Homewood suites by Hilton partners with the National Coalition for the Homeless in the Hilton hhonors giving back program

June 20, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Homewood Suites by Hilton, the national brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, is offering a simple option for guests wishing to give to a philanthropic cause and help those in need.

Homewood Suites guests who are HHonors members can donate their guest reward points which go towards a cash donation to the National Coalition for the Homeless, through The Hilton Family of Hotels’ Hilton HHonors Giving Back Program. The program, launched in February 2006, celebrates a select collection of philanthropic groups that many Hilton Family brands are currently working with. Every 10,000 points equals a $25 contribution*.

Homewood Suites is a partner of the National Coalition for the Homeless, a national advocacy organization working to end homelessness by focusing on the areas of housing, economic, and health-care justice, as well as civil and voting rights. In addition to a $25,000 contribution, Homewood Suites donates its furniture, refrigerators, bedding and bath goods to shelters as it upgrades guest rooms throughout the 200-property chain. Additionally, Homewood Suites, in partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless, held a three-day drive at the brand’s Memphis headquarters in July 2006 to collect new and/or gently used duffel bags, totes, and backpacks. The duffel bag drive ended in a city-wide donation to local homeless shelters.

"Through Homewood Suites’ partnership with the National Coalition for the Homeless, we hope to encourage our guests to support their charitable work,” said Rebecca Wyatt, vice president of brand management, Homewood Suites by Hilton. “Homewood is considered by many of our guests to be a home away from home and we feel that all people are entitled to a home-like atmosphere in their lives. The National Coalition for the Homeless strives to provide those less fortunate with various provisions so they can have a place to call home as well.”

For more information about this program and how Hilton HHonors members can help make a difference, visit the program's webpage at www.hiltonfamily.com/givingback.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton

Launched in 1989, the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand today has 200 hotels open with another 120 in the pipeline. Beyond its spacious suites and home-like amenities, Homewood Suites guests can find at each hotel an on-site Suite Shop convenience store, exercise facility and guest laundry at most locations. Guests can also enjoy a daily complimentary Suite Start hot breakfast and a Welcome Home reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings.

The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, “It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: "be hospitable". The philosophy is shared by all brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity.

Hilton Hotels Corporation’s sponsorship of the U.S. Olympic Team will extend through the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, and includes the 2008 U.S. Paralympic Team(s) and the 2007 U.S. Pan-Am Team.

Janella Loaiza
Hilton Brand Communications
Director Brand Marketing
Homewood Suites by Hilton
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