Travelers Earn 1,000 Hilton HHonors(R) Points for Donating Children's Books At Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotels

Hotel Brand Encourages Guests to Help "Drive Literacy Home"



Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from Homewood Suites by Hilton

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a coast-to-coast
 community outreach program to "Drive Literacy Home," Homewood Suites(R) by
 Hilton, a national brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels,
 encourages travelers to pack one or more children's books on their next trip
 and donate the book(s) to one of its nearly 100 hotels, now through May 26,
 2001.
     Book donors who are members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program
 can earn 1,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points.  All collected books will be
 donated by Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels to local children's charitable
 organizations.
     As part of its public call to travelers, the Homewood Suites by Hilton
 "Drives Literacy Home" campaign will kick off a nationwide book drive on April
 26, 2001 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with its grand opening event to
 celebrate that the brand is 100 hotels strong.  To jump-start each hotel's
 book collection effort, Homewood Suites by Hilton will make a national
 corporate donation of 10,000 Simon & Schuster children's books to local
 communities.  A 40-foot-long truck, driving cross-country to 66 communities,
 will deliver the books to each Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel.
     Throughout May 2001, all Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels will host book
 drives and special events to promote literacy in their communities and to
 collect books for a local organization that assists in promoting literacy for
 children in need.  Benefiting organizations could include children's
 hospitals, Head Start programs, poorly funded libraries and Big Brother and
 Big Sister programs.
     "As the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand continues to expand, we are
 pleased to be able to truly make a difference in the communities where we do
 business.  The Homewood Suites by Hilton "Drives Literacy Home" program
 provides an opportunity for each hotel to give back to its community and
 support a very serious national need-children's literacy, while at the same
 time rewarding our most frequent guests with Hilton HHonors points," said Jim
 Holthouser, senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by
 Hilton.
     According to a recent study by the Carnegie Corporation, one in three
 American kindergartners arrive in school unprepared to learn, and parents
 routinely read to only 50 percent of infants and toddlers. Homewood Suites by
 Hilton is making a concerted effort to help change these statistics and
 improve the national level of children's literacy.
     Ideal for families traveling with children, Homewood Suites by Hilton is
 an upscale, all-suite hotel that offers spacious, one-and two-bedroom suites
 with separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens.  Other
 features include a 24-hour Suite Shop(R) convenience store, exercise facility,
 guest laundry, daily complimentary breakfast, evening manager's reception with
 complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages every Monday through Thursday and
 grocery shopping service.
 
     Hilton HHonors is a guest reward program designed for frequent travelers
 who stay at any of the more than 2,000 participating Hilton(R), Conrad(TM),
 Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn &
 Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton hotels around
 the world.  Enrollment is free, and members receive privileges including
 recognition and special services while accumulating both Points & Miles? for
 the same stay when they stay at most any rate at a participating hotel.
 Customers interested in joining Hilton HHonors can do so online by visiting
 http://www.hiltonhhonors.com.
 
 

SOURCE Homewood Suites by Hilton
    MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a coast-to-coast
 community outreach program to "Drive Literacy Home," Homewood Suites(R) by
 Hilton, a national brand of upscale all-suite, residential-style hotels,
 encourages travelers to pack one or more children's books on their next trip
 and donate the book(s) to one of its nearly 100 hotels, now through May 26,
 2001.
     Book donors who are members of the Hilton HHonors(R) guest reward program
 can earn 1,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points.  All collected books will be
 donated by Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels to local children's charitable
 organizations.
     As part of its public call to travelers, the Homewood Suites by Hilton
 "Drives Literacy Home" campaign will kick off a nationwide book drive on April
 26, 2001 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with its grand opening event to
 celebrate that the brand is 100 hotels strong.  To jump-start each hotel's
 book collection effort, Homewood Suites by Hilton will make a national
 corporate donation of 10,000 Simon & Schuster children's books to local
 communities.  A 40-foot-long truck, driving cross-country to 66 communities,
 will deliver the books to each Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel.
     Throughout May 2001, all Homewood Suites by Hilton hotels will host book
 drives and special events to promote literacy in their communities and to
 collect books for a local organization that assists in promoting literacy for
 children in need.  Benefiting organizations could include children's
 hospitals, Head Start programs, poorly funded libraries and Big Brother and
 Big Sister programs.
     "As the Homewood Suites by Hilton brand continues to expand, we are
 pleased to be able to truly make a difference in the communities where we do
 business.  The Homewood Suites by Hilton "Drives Literacy Home" program
 provides an opportunity for each hotel to give back to its community and
 support a very serious national need-children's literacy, while at the same
 time rewarding our most frequent guests with Hilton HHonors points," said Jim
 Holthouser, senior vice president of brand management for Homewood Suites by
 Hilton.
     According to a recent study by the Carnegie Corporation, one in three
 American kindergartners arrive in school unprepared to learn, and parents
 routinely read to only 50 percent of infants and toddlers. Homewood Suites by
 Hilton is making a concerted effort to help change these statistics and
 improve the national level of children's literacy.
     Ideal for families traveling with children, Homewood Suites by Hilton is
 an upscale, all-suite hotel that offers spacious, one-and two-bedroom suites
 with separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens.  Other
 features include a 24-hour Suite Shop(R) convenience store, exercise facility,
 guest laundry, daily complimentary breakfast, evening manager's reception with
 complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages every Monday through Thursday and
 grocery shopping service.
 
     Hilton HHonors is a guest reward program designed for frequent travelers
 who stay at any of the more than 2,000 participating Hilton(R), Conrad(TM),
 Doubletree(R), Embassy Suites Hotels(R), Hampton Inn(R), Hampton Inn &
 Suites(R), Hilton Garden Inn(R), Homewood Suites(R) by Hilton hotels around
 the world.  Enrollment is free, and members receive privileges including
 recognition and special services while accumulating both Points & Miles? for
 the same stay when they stay at most any rate at a participating hotel.
 Customers interested in joining Hilton HHonors can do so online by visiting
 http://www.hiltonhhonors.com.
 
 SOURCE  Homewood Suites by Hilton