Homewood Suites by Hilton Receives Honor from Charitable Partner

Memphis, Tennessee (PressExposure) April 26, 2008 -- Homewood Suites by Hilton, the international brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels, has announced it has been honored by the National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH) with a Watlov Family Outstanding Service Award for the brand’s philanthropic support of the organization.

Homewood Suites has partnered with the NCH for more than two years in helping to raise funds, hold clothing and linen drives, and other charitable initiatives for the organization. Additionally, Homewood Suites recently completed a short documentary on the NCH, which will air on the in-room entertainment guide, LodgeNet, later this spring.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by the NCH for our work with the organization,” said Bill Duncan, Vice President, Brand Marketing and Sales, for Homewood Suites. “Both at a brand level and through the involvement of our individual hotels, Homewood remains committed to helping end the tragedy of homelessness.”

The Watlov Family Outstanding Service Award is awarded to partners of the NCH who go above and beyond in helping to raise awareness of the organization. It was presented during a board meeting earlier this month.

The National Coalition for the Homeless, founded in 1982, is a national network of people who are currently experiencing or who have experienced homelessness, activists and advocates, community-based and faith-based service providers, and others committed to a single mission of ending homelessness. The NCH is committed to creating the systemic and attitudinal changes necessary to prevent and end homelessness. At the same time, the organization works to meet the immediate needs of people who are currently experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of doing so. For more information on the organization, visit http://www.nationalhomeless.org.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton Launched in 1989, the brand now has more than 220 Homewood Suites hotels open with another 130 in the development pipeline. Beyond its spacious residential-style hotel 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. Additional guest services at Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels include a complimentary grocery shopping service* and a complete business center at most locations.

Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,000 hotels and 500,000 rooms in 76 countries and territories, including 100,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection.

*Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

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About Homewood Suites by Hilton

PR contact:
Brad Carmony
Director Brand Marketing
Hilton Brand Communications
Homewood Suites by Hilton
755 Crossover Lane

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Press Release Submitted On: April 24, 2008 at 6:07 am
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