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More Than 165 Volunteer Projects Completed on Day 6 of Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service

October 11, 2013  |  This information originated in American English.
 

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide Team Members have spent this week spreading the light and warmth of hospitality, while helping to improve the communities where they live, work and travel. On day six of Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service, Team Members led more than 165 service projects around the world, ranging from refurbishing residential homes and community centers to helping preserve a national landmark. All events were focused on creating long-term local impact as part of the company's efforts to Travel with PurposeTM. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve for more information about the service projects and follow @HiltonWorldwide on Twitter for the latest information and updates throughout the week.

Singapore: Hilton Worldwide volunteers, including Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, dedicated two days to revitalize Sunbeam Place, a residential home for abused and neglected children, and Peace Connect, a community center for the elderly. More than 80 volunteers worked alongside residents to spruce up dorms and common areas. Over 200 meals were served to residents between both centers over the course of the two days, and Team Members distributed nearly 300 care packages between the two centers and donated 100 bedside trolleys to Peace Connect. Nearly 400 people were impacted by the Singapore team's volunteer efforts.

Tokyo, Japan: More than 70 Team Members from the Hilton Worldwide JKM Regional Team, Corporate Sales Teams, Regional Japanese Elevator Trainees, Hilton Reservations & Customer Care, and Hilton Grand Vacations Club Japan teams joined forces and spent the day clearing away hundreds of pounds of rubbish and cleaning pathways following the summer hiking season at Mt. Fuji. Together with community partner Fujisan Club, an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the natural habitat of Mt. Fuji, volunteers helped preserve the national landmark which hosts more than 300,000 climbers annually. Preservation efforts of this national landmark are imperative for it to retain its World Heritage status with UNESCO.

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 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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®.