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Hotels.com and StubHub Release College Bowl Game Guide

December 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.

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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.

                                         Jacksonville may host the bowl game with the best
                                         value, as fans can purchase tickets for as low
                                         as $2.35 and lodging along the city's
                                         picturesque riverfront for about $150 per night.
                                         The Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville Downtown/
                                         Southbank (4.3 Hotels.com guest review rating)
                                         is minutes from the riverwalks and has rooms
                                         from $142, while the riverfront Omni
                                         Jacksonville Hotel (4.5 guest rating) offers
                                         rooms from $151 and is right across the street
                                         from the Jacksonville Landing shopping and
    Host City: Jacksonville, Fla.        dining center.
    Game Day: January 1
    Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $2.35
    Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $43

                                         Pasadena has limited room availability with the
                                         Granddaddy of Them All coming to town, but fans
                                         can still find rooms in at the Hilton Pasadena
                                         (4.0 guest rating) starting at $259. Nearby
                                         areas such as Glendale, Calif. - situated
                                         approximately seven miles from the stadium -
                                         also have availability, with rooms at the Days
                                         Inn Glendale (3.8 guest rating) starting at
    Host City: Pasadena, Calif.          $144.
    Game Day: January 1
    Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $125
    Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $313

                                         Just 1.5 miles from the site of the bowl game,
                                         the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown offers some
                                         of the best downtown rates (starting at $130)
                                         and great value with a guest rating of 4.0. Fans
                                         traveling with a companion who's more interested
                                         in relaxation time than the football game can
                                         take to the Excellent-rated (4.5) Grand
                                         Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection, which
                                         features a full-service spa and heated outdoor
                                         pool (rooms from $269) just two miles from the
    Host City: Orlando, Fla.             stadium.
    Game Day: January 1
    Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $18
    Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $101

                                         If you want to stay within a half-mile of the
                                         action, get a room from $182 at the Holiday Inn
                                         New Orleans - Downtown Superdome (4.0 guest
                                         rating). The French Quarter also offers many
                                         hotel properties centrally located between the
                                         stadium and the night life of Bourbon Street,
                                         including the Royal Sonesta with rooms from $219
    Host City: New Orleans, La.          (4.5 guest rating).
    Game Day: January 2
    Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $41
    Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $171

                                         While tickets for the big game may be difficult
                                         to come by, Miami's other major bowl game
                                         features some of the most affordable prices
                                         currently available. Fans seeking the most value
                                         need look no further than the Outstanding-rated
                                         (4.6) Holiday Inn Express Pembroke Pines-
                                         Sheridan Street, which offers rooms from $135
                                         and is within eight miles of the stadium. Those
                                         wanting to be in the middle of entertainment and
                                         nightlife options can check out the Seminole
                                         Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for rooms from $399
                                         (4.4 guest rating), which is located seven miles
    Host City: Miami, Fla.               from the stadium in Davie, Fla.
    Game Day: January 1
    Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $14
    Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $60

                                         Room availability within a couple miles of the
                                         stadium is very limited, but fans traveling in
                                         from Oregon and Kansas can take advantage of a
                                         number of affordable and luxurious options
                                         within Glendale's surrounding areas. Within
                                         seven miles of the stadium, the western part of
                                         Phoenix has a number of rooms under $100,
                                         including the Excellent-rated (4.0) Red Roof
                                         Inn Phoenix West ($65). Golf enthusiasts can
                                         take advantage of the area's renowned courses
                                         within six miles of the stadium by visiting the
                                         Wigwam Resort (4.4 guest rating), which offers
                                         three 8-hole championship golf courses and
    Host City: Glendale, Ariz.           rooms from $169.
    Game Day: January 3
    Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $140
    Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $254

                                         Fans from both sides of the Red River will be
                                         converging upon the Dallas area and there are a
                                         number of available rooms within two miles of
                                         the stadium. The Hyatt Place Dallas/North
                                         Arlington/Grand Prairie (4.4 guest rating)
                                         offers rooms from $259 and the Residence Inn by
                                         Marriot Arlington (4.3 guest rating) has rooms
                                         from $199. Hotels near Dallas/Fort Worth
                                         International Airport, which have the second-
                                         best average Hotels.com guest review rating
                                         among the nation's busiest airports, also
    Host City: Arlington, Texas          present great value.
    Game Day: January 4
    Min. StubHub Ticket Price: $87 (SRO)
    Avg. StubHub Ticket Price: $399

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 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 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(TM), 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.

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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(TM). 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.

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