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European Tour Welcomes Hilton as Worldwide Hotel Supplier

The European Tour and Hilton Worldwide today announced that the world’s largest hospitality company is to become the sporting body’s official worldwide hotel supplier. Building on Hilton’s rich history of sporting association and diverse locations across 93 countries, the deal welcomes Hilton into the stable of European Tour global partners for three years, beginning in 2015.

Heading into the Holiday Travel Season, Survey Reveals More than Half of Americans Confess to Misbehaving as a House Guest in Someone Else’s Home

While people love spending time with family during the holidays, staying under the same roof might be a little too much family time for some. With more than half of Americans confessing to misbehaving as a guest in someone else's home, according to a new survey* by Embassy Suites Hotels, the truth is that being a holiday house guest can be inconvenient and stressful.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Leads Family Travel Discussion With "Hilton Mom Voyage" Forum For Moms And Dads

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, a leader in family travel around the world, today launches Hilton Mom Voyage, www.HiltonMomVoyage.com, a dynamic family travel site featuring 14 moms and one dad who will engage with parents nationwide as they share insider travel content based on their own vacation experiences from the white sand beaches of Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta to the slopes of Whistler. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide conducted a nationwide search for family bloggers in 2012 while creating Hilton Mom Voyage as a key extension of its focus on both family travel and its Hilton Resorts collection of more than 75 resorts in the world's most desirable locations.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Fights Global Vacationitis Outbreak with Hilton Urgent Vacation Care Center

An outbreak of Vacationitis is creating high levels of stress and claiming countless hours of unused vacation time as it spreads among workers incapable of taking long- or short-term breaks, Hilton Hotels & Resorts reports today. Responding to the epidemic, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide is activating its Hilton Urgent Vacation Care Center, www.vacationcarecenter.hilton.com, an interactive website featuring personal diagnoses of vacation needs and customized prescriptions urging people to take breaks, weekend getaways and longer vacations. Workers are advised to seek aid immediately if they show signs of 14 distinct symptoms of Vacationitis, including "Straight to Voicemailaria," a chronic avoidance of client calls, or "Replyallgia," the result of a flood of "reply all" emails. Through February 28, Hilton is offering immediate relief by giving www.vacationcarecenter.hilton.com visitors a chance to win one of 15 Hilton weekend getaways.

Doubletree By Hilton Makes New Year’s Eve A Night To Remember

DoubleTree by Hilton's growing collection of UK hotels, now totalling 18, can be found from Scotland to Somerset. New Year's Eve revellers will find an exciting array of celebrations taking place at many of the UK hotels, all of which feature an evening of festivities, a luxurious night's sleep and a hearty breakfast to kick-start 2013 in style.

DoubleTree by Hilton Opens Fourth Hotel in Baltimore Area

DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the newly renovated, upscale, full-service, 171-room DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North - Pikesville. Formerly a Hilton, the hotel is owned and operated by Pikesville Hotel Limited Partnership, a division of the Mangione Family Enterprise under a franchise license agreement with a subsidiary of Hilton Worldwide.

DoubleTree by Hilton Continues Spanish Expansion with Second Hotel

Hilton Worldwide today confirmed the signing of a franchise agreement with Layetana to open its second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Spain.

Doubletree By Hilton Invites Travellers To Enjoy Christmas In Style

The fast-growing collection of DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in the UK, which currently totals 18, has a wealth of Christmas packages on offer this festive season. Whether guests are looking for a Christmas retreat in Scotland, a ghostly punt along the river Cam in Cambridge or a sumptuous dinner from a celebrity chef in historic Chester, DoubleTree by Hilton hotels across the country have a variety of creative Christmas getaways to choose from.

DoubleTree by Hilton Welcomes Croatia to Global Portfolio of Destinations

DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of its first hotel in Croatia, located in a prime position in the business district of the historic capital city, Zagreb.

First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Thailand Opens in Phuket

Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of its first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Phuket, Thailand. The 250-room DoubleTree Resort by Hilton - Surin Beach is located on the west coast of the island on Surin Beach, which is approximately 24 kilometers from Phuket International Airport.

An English country Christmas just seven miles from central London

Set among the historic parkland of the Duke of Northumberland's London estates, five-star London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel represents a new breed of easily-accessible country retreat for Londoners, and a tranquil base for sybarites from farther afield. Just seven miles from central London, all the charms of a country Christmas are just a short hop from the city.

Kallima Spa at London Syon Park wins best ‘Luxury Spa Hotel’ by the World Luxury Hotel Awards

The Capital's first haute-couture spa, Kallima Spa at London Syon Park, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel has won the 'Luxury Spa Hotel' category in the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Celebrate the Festive Season at Hilton Queenstown

Hilton Queenstown has released an exciting Christmas programme that promises guests a truly memorable festive season.

DoubleTree by Hilton Introduces First Indian Ocean Resort

Hilton Worldwide today signed an agreement with long-standing Seychelles business partner, Allamanda Hotel Developments Ltd, for a new resort property on the island of Mahe, Seychelles. This new signing represents the first DoubleTree by Hilton in the Indian Ocean region and Hilton Worldwide's third Seychelles hotel.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Begins Nationwide “Hilton Mom Voyage” Search for Family Travel Enthusiasts

Hilton Hotels & Resorts, a leader in family travel around the world, today announces Hilton Mom Voyage, a family travel website that will launch in January 2013 featuring 15 moms sharing real travel content based on their own Hilton vacation experiences. The nationwide search by the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide begins today via www.HiltonMomVoyage.com and continues through September 25, 2012. The interactive program also considers dads who love traveling with their families.

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel Announces Partnership With Guerlain

Following a significant programme of investment the soon to be re-launched The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh is pleased to announce the introduction of the UK’s first Guerlain Spa, which will open to guests in winter 2012, following the grand unveiling of the hotel in mid-September.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Unveils Report on Global Spa Trends

Generational use of spas, the overall impact of spas on hotels and the increasing significance of the male spa-goer are among key topics discussed in “Emerging Global Spa Trends,” a new Hilton Blue Paper released today by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. The report outlines insights from a collection of industry experts, including the Hilton Worldwide spa team, founders of top spa product brands and other thought leaders in this space. The Hilton Blue Paper also includes a survey of 6,000 respondents throughout the United States, Great Britain, Australia and China to offer additional global and regional insight. A key finding of the research is that nearly 50 percent of the respondents said the existence of a spa is an important factor in selecting a hotel, with Chinese travelers finding it most important followed by those from Australia.

Hampton Hotels Invites Consumers to 'Feel the Hamptonality'

Today Hampton Hotels officially launches a new advertising campaign, "Feel the Hamptonality," which shines a light on the brand's unique and delightful internal culture and innovative product. Coined in 2004, "Hamptonality" is a term that the brand uses to define the proactive, friendly service that Hampton hotel team members offer guests daily, aligning with the product and amenities at the hotels.

eforea: spa at Hilton Launches to Franchise Hotel Owners

Hilton Worldwide today announced continued expansion of eforea: spa at Hilton, its innovative global spa concept.

DoubleTree by Hilton Announces First Resort Development in UAE

Hilton Worldwide today signed a management agreement with Mohamed Ruqait Real Estate for a second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Marjan Island is expected to open at the beginning of 2014 and will enjoy a prime location on the trunk of Marjan Island, a cluster of five man-made islands in the upscale area of Al Hamra, Ras Al Khaimah.

Hilton Launches eforea: spa at Hilton Collection on HiltontoHome.com Retail Site with Black Friday Weekend Sale

Hilton Hotels & Resorts introduces a collection of best-selling skin care and beauty products from its global spa concept eforea: spa at Hilton on www.hiltontohome.com, the brand's consumer retail site. Popular facial and body products from eforea product providers Peter Thomas Roth, Kerstin Florian, LI'TYA and VitaMan will be available on the site starting November 25, a date marked in the U.S. as "Black Friday" and the start of the holiday shopping season.