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Hilton Worldwide Awards Travel with Purpose Action Grants

Supporting Local Solutions to Community Challenges

MCLEAN, Va. - Thursday, July 9th 2015 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced it is awarding more than $280,000 to 100 Hilton Worldwide properties and community organizations around the world as part of its Travel with Purpose Action Grant program. The grants are intended to support the development of local projects and strengthen the quality of life in the communities in which Hilton Worldwide’s hotels and offices serve. Now in its third year, the program has awarded over $500,000 to nearly 200 community projects around the world.

All of Hilton’s more than 4,350 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, as well as offices, were eligible to develop and submit a project for consideration. This year, 420 teams developed applications to support local projects that provide unique engagement opportunities for local teams and creative approaches to address social and environmental challenges. These projects align with the company’s four focus areas: creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening local communities; celebrating cultures and the positive impact of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the use of natural resources.

“Our teams in more than 4,000 communities around the world are proud to contribute local ideas and solutions to global challenges,” said Jennifer Silberman, vice president of corporate responsibility for Hilton Worldwide. “The Travel with Purpose Action Grants program provides a vehicle for our hotels and offices to work with local community organizations and develop approaches that make the best use of hotel and community resources. Our teams are invested in their communities’ success and communities need businesses that are committed to making a positive impact. We see it as a win-win opportunity for everyone.”

Leveraging a network of more than 1,100 community and sustainability hotel champions around the world, teams worked together to research and develop projects that would benefit the local community and drive business objectives. The scope of winning projects includes reducing food waste to help fight hunger; educating young people on water conservation; building composting and greenhouse facilities to support hotel micros gardens; delivering life skills and entrepreneurial training for underserved women; and creating mentorship programs for young people entering the hospitality industry.

2015 Travel with Purpose Action Grant Recipients


Community Organization

$5,000 Awardees

Conrad Bali

Nusa Dua Reef Foundation

Providence Biltmore, Curio Collection by Hilton

Providence Parks Conservancy

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs

On-site Sustainability Project

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Burlington

Edmunds Elementary School

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Missoula - Edgewater

Youth Homes

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta - Marietta

Action Ministries

Embassy Suites San Juan - Hotel & Casino

Hogar Cuna San Cristobal

Embassy Suites Omaha - La Vista/Hotel & Conference Center

Papillion La Vista School

Embassy Suites Brunswick

Keep Brunswick Golden Isles Beautiful

Hilton Cartagena Hotel


Hilton Garden Inn Trivandrum

SMSS, Hindu Mahila Mandiram

Hilton Garden Inn Norwalk

Live Green CT

Parc Soleil Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations

Central Florida Jobs Initiative- Christian HELP Foundation, Inc

Hilton Cairns

Deadly Success

Hilton Auckland

Wesley Primary School

Hilton Panama

Casa Esperanza

Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa

Ecole Familiale De L’Ouest

Hilton Anatole

Sustainability-On Site

HRCC Dallas

Mosaic Family Services, Inc.

Home2 Suites by Hilton - Charlotte I-77 South, NC

Beds for Kids

Homewood Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown, GA

Atlanta Mission

Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Onlus Equoevento


Community Organization

$3,000 Awardees

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Bangalore

Prison Fellowship Bengaluru

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street

Sustainability On-Site

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Goa – Arpora - Baga

Government Primary School

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai - Jumeirah Beach

UN World Food Program

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

On-site Sustainability Project

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Springfield

On-site Sustainability Project

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel LAX - El Segundo

Tree Musketeers

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Claremont

Shoes That Fit

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Libertyville - Mundelein

A Safe Place

Hotel Maya - a DoubleTree by Hilton

Precious Lambs Preschool

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree

Pittsburgh Cares

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Colorado Springs – World Arena

Aspen Pointe Culinary Training Program

Embassy Suites Napa Valley

Harvest Middle School

Embassy Suites Dulles - North/Loudoun

Chantilly High School

Hampton Inn St. Louis Downtown (At the Gateway Arch)

I Love Ferguson Committee

Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe


Hilton Xi'an

Yellow River Soup Kitchen

Hilton Sanya Yalong Bay Resort & Spa

BN Vocational School

Hilton Beijing Capital Airport

Beijing Stars and Rain

Millennium Hilton Bangkok


Hilton Kuching

Kuching Children’s Home

Hilton Hanoi Opera

Blue Dragon

Hilton Shenzhen Shekou Nanhai

California Sunshine Academy

Hilton Petaling Jaya

Agathians Home Shelter

Hilton Singapore

Marymount Centre

Hilton Colombo

Ruhuna Wellassa Area Foundation

Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Lake Taupo

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Prague Old Town

Rozlet Ops

Hilton Kyiv

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Project Search

Hilton Munich City

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus


Hilton Mexico City Reforma

Banco de Alimentos

Hilton Cape Town City Centre

Salesian Institute Youth Projects

Hilton Doha

Youth Company-Qatar

Hilton Al Ain

Sustainability On-Site

Hilton Baltimore

Big Brother’s Big Sister’s

Hilton Phoenix Suites

Arizona Cactus Pine Council

Memphis Operations Center

Memphis Institute for Leadership Education at the University of Memphis

Homewood Suites by Hilton Reading

Rotary Club of Spring Township Centennial

Homewood Suites by Hilton New York/Midtown Manhattan Times Square-South, NY

Food Bank of NYC


Community Organization

$1,000 Awardees

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Dhigurah Island Council

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Phuket - Surin Beach

Cherngthalay Municipal School

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lisbon - Fontana Park

Junta de Freguesia de Arrois

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester

The Spinnery Day School

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport

Friends of Youth – Griffin Home

Embassy Suites Corpus Christi

Hammons Education Leadership Programs

Embassy Suites San Diego - La Jolla

San Diego Coastkeeper

Hampton Inn Clarion

Clarion Area JSHS- Art History Club

Hampton Inn Melbourne-Viera

East Coast Zoological Society of Florida dba Brevard Zoo

Hampton Inn & Suites Ridgecrest

Ridgecrest Autism Awareness

Hampton Inn New Smyrna Beach

Marine Discovery Center

Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla

Madre Coraje

Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown

Saskatoon Friendship Society

Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale

Avondale Youth Advisory Commission (City of Avondale)

Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg

Ft Bragg Fisher House

Hilton Garden Inn Eden Prairie/Minneapolis, MN

Sojourner Project

Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Airport

Locker #505, Student Clothing Bank

Hilton Foshan

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Surfers Paradise

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Beijing

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Berlin

GEBEWO Soziale Dienste

Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center

Down Turkey DS Assoc.

Hilton Amsterdam

GRO Mushrooms B.V.

Hilton Warwick / Stratford-Upon-Avon

On-site Sustainability Project

Hilton Sofia

Sustainability On-Site

Hilton Vienna

Arbeitersamariterbund House SIDRA

Hilton Brussels Grand Place


Makkah Hilton Towers

Makkah Al Zohoor Orphanage

Hilton Hurghada Resort

Egyptian Food Bank

McLean Headquarters

Alternative House

Home2 Suites by Hilton Omaha West, NE

Open Door Mission

Homewood Suites by Hilton Slidell, LA

On-site Sustainability Project

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newtown-Langhorne, PA

The Center of Autism Philadelphia

Homewood Suites by Hilton Binghamton/Vestal, NY

Family Enrichment Network

Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah

On-site Sustainability Project

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 4,350 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 720,000 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 by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,,,and

About Travel with Purpose

Travel with Purpose 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 for more information.


Chris Brooks

Hilton Worldwide

+1 703 883 5808



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