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La Quinta, Standard Textile Partner to Set Three World Records

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La Quinta Inns & Suites recently partnered with Standard Textile to break three Guiness World Records®, among them creating a 26,390-square-foot U.S. flag “Towel Mosaic” during the company’s annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo: La Quinta Inns & Suites)

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La Quinta employees created the flag mosaic using 2,500 red, white and blue towels donated by Standard Textile. Participants also made the longest “Human Towel Chain,” with 1,113 participants, and the longest “High-Five Chain,” with 1,110 participants. (Photo: La Quinta Inns & Suites)

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CINCINNATI — La Quinta Inns & Suites and Standard Textile partnered recently to break three Guinness World Records®. Using more than 2,500 red, white and blue towels donated by Standard Textile, La Quinta employees formed a 26,390-square-foot U.S. flag “Towel Mosaic,” the world’s largest, in Hawaii’s Waikoloa Bowl, a venue near Honolulu, the company reports.

Participants also made the longest “Human Towel Chain,” with 1,113 participants, and the longest “High-Five Chain,” with 1,110 participants.

After the event, all of the towels were donated to Fisher House – Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu. Fisher House Foundation provides a network of comfort homes near major military and VA medical centers nationwide. These homes allow military and veterans’ families to stay nearby at no cost while a loved one receives treatment.

“The Fisher House is a great cause, and La Quinta is a valuable partner for us,” says Greg Eubanks, Standard Textile’s group vice president, Hospitality Sales and Marketing. “It was fun to be a part of this record-setting event.”

All three records were set in 90 minutes by La Quinta employees who were in Hawaii for the company’s annual meeting. Guinness World Records® adjudicator Alex Angert was present at the event and made the records official.

Video highlights of the world record event can be found at http://youtu.be/-a1l8KqXrco.

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