Hilton Worldwide checks-in as Official Hotel Partner

Wed 16 Sep 2015

Hilton Worldwide checks-in as Official Hotel Partner

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Sentosa, Singapore, September 16: Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), a leading global hospitality company with over 4,440 hotels in 97 countries and territories, has become the Asian Tour’s Official Hotel Partner and will expand its involvement in sport, and golf specifically. Through the partnership with the Asian Tour, Hilton Worldwide aims to create a platform to showcase its regional portfolio of hotels that provide the perfect base for the ever-increasing number of golf travellers.
hilton-asiantour-partnership-Mark Liversidge and Mike Kerr_2As part of this new partnership, the Hilton Golfer of the Month initiative will be launched from September 2015 onwards to recognize outstanding efforts of Asian Tour members, who continue to sparkle both at home and abroad. This award will also engage the golfing fans as they get to vote each month for the winner through Asian Tour’s media channels, and fans will also get to vote for a player as the Hilton Golfer of the Year to wrap things up for 2015.
Hilton Worldwide will also enjoy the opportunity to leverage the Asian Tour’s global television platform which has a potential reach of 625 million homes in 180 countries. The global hospitality company will also have a presence across the Asian Tour’s digital media outlets and opportunities to work closely with tournament organizers throughout the season to provide the best hospitality and service to all at the Asian Tour as they travel the region and beyond.
“With the Asian Tour traversing the length and breadth of the Asian region annually, our new association with Hilton Worldwide, who currently operates over 130 hotels across Asia Pacific, is truly a wonderful milestone for us,” said Asian Tour, CEO, Mike Kerr.
hilton-asiantour-partnership-Mark Liversidge and Mike Kerr_3“Hilton is an iconic brand that is synonymous with hospitality and known to provide enriched experiences for its guests. Not unlike the Asian Tour where the best players from the region come together to provide fans with the ultimate golf experience, the synergy between these two brand names could not have come at a better time,” added Kerr.
Mark Liversidge, vice president, Marketing – Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide said: “Hilton has a long history of working with sports organizations and our move into golf is the perfect fit for our customers and us as a company.
“Through our golf partnerships in Europe, and now Asia, we are looking to engage with the growing number of golf leisure travellers whilst also supporting the professional tours to provide them with a home away from home as they travel throughout the season.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the Asian Tour and look forward to building a strong presence with them throughout the region through our campaigns on the Asian Tour’s various media platforms and during key events on their ever-expanding golfing calendar.”
Over the years, Hilton Worldwide has actively supported sport around the world. It holds the Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series in the United States where it has raised 1.75 million over the past nine years for charities and will exceed more than 2.2 million once the 2015 series concludes. It also has partnerships with McLaren, US Olympic Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee, Chinese Olympic Committee and The European Tour.
Hilton Worldwide will join a raft of other major corporations as partners of the Asian Tour which include Rolex, Srixon, Titleist, FENIX Golf, Inetol Headwear, Oakley and Fuji Xerox. The video of the Hilton and Asian Tour Partnership is available here.
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CONTACTS:
Audrey Wong
Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9763
audrey.wong@hilton.com
Calvin Koh
Asian Tour
Senior Manager, Communications
+65 6715 9442
calvin.koh@asiantour.com
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwidetwitter.com/hiltonworldwideyoutube.com/hiltonworldwide, flickr.com/hiltonworldwide, and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors is the award-recognized guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 12 distinct hotel brands, spanning more than 4,440 hotels, resorts and timeshare properties across 97 countries and territories. This year, J.D. Power awarded Hilton HHonors as "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Programs in a Tie". Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With 46 million members, HHonors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, charitable contributions, or unique events through the HHonors auction platform(hhonors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation® or a race experience with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. There is no cost to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.