Wrestlemania 2012: The Perfect Hotel in Miami for Every Type of Fan
Ahhh, the WWE -- a true testament to the uniqueness of "sports entertainment," with its Superstars, Divas, and complete and utter cheesiness. But for some reason, millions of fans tune into the organization's biggest event of the year on Pay-Per-View (and spend the fifty bucks, too): Wrestlemania. This year's event, being held at Miami's Sun Life Stadium, should not disappoint fans, as all of the major faces are expected, along with Hall-of-Fame inductee Mike Tyson as well as Shaq, on Sunday, April 1. Regardless of who you're rooting for, we've found the perfect hotel for you. Find your favorite wrestler matched to his ideal hotel.
If You Love: The Rock Post Up At: Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach
Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson is heading back to the ring for the first time since November: The Rock leveraged his WWE fame to become a full-fledged movie star several years ago. His A-list tendencies would point his fans (and himself) towards one of Miami's chicest resorts -- with a killer nightlife scene, including trendsetting spot LIV. Since the Fontainebleu's 2008 renovation, stars have flocked to the chill resort in Miami Beach that features nine pools, including one adult-only version, the Arkadia, complete with its own sexy lounge, too.
If You Love: Sheamus Post Up At: Delano Hotel
If you're a Sheamus fan, you know his nickhame: The Great White, of course. And where else should one stay in Miami for a white-out experience besides the original South Beach hotspot: The Delano. The all-white decor from renowned interior designer Phillipe Starck is a, ahem, natural fit. (Sorry for the pun.) Besides, the super-sexy infinity pool has DJs spinning all day long so you can bask in some pre-match sun, swim and fun.
If You Love: John Cena Post Up At: Loews Miami Beach Hotel
What better place for the unofficial children's hero than the Loews, which, despite its sexy South Beach locale, is one of the family-friendliest resorts in the city. Bright, splashy colors and supervised kids activities -- which we wouldn't be surprised to see Cena leading -- happen on the premises daily, as do poolside free perks, like yummy ice pops for the young ones and smoothies for the adult set.
If You Love: Chris Jericho Post Up At: The Standard Miami
Glitz and glamour describe this recently-back-to-the-ring Superstar (Have you seen his rhinestone jacket?)-- and they also describe the happening party scene at The Standard's Miami outpost. The 24-hour pool and adjoining hot tubs are known to bring the revelers like Jericho in at any given moment, and the blissfully adult vibe (the hotel only allows guests over the age of 14) makes it a perfect pick for those looking to escape at the children at the arena.
If You Love: CM Punk Post Up At: The Setai
This straight-edge, current World Champion is all about being Zen -- and his hardcore fans would agree, as all would likely prefer a stay in a luxe, Asian-inspired spot that features minimalist design that's luxurious without being ostentacious. The beach is a practical haven -- quiet enough for anyone to meditate and focus in on a win -- and the in-room (errr, in-living room) deep soak tub with a bit of the resort's bath salts make for the perfect pre-match destressor.
If You Love: Zack Ryder Post Up At: Dream South Beach
If anyone knows a good Long Island boy, it's this writer here. And Ryder lives up to all of our expectations with his clubby presence, frosted, spiked tips, and minimal-if-even-any athletic talent. But rather than worry about his ex-girlfriend Eve, fans of Ryder (and Ryder himself) would all benefit from a good time at the Dream South Beach, especially upscale lounge Highbar. Just check out that couch -- wouldn't you wanna get revenge on an ex right here? The cheesy, nonstop techno blaring throughout the entire resort only adds to the Long Island feel that the Dream manages to retain in Miami.