Hilton Petaling Jaya Partners START Society And Nick Vujicic To Inspire Underprivileged Children And Youths

This information originated in American English.

August 23, 2013

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Hilton Petaling Jaya today announced that it is partnering with StART Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing children who are less fortunate the opportunity to develop their artistic skills, to host an inspirational talk by Nick Vujicic, renowned motivational speaker, on August 28, 2013. This talk is organized specifically for underprivileged children as well as the general public.

To date, Vujicic has spoken to more than five million people in more than 44 countries. At his most recent talk at Sunway University in May, at least 10,000 students and alumni cramped through the doors to hear him, even though most of them were able to watch him speak via live telecast from different buildings. His audience was brought to tears, and most said afterwards that Vujicic's story had inspired them to live life to the fullest, regardless of their circumstances.

Hilton Petaling Jaya also extended the invite to youths from Montfort Boys Town (MBT) so they could also take a peek into Nick Vujicic's amazing life and be inspired. This stirring
motivational speaker who was born with tetra-amelia syndrome (a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs), rose above his disabilities to accomplish many incredible feats.

Charles Marshall, general manager, Hilton Petaling Jaya said, "We are proud to host this very special and rewarding talk as Nick Vujicic clearly communicates the messages of hope
and strength to youth and inspires them to lead successful lives. A core part of Hilton Petaling Jaya's work is to develop skilled hands in the hospitality industry in Malaysia. Hosting Nick's talk and investing in Montfort Boys Town supports this effort, and reinforces Hilton Worldwide's global corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with PurposeTM, to create opportunities for youth in communities where we operate around the world."

Hilton Petaling Jaya and Montfort Boys Town have partnered in a lasting effort to create opportunities for students from the school of hospitality by offering them internships at the hotel, where they will learn skills, which will pave the path for their careers. The teachers and students from MBT will attend the talk as part of Hilton Petaling Jaya's commitment to invest in the students' growth.

The Montfort Boys Town provides residential and skills training to students who were orphaned or coming from underprivileged families. Using a two-prong approach of industrial skills training and character formation, the two year course covers printing, welding, electrical, bakery and pastry, hospitality, graphic design and multimedia, computer maintenance and machine shop. These training programmes enable the students to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills for gainful employment in the future.

"StART Society is indeed very honoured and privileged to be in partnership with Hilton Petaling Jaya once again in serving the community in such meaningful ways," said Joshua Lee, the programme director of StART Society.

Tickets to Up Close & Personal with Nick Vujicic are available for booking, and range from RM150 to RM250. For inquiries and bookings, email start.w.nick@gmail.com "Like" Hilton Petaling Jaya's official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hiltonpetalingjaya and visit www.petaling-jaya.hilton.com for more information on Hilton Petaling Jaya's other
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About Hilton Petaling Jaya
Hilton Petaling Jaya is the only 5-star international brand hotel strategically located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia's second city. A landmark of Petaling Jaya and the surrounding area, the hotel combines the high standards of the Hilton brand with three decades of local insights for an unforgettable personalised experience. Following its extensive two-year renovation programme, the new-look Hilton Petaling Jaya boasts 554 brand new rooms and suites as well as seven executive floors, all fitted with state-of-the-art facilities to cater to the needs of world travellers. The hotel's 1,000-capacity pillar-less Kristal Ballroom and 18 plush meeting rooms can cater to the most discerning of corporate events. The hotel is also known for its three signature restaurants - Toh Yuen, Genji and Paya Serai. To begin your Hilton Petaling Jaya journey, log on to http://www.petaling-jaya.hilton.com or follow us on http://www.facebook.com/hiltonpetalingjaya.

About Travel with PurposeTM
Travel with PurposeTM is Hilton Worldwide's commitment to provide shared value to its business and communities around the world. As the driving strategy for Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility efforts, Travel with Purpose focuses on creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening local communities where Team Members live, work and travel; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the use of natural resources. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility for more information.


Camelia Yim
Hilton Petaling Jaya
+603 7951 5776 / +6016 201 3462

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