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Hilton Hotels & Resorts Invites Travelers to Celebrate National LGBT Pride Month
|By Business Wire
|June 9, 2014 10:00 AM EDT
In support of National LGBT Pride Month this June, Hilton
Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide and the
No.1 Hotel Chain/Brand with Best Outreach to the LGBT Community*, is
celebrating with notable LGBT partnerships and activities, including
participation in key Pride events as the official hotel partner or host
hotel, as well as the re-launch of a newly updated Hilton.com/GoOut
“Hilton is committed to fulfilling our brand promise of ensuring that
every guest feels cared for, valued and respected by setting the stage
for LGBT travelers on any travel occasion,” said Rob Palleschi, global
head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. “We launched our Stay Hilton. Go
Out. campaign in 2012 because being good stewards of the LGBT
community is a top priority for Hilton. Leading the charge on important
issues is part of our DNA. It’s why we always look for new ways to
authentically connect with LGBT travelers – from sponsoring LGBT
festivals to our extensive website re-launch.”
In honor of National LGBT Pride Month, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is
demonstrating its continued commitment to the LGBT community through the
Refreshing the Hilton.com/GoOut website to feature LGBT
tastemakers sharing travel experiences, tips and unique content. The
website has become a central part of Stay Hilton. Go Out.
featuring information about LGBT travel, a global calendar of Pride
Month events, promotions, relevant news and more.
Serving as the official host hotel or hotel partner of LGBT events,
including WorldPride in Toronto [June 20 – 29]; Capital Pride in
Washington, D.C. [May 30 – June 8] and WhistlerPRIDE in Whistler,
British Columbia [January 26 – February 2] earlier this year; OUT 100
and the GLAAD Media Awards. Hilton Hotels & Resorts also served as the
presenting sponsor of Capital Pride’s Heroes Gala in Washington, D.C.,
in May, where Palleschi honored community members for their
outstanding LGBT advocacy. In addition, the brand sponsored Capital
Pride’s Parade, Festival and 3rd Annual Music In The Night,
an evening featuring live musical theater performances to kick off
Washington, D.C.’s Pride festivities.
Hosting the wedding reception for co-plaintiffs Paul Katami and
Jeff Zarrillo of California’s “Proposition 8” Supreme Court case, which
defeated the law banning same-sex marriage in the state
nearly one year ago. Hilton will host the wedding at its iconic
hotel, The Beverly Hilton, on June 28 in Beverly Hills, Calif. to
celebrate this monumental moment with the LGBT community. Parent
company Hilton Worldwide is committed to making wedding moments
memorable by allowing couples to express their individuality, honor
their cultural heritage and observe their own rituals at properties
around the world.
Additionally, last week, Jeff Diskin, Executive Vice President of
Commercial Services at Hilton Worldwide, was appointed to the GLAAD
National Board of Directors, where he will provide expertise to further
GLAAD’s mission to rewrite the script for LGBT equality.
Hilton Worldwide is a proud supporter of equal rights for all people,
scoring a perfect 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014
Corporate Equality Index. Hilton further demonstrates its
commitment to the LGBT community by partnering with national LGBT
organizations, including: GLAAD; Human Rights Campaign; International
Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA); National Gay & Lesbian
Chamber of Commerce; National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; Out & Equal
Workplace Advocates; and Point Foundation.
Stay Hilton. Go Out.
In 2012, Hilton introduced its Stay Hilton. Go Out. program to
celebrate the culture and nightlife of top destinations around the
world. At launch, a dedicated Stay Hilton. Go Out. package was
rolled out at 140 Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Grand Vacations
properties; today, there are more than 460 participating properties
worldwide. This year, the package includes high-speed Internet, a
one-year digital subscription to OUT magazine – one of the
world’s leading gay magazines, two complimentary welcome beverages and
late checkout when available.
To learn more about the brand’s commitment to the LGBT community through
its Stay Hilton. Go Out. campaign, visit the brand’s refreshed
website at Hilton.com/GoOut.
* Source: Community Marketing, Inc. Community Marketing & Insights 17th
Annual LGBT Travel Survey, October 2012. More information available upon
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels
& Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing
products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at
more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish,
forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping
experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected.
Access the latest news at news.hilton.com
and begin your journey at www.hilton.com
for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels
Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market leading
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 95
years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition
of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of
eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100
managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties,
with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including
Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels
& Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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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