World-Class Accommodations for GMAC Bowl Spectators at The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel

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Mobile will be buzzing with football fever on Sunday, January 6, 2008. For out-of-towners coming to Mobile for the infamous GMAC Bowl, The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel is featuring state-of-the-art Mobile accommodations, giving spectators another reason to cheer.

Mobile will be buzzing with football fever on Sunday, January 6, 2008. For out-of-towners coming to Mobile for the infamous GMAC Bowl, The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel is featuring state-of-the-art Mobile accommodations, giving spectators another reason to cheer.

The GMAC Bowl is a post season NCAA-sanctioned, division 1-A college bowl game that has been played annually since 1999. Previously known as the Mobile, Alabama Bowl, in 2000 the game received corporate sponsorship from GMAC Financial Services, formerly a unit of General Motors.

The 9th Annual GMAC Bowl will be played at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile at 7 p.m. CST on the evening of January 6th. Playing in the GMAC Bowl will be Bowling Green State University which holds an 8-4 record vs. the University of Tulsa which proudly boasts a 9-4 record to date. The big game will also be broadcast on ESPN from the historic stadium.

Built right after WWII, Ladd Peebles Stadium is the 4th largest stadium in Alabama, with a seating capacity of 40,646. With anticipation of the GMAC's eighth straight sell-out game, the city is sure to be full of locals and out-of towners alike.

The Battle House is known among Mobile as a legendary hotel in Mobile, Alabama where elegance reigns supreme and service is sublime. Opulent surroundings make every guest feel regal, from stunning architecture highlighted by whispering arches, offering stunning views of the lower lobby and intricate glass rotunda. At every turn there is a monumental detail to delight in, making guests feel like royalty, complete with signature service.

With only eight floors housing 238 guest rooms and 31 sensational suites, this hotel is intimate enough to make every traveler feel welcome. Upscale amenities promise to accommodate both business and leisure guests, ensuring comfort and convenience at every turn.

Turn the big game into a weekend getaway in Alabama. Start the weekend with deluxe accommodations and an evening meal meant to satisfy. The Trellis Room is a classic Mobile Italian restaurant which features hearty steaks, succulent seafood and steaming bowls of pasta. After a satisfying dinner, enjoy casual conversation and signature cocktails at The Royal Street Lounge. A trendy hotspot for night owls, The Royal Street Lounge is conveniently positioned within the hotel.

Make the GMAC Bowl the excuse to visit Mobile and experience all that The Battle House has to offer. It's the perfect way to celebrate the New Year.

About The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel:
Discover a legendary Mobile, Alabama hotel that captures classic Southern charm at The Battle House, A Renaissance Hotel. Step back to a simpler time when elegance reigned supreme and service was sublime. Originally built in 1852, this downtown Mobile hotel served as a gathering place for high society and a stopover for celebrated American luminaries and statesmen. Located in the city's revitalized downtown, this Mobile, AL hotel is situated near the riverfront and Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. Guest rooms evoke the opulence of gracious Southern living, and provide the reassurance of modern conveniences and technology. The Trellis Room delights with amazing Italian dishes, awe-inspiring cathedral ceilings, and an upscale show kitchen. A new level of lavishness will grace the property in June 2008, with the unveiling of a sensational spa offering rejuvenation for the mind, body, and spirit. Experience the resort atmosphere of Mobile's most historic address. For more information or to make a reservation, call 251-338-2000 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/mobbr-the-battle-house-a-renaissance-hotel/.

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