Greater Toledo extends invitation to final four fans with special hotel rates

Media Release from Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors and Bureau

GREATER TOLEDO EXTENDS INVITATION TO FINAL FOUR FANS

Special Hotel Rates Offered Traveling to Region From Final Four Markets

The Toledo area hospitality industry is making a bid to share in the economic impact from next weekend's NCAA men's basketball tournament in Detroit - and promote the region at the same time. Led by the Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau, 16 hotels will offer special rates to entice fans to spend the night in Toledo when they attend the "Final Four."

The CVB is reaching out to campuses within driving distance of the tournament - including Pittsburgh, Villanova, Missouri, and Syracuse - by contacting their Athletic Departments, Alumni Associations, and official booster club travel agencies, as well as the NCAA.

Participating hotels are offering special rates and online booking at www.doToledo.org. Clicking on the "Final Four" link on the website's homepage provides potential visitors with a list of locations, rates and booking information. A list of hotels also follows this release.

"With our proximity to Detroit, the Toledo area can provide outstanding accommodations and also showcase Greater Toledo's many sites and attractions. The restaurant choices and hassle-free atmosphere make staying here a very exciting proposition," said David Nolan, GTCVB President.

For more information about this and other tourism promotions and opportunities in and around Greater Toledo, contact Julie Bolfa at 419-321-5055, or visit the Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.doToledo.org.

NCAA Final Four Participating Greater Toledo Hotels

April 3-5, 2009

Comfort Inn North $72.95 (located off of I-75)
445 E. Alexis Road, Toledo Ohio 43612
419-423-4303 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Country Inn & Suites $84 (located off of I-75)
541 West Dussel, Maumee, Ohio 43537
419-893-8576 or 800-456-4000 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Hampton Inn & Suites Toledo North $89 (located off of I-75)
5865 Hagman Road, Toledo, Ohio 43612
419-727-8725 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Hampton Inn Toledo South $80 (located off of I-475)
1409 Reynolds Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537
419-893-1004 - mention NCAA Final Four Tournament or book online: www.hamptoninn.com/hi/toledo-south.com and use "NCA" in group code field.
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham $69 (located off of I-475)
6101 Trust Drive, Holland, Ohio 43528
419-867-9555 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Hilton Garden Inn $99 (located off of I-475)
6165 Levis Commons Boulevard, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
419-873-0700 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Hilton Toledo $89 (located south of downtown Toledo)
3100 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43614
800-HILTONS or 419-381-6800 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Holiday Inn Express $81.99 (located off of I-75)
10621 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
419-874-3101 - ask for the featured rate
Holiday Inn French Quarter $105 (located off of I-75)
10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551
419-874-3111 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Homewood Suites $89 (located off of I-475)
1410 Arrowhead Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537
419-897-0980 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Maumee Bay Resort $99 (located east of downtown Toledo)
1750 Park Road #2, Oregon, Ohio 43618
800-282-7275 - mention the promo code: spring
Motel 6 Toledo $29.99 - $35.99 (located south of downtown Toledo)
5335 Heatherdowns Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio 43614
419-865-2308 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Park Inn Toledo $119 (located off of I-75)
101 North Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio 43604
419-241-3000 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center $75 (located off of I-475)
3536 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 43606
419-535-7070 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Red Roof Inn Maumee $49.99 (located off of I-475)
1570 S. Reynolds Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537
419-893-0292 - ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Red Roof Inn Westgate $51.49 - $53.99 (located off of I-475)
3530 Executive Parkway, Toledo, Ohio 43606
419-536-0118 - contact MarVella and ask for the NCAA Final Four rate
Residence Inn - $89 (located off of I-475)
1370 Arrowhead Park, Maumee, Ohio 43537
419-891-2233 - ask for the weekend rate