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Hotels.com and StubHub Release March Basketball Tournament Game Guide



    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: pat@finnpartners.com 
Twitter: @finnpartners

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

Alison Salcedo
StubHub
Phone: (310) 947-2648
Email: alsalcedo@stubhub.com

About the HPI®

The HPI tracks 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.

About Hotels.com^®

Hotels.com is a leading online accommodation booking brand. Through the
Expedia, Inc. global network of websites, Hotels.com, LP connects 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 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 loyalty program Welcome Rewards®, customers can earn a free
night for every 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 a
twww.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 in 31 individual country
editions, with North American data available at www.hotel-price-index.com.
Follow Hotels.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Hotels.comUS, on Twitter
at www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom and on YouTube
at http://www.youtube.com/user/hotelsdotcom. Hotels.com. LP is part of
Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world with an
extensive portfolio that includes some of the world's best-known brands. 

Hotels.com, Finding You The Perfect Place and the Hotels.com logo are either
registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks
are property of their respective owners. © 2013 Hotels.com, LP. All rights
reserved. CST # 2083949-50

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, MLS and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, AEG, Tickets.com,
and Paciolan.

SOURCE Hotels.com; StubHub

Website: http://www.hotels.com
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