Hilton Hotels And Resorts In Mexico Launch K.I.D.S. Charity Program

Hotels Donate $10 per Meeting Room Night to Local Children’s Charities

This information originated in American English.

May 28, 2009

MIAMI, Fla. -  Hilton hotels and resorts in Mexico today announced plans to launch the charity program K.I.D.S. - Kindness in Donations and Services - at Hilton's three managed properties in Mexico: Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, and Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center. The decision is a result of the hotels' desire to help the communities in which they operate as well as the program's great success throughout Hilton's Caribbean and South America portfolio.

In an effort to give back to the community, the three participating Hilton hotels in Mexico have created a meetings donation fund. For every meeting booked during 2009, each hotel will donate $10.00 per meeting delegate room night to the hotel's local children's charity of choice. The donation will be presented in the group's name and a designated meeting participant can personally present the check to the charity.

"The K.I.D.S. program has helped local children's organizations throughout the Caribbean and South America with everything from purchasing medication and computers to building a movie theater and schools," commented Daniel Hughes, senior vice president, Caribbean, Mexico, and Latin America, for Hilton Hotels Corporation. "We want to do the same for our communities in Mexico and look forward to helping children throughout the country."

The K.I.D.S. program was established in 2001 by Hilton Caribbean to benefit local children's charitable organizations in the destinations where Hilton has a presence. In 2005, the program was extended throughout Hilton hotels in South America. Since its inception, the program has raised more than $2.5 million.

Both guests and staff members play a significant role in the program. Guests can choose to get involved by adding a donation to their account upon checkout and staff members contribute by donating their time at hotel organized fundraising events. All funds collected help underprivileged children in the location where the money was raised.

For meeting reservations, meeting planners can contact Hilton Direct at www.hiltondirect.com or 1-800-321-3232. Meeting planners can also book their meeting or request further information on the K.I.D.S. program in Mexico, by contacting each hotel directly at:

For room reservations, visit www.hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.
About Hilton Hotels Meeting Facilities in Mexico:

This June, Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort will debut a brand new $2 million 5,665 square foot Isla Jr. Ballroom and unveil its convention center's new name: Peninsula Convention Center at the Hilton Cancun - the city's largest and only oceanfront convention center. With nearly 110,000 square feet of combined indoor and outdoor meetings space, the oceanfront Peninsula Convention Center at the Hilton Cancun will feature 49,000 square feet of indoor space including two ballrooms, the new Isla Jr. Ballroom, and three meeting rooms, and 60,000 square feet of outdoor space including a private beach and garden area. Indoor space can be divided to provide up to 22 breakout rooms. To book a meeting at the Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, meeting planners should visit www.hiltoncancun.com, call 1-888-594-2483 or +52-998-881-8000, or email cunhr-salesadm@hilton.com

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort's elegantly appointed ballrooms provide more than 11,000 square feet of meeting and function space. The 7,445 square foot El Dorado Ballroom can accommodate 800 persons and the 3,670 square foot Las Montañas Junior Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 persons. The resort features a beach pavilion which can accommodate groups up to 1,400, as well as five additional outdoor terrace areas for alfresco events. Groups can enjoy convenient registration in a dedicated area, adjacent to the main lobby, and the resort's well-equipped 24-hour business center features two 400 plus square foot boardrooms that can each accommodate up to 15 persons. To book a meeting at the Hilton Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort, meeting planners should visit www.HiltonLosCabos.com or call +52-624-145-6500.

Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center recently opened three new meeting rooms adding 6,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel now boasts more than 26,000 square feet of flexible function space, perfect for conventions, corporate retreats, weddings, and events of all sizes. To book a meeting at the Hilton Villahermosa & Conference Center , meeting planners should call visit www.villahermosa.hilton.com, call +52-993-313-68-00, or email VSAAH-SALESADM@hilton.com.



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