Hotel Phillips Encourages Big 12 Tournament Attendees to Show Team Spirit by Donating Blood

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Hotel Partners with Community Blood Center for Blood Drive During Basketball Tournament

We know the Big 12 basketball teams have a lot of heart and determination. The blood drive is a great way for the entire conference to come together for a greater cause.

Hotel Phillips, a historic boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, will be hosting a blood drive during the NCAA Big XII Men’s Basketball Tournament on March 11, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The drive is in partnership with the Community Blood Center. Kansas City’s Community Blood Center serves nearly 70 hospitals in more than 70 counties in Missouri and Kansas. This requires 580 units of blood per day. Hotel Phillips is encouraging all tournament attendees and spectators to stop by the hotel, located just a few blocks away from the Sprint Center, to donate blood and help potentially save a life. The theme of the drive is “What Colors Do You Bleed?” to tie in to the Big 12 Championship.

“We know the Big 12 basketball teams have a lot of heart and determination,” said Gerald Rappaport, General Manager of Hotel Phillips and 12 Baltimore restaurant. “The blood drive is a great way for the entire conference to come together for a greater cause.”

Hotel Phillips and the Community Blood Center recommend that all participants make an appointment at Appointments could last anywhere from 15-45 minutes so please plan accordingly. Walk-ins are welcomed.

All donors who visit the hotel during the blood drive will also receive a discount at award-winning 12 Baltimore.

For more information about Hotel Phillips, please visit the website at or call (877) 704-5341.

Hotel Phillips is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel management company based in Milwaukee, Wis. For more information on the latest news and updates from Marcus Hotels & Resorts, please visit:

About Hotel Phillips:
Hotel Phillips is Kansas City’s most historic and prestigious boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown. Hotel Phillips opened its doors in 1931 and today remains committed to unparalleled guest services and amenities to complement the hotel’s distinctive Great Gatsby art deco style. Featuring a beautiful and elegant lobby, spacious guest rooms and an award-winning restaurant, Hotel Phillips is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been recognized in Southern Living, USA Today, Food & Wine and The Wall Street Journal. Make your reservations today by calling 816-221-7000 or visit For more information, follow the Hotel Phillips on Facebook and Twitter.

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company’s portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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