Hilton HHonors(R) Encourages Members to Give Back to Canadian Communities Through a New Partnership with Kids Help Phone



    TORONTO & BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF., December 5 /CNW/ - The Hilton Family of
Hotels announced today that members of its highly popular guest reward
program, Hilton HHonors(R), can now redeem their HHonors points towards a cash
donation(a) of US$25 to Kids Help Phone. Kids Help Phone is the first Canadian
charity to be added to the Hilton Family Giving Back Program, celebrating a
select collection of philanthropic groups that the company supports throughout
the year.

    Hilton HHonors points may be redeemed in increments of 10,000 (each
10,000 points equals a US$25 donation). Each point redemption to Kids Help
Phone helps ensure that Canadian kids can get the help they need: Kids Help
Phone reports that 10,000 Hilton HHonors points can help two runaways find
shelter for the night, or help counsellors connect two kids with support
services in their own community.

    "The Hilton Family is proud of its legacy of lending support to the
communities in which we do business by way of event sponsorships, direct
donations and team member participation. Expanding the support of the Hilton
Family Giving Back Program to include a Canadian charity reinforces the global
nature of our business, and our commitment to help make our world a better
place to live," said Adam Burke, senior vice president and managing director
of Hilton HHonors Worldwide.

    Kids Help Phone is Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and
anonymous phone and web counselling, referral and information service for
children and youth. Every day, professional counsellors provide immediate,
caring support to young people in urban and rural communities across the
country. Kids contact Kids Help Phone about every issue imaginable - from
school, dating and family problems, to depression, abuse and suicide. Last
year, Kids Help Phone helped young people in need from almost 3,000 Canadian
communities more than 1.5 million times by providing counselling, referral and
information on the phone and online. For more information on Kids Help Phone,
please visit www.kidshelpphone.ca.

    Since 2005, the Hilton Family of Hotels in Canada has been a proud
supporter of Kids Help Phone and their very worthwhile efforts in making a
positive difference in the lives of Canadian children. This partnership
includes monetary donations, employee participation in fund-raising events,
event sponsorship, and donation of hotel stays for fund-raising efforts.

    For more information about the Giving Back Program, visit
www.hiltonfamily.com/givingback. Hilton HHonors membership, earning of Points
& Miles(R), and redemption of points are subject to HHonors Terms and
Conditions.

    About The HHonors Program

    Hilton HHonors(R) is a guest reward program that gives frequent
travellers a faster way to earn the rewards they want most. Enrolled members
can Double Dip(R) to earn HHonors points and airline miles for the same stay,
at nearly any rate, at more than 2,800 participating Hilton(R), Conrad(R),
Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn &
Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations(TM), Homewood Suites
by Hilton(R), Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection(TM) hotels around the
world.

    Due to the veritable flexibility, generosity and value offered by HHonors
program features, as well as the many attractive promotions that HHonors
offers each year, the program has been recognized with numerous travel
industry awards.

    Membership in HHonors is free. Travellers may enroll online by visiting
www.hiltonfamily.com. Or, to enroll instantly in the program and make
reservations, consumers in the U.S. and Canada may call 1-800-HHONORS.

    The Hilton HHonors(R) Giving Back program allows members to redeem as few
as 10,000 points to support a variety of highly reputable non-profit
organizations that are making an enormous difference in the lives of people in
great need of caring services. For more information about the Giving Back
program, visit www.hiltonfamily.com/givingback. Hilton HHonors membership,
earning of Points & Miles(R), and redemption of points are subject to HHonors
Terms and Conditions.

    Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company with
more than 2,800 hotels and 480,000 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(R), Conrad(R) Hotels &
Resorts, Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn
& Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Hilton Grand Vacations(TM), Homewood Suites
by Hilton(R) and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection(R).

    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(R). 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.

    For more information about our company, please visit
www.hiltonworldwide.com, and to learn more about our be hospitable philosophy,
please visit www.behospitable.com.

    (a) Minimum point redemption by HHonors members is 10,000 points which
equals a US$25 donation. HHonors points can be donated in increments of 10,000
points. All HHonors point balances will be verified by the Hilton Reservations
and Customer Care center before donations to any of the selected charitable
organizations are processed. Once HHonors points are donated, the exchange
cannot be reversed or undone. You should consult with your own tax advisor
regarding whether this donation/redemption is tax deductible. (C) 2007 Hilton
HHonors Worldwide, LLC.




For further information:

For further information: Hilton Hotels Corporation (CANADA) Barbara
McCully, (416) 945-6650 barbara.mccully@hilton.com or Hilton Hotels
Corporation Kendra Walker, (310) 967-2974 kendra.walker@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com

Organization Profile

HILTON HOTELS CORPORATION

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890