Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Aloft Philadelphia Hotel To Throw Welcome Home Party For Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer Brendan Hansen

Because, you know, the Philly airport area is such a hotbed for swimmers…
aloft(SM) hotels Congratulates Hometown Olympic Swimmer and Gold Medalist Brendan Hansen Friday, September 12, 2008

Special Event to Benefit the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Hansen, of course, swam the breaststroke leg of the 4 x 100 medley relay, the race in which Michael Phelps won the eighth of his record eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympic Games. So he’s got that going for him.
The aloft Philadelphia Airport Hotel is honored to host this congratulatory event for Brendan Hansen. Emphasizing its national and local pride as well as its commitment to local charitable efforts, proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The event on Friday night will be a culmination of a day-long visit to the renowned hospital by Brendan Hansen. Nina Timani, Director of Sales and Marketing, aloft, said, "When we learned of Brendan Hansen's visit to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on September 12th, we decided to host an event in his honor and continue to support the hospital through the proceeds. Also, aloft wanted to be the first in Philadelphia to welcome home and congratulate Brendan for this amazing athletic achievement."
Ok, how precious is it that Aloft corporate lowercases not only the “a” in aloft, but also the “h” in hotels whenever they appear together at the start of a sentence, even in their press release headlines? So freaking hip.
The city of Philadelphia will also be acknowledging the Olympic Gold Medalist, along with aloft on September 12th. Margaret Hughes, Deputy City Representative, will be presenting Hansen with a special award during the event on Friday night, to honor his accomplishment and local Philadelphia ties.
Fantastic.

However, so far there is no word on whether or not Hansen will be wielding the same kung fu grip as his famous teammate Michael Phelps.

Related:
aloft(SM) hotels Congratulates Hometown Olympic Swimmer and Gold Medalist Brendan Hansen Friday, September 12, 2008 [ PR Newswire ]
Aloft Philadelphia Hotel [ Official Site ]

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