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Embassy Suites Hotels And Homewood Suites By Hilton Unveil Campaign To Simplify Family Reunion Planning


Hilton Worldwide Brands Offer Tools and Resources to Elevate Family Reunions

from Planning to Celebrating  

Family reunions are momentous celebrations that connect families and honor cultural heritage.  Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upscale, all-suite hotels, and Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, are teaming up for a campaign to help make family reunion planning easy and stress-free. The campaign, titled "Count On It," includes a thoughtfully designed reunion planning site at hiltonfamilyreunions.com which allows family reunion organizers to take advantage of special offers, coordinate with meeting planners to organize on-site events, create a personalized web page to publish specific details and schedules, book or upgrade rooms using points from Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, and help family members seamlessly manage room bookings and special requests. 

"Families can count on Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton to help simplify the planning process and deliver enjoyable accommodations with amenities that make it easy for families to focus on togetherness and fun, whether in their suite or at a reunion activity," said Mary Beth Parks, senior vice president, global marketing, Hilton Worldwide.

According to the "Black Consumers and Travel" report released by Mintel, a market intelligence agency, African-American consumers prefer to travel with family. The report also indicates African-American consumers prefer hotels with inclusive amenities.

Embassy Suites Hotels offers unmatched amenities every family member can enjoy including two-room suites with separate living and sleeping areas, free made-to-order breakfast, complimentary drinks* and snacks in the evening, and complimentary, 24-hour access to on-site fitness facilities and business centers. Most locations also offer swimming pools. Homewood Suites by Hilton enables families to feel at home by providing generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet a daily full hot breakfast and complimentary evening social Monday thru Thursday and complimentary grocery shopping service**  Most locations also offer complimentary recreational options such as a fitness center, pool, putting green, and sports courts enabling travelers to "stay in the groove." Both Hilton Worldwide brands are part of Hilton HHonors loyalty program, which offers members the ability to earn both points and airline miles for their stays. HHonors points can be used to book or upgrade rooms and guests can even use a combination of points and money to book rooms.

Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton will also partner with organizations including the National Urban League, Black Meetings & Tourism and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women to provide families with resourceful information, including helpful tips and insights specifically related to family reunion planning and travel. Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by will also provide hotel accommodations for The Tom Joyner Morning Show "Meet Ev'ry Listener Tour."


Tom Joyner, along with co-hosts Sybil Wilkes and J. Anthony Brown, will broadcast live from a different region of the country. Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton will serve as a hotel home during the tour, and help further highlight the amenities that make both perfect for family reunions and family travel in general. For additional information or to book your family reunion, please visit hiltonfamilyreunions.com.  

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide's twelve market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers every guest a two-room suite, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks* and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated, experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites Hotels has 219 hotels with 40 in the pipeline. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at news.embassysuites.com, www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and www.twitter.com/EmbassySuites.

About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 350 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader that has been named "Top Upscale Extended-Stay" hotel by J.D. Power the last five years. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. With Hilton's award-winning digital check-in with room selection tool, Hilton HHonors members can log into their accounts and choose their exact room from a digital floor plan, as well as customize their room prior to arrival with amenity requests. The service is available for 650,000+ rooms at more than 4,100 properties across 11 brands worldwide. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite AssuranceĀ® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or news.homewoodsuites.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 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,300 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 715,000 rooms in 94 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, 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 HHonorsĀ®.

Visit news.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.

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