Here's another reason why the Baltimore Ravens really must win this game. It could save you money on a February stay at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore.
In the Inner Harbor hotel's "Ravens Win, You Win" promotion, the AFC Champions' final Super Bowl score will determine the discount. So if the Ravens win and score 35 points, guests get 35 percent off the best available standard room rate. The upper limit is 40 percent, which will be the discount when the Ravens score 40 points or more against the 49ers.
"We've all got Ravens fever," said Phil Werz, the hotel's marketing manager. We thought "what could we do to sell hotel nights in February and be part of the excitement in the Ravens."
The hotel points out that so far through three rounds of this year's NFL playoffs, the Ravens have averaged 30 points per game with wins over the Colts, Broncos and Patriots.
The promotion, which must be booked online, is good any time next month except Feb. 14 through Feb. 16, a busy time for Valentine's Day packages.
In the highly unlikely event that the Ravens lose, guests can still get a discount -- 15 percent -- at the AAA approved Four-Diamond hotel, home to Brightons restaurant and the Explorer Lounge and featuring a rooftop fitness center, pool, racquetball and tennis courts and in-room movies.
"Once we find out Sunday night, we can go in the system and lock in that discounted rate," Werz said. "If the Ravens score a lot of points, I could see this doing very well."
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