Krystal Reyes helps herself to the unlimited chicken wings. The Marriott's "Big Game at the Beach" drew about 400 to watch the Super Bowl on the big screens Sunday evening. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Marco Islanders got to experience a little of that feeling Sunday night. Mother Nature took a great idea, the Marriott's Super Bowl beach party, and used it for a little demonstration of just what 'wind chill factor' is all about.
The hotel clearly had a winning formula – discounted rooms, unlimited beer, wine, and chicken wings, and a forest of inflatable big screen televisions broadcasting the biggest sporting event of the year. The response proved the point, with 175 rooms sold to locals, opting for a hotel stay literally minutes away from their homes. Approximately 400 showed up to watch the game along the Gulf, with another Marriott party for visiting meeting planners happening right next door.
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