"Hawaii Five-O" Says Aloha To Europe With Hilton Hotels & Resorts

This information originated in UK English.

February 25, 2011

LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - The new television hit drama series Hawaii Five-O surfs into Europe with Hilton Hotels & Resorts as the iconic hotel brand celebrates its 50th year in Hawaii. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is the official hotel partner of Sky1 HD's broadcast of the series, now airing in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Based on the original series, which aired in the 60s, the much-anticipated TV show stays true to its roots by filming much of the series at iconic sites such as Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa.

A brand new procedural crime drama series from CBS, Hawaii Five-O attracted more than 14 million viewers when it first premiered in the United States in September and began airing in the U.K. and Ireland on the 6th February, and each new episode is shown on Sundays at 9 p.m. GMT on Sky1 HD. Episodes are repeated Tuesdays at 8 p.m. GMT on Sky1 HD and 9 p.m. GMT each Saturday on Sky2.

Featuring exciting police chase sequences and memorable "Book'em, Danno!" arrests, the TV series will also have two Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa signature sequences that showcase the resort and some of its hallmark experiences. These include beauty shots of legendary Hilton resort's Rainbow Tower and pathway near its Super Pool, as well as a scene at hot spot Tropics Bar & Grill where the Blue Hawaii cocktail, which was invented by a Hilton bartender at the resort, makes a colourful cameo.

With production lights shining on Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, the Hilton brand is lighting tiki torches for a special milestone celebration: The year 2011 marks the 50th anniversary, or Year "Five-0," of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand's presence in Hawaii. The momentous "Five-0" anniversary will be celebrated with special events, packages and promotions throughout the year.

"The 50th anniversary of our presence on the Hawaiian Islands is a tremendous milestone and we are thrilled that Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa, one of our signature Hilton Resorts, appears in this new show. Our Hawaiian portfolio, which began with this beloved Waikiki property, remains a top vacation destination for today's travellers," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand. "For generations, Hilton has been part of Hawaii's colourful local flavour and now viewers in the U.K. and Ireland can 'experience' the authentic Hawaiian lifestyle with the cast of Hawaii Five-O."

Viewers will find Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa starring in multiple Hawaii Five-O episodes. Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa is no stranger to the small screen. The resort previously appeared on popular TV shows including Hawaiian Eye, Beverly Hills 90210, Wheel of Fortune, Magnum, P.I. and Baywatch Hawaii. The Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand has also been featured more recently in shows such as Mad Men, the movie Up in the Air, and the reality TV program The Amazing Race Asia.

For more information about the Hawaii Five-0 partnership, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com.

Contact:
John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

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