MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earlier this week, as part of Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to extending hospitality to local communities, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for the company’s 10 distinct hotel brands, hosted the finale event of its 8th Annual Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series, presented by the Citi® Hilton HHonors™ Reserve Card. Celebrity guests, including Alanis Morissette and Kevin Nealon, were on hand at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles to raise funds for City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading research, treatment and education centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
More than $250,000 was raised during the event. Additional funds are expected from the Hilton HHonors Global Giving platform, which is matching all HHonors member donations to City of Hope through the end of October. Members will earn 10 Hilton HHonors points for every dollar donated to City of Hope through www.globalgiving.org/hhonors-coh.
“For eight years, the Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series and its contributions to charitable organizations have reaffirmed Hilton Worldwide’s Travel with Purpose commitment to make a difference through creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably,” said Jeff Diskin, executive vice president, Hilton Worldwide. “This year, we’re pleased to extend our impact and involvement with City of Hope by matching our members’ donations to the organization through the Global Giving platform.”
“It’s hard to fully express our gratitude to Hilton HHonors and its members for what their contributions do for City of Hope,” said Sharon Joyce, vice president, industries development, City of Hope. “Every dollar provides our patients with access to treatments they may not have had otherwise and helps our doctors conduct research that brings us one step closer to eradicating life-threatening diseases.”
Since its inception, the Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series has raised more than $1.3 million for charities across the U.S., including City of Hope. In addition, Hilton HHonors members can give back to charities, including City of Hope, year-round through the Giving Back program by visiting http://HHonors.com/givingback.
For more information on the Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series and photos from the event, visit the Hilton HHonors Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HiltonHHonors). To donate to City of Hope through Hilton HHonors, visit www.globalgiving.org/hhonors-coh. To become a Hilton HHonors member, visit HHonors.com. Additional information about corporate responsibility at Hilton Worldwide is available at http://cr.hiltonworldwide.com/.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, offers approximately 38 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 4,000 hotels in 90 countries and territories. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer ‘No Blackout Dates’ and ‘Points & Miles’ for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels& Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com. Members can now also book reservations, manage their accounts and redeem special offers with the new Hilton HHonors mobile app for iPhone.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide 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 665,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonorsTM. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics in Antelope Valley and South Pasadena. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics. For more information, visit www.cityofhope.org or follow City of Hope on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Breakthroughs blog or Flickr.