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Hilton Worldwide Team Members Collect More Than 700 Pounds of Garbage Along the Thames River; Just One of the More Than 200 Service Projects Initiated on Day 5 of Global Week of Service

Hilton Worldwide Executives and Team Members Spread Their Passion for Hospitality and Improve Communities

October 10, 2013  |  This information originated in American English.
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MCLEAN, Va. - Volunteer projects continued around the globe on day five of Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service and included beach and river clean ups, support of food banks and school revitalizations. Over 200 Team Members led projects benefitting local communities including Dallas, Orange County, California, Shanghai and London - all focused on providing long-term impact as part of Hilton Worldwide's commitment to Travel with PurposeTM. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve for more information about the service projects and follow @HiltonWorldwideon Twitter for the latest information and updates throughout the week.

Dallas, Texas: More than 120 Team Members from Dallas area Hilton Hotels & Resorts and corporate regional offices partnered with the Dallas Environment Science Academy to revamp the school's physical appearance. Volunteers painted inspirational mottos and murals throughout the hallways and refurbished the garden, planting three dozen flats of flowers and small shrubs. Donations of book shelves and library books were also made by volunteers to enrich the students' educational experiences.

Shanghai, China: More than 50 Hilton Worldwide Team Members worked with 20 school children to clean up the Shanghai Nanhui Beach. Volunteers collected 782 pounds of garbage which was repurposed to create art work that will be displayed at Hilton Worldwide's Corporate Offices in Shanghai. To mark their time together, volunteers and participating youth created time capsules filled with event items and will open them together in 100 days.

Orange County, California: Embassy Suites Team Members from seven properties throughout Orange County made their community service matter by joining forces to volunteer with the Orange County Food Bank. More than 30 volunteers prepared 1,290 boxes filled with non-perishable foods and toiletries for distribution to local families in need.

London, United Kingdom: John Greenleaf, global head of DoubleTree by Hilton, along with more than 60 DoubleTree by Hilton Team Members from eight properties across London, participated in a cleanup along the tributary of the Thames River. The project was held in partnership with Thames21, the United Kingdom's leading waterway charity, and brought fifty students from a local school to work alongside volunteers. Together, volunteers and students removed 48 bags of litter and overgrowth, and planted trees along two estuaries. Team Members also beautified a garden that will be utilized by students as an outdoor classroom.

About Travel with PurposeTM
Travel with PurposeTM is Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility commitment to providing shared value to its business and communities in four areas - creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where Hilton Worldwide operates; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the company's use of natural resources. 

Contact:
Sarah Lipman
Hilton Worldwide
(703) 883-5315
sarah.lipman@hilton.com

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.