Hotels.com and StubHub Release March Basketball Tournament Game Guide Fans Can Still Find Affordable Tickets and Hotel Rates for Basketball Games PR Newswire DALLAS, March 19, 2013 DALLAS, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The teams and first round of match-ups have been announced. While fans are calculating and filling out their brackets before tournament play starts on Thursday, many may not know they can still score great deals to see the action in-person. Hotels.com® and StubHub have teamed up to offer basketball lovers a guide to score affordable game tickets and hotel deals to experience the upsets, comebacks and game clinching shots first-hand. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130319/DA79644) Room availability within a couple miles of the arena is very limited, but fans can take advantage of a number of options within Detroit's surrounding areas. Embassy Suites Detroit – Southfield, offering Host City: Detroit, MI rooms from $132 and a 4.1 guest rating, provides complimentary wi-fi and breakfast to guests. Fans Median StubHub Ticket traveling with a companion who's more interested in Price: $355 relaxation time than the basketball game can take to The Westin Southfield Detroit (4.2 Hotels.com Guest Review rating), which features an indoor pool and is conveniently located near top attractions (rooms from $177). Close to the downtown theater district and one half-mile from the EnergySolutions Area, The Peery Hotel (3.9 guest rating) features complimentary Host City: Salt Lake wi-fi and a complimentary Wednesday evening guest City, UT reception. Rates start at $159. Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, a Kimpton Hotel – a five minute drive Median StubHub Ticket from the arena – offers rooms starting at $299 and Price: $442* excellent value with a guest rating of 4.5. While in Salt Lake City, ski and snowboard enthusiasts can take advantage of spring skiing at one of the area's eight ski areas. Situated close to downtown San Jose, The Sainte Claire Hotel, listed on the National Registry of Host City: San Jose, CA Historic Places, holds a 4.1 guest rating and offers complimentary wi-fi. Rates start at $239. Fans Median StubHub Ticket looking for a more affordable option should consider Price: $389 the Silicon Valley Hotel San Jose Airport (3.5 guest rating). Guests can enjoy an airport shuttle, pool, and nine-hole putting green; rates start at $135. Hotel availability is limited in Dayton so travelers will have to stay a short drive away from all the Host City: Dayton, OH action at University of Dayton Arena. Snag a room at the Hawthorn Suites Dayton North for $156 (4.0 guest Median StubHub Ticket rating) where one guest commented, "Great value, Price: $436 good location." The Excellent-rated (4.3) Wingate by Wyndham Dayton – Fairborn has rates starting at $89. Guests can enjoy complimentary wi-fi and breakfast. Located in downtown Philadelphia and close to many historical attractions, the Palomar Philadelphia, a Kimpton Hotel is offering rates starting at $369. Host City: Philadelphia, Those wanting to be in the middle of entertainment PA and nightlife options in the 16^th most popular domestic destination for U.S. travelers according to Median StubHub Ticket the Hotels.com® Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®) can check Price: $389 out the Le Meridian Philadelphia (4.4 guest rating), with rooms from $299. The hotel is an 11 minute drive or 20 minute metro ride from the venue in South Philadelphia. Minutes from the Sprint Center, fans traveling in from all over the country can take advantage of Host City: Kansas City, various options within Kansas City's surrounding MO areas. The recently renovated and Excellent-rated (4.7) Ambassador Hotel Kansas City has rates Median StubHub Ticket starting at $194 and includes a complimentary local Price: $470 area shuttle for fans looking to get to the big game. Also conveniently located close to the Sprint Center, Hotel Phillips (4.3 guest rating) has rates from $184. There is still availability for fans to stay within one mile of the Frank Erwin Center where games will be played. The 4.3 guest rated DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Austin offers rooms from $259. One Hotels.com Host City: Austin, TX guest raved, "Walking distance to Capitol and 6^th Street. Very clean. Friendly and helpful staff." Median StubHub Ticket Travelers looking to experience more of Austin, the Price: $353 17^th most popular U.S. city for domestic travelers according to the HPI, should stay at the Hilton Austin (4.2 guest rating). Rates start at $289 and guests can enjoy Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail is one-half mile from the hotel. Located within walking distance from the Rupp Center, the Hyatt Regency Lexington (4.4 guest Host City: Lexington, KY rating) has rooms starting at $304. Guests can take advantage of the indoor pool and free airport Median StubHub Ticket shuttle service. The Outstanding-rated (4.6) Embassy Price:$377 Suites Lexington, offers a complimentary manager's reception, breakfast and parking in addition to concierge services. Rates start at $209. Ticket prices and room rates are accurate as of March 15, 2013. Ticket prices for all cities, except Salt Lake City, are for Full Strip tickets (access to all sessions). Some hotel properties may require a minimum night stay. To access the latest March Madness ticket prices, visit www.StubHub.com. To find your perfect place for the game, visit www.hotels.com. *Listed price at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah is for all sessions (1, 2 and 3) combined. Press contacts: Pat Burek – Finn Partners for Hotels.com Phone: (212) 715-1542 Email: email@example.com Twitter: @finnpartners Taylor L. Cole, APR Hotels.com North America Phone: (469) 335-8442 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @taylorlc Alison Salcedo StubHub Phone: (310) 947-2648 Email: email@example.com About the HPI® The HPItracks the real prices paid per room by hotels.com customers around the world using a weighted average based on the number of rooms sold in each of the markets that hotels.com operates. The index started in 2004, and includes all bookings across the more than 155,000 properties in over 60 countries that make up the sample set of hotels from which prices are taken. AboutHotels.com^® Hotels.comis a leading online accommodation booking brand.Through the Expedia, Inc. global network of websites,Hotels.com, LPconnects travelers with almost 200,000 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 millionGuest Reviewson 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 loyalty programWelcome Rewards®, customers can earn a free night for every 10 nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. 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Hotels.com and StubHub Release March Basketball Tournament Game Guide
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