Hilton HHonors and USA Volleyball to Host Beach Volleyball Challenge

Last Updated: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 08:10 hrs

MCLEAN, Va., United States:

Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, and USA Volleyball today announced that they will host the Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge at Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach, Saturday, October 20, 2012. As one of the most popular sports at the Olympic Games, the excitement of beach volleyball will continue this fall with some of the top women's and men’s beach volleyball players from Team USA and Team China competing during the event.

The Team USA and Team China athletes scheduled to participate include:

USA Teams: April Ross / Kerri Walsh (Women’s) and Todd Rogers / Phil Dalhausser (Men’s) China Teams: Chen Xue / Xi Zhang (Women’s) and Penggen Wu / Linyin Xu (Men’s)

“The Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge is an extension of our partnership with USA Volleyball and will further connect our Hilton HHonors members and travelers alike to the Olympic movement,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide. “This event complements both our U.S. Olympic Committee and Chinese Olympic Committee partnerships and is an opportunity to foster culture exchange between the U.S. and China through sport.”

The event location was chosen based on Hawaii’s long history of bringing volleyball to the beach, which dates back to 1915. Hilton HHonors and USA Volleyball are working together to transform Hilton Hawaiian Village into an authentic beach volleyball venue, ensuring that there will be a regulation court for the athletes and an exciting atmosphere for the spectators, families and fans at home.

“USA Volleyball is thrilled to partner with Hilton HHonors to host the Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge,” said Dave Williams, managing director, USA Beach Volleyball. “We are always looking for ways to expand the reach of beach volleyball and see this as an opportunity to bring the sport to even more fans around the world.”

The matches will be broadcast on NBC in the United States and CCTV Sports in China later in the year.

In addition to hosting the Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge at a Hilton Worldwide property, Hilton HHonors will provide rooms for Team USA and Team China athletes and coaches and offer special promotions for Hilton HHonors members.

For more information or to become a Hilton HHonors member, visit HHonors.com.

About Hilton HHonors

Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its 30 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 3,800 hotels in 91 countries. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer ‘No Blackout Dates’ and ‘Points & Miles’ for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors atnews.hiltonhhonors.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 91 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

About USA Volleyball: Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has 275,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $17 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior national team programs, youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education and certification programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit www.usavolleyball.org.

CONTACTS : Scott Carman Hilton Worldwide (703) 883-5803 scott.carman@hilton.com news.hiltonhhonors.com , ,

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