Eric Cantona launches 'Do Not Disturb' hotel rooms for fans to watch Champions League final
King Eric will even be one lucky fan's butler
Eric Cantona and Hotels.com has launched brand-new ‘Do Not Disturb Suites’ designed especially for football fans who want to escape life's distractions and enjoy the ultimate, uninterrupted viewing experience for the Champions League Final.
They have teamed up with Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, who has curated the luxury rooms, and one lucky fan will win the opportunity to watch the game with 'The King' himself and have Cantona as their own butler.
The rooms have been launched following research that the average Brit wishes they had an extra 95 minutes of ‘me time’ per day during the pandemic due to the restrictions in place.
A survey of 6,000 football fans found that a third (34%) have not had at least 30 minutes of uninterrupted ‘me time’ per day during the pandemic due to the restrictions in place, leading the average Brit to wish they had an extra 95 minutes to themselves on a daily basis.
Four out of five (80%) wished they could escape pandemic life for an evening to themselves, with Brits admitting that they would be prepared to spend over £90 for one night to themselves away from home.
Meanwhile 60% believe that it has become more important to have quality 'me time' during the pandemic, and 58 per cent confess they have become more irritable due to having less time to themselves.
The unique ‘Do Not Disturb Suites’ have been prepared so guests can 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 most importantly, peace and quiet.
The suites are available at nine top-quality hotels across Europe - including The Lowry in Manchester, Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London, Dixie Dean Hotel in Liverpool, and Hilton St George's Park in Burton - and are available for £20.21 for one night. Each hotel has five rooms, which are available to book over five days, from 10th May to 14th May.
Each booking comes with access to pre-match and half-time room-service worth £100, ensuring food and drink is at their very fingertips. Visitors 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.
Eric Cantona said: "Life is full of interruptions and being stuck at home during the pandemic has only made this worse. We’ve got no space to ourselves and absolutely no ‘me time’, this is definitely true in the Cantona house anyway!
"I can’t even find 90 minutes to watch the football! Distractions are our enemy. Focus is our friend. I wanted to help find peace and with Hotels.com this is my gift to you.
"We’ve created the Do Not Disturb Suites so that you can finally watch the beautiful game without distractions. Relax and let the game begin."
Emma Tagg, Head of Global & EMEA Brand Communications at Hotels.com brand, added: "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."
To book one of these luxury suites, and be in with a chance of winning the opportunity to watch the UEFA Champions League Final with Cantona, visit here.
And even if you don't manage to bag one of the rooms, Hotels.com is offering a 7 per cent off coupon code, in honour of King Eric's legendary number, which will allow fans to earn Rewards nights and start planning for dream away days when travel returns.