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Tulsa Hotels

May 18, 2010 10:33 ET

Tulsa Marriott Hotel Sponsors University of Michigan Team in the American Solar Challenge Mock Trials

Hotel Continues Philanthropic History by Donating Hotel Rooms to the Student Engineers

TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - May 18, 2010) -  The Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills is proud to partner with the University of Michigan in providing guest rooms for the mock trials for the American Solar Challenge. The University of Michigan Team will be racing the Infinium and will be staying at the Tulsa, OK hotel prior to their Mock Race, with guest rooms donated by the hotel. 

The students' futuristic solar vehicles will be conducting time trials across the United States, and will be arriving in Tulsa, OK, on May 23, 2010, in preparation for their American Solar Challenge race later this summer. The University of Michigan team is following the true course of the race as closely as possible and will be leaving the Tulsa area on May 24th at the Bass Pro Shop in Broken Arrow. 

The actual race, the American Solar Challenge, will take place from June 12-27, 2010. The University of Michigan, a very strong contender in the race, will be competing against approximately 17 other teams including University of Calgary, Stanford University, National Kaoshiung University of Applied Science, and Northwestern University. For a complete list of teams participating and further details about the American Solar Challenge (ASC), their website is: http://americansolarchallenge.org/events/asc2010/. This site shows a map of the stops as well as descriptive information about the teams and their mission.

About the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills
The Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills is one of the premier hotels in Tulsa, with 377 stylish guest rooms and 6 suites, an award-winning spa and state-of-the-art event venues with a total of 43,000 square feet of total meeting space. The hotel specializes in Tulsa event planning and provides attractive and functional conference and event centers in Tulsa, perfect for business meetings, conferences, special occasions and wedding receptions. This Tulsa wedding venue is located near the River Spirit Casino, the Oklahoma Aquarium and River Parks.

The Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills' hotel rooms offer exceptional amenities for business and leisure. Slip under luxurious bedding with plush down comforters and designer duvets, watch a movie on the 37" flat-panel HDTVs, take a relaxing dip in the pool or indulge in some pampering at the Spa Southern Hills. For more information about the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills Hotel and exceptional hotel deals in Tulsa, visit Marriott.com.

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