupted viewing experience for the UEFA Champions League Final.
The all-English final between United’s local rivals Manchester City and Chelsea is due to be played on May 29 with Portugal or Wembley the likely venue.
Hotels.com said the promotion comes on the back of research among 6,000 football fans that found 34% have not had at least 30 minutes of uninterrupted ‘me time’ per day during the pandemic.
Hotels.com, the official travel partner of the UEFA Champions League, has partnered with nine top hotels across Europe to create a unique getaway for football fans.
Do Not Disturb Suites will allow guests to relax in their hotel robe “in a rare moment of privacy, and enjoy the biggest game in club football, with rooms featuring large TVs, king beds and importantly peace and quiet”, said hotels.com.
Bookers will be given pre-match and half-time room-service worth £100 and will also receive a luxury kit bag filled with goodies such as a Cantona crafted Do Not Disturb sign, a robe, slippers, an eye mask for a pre-match nap, mini toiletries for a post-game bath, along with football scarves, red and yellow cards and a miniature UEFA Champions League trophy.
And one lucky guest will win Cantona as hotel butler for the night.
Emma Tagg, head of global and EMEA brand communications at Hotels.com, said: “We know it’s been impossible to find any ‘me time’ during the pandemic, and when we found out more than one in three fans have not been able to enjoy their football without constantly being interrupted, we wanted to reward them for their patience with this great escape.
“Alongside King Cantona, we’ve created the ultimate viewing experience for one of the biggest nights in the football calendar. Fans can now give unwanted interruptions the red card, as our ‘Do Not Disturb’ suites’ are fit for football royalty, with peace and quiet guaranteed.”