It’s not unusual for sports fans to book a hotel close to all the action of their favorite teams. But one hotel is taking that idea to another level for basketball fans this season.
The Kimpton Sawyer hotel is located next to the Golden 1 Center— home to the Sacramento Kings—with an underground entrance typically reserved only for players and club members. Now hotel guests can now live that VIP life with two new over-the-top experiences that give exclusive access to players, pre-game practice, signed memorabilia, courtside seats, and other VIP on- and off-court treatments.
For $30,000, you can book the King for a Day package, which has all the makings of the ultimate basketball-themed evening. Included in the five-figure price tag is a one-bedroom suite for two nights, a limo pick-up and drop-off at the airport, and a VIP table at the hotel’s rooftop bar overlooking the Golden 1 Center. But the truly baller details are the private jet from any west coast city, a meet-and-greet with Kings player, pre-game access to the Golden 1 Center lounges, and two courtside seats to a Sacramento Kings game.
“Our location, across the street from Golden 1 Center, is the perfect setting for us to create an incredible game-day experience for our guests to get up close and personal with the players and enjoy a true VIP experience,” general manager of the Kimpton Sawyer Nikki Carlson, told Lonely Planet. “Watching a Kings game is one of the best ways to spend your time in Sacramento.”
Even if you’re not able to shell out the big bucks, there’s another package that gives fans some pretty exclusive access as well. Fit for a King includes a one-bedroom suite for two nights, a $75 dining credit at rooftop lounge for pre-game drinks and appetizers, and pre-game access to the Golden 1 Center lounges via the hotel’s exclusive tunnel entrance underneath the stadium. Of course, two courtside seats are also part of the package as well as the opportunity to watch the pre-game practice, get two autographed Kings jerseys to wear to the game, and a signed ball by some of the King players.
The cost of this kingly package? It’s just a cool $5000 (€4533).