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Park Hyatt & Alegria Challenge 2008
Park Hyatt Presents its Own Polo Team, “Alegría Park Hyatt”. The Team Which Represents the Luxury Brand in Local and International Tournaments, Will Compete to Play in the Argentine Open Polo and Hurlingham

Today, celebrating the Argentina Polo season 2008, Palacio Duhau-Park Hyatt Buenos Aires presented to the press “Alegría Park Hyatt Polo Team”. This year, the polo brand Casablanca, will provide high technology polo clothing and equipment, joined the alliance. Alegría Park Hyatt Polo Team is the most international team which competes in the Triple Corona, indeed, each of the four players comes from different countries. Distinction and quality are the words that best define this team.

Constituted by four young players, from different nationalities, and led by the Canadian Federick Mannix, Alegría Park Hyatt forms an alliance between the Polo traditional spirit and the elegance of a luxury brand.

“Style, elegance, sophistication, innovation and creativity, are some of the attributes which distinguish our Park Hyatt brand over the world. These same attributes are those that are seen and appreciated in Alegría Park Hyatt Polo Team.”

Alegria Park Hyatt is an International Polo Team, with a handicap of 31, integrated by the outsanding polo player Frederick Mannix h (Canadá, handicap of 7), the elegant Luke Tommlinson, born and raised in a traditional family of polo players (Great Britain handicap of 8), the explosive Ruki Baillieu (Australia, handicap of 8) and the skillful Francisco Bensadón (Argentina, handicap of 8). Alegría Park Hyatt is a united team that takes up the challenge to play among the biggest team of the world.

Alegría Park Hyatt has the difficult challenge to qualify for Hurlingham and Palermo Open Polo Championships. In Order to access to the two most important tournaments of the world, they will have to win the A Zone of the qualifying tournaments. At the begining of the season in Buenos Aires, Alegría Park Hyatt will compete with la Baronesa and then El Paraiso. Two victories will allow them automatically to participate in the two Open mentioned above

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Tucán Pereyra Iraola
In Sports Marketing
Director Periodístico
54 11 4814-2332

Liana Vinacur
Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Gerente de Marketing y Comunicaciones
+54 11 5171 1510