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Hilton Aims to Inspire Planning Professionals with Launch of ‘Idea Network’ Company expands Connect+, providing thought-provoking content to community

October 24, 2014  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) believes in the power of face-to-face connections. As a continued rally to inspire creativity and to help transform everyday events into memorable experiences, today the company announced the launch of Idea Network, an online resource created for planning professionals. With the immense amount of information shared online every day, the Idea Network features the most relevant information and trends in an easy, manageable format.

As the latest enhancement to the Connect+ website, the Idea Network features a compilation of articles, advice and tips, sourcing from both online publications and experts. The Idea Network is organized into four sections, focusing on four common desired results for meetings and events - Creating Experience, Driving Results, Building Connections and Doing It All Responsibly.

"We created Idea Network to inspire planners - to push them to think beyond their everyday processes and to help them over-deliver on their results," said Lesley Brasesco, managing director, sales effectiveness for the Americas at Hilton Worldwide. "While this is the latest expansion of Connect+, this isn't the last. We have a commitment to our team, customers and the industry to continue to evolve and create tools that link our community and to help educate meeting and event professionals."

Each week, articles will be added to the page, encouraging readers to share with their social channels. Current features include:

The Idea Network is accessible through the Connect+ homepage. Beyond connecting planners to the Idea Network, the Connect+ website offers planners access to the Hilton Elevated Discussions educational video series, planning tools like Meetings Simplified and 'getplanning', group offers and more. For more information visit

Colleen Hart
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 6616

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 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 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 for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.