Hilton Woodcliff Lake Celebrates International Youth Week

Bringing Stability and Hope to Youth in Bergen County

This information originated in American English.

August 16, 2012

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - In honor of International Youth Day, Hilton Woodcliff Lake took action to help young people achieve their full potential. Together with team members and local partners, the hotel supported young people in the local area by hosting "Bright Blue Futures at Hilton Woodcliff Lake."

"Bright Blue Futures at Hilton Woodcliff Lake" was in collaboration with a local area women's shelter and focused on improving the lives of young people. Hilton Woodcliff Lake team members hosted a welcome luncheon for the children and their moms followed by games outdoors on the hotel's expansive grounds and a swim in the outdoor pool. The children listened to inspirational stories told by team members about how they got their start in the hospitality industry. This is the first of several events planned at the hotel to provide a positive, supportive experience for local youth.

Gary Tucker, general manager, Hilton Woodcliff Lake said, "This was a very special, rewarding event for us. We hope that today we were able to provide a positive experience as well as provide motivation for both the children and their parents to strive for a better future. As part of the Hilton family, our hotel is proud to rally team members to help youth in the local community."

Part of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio, Hilton Woodcliff Lake's efforts are a shining example of Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, and reinforce the company's global commitment to create opportunities for youth in its operating communities around the world. In May 2012, Hilton Worldwide announced a $3 million, three-year partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), a global organization that realizes the power and promise of young people and provide them with first-hand access to education, training and career paths within the hospitality industry.

Working with IYF, Hilton Worldwide will develop numerous programs that tap youth into the "ladder of success" model that has already transformed the future for countless Hilton Worldwide team members and industry leaders alike.

In 2011, Hilton Worldwide launched Travel with Purpose, its commitment to providing shared value to its business and communities around the world. Travel with Purpose is built on four areas of focus - creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where the hospitality company operates; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of its use of natural resources.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts is the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, a company committed to an inclusive workforce that fully represents many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints. More than 300,000 owned, managed, franchised and corporate team members work at more 3,800 at 91 countries around the world. For more information about careers with Hilton Worldwide, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/careers/. For more information about Hilton Worldwide's partnership with the International Youth Foundation, visit http://hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility/partnerships/iyf/. For more information about Travel with Purpose, visit http://www.hiltonworldwide.com/corporate-responsibility/.

About Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Just 40 minutes from the heart of New York City, the Hilton Woodcliff Lake is located in the heart of Bergen County and offers complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in all guestrooms and public space as well as Saffron Restaurant, Nickleby's Lounge and Café Pronto, a full service Spa, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, racquetball, basketball and a half-mile jogging trail all on-site. In addition to being an ideal Bergen County special event venue, the Woodcliff Lake hotel also offers 33,000 sq. ft. of versatile meeting space and a 250-seat Amphitheatre. The Hilton Woodcliff Lake is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts (www.interstatehotels.com), the leading U.S.-based global management company. Connect with Hilton Woodcliff Lake at www.facebook.com/hiltonwoodclifflake, www.twitter.com/HiltonWdclifLak, www.youtube.com/watch?v=vREG9e1yH7g. For information or reservations, visit www.woodcliff.hilton.com.

Contact

Debbie Previti
Hilton Woodcliff Lake
+1 201 505 4466
debbie.previti@interstatehotels.com

Scott Becque
Hilton Woodcliff Lake
+1 201 505 4436
scott.becque@interstatehotels.com

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