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MCLEAN, Va. - Travelers worldwide have donated their points to aid the victims of the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti. Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of brands, has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the world's largest humanitarian organization, to provide an opportunity for HHonors members to donate their points to support Haiti earthquake relief efforts. In addition, Hilton HHonors pledged to match the total number of member donations - dollar-for-dollar - up to $250,000.
Since Hilton HHonors announced the dollar-for-dollar match, approximately 5,766 Hilton HHonors members have donated more than $361,225. Together, with the match, Hilton HHonors and its members have contributed $611,225 to the Red Cross efforts in Haiti. Donations will go toward relief items such as mosquito nets, blankets, sleeping mats, tents, shelter tool kits, hygiene parcels, kitchen sets, buckets, tarpaulins and water purification tablets.
"The tragedy in Haiti is immeasurable," said Jeff Diskin, Senior Vice President, Customer Marketing, Hilton Worldwide. "It is heart-warming to see our members around the world come together to support the relief efforts during such a disaster. Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti and we thank our members for their generosity."
"We are very grateful for initiatives such as those of Hilton HHonors to support our operations in Haiti," notes IFRC Under-Secretary General for Disaster Response and Early Recovery, Yasemin Aysan. "This international generosity is vital for us to provide not only emergency assistance for the millions of Haitians who have been affected, but also essential long-term support to help people rebuild their lives and livelihoods."
To join Hilton HHonors and its members by donating points to support the victims of the Haiti earthquake and other causes, including relief efforts for the recent earthquake in Chile, please visit www.hiltonhhonors.com or send an email to HHonors_Giving_Back@hilton.com with name, address, Hilton HHonors account number and number of points being donated.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors is an esteemed guest reward program that gives frequent travelers a fast way to earn the rewards they want most. It is the only guest reward program to offer Points & Miles and No Blackout Dates with no capacity controls at more than 3,500 hotels. Members can Double Dip to earn HHonors points and airline miles for the same stay, at nearly any rate, at participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. In addition to redeeming HHonors points for complimentary nights, Hilton HHonors members can also redeem points for merchandise, vacation packages, unique experience rewards and more. Membership in HHonors is free. Travelers may enroll online by visiting HiltonHHonors.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For more than 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.
For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
Scott Carman, Hilton Worldwide
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About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 60 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (honors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, or race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHonors.com or connect with Hilton Honors at news.hiltonhonors.com.