Bill Rancic and Kevin Nealon Tee Off for City of Hope at 7th Annual Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series Finale

Entrepreneur Bill Rancic and actor Kevin Nealon team up at the tee with 14 fellow celebrities to hel ...

Tournament raises more than $175,000 for cancer research, treatment and education

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, scored a hole-in-one over the weekend with the finale event of its 7th Annual Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series, sponsored by Citi. Celebrity guests including Bill Rancic, Kevin Nealon, Lee Elder and Elgin Baylor teamed up with 100 golfers at the famed Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles in support of City of Hope, one of the nation’s leading research, treatment and education centers for cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

Entrepreneur Bill Rancic and actor Kevin Nealon team up at the tee with 14 fellow celebrities to help raise money for City of Hope at the 7th Annual Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series Finale. The three-day event, held at the famed Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, raised more than $175,000 for the charity. (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series was established as a way to engage the HHonors community in our long standing values of corporate citizenship and philanthropy,” said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide. “We continue to strive to fulfill Conrad Hilton’s vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, and supporting organizations like City of Hope brings us one step closer to that goal.”

The 2012 Charitable Golf Series kicked off with the West Coast Qualifying Event held at La Quinta Resort in Palms Springs. It was followed by the Midwest Qualifying Event at Hilton Chicago Indian Lakes Resort and the East Coast Qualifying Event held at Boca Raton Resort & Club, and it culminated with the multi-day finale at The Riviera Country Club October 7 to 9.

Over the years, the Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series has raised more than one million dollars for charities across the U.S., including City of Hope.

For more information on the Hilton HHonors Charitable Golf Series and a first-hand look at the action, visit the Hilton HHonors Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HiltonHHonors). To become a Hilton HHonors member, visit HHonors.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a 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.

About Hilton HHonors

Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its 34 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 3,900 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 at news.hiltonhhonors.com.

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Hilton Worldwide
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