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Atlanta hotels will be charging big bucks for rooms during the NCAA Men’s Final Four tournament this weekend, in some cases at least 200 percent more than the week after a championship team is crowned.
Rooms at the top dozen hotels in Downtown and Midtown will cost an average 167 percent more than regular rates, according to AtlantaHotels.org, a booking website.
Accommodations will start at around $300 a night at most hotels, although cheaper rooms for around $200 are available farther north in Buckhead and rooms for less than $100 are available beyond the Perimeter, I-285.
The tournament will be held at the Georgia Dome beginning April 6. The nearby Residence Inn Atlanta Downtown by Marriott at 134 Peacthree Street is increasing rates for a suite to $599 a night from $192, a 212 percent hike, AtlantaHotels.org reported. At Hotel Indigo Atlanta Midtown at 683 Peachtree St., a “King Room” normally priced at $129 rises to $406, a 215 percent increase. At the Ritz-Carlton at 181 Peachtree in downtown Atlanta, the “City View” rate jumps from $324 to $799, a 147 percent increase.
After the dribbling ends at the Dome, rates are expected to return to normal by April 13