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|Clarion Hotel Brand Reunites Iraq War Veterans in "Meet Me at Clarion" Contest|
As this year's winner, Wilson and five friends received a three-night stay and invitation to a VIP event at the
In his winning entry, Wilson described the brotherly bonds formed during "a fairly rough" deployment that saw many painful losses. He added that he and his fellow platoon members had not been together for more than a decade. But, he hoped that winning the Meet Me at Clarion contest would help to bring them back together to celebrate their love of country and country music.
"I am so grateful I had a chance to live and serve next to these fine men who did not look like me, but were my brothers nonetheless. It really gave all of us perspective and I will always cherish the memories we made together," Wilson said in his submission. "Winning this contest would allow me to reward each of my friends by bringing us all together to share our same passion, country music."
With onsite bars and restaurants, meeting space and convenient amenities, Clarion hotels are an ideal option for social and business gatherings, which reinforces the brand promise that Clarion is the hotel to Get Together Here.
"The Clarion brand is about bringing people together and the Meet Me at Clarion contest does just that for deserving people like
Chat. Laugh. Reconnect. We'll see you at Clarion.
Clarion®: Get Together Here
We believe that life is better when you get together. Business travel, special events, meetings, vacations or a weekend getaway—we have the convenient and affordable accommodations that make all of your business and social gatherings possible. Our hotels offer meeting space and rooms for events, along with catering, restaurants and bars in a social atmosphere that can help you make the most of your time together with friends, family and colleagues. In addition to comfortable rooms with premium bedding, Clarion properties offer free Wi-Fi, 24-hour business centers, and fitness centers or pools. There are more than 180 Clarion brand hotels currently open or under development in
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