Oct 3, 2013Team Members from Doubletree by Hilton Alice Springs Celebrate Second Annual Hilton Worldwide Global Week of Service

Local Volunteers Join Thousands of Team Members Across 90 Countries and Territories by Serving Alice Springs Girl Guides

This information originated in Australian English.

ALICE SPRINGS, Australia - In celebration of Hilton Worldwide's second annual Global Week of Service, October 6 - 12, more than 20 volunteers from DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs are pulling up their sleeves in an effort to complete a garden makeover at the Alice Springs Girl Guides hall. Community service is a tradition embedded in Hilton Worldwide's culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across ten distinct brands and 4,000 properties. DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs efforts are a part of Hilton Worldwide's week-long celebration of the company's commitment to serving the communities where we live, work and travel, which this year includes hundreds of hands-on service projects globally. 

“When deciding on a community organisation to work with this year we considered a number of organisations in the community. The Alice Springs Girl Guides was a good fit with our global DoubleTree by Hilton focus, Teaching Kids To Care,“ said Clinton Farley, general manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs. “The Girl Guides have been serving the Alice Springs community for almost 80 years and are one of those organisations in the community that quietly work behind the scenes, often unrecognised for their impact on training, developing and teaching life skills to our young local people.”

The DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs activity is planned for Thursday October 10, from 3:00pm, and will include: a complete makeover of the Alice Springs Girl Guides front garden; review of irrigation; weeding; trimming trees; planting shrubs; laying new mulch and painting the front wall. “We are grateful for the support of Alice Springs Town Council and Bunnings who have come to the party in support of this exciting initiative,” said Clinton Farley.

Sue Ride, Girl Guides Head Leader, is excited about the support from DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs and the planned activity. "Our leaders, parents, and girls tend to spend a lot of time in the community fundraising to support our ongoing activities; we are delighted to be receiving a helping hand for the beautification of the Girl Guides hall and surrounds. In particular, we have most recently been fundraising for the Girl Guides State Camp being held in Alice Springs in 2014; honouring 80 years of Girl Guides in Alice Springs. The beautification project is a much appreciated activity in preparation for this."

Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together Team Members from across Hilton Worldwide's corporate offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company’s connections with its communities and bringing it closer together as a global team. Follow this link to watch a short video on Global Week of Service: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGjV-6MJZA7hd=1.

During Global Week of Service, Team Members will be encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality through a variety of channels. Photos and stories from Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service events will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account throughout the week. 

In 2012, during Hilton Worldwide's inaugural Global Week of Service, Team Members at more than 600 properties and offices completed more than 800 volunteer projects in 401 cities across the company's global footprint. The projects focused on engaging Team Members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide's commitment to Travel with Purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 1,200 service projects. 

About Girl Guides
Alice Springs Girl Guides is a member of Guides Australia, which itself is part of the largest volunteer organisation for girls and women in the world, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts which has 145 member countries with over 10 million members. Girl Guides Mission is to enable girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members. 

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:
Rebecca Parish
DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs
08 8980 0841
rebecca.parish@hilton.com

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru 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 Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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