STAY AND PLAY
What is Stay and Play?
“Stay and Play” is the housing policy for acceptance into the Colorado Crossroads Girls’ Junior National Qualifier (S&P). The THS Company manages the policy for Crossroads.
To be accepted into Crossroads, each team with an official mailing address 40 miles or more from the Colorado Convention Center needs to book and use at least 12 hotel room nights at a tournament-approved hotel, booked through THS.
How does Stay and Play help my teams?
Rooms and Rates
- If a hotel offers a lower group rate than we quoted, our Rate Integrity clause requires the hotel to lower group rates for everyone booked in our block. (Within 30 days of the tournament start, a hotel may sell rooms returned to the hotel from our block at lower rates.)
- Previously the team comp concession at most hotels was 1 for 50.
- In 2019, teams booking through Stay and Play at Crossroads received $119,988 worth of comp rooms directly from this concession.
Wide Price Range
- 40% of the blocked rooms are within walking distance of the Convention Center. Especially for the walking distance hotels, the rates are far below what the hotel normally charges.
Convention Center Impact
Frequently Asked Questions About Stay and Play
What happens if a team doesn’t have 12 room nights reserved?
At any time once a team is accepted into the tournament until the end of the tournament, if a team’s room night use falls below the 12-room night minimum (or, in the case of Platinum and Gold level Loyal Customer contracts, the reserved number of rooms), THS will contact you and you will have 24 hours to correct the situation.
After 24 hours, if the situation is not corrected, your hotel contract and your entry into Crossroads may be canceled. (See your hotel contract for specifics.)
What happens if my hotel contract and tournament entry are cancelled?
All hotel deposits and entry fees are non-refundable; canceling an entry would mean you forfeit these funds and you would be subject to the liquidated damages fees in the contract.
If you decide to re-enter Crossroads, you must start the entry process over and your application date (used to determine the order teams are accepted into Crossroads) becomes the date you complete the new tournament registration and hotel contract.
Why does THS, rather than Crossroads, contact us about Stay and Play?
In their role of managing housing reservations for Crossroads, THS may contact teams directly about hotel matters.
Why is Crossroads using a Stay and Play policy?
Stay and Play Policy is the single most effective tool we have to encourage hotels to work with us to provide room blocks for teams at group prices we consider reasonable and to encourage hotels within walking distance of the convention center to provide more rooms.
For example, in Denver almost 40% of all Stay and Play hotel rooms are within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Why isn’t the hotel I want on the Approved Hotels list?
We consider proposals from any hotel that wants to be on our Approved List. However, no one can force a hotel to offer a room block for an event; it is a business decision by the hotel.
Sometimes hotels have other business booked on the tournament dates, so they do not have any rooms or enough rooms available to give us a block. Some hotels offer rooms at rates we think are too high. (We’ve never had a hotel want to charge less than what we think is reasonable – it’s always the other way around.) Some hotels are just not suitable for youth sports teams or prefer not to do business with sports teams.