MCLEAN, Val. - More than 700 U.S. athletes will be one step closer to fulfilling their Olympic and Paralympic dreams this summer as they make their way to London to compete in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To show support for Team USA, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands and a proud sponsor of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams, is encouraging fans to submit good luck messages to Team USA with the launch of the "Support the Dream" program. Through August 12, 2012, fans can send their well-wishes at HHonors.com/SupportTheDream. For every good luck message posted, HHonors will donate $1 worth of amenities to help improve U.S. Olympic Training facilities, up to $250,000 worth of improvements.
The refurbishments will include beds, pillows, sheets and towels along with other amenities needed at the facilities to ensure that athletes have a comfortable place to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of training.
"I know what it's like to spend months away from home, training in the hopes of making it to the Olympic Games," said Olympian and HHonors spokesperson Kerri Strug. "Training can be both physically and mentally challenging, making it even more important for athletes to have a space where they can feel at home and unwind. The upgrades that Hilton HHonors - with the help of Team USA fans across the country - is able to provide will make a lasting impact to help athletes pursue their Olympic dreams."
In addition to giving back to Team USA, Hilton HHonors members who submit their good luck messages by July 1, 2012, can enter for the chance to win one of two trips for two to cheer on Team USA at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A variety of other prizes, including a day at a U.S. Olympic Training Center, an exclusive meet and greet with Michael Phelps, HHonors points packages and more will be awarded each time Team USA wins a medal in London.
"As we continue to support Team USA on the road to London, Hilton HHonors is excited to introduce the 'Support the Dream' program, giving fans another way to feel inspired and connected to the Olympic spirit," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide. "Through our commitment to the U.S. Olympic Committee, it is our hope that we can make a significant contribution with these refurbishments to ensure the success of the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls."
Fans' good luck messages will also follow Team USA to London, where they will be streamed for athletes to see on the Hilton HHonors Dream Wall at USA House during the 17 days of the Games.
For additional information on the Hilton HHonors "Support the Dream" program, including complete terms and conditions, or to become a Hilton HHonors member, visit www.HHonors.com/SupportTheDream.
About the USOC
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee as the sole entity in the United States whose mission involves training, entering and underwriting the full expenses for the U.S. teams in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. In addition to being the steward of the U.S. Olympic Movement, the USOC is the moving force for support of sports in the United States that are on the program of the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its 34 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 3,900 hotels in 90 countries and territories. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer ‘No Blackout Dates’ and ‘Points & Miles’ for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating 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. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.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.