Magnuson Hotels Makes Finding Rooms for Super Bowl Easier

Independent Hotel Properties Offer Affordable Alternative

SPOKANE, Wash., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ — Football fans heading to the Detroit area and the Super Bowl this week may find the price for a hotel room costing more than a ticket into the game. The big franchised hotels and chains may be close to the stadium, but finding an available, let alone affordable, room may be impossible.

According to Tom Magnuson, principal of Magnuson Hotels (, football fans and travelers can stay at a non-franchise independently owned hotel outside the city core for 30 to 60 percent less per night.

Magnuson Hotels affiliate properties in the immediate Detroit area are sold out for Super Bowl week, but several other Magnuson Hotels affiliates, all within 150 miles of Detroit, have rooms at prices substantially lower than traditional franchised or chain hotels.

“Our Michigan area independent hotel affiliates have rooms ranging in price from $64 to $125 per night,” said Magnuson. “Some properties, such as the Brass Bell in Chesaning, MI, (a mere 60 miles from Detroit) are offering Jacuzzi suites for $125 per night. For travelers looking for clean, affordable and safe accommodations, our independent hotel affiliates, just outside the Detroit area, are a great value and a great alternative. Because independent owners do not pay expensive hotel franchise fees to the big chains, they can pass along savings typically averaging at least 30 percent.”

The amenities and prices of each property vary and may include indoor pools, exercise and spa facilities, laundry, continental breakfast, full service restaurants, and several other services. Each property can be viewed from the Magnuson Hotels Web site at

The following hotels, all within 150 miles of Detroit, have openings for Super Bowl weekend (distances approximated):

— Brass Bell, Chesaning, MI 60 miles
— Budget Inn, Mt. Pleasant, 100 miles
— Grandmark, Grandville MI 120 miles
— Budget Host, Alleghan, MI 120 miles
— Executive Inn, Benton Harbor MI 150 miles
— Economy Inn, Cadillac MI 150 miles

Reservations for these independent hotels can be made on-line via the Magnuson Hotels reservation site at A state-by-state, city-by-city map provides detailed information about each hotel property including room and property photos, prices, amenities, local attractions and city map locator.

Founded in February 2003, Magnuson Hotels is the world’s largest provider of independent hotel services, ranking in the top 50 among the 300 largest worldwide hotel companies.

Magnuson Hotels offers independent hotel operators an alternative to higher cost franchise-controlled reservation systems, which charge owners fees based upon a percentage of total hotel rooms sold. In contrast to the franchise fees, Magnuson Hotels offers affiliates a performance based cost model.

In turn, independent hotel owners belonging to the Magnuson Hotels affiliate network offer comparably appointed guest rooms, as compared to large chain hotels, at significantly lower prices because their individual operational costs are substantially less.

In the last 24 months, Magnuson Hotels has added more hotels to its affiliate list than eight of the top 10 worldwide hotel chains, including Best Western, Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Ramada, and Super 8.

Magnuson Hotels’ affiliate base currently represents over 400 hotels with 24,000 rooms and 8,000 employees in 48 U.S. states and Canada. The combined affiliate base represents aggregate assets in excess of $2 billion.

Magnuson Hotels, headquartered in Spokane, Wash., is a private company owned and operated by Tom and Melissa Magnuson. For more information about Magnuson Hotels, visit the corporate Web site at

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