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Marriott International

April 07, 2014 08:00 ET

Real College Football Fans Know Where to Stay Among Lansing, Michigan Hotels

Only the East Lansing Marriott at University Place Scores Big Among Fans for Comfort and Location

EAST LANSING, MI--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2014) - When college football season rolls around, it's been known to inspire strange phenomena, from grown men painting their faces in team colors, to students pranking rival campuses. One entirely relatable trend, however, is the popularity of the East Lansing Marriott at University Place. Located just steps from the Michigan State University campus, this property is beloved among Spartan Stadium hotels for its location, amenities and, yes, school spirit.

With the MSU football team among the reigning Big Ten Champions, not to mention its victory at the Rose Bowl, its fans have had plenty of opportunity to explore their options among East Lansing lodging. And considering what is available at the East Lansing Marriott, it's not surprising it's a favorite for many.

The recently renovated property welcomes football fans with guest rooms that are as flexible as they are spacious. Visitors can look forward to watching news coverage of the game on the LCD HD televisions, while the luxurious bedding and upscale bath amenities promise a restful, rejuvenating stay.

Downstairs, travelers can meet up with friends -- or make new ones -- while enjoying a post-game drink or meal in Bistro 43. Creative American cuisine is accented by a tempting drinks menu, while the casually refined setting invites guests to stay awhile and replay the highlights of the game in their conversation.

But one of the biggest advantages of this property over other LAN airport hotels is its celebratory spirit. Each game day, the hotel hosts a pre-game tailgate party. Plus guests can forego parking headaches on campus and take the complimentary hotel shuttle to the stadium.

With the 2014 home-game schedule promising some exciting matches (think Big Ten rivals like the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Nebraska), booking a room at this premier property promises to be one of the smartest hotel deals in Lansing. The action starts on September 27 against Wyoming, and while the face paint remains optional, where to stay simply isn't.

About the East Lansing Marriott at University Place
At the East Lansing Marriott at University Place, a prime location puts guests within minutes of Michigan State University's top attractions, including the MSU Spartan Stadium, the Jack Breslin Student Events Center and the Wharton Center for Performing Arts. But there's just as much to appreciate on property as there is in the surrounding area. Offering 180 recently renovated guest rooms, the hotel welcomes visitors with plush bedding, high-speed Internet access, spacious work desks and in-room coffee/tea service. A concierge level is available for added luxury, while 12,000 square feet of business space and a full-service business center ensure that corporate guests are as productive as they are comfortable. Guests will also find savory American fare at Bistro 43 and fun ways to stay active at the fitness center and indoor pool.

About Marriott Hotels
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