Can Family Reunions Be Easier and More Fun? Hilton Worldwide Says “Count On It”
Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton program focuses on African-American reunion segment with planning aids and family-friendly hotel features, amenities
MCLEAN, Va. - This year, thousands of African-Americans will attend family reunions - and two Hilton Worldwide all-suite hotel brands are offering specialized tools and services to eagerly welcome them. These joyous events attract anywhere from 100 to 400 family members looking to reconnect and have a great time. According to a recent article published by Black Meetings & Tourism, several studies suggest an estimated 90 percent of all family reunions are held by African-Americans.
Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton are teaming up to offer "Count On It," a marketing program designed to help make family reunions easy and stress-free for all participants. By visiting the "Count On It" online hub at hiltonfamilyreunions.com, family reunion organizers can find all the information they need to seamlessly manage room bookings, events and special requests, including:
- A personalized group web page, where everyone attending the reunion can seamlessly book rooms at a special group rate, while sharing reunion-specific details, such as check-in/out dates, directions and event schedules
- Special offers, such as Weekend Getaway, Leisure Escape and Family Fun discount packages
- On-site event planning, with assistance from the hotel's meeting planners
- Hilton HHonors, the free, award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's distinct hotel brands. Members can use points to purchase unique experiences, rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more.
"African-American families can count on Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton to help simplify the planning process, and provide spacious two-room suites, free hot breakfast, complimentary evening reception, full kitchens and other amenities that are sure to delight families," said Mary Beth Parks, senior vice president, global marketing, Hilton Worldwide. "With 'Count On It,' families can focus on being together, whether in their suite or at a reunion activity."
To help inspire African-American families to connect and celebrate, Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton are partnering with "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" Meet Ev'ry Listener Tour, with the hotel brands hosting several tour stops for the nationwide live radio show. The tour stops in 45 major cities across the country.
The hotel brands are also partnering with community-based organizations and African-American trade associations to help provide families with helpful information, tips and insights related to family reunion planning and travel; including:
- Black Meetings & Tourism, a 20-year-old, award-winning, international trade publication for and about the $56+ billion African-American meetings, incentives, leisure and group travel market
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women, a non-profit organization that leverages tis professional membership base of 60 chapters in 28 states to promote leadership development and gender equity on behalf of black women and girls
For additional information or to book your family reunion, please visit hiltonfamilyreunions.com.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 480 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. 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 nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 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 89 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.