ORLANDO, FL (March 4, 2014) — Today, Hilton Grand Vacations announced the launch of its Travel with PurposeTM Volunteer Program, focused on creating fun, hands-on experiences for young people and adults visiting Orlando to add philanthropy to their travel plans.
Vacationing Club Members and guests staying at Parc Soleil by Hilton Grand Vacations Club in Orlando can participate in the program which offers a variety of projects to help strengthen and support the local community, and to benefit distinctive outreach efforts. Projects include the Travel with PurposeTM Paracord Survival Bracelet program supporting active military servicemen and women and Operation: Gratitude; and distinctive Kids Camp programs engage young people in innovative activities including the assembly of emergency preparedness kits for local families and the opportunity to help preserve the natural resources and beauty of Central Florida through environmental sustainability projects.
“The Hilton Grand Vacations family is proud to launch this new program that provides opportunities for our timeshare owners and guests to help strengthen the communities where they travel,” said Kim Kreiger, Senior Vice President Club and Resorts for Hilton Grand Vacations. “Just as we provide unforgettable experiences for our Club Members and guests, we have the ability to provide meaningful opportunities and support to local neighbors in need.”
The Volunteer Program is part of Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Travel with PurposeTM, providing shared value to our business and communities around the world. Travel with PurposeTM is built on four focus areas: creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where we operate; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of our use of natural resources.
As part of the program, Hilton Grand Vacations also launched an innovative channel of support through Café Soleil, the resort’s popular poolside grill and bar. A portion of the proceeds earned from a new signature cocktail, The Charity Chiller, will support the Travel with PurposeTM Volunteer Program. This refreshing beverage, ideal for enjoying in the Florida sun, is a frozen strawberry lemonade featuring Florida Cane Strawberry Vodka, Fat Tuesday Lemonade mix and a splash of Fat Tuesday Strawberry mix. For every Charity Chiller purchase, Hilton Grand Vacations will donate $3 per drink to help fund creative, hands-on activities for kids and parents to support families throughout Orlando. A non-alcoholic Charity Chiller will also be offered to allow parents and kids to say, “cheers” to Traveling with Purpose as a family.
About Travel with PurposeTM
Travel with PurposeTM is Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to provide shared value to its business and communities around the world. As the driving strategy for Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility efforts, Travel with Purpose focuses on creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening local communities where Team Members live, work and travel; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the use of natural resources. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility for more information.
About Hilton Grand Vacations Company, LLC
Hilton Resorts Corporation, dba Hilton Grand Vacations, is a division of Hilton Worldwide, recognized as a leading global hospitality company. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, Hilton Grand Vacations develops, markets and operates a system of brand name, high-quality vacation ownership resorts in select vacation destinations. The company also manages and operates two innovative club membership programs: Hilton Grand Vacations Club® and The Hilton Club®, providing exclusive exchange, leisure travel, and reservation services for more than 212,000 Club Members. For more information, visitwww.hiltongrandvacations.com orwww.hiltongrandvacationsmediacenter.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) 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 678,000 rooms in 91 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
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