PHILADELPHIA, PA – Three Philadelphia hospitality agencies declared victory for city hotels. Millions of fans celebrated the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win with a massive parade for their team. The entire NFL Playoff season was a huge success for hotels, generating increased visitation when homesick fans returned to Philadelphia — and resulting in an estimated $3.3 million in incremental hotel room revenue, according to the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and VISIT PHILADELPHIA.
Over the past several weeks, Philadelphia has been in the national and international spotlight, with widespread media coverage and social media engagement about the city and the first-time World Champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ run to Super Bowl LII began well before the season began, in April 2017, on the century-old Benjamin Franklin Parkway, when the city hosted the best-attended NFL Draft ever. As the 2017 football season came to the end, the Championship game was seen as “Dynasty versus Destiny,” pitting the long-dominant New England Patriots against the fearless underdog Philadelphia Eagles. Much of the pre-game, non-sports coverage focused on the impressive history of both Boston and Philadelphia, a storyline core to the city’s identity. Philadelphians embraced this team unlike any in recent memory, as the team overcame injury and adversity to demonstrate incredible tenacity — and exemplify the true spirit and Brotherly Love of this great city.