Hilton Garden Inn Introduces First Ever Instagram-Based Photo Map Guide Filled with Bright Travel Ideas and Inspiration
"Two Lucky Winners will Say “Aloha” and Experience One of the Brand’s New Hawaiian Properties in Celebration of the “HGI Travel Guide” Launch
MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) upscale global brand of hotels, today announced the launch of its "HGI Travel Guide." Accessible on Instagram at @HiltonGardenInn beginning today, the guide is the first ever travel handbook created using the popular app's photo map feature. The "HGI Travel Guide" invites consumers to capture and share images of their favorite "go to" spots- anything from the best local bar to the most romantic spot for live jazz-simply using the @HiltonGardenInn handle.
To celebrate the launch, @HiltonGardenInn Instagram followers who suggest a point of interest and post photos of their favorite locations tagged with #HGITravelGuide will be entered in the HGI Travel Guide Contest*. A panel of judges will narrow down the 50 most liked photos and select two lucky fans to win a trip to one of Hilton Garden Inn's new properties in Hawaii's Kauai or Waikiki.
"Instagram is the ultimate go-to for inspiration, especially when it comes to travel," said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president, focused service brand marketing and Hilton Garden Inn. "The HGI Travel Guide puts travel and local experts in your pocket, and maps out hidden and interesting destinations around Hilton Garden Inn properties so you know where to go before you hit the road. It doesn't get any easier."
Hilton Garden Inn has also partnered with top destination experts to curate a selection of images designed to help travelers feel like a local when visiting 20 of the most popular U.S. destinations where Hilton Garden Inn hotels are located.
The guide's continuously updated content offers an insider's view to each of the cities' most exciting hidden gems, attractions, landmarks and dining options. Whether they are looking for a cool bar with the best cocktails in town, a mountain to climb with an unforgettable view, a 5-star restaurant dining experience or just the city's best burger, the "HGI Travel Guide" will lead users there. While the list will continue to expand, current featured destinations include: New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Nashville, Orlando, Seattle, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Washington D.C., Boston, Charlotte, Austin, San Francisco, New Orleans and San Diego.
Additionally, the guide will make it easier to book a stay with a direct booking link located on HGITravelGuide.com, offering access to the best rates available.
*No Purchase Necessary to Enter or Win. Must be a U.S. resident 21 or older. The "Hilton Garden Inn® Travel Guide Contest" ("Contest") begins on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 12:00:01 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") and ends on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. ET ("Submission Period"). Two (2) "Grand Prizes" are available. Each Grand Prize consists of one (1) 7-day/6-night luxury trip to winner's choice between Waikiki Beach or Kauai Wailua Bay, Hawaii (the "Trip"). See complete Official Rules at HGITravelGuide.com.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 840 hotels in 45 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos