Hotels.com and StubHub Release College Bowl Game Guide

            Hotels.com and StubHub Release College Bowl Game Guide

Fans Can Still Find Affordable Tickets and Hotel Rates for Top Bowl Games

PR Newswire

DALLAS, Dec. 18, 2012

DALLAS, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --College football bowl season is upon us,
and while fans know where their favorite teams are playing, many may not know
they can still score great deals to join in the revelry. Hotels.com and
StubHub have teamed up to offer a college bowl game guide to help fans watch
the game from a stadium seat instead of a couch.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121218/DA31272)

While tickets to the championship game may be outside the budget of most –
currently selling at an average of $1,929– fans can still grab reasonably
priced tickets to many of the bowl season's marquee matchups and hotel deals
to match.

Host City: Jacksonville, Jacksonville may host the bowl game with the best
Fla.                     value, as fans can purchase tickets for as low as
                         $2.35 and lodging along the city's picturesque
Game Day: January 1      riverfront for about $150 per night. The Hilton
                         Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown/Southbank (4.3
Min. StubHub Ticket      Hotels.com guest review rating) is minutes from the
Price: $2.35             riverwalks and has rooms from $142, while the
                         riverfront Omni Jacksonville Hotel (4.5 guest
Avg. StubHub Ticket      rating) offers rooms from $151 and is right across
Price: $43               the street from the Jacksonville Landing shopping
                         and dining center.
Host City: Pasadena,     Pasadena has limited room availability with the
Calif.                   Granddaddy of Them All coming to town, but fans can
                         still find rooms in at the Hilton Pasadena (4.0
Game Day: January 1      guest rating) starting at $259. Nearby areas such as
Min. StubHub Ticket      Glendale, Calif. – situated approximately seven
Price: $125              miles from the stadium – also have availability,
Avg. StubHub Ticket      with rooms at the Days Inn Glendale (3.8 guest
Price: $313             rating) starting at $144.
Host City: Orlando, Fla. Just 1.5 miles from the site of the bowl game, the
                         Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown offers some of the
Game Day: January 1      best downtown rates (starting at $130) and great
                         value with a guest rating of 4.0. Fans traveling
Min. StubHub Ticket      with a companion who's more interested in relaxation
Price: $18               time than the football game can take to the
                         Excellent-rated (4.5) Grand Bohemian Orlando,
Avg. StubHub Ticket      Autograph Collection, which features a full-service
Price: $101              spa and heated outdoor pool (rooms from $269) just
                         two miles from the stadium.
Host City: New Orleans,  If you want to stay within a half-mile of the
La.                      action, get a room from $182 at the Holiday Inn New
Game Day: January 2      Orleans - Downtown Superdome (4.0 guest rating). The
Min. StubHub Ticket      French Quarter also offers many hotel properties
Price: $41               centrally located between the stadium and the night
Avg. StubHub Ticket      life of Bourbon Street, including the Royal Sonesta
Price: $171             with rooms from $219 (4.5 guest rating).
                         While tickets for the big game may be difficult to
Host City: Miami, Fla.   come by, Miami's other major bowl game features some
                         of the most affordable prices currently available.
Game Day: January 1      Fans seeking the most value need look no further
                         than the Outstanding-rated (4.6) Holiday Inn Express
Min. StubHub Ticket      Pembroke Pines-Sheridan Street, which offers rooms
Price: $14              from $135 and is within eight miles of the stadium.
                         Those wanting to be in the middle of entertainment
Avg. StubHub Ticket      and nightlife options can check out the Seminole
Price: $60             Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for rooms from $399 (4.4
                         guest rating), which is located seven miles from the
                         stadium in Davie, Fla.
                         Room availability within a couple miles of the
Host City: Glendale,     stadium is very limited, but fans traveling in from
Ariz.                    Oregon and Kansas can take advantage of a number of
                         affordable and luxurious options within Glendale's
Game Day: January 3     surrounding areas. Within seven miles of the
                         stadium, the western part of Phoenix has a number of
Min. StubHub Ticket      rooms under $100, including the Excellent-rated
Price: $140             (4.0) Red Roof Inn Phoenix West ($65). Golf
                         enthusiasts can take advantage of the area's
Avg. StubHub Ticket      renowned courses within six miles of the stadium by
Price: $254             visiting the Wigwam Resort (4.4 guest rating), which
                         offers three 8-hole championship golf courses and
                         rooms from $169.
Host City: Arlington,    Fans from both sides of the Red River will be
Texas                    converging upon the Dallas area and there are a
                         number of available rooms within two miles of the
Game Day: January 4      stadium. The Hyatt Place Dallas/North
                         Arlington/Grand Prairie (4.4 guest rating) offers
Min. StubHub Ticket      rooms from $259 and the Residence Inn by Marriot
Price: $87 (SRO)         Arlington (4.3 guest rating) has rooms from $199.
                         Hotels near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport,
Avg. StubHub Ticket      which have the second-best average Hotels.com guest
Price: $399             review rating among the nation's busiest airports,
                         also present great value.

Ticket prices and room rates are accurate as of December 17, 2012. Some hotel
properties may require a minimum night stay. To access the latest bowl game
ticket prices, visit www.StubHub.com. To find your perfect place for the game,
visit www.hotels.com.

Press contacts:

Pat Burek – Finn Partners for Hotels.com
Phone: (212) 715-1542
Email: pat@finnpartners.com
Twitter: @finnpartners

Taylor L. Cole, APR
Hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Email: taycole@hotels.com
Twitter: @taylorlc

About Hotels.com^®

Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking brand. Through its global
network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travelers with over 160,000
properties around the world, ranging from international chains and
all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts, together with
all the information needed to book the perfect stay. Hotels.com, LP benefits
from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the
best rates for its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and
promotions. There are more than 7 million Guest Reviews on the websites from
users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an
informed choice when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading
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10 nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee,
if a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com,
LP will refund the difference.Travelers can book online or by contacting one
of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets
can also be downloaded at www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/ enabling customers
to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. Hotels.com
publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international hotel room
price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is now produced
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About StubHub

StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and
sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live
entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and
continues to lead it through innovation. The company's unique online
marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy
or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment.
All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the
company's FanProtect Guarantee™. Company partners include the San Francisco
Giants and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA,
NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, Tickets.com, and
Paciolan.

SOURCE Hotels.com

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