Philadelphia’s Hospitality Agencies Report Major Boost in Hotel Bookings Throughout a Spectacular NFL Playoff Season
  • February 14, 2018
  • 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.

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    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.