Sep 22, 2013DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok and Ark International Begins Partnership with Career Day for At-Risk Children

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BANGKOK, Thailand - DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok today kicked off its partnership at Career Day with Ark International, an organization defending the rights of children at risk.  They have created Nak Suu, a rugby academy that uses sports to develop opportunities for youth.  The DoubleTree team joined the games over the weekend to introduce themselves and organized a "career day," explaining the opportunities available in hotels.  Team members also inspired kids by giving them a short explanation of how a guest checks in, standard amenities available in rooms, and how each department contributes to hotel operations.  The event is a reflection of DoubleTree's CARE (Create a Rewarding Experience) culture by nurturing the next generation of leaders for the hospitality industry.  The partnership aligns with Hilton Worldwide's Travel with PurposeTM commitment by creating learning and career opportunities for underprivileged Thai youth.

Chris Ehmann, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok said, "We are excited to kick off our partnership with Ark International.  The career day is the first step where our team members visit the kids, as we aim to inspire them of the opportunities in the hospitality industry.  Going forward, we will bring them back to the hotel and give them a first-look at different possibilities for each position in various departments, which will hopefully lead to real jobs for them.  A core part of Ark's mission is to address specific needs for children at risk.  We hope today's activities will encourage them to make better life choices, learn English, and stay in school."

Nicole Fakaua, Director of Ark International, said, "The DoubleTree by Hilton team is making a great effort to provide real opportunities for disadvantaged children.  Corporate social responsibility is most effective when these partnerships create a platform for kids to not only dream but have actual and equal prospects for a sustainable future.  The DoubleTree team is so warm, positive and welcoming to our children.  We are thrilled about the partnership and we look forward to seeing it bloom in very positive ways for our kids." 

For more information about Ark International, visit www.arkintl.org to learn more about their programs, news, and volunteer opportunities.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok an upscale hotel located on Sukhumvit 26 in the heart of one of the city's major business and entertainment districts. Phrom Phong BTS sky train station is a short walk away and the hotel is a 40-minute drive to Bangkok International Suvarnabhumi Airport. Famous attractions such as Bangkok's cultural Old City (Wat Pho) are a 30-minute drive and the Grand Palace is 30 minutes away.

The 177-room DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok offers guests a warm welcome and a signature chocolate chip cookie upon arrival. The hotel can accommodate gatherings for up to 400 guests in its largest function room, while its all-day casual diner-style restaurant tempts guests with Thai, Vietnamese and Western dishes. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center,an outdoor pool which is open daily from 7am to 9pm, complimentary wireless Internet  both in-room and in the public areas. The DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok lives by the brand's longstanding culture of CARE and focus on delighting guests who appreciate a place Where the Little Things Mean Everything.

For more information about our hotel, please visit www.sukhumvitbangkok.doubletree.com. Social media users can engage with DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok at www.facebook.com/doubletreesukhumvit, www.twitter.com/doubletreebkk, and www.instagram.com/doubletreebkk.

About Travel with PurposeTM
Travel with PurposeTM 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 www.hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility for more information. 

Contacts:
Pimanong Yunyongkasamsuk
DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok
+66 2649 6666
pimanong.yunyongkasamsuk@hilton.com

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