Hilton’s Hotels in Singapore Give Back to Community in Celebration of Hilton’s 100th Anniversary
More than 260 Team Members across three hotels to volunteer over 800 hours with community partners this year
SINGAPORE - In the lead-up to the 100th anniversary celebration of global hospitality company Hilton, the three hotels in Singapore managed by the hospitality group have committed to a year of giving back to the community through various partnerships with non-profit organizations and volunteer communities. Across the span of the year, more than 260 Team Members working in the three hotels will spend over 800 hours volunteering with these organizations in an effort to extend the celebrations into the community.
In tandem with its founder Conrad Hilton’s notion that travel can make the world a better place, the three hotels operated by Hilton, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Hilton Singapore and Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon, have signed on to champion various initiatives. These range from community outreach to fund raising for charities, and driving awareness on caring for the environment in support of Hilton’s Corporate Responsibility mandate – Travel with Purpose – to reduce the company’s environmental footprint by half and double its social impact.
“Turning 100 is a huge milestone that is only made possible from the support of our owners who are our most valued partners and the communities we operate in; the trust of our guests and the hard work of all our Team Members. It is a claim few other companies can make and that gives us even more reason to extend our celebrations into our communities,” said Peter Webster, regional general manager, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos & Vietnam.
“With our headquarters for Asia Pacific in Singapore and having opened one of the first international hotels in this booming city with the entry of Hilton Singapore nearly 50 years ago, Singapore is a key part of our growth and we are delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate this occasion with our community,” added Webster.
Collectively, the three hotels came together in a walkathon and clean-up during the recent Earth Hour 2019 in March to raise awareness and drive change for nature. The joint walk started from Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon to Hilton Singapore and ended at Conrad Centennial Singapore, seeing over 30 team members participate and collecting litter along the way to keep Singapore clean. In addition, all non-essential lights at the three hotels were dimmed for more than 100 minutes.
In addition, the hotels share a soap-recycling programme, which started in 2014. The programme saw used bars of soap from guest rooms transported to a processing warehouse in Hong Kong for recycling, following which they were transferred via non-profit organisations (NGOs) to selected communities in the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, and other countries across Asia. An average of 300 kilogrammes of soap is collected every year across each hotel for recycling.
Conrad Centennial Singapore
“Our 100 Years of Hospitality celebration is a pivotal driving force in shaping our thoughts and actions for our guests, Team Members and the community. We are constantly striving to carry on the legacy of Conrad Hilton well into the next 100 years. As such many of our initiatives are focused on youths – we want to help build a future they can thrive and succeed in,“ added Heinrich Grafe, general manager, Conrad Centennial Singapore.
Committed to building a better tomorrow for the future generation, Conrad Centennial Singapore will be conducting fundraising for Boys’ Town Charity, an organisation that helps children and youths who come from disadvantaged and disengaged families. The hotel has prepared 100 limited-edition Conrad Teddy Bears for sale the month of May at $100 each. Guests can also enjoy a beautiful display of the bears, which will be mounted in a two-meter display at the hotel’s lobby. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Boys’ Town Charity. The hotel will also offer internship opportunities to the Boys’ Town residents in an effort to provide them with work experience and skillsets that can be applied to future jobs.
At Hilton Singapore, community outreach is embraced by encouraging Team Member volunteerism and raising awareness in protecting the environment. A number of activities have been planned across the 100 days leading up to the anniversary on May 31 to enable Team Members’ involvement. These range from simple acts of hospitality such as celebrating birthdays for underprivileged children from Healthy Start Child Development Centre to friendly soccer matches between the hotel’s Team Members and differently abled participants from Muscular Dystrophy Association Singapore on wheelchairs.
In addition, 25 Team Members from Hilton Singapore will be conducting a full day refresh exercise for a home of a low-income family and partake in community activities of clean-ups at parks as well as beaches to keep Singapore clean. The hotel is also an active volunteer at non-profit organizations such as Willing Hearts and Touch Community Services to assist in preparation and distribution of food packs to the needy and home-bound elderly.
Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
The newest addition to the Hilton family, Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon, will be celebrating its second anniversary on June 1, 2019, by engaging Krishna’s Kitchen, a local soup kitchen to cook for its Team Members in return for a token of donation that will go towards providing meals for the needy in Singapore. The hotel believes in a celebration that is also meaningful to the community.
About Hilton Singapore
Hilton Singapore is an institution in Singapore’s hospitality scene, being among the first international hotels to bring its trademark level of service excellence and culinary innovation to the city-state. Located in the heart of fashionable Orchard Road, the city’s most popular shopping and dining district, the 423-room hotel is a superb venue for both the business and leisure clientele. The stylish, contemporary rooms and suites offer modern amenities and equipped with WiFi capabilities. The hotel also offers guests quality dining experience in its award-winning restaurants. The hotel’s central location makes it an ideal choice for meetings and conferences. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate up to 500 guests and a further 11 versatile function rooms all fully equipped with natural daylight and advanced multimedia equipment that provide options for events and meetings of any nature. Visit singapore.hilton.com for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@HiltonSingapore).
About Conrad Centennial Singapore
Located in the vibrant Marina Bay, a mere 20 minutes from Changi International Airport, Conrad Centennial Singapore is one of the Lion City’s most esteemed address for the business and leisure traveller. The newly refurbished 512 guest rooms hotel exudes an air of effortless modern luxury with Asian touches. The hotel is an ideal venue for meetings, conferences and social events, with a magnificent Ballroom catering up to 550 guests, newly-built glass-enclosed Junior Ballroom, as well as twelve other function rooms. Savour local and international cuisine at the hotel’s award-winning restaurants. The hotel boasts of art collection featuring over 3,400 pieces of sculptures and paintings by both notable local and international artists. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@ConradSingapore).
About Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon
The 328-room Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon is located in Little India, one of Singapore’s most vibrant ethnic enclaves. Close to all the major Singapore landmarks and Central Business District (CBD), the hotel’s modern and space-savvy guest rooms are well-appointed with a working desk, ergonomic chair, complimentary WiFi and a Suite Dreams™ by Serta Bed for a restful night’s sleep. On-site facilities include a Garden Grille restaurant & bar, business centre, 24/7 fitness centre, coin-operated laundry machines and Pavilion Pantry – a grab-and-go concept store. Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn Singapore Serangoon by visiting singaporeserangoon.hgi.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 977,000 rooms, in 118 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 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.