Hilton Garden Inn Awards 10 Grand Prize Winners Opportunity to Experience Their Lifelong Dream In 'Life's Ultimate To-Do List Contest'

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Hilton Garden Inn announced the grand prize winners of its second 'Life's Ultimate To-Do List' contest, giving 10 people the opportunity to make their ultimate travel 'to-do' a reality. These 10 grand prize winners will receive the prize of a lifetime: a 3-day/2-night trip totaling approximately $5,000 which includes roundtrip airfare to their destination of choice, hotel accommodations at a Hilton Garden Inn, and spending money.

"For the second year in a row, our contest confirmed America's passion for travel and exploration," said Judy Christa-Cathey, Vice President, Global Brand Marketing for Hilton Garden Inn. "Hilton Garden Inn is committed to supporting our guests' success and we're thrilled to help these 10 winners fulfill their ultimate travel dreams in the United States and around the world."

The winners will embark on their journeys this Fall and Winter fulfilling dreams such as reconnecting with long-lost family members and experiencing authentic holiday traditions in far off lands. The grand prize winners and their ultimate 'to-do' list items are below:

  • Judi Adams (Ridgway, CO): Visit with a long-time pen pal in England
  • Tom Ingram (Cedar Park, TX): Retrace father's footsteps from WWII
  • Natalie Cowart (Charlotte, NC): Experience New Delhi in color
  • Beth Spaziani (Marietta, Ohio): Explore the literary hot spots in England
  • Alexandra White (Brooklyn, NY): Discover a lost family in Poland
  • Ashley Stephenson (Sumter, SC): Discover family history in Scotland
  • Kenneth Winter (Visalia, CA): Visit the law enforcement memorial in Washington, DC
  • Kathleen Selman (Tampa, Florida):Take a much needed vacation for an active-duty military family
  • Elizabeth Gilmore (Astoria, NY): Experience an authentic Christmas market in Germany
  • Elisse Goldstein (Landgraff, WV): Explore Chile's wine & culinary trail

Consumers entered the contest on Hilton Garden Inn's Facebook page. A Hilton Garden Inn panel selected the winners based on the following criteria: creativity, originality, fit to contest theme, and geographic proximity of activity to a Hilton Garden Inn hotel location. With more than 1,800 compelling entries, the panel expanded the prize to include 10 winners.

For more information, or to contribute to Hilton Garden Inn's ever-growing Life's Ultimate To-Do list, visit the Hilton Garden Inn Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HiltonGardenInn. For access to media materials and assets, please visit www.hgimediacenter.com/ultimatetodolist.

About Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, value-focused and dependable hotel brand guests can count on to ensure they have everything they need to find success on the road. From our oh-so-comfortable Garden Sleep System® bed to complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms, count on Hilton Garden Inn to support its guests on their roads to success, through a trusted and appreciative experience forging a loyal relationship. Whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the reliable amenities and services for guests to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit www.hgi.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.

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 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 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.

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