The Hotel Shangri-la will host World Cup enthusiasts in the hotel’s Garden Courtyard on the Westside’s only 6 by 10-foot wide Jumbotron video display system.

Open to the public on a first come basis, fans can sit back, relax and view every moment of each match in real time while enjoying Hotel Shangri-la’s poolside food and beverage service. The hotel will offer internationally inspired specialty food and beverage offerings for purchase throughout the World Cup.

The hotel will host fans for the Brazil and Croatia opening game on June 12 to the final match played on July 13. Matches begin at 9 a.m. on game days; and starting on July 8, the semi-finals will be broadcast starting at 1 p.m.

“For each World Cup, the Hotel Shangri-la has offered soccer enthusiasts a memorable viewing experience, and this year we’ve thought of it all and more,” said Henri Birmele, managing director for Hotel Shangri-la. “The lush Garden Courtyard setting, Jumbotron with music, with food and beverages inspired by the home countries of the competing teams, sports fans’ fun can last all day and late into the night.”

During the semi-finals, soccer fans can continue to enjoy the late afternoon and evening at Penthouse Suite 700, Santa Monica’s only indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and lounge. The hotel is encouraging fans to book rooms if watching back-to-back matches. For reservations, visit for the latest room rates. Dining room reservations can be made by calling (310) 451-0717. Information on promotional room rates and reservations is available at (310) 394-2791. The hotel is located at 1301 Ocean Ave.

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