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Hilton HHonors Inspires Travelers to Start Playing in Asia Pacific
Exclusive Halsey Concert at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba Showcased Experiences Money Can’t Buy for Hilton HHonors members
May 09, 2016
TOKYO, Japan & MCLEAN, Va. - Unforgettable hotels. Exclusive access. Experiences money can't buy. All are unique benefits for members of Hilton HHonors, Hilton's award-winning global loyalty program. Last week, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) brought the party to Hilton Tokyo Odaiba in Japan, where members attended a private concert with chart-topping singer/songwriter Halsey.
The concert, which took place on Wednesday, May 4, was Hilton's third concert this year - part of its 2016 Hilton Concert Series - and the series' first show in Asia Pacific. The concerts are just one example of the unique benefits offered to Hilton HHonors members around the world.
"At Hilton, we are focused on creating incredible experiences for all our guests. For members of our free to join loyalty program, Hilton HHonors, we aim to offer even more - more value, more experiences, more access," said Mark Liversidge, vice president, Marketing, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. "In addition to the great every day offerings, such as exclusive discounts and free Wi-Fi, when our members book direct, we are excited to offer exclusive experiences, showcasing our great hotels here in Asia Pacific and unique experiences that money can't buy, spanning music, sports and culture."
Announcing More, Once-in-a-Lifetime Hilton HHonors Asia Pacific Experiences
Throughout the world, Hilton HHonors members can choose from more than 4,660 hotels to work at, play in and to experience the unique benefits of membership. Members in or traveling to Asia Pacific, whether for a work trip to Millenium Hilton Bangkok or a honeymoon at Conrad Maldives, have the opportunity to earn or redeem Hilton HHonors Points for their on-property stay.
To extend Hilton HHonors access beyond the hotel stay, HHonors members in Asia Pacific - and around the world - can also redeem Points for once-in-a-lifetime experiences at HHonors.com/auctions. Asia Pacific packages, available between May 3 and 20, 2016, include:
- Sumo 2016 Grand Tournament and Sumo Practice Session in Hilton Tokyo, Japan
- Tickets to Shrek the Musical, including backstage tour and stay at Conrad Macao
- A Maldives Island Adventure at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
- Gourmet Dining with Penthouse Stay at Hilton Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia
- Discover the birthplace of Karate at Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort in Japan
- Thailand Adventure with Waterfront Pool Villa Stay at Conrad Koh Samui Resort & Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand
- 'Tales and Ales' Beer Tour of Sydney at Hilton Sydney in Australia
- Scenic Jet Tour of Queenstown at Hilton Queenstown in New Zealand
- Northern Territorian Experience at Hilton Darwin in Australia
Start Rocking Out: The 2016 Hilton Concert Series
In addition to hotel packages, since January of last year, Hilton HHonors members around the world have gained access to some of the music industry's most buzz-worthy artists and have attended private hotel performances through Hilton HHonors Artist Connections and the Hilton Concert Series. Similar to redeeming Points for hotel packages, Hilton HHonors members can redeem Points for these events at HHonors.com/auctions. Beyond last week's Halsey concert at Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, additional concerts scheduled this year include:
- Indie pop duo JR JR at Hilton Toronto in Toronto, Canada on June 25
- Producer and singer/songwriter Grimes at Hilton Berlin in Berlin, Germany on July 19
- Country music singer/songwriter Kip Moore at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown in Nashville, Tenn., on August 31
- GRAMMY award winner Gary Clark Jr at Hilton Austin in Austin, Tex., on October 28
Highlighted 2016 Hilton HHonors Artist Connections include: VIP experiences at Electric Daisy Carnivals, an exclusive album listening session with Goo Goo Dolls, a style session with GRAMMY-nominee Andra Day, a private dinner with the GRAMMY-winning Australian rock band Wolfmother, and meet and greets with various artists all around the world, including Vance Joy, Tom Jones and Of Monsters and Men.
Benefits of Loyalty
Hilton HHonors, is the free to join, guest loyalty program of Hilton's 13 world-class brands. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton will save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most. To book direct, travelers may schedule their travel on Hilton's websites, the Hilton HHonors mobile app and reservation call centers, or through preferred corporate travel partners and approved travel agents. Highlighted perks include:
- Exclusive Discounts: Members of Hilton HHonors can now take advantage of an exclusive discount at more than 4,500 hotels around the world (excluding hotels in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).
- Instant Benefits: Hilton HHonors offers instant benefits to members, such as free Wi-Fi, digital tools, like digital check-in with room selection, and the ability to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors Points for free nights.
- Unforgettable Experiences: Booking direct opens the door to unique events, like private concerts, such last week's Halsey show, exclusive dining experiences and unique travel adventures.
- Loyalty Rewarded with More Personalized Service: HHonors members can better share their preferences with the hotel for a stay tailored to their requests.
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Born in New Jersey, Halsey went from last year's MTV Artist to Watch to selling out Madison Square Garden to a Gold-certified debut album, "Badlands" (Astralwerks) in less than seven months. Halsey's very first tour sold-out in minutes, as did her second sold-out headlining tour last year. She also joined both Imagine Dragons and The Weeknd as the opener for each of their arena tours.
BADLANDS was released on August 28, 2015, reaching #2 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning the hit single "New Americana," which reached the Top 20 on Billboard's U.S. Alternative Songs chart. Her new single is the emotive 'Colors', with MTV Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey starring in the clip with Halsey. Upon its premiere, the video went viral, trending globally on twitter for several hours as fans eagerly watched and shared the video's twist ending. Halsey's upcoming headlining BADLANDS tour has gone global in 2016, with tour dates sold out across 5 continents.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru 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 Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With more than 74 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform (honors.com/auctions), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHonors.com or connect with Hilton Honors at news.hiltonhonors.com.