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King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre Managed By Hilton Celebrates Hilton Worldwide's Annual Global Week Of Service
Local Volunteers Join Thousands of Team Members across 93 Countries and Territories by Serving Al-Sweimeh School for Girls
October 26, 2014
AMMAN, Jordan - In celebration of Hilton Worldwide's third annual Global Week of Service, Oct. 19 - 25, 60 volunteers from King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton have come together to build a safe and scenic garden at Al-Sweimeh School for Girls in the Dead Sea over the period of two days.
Community service is an integral part of Hilton Worldwide's culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across the portfolio of 12 distinct brands and more than 4,200 properties.
Hilton KHBTCC's efforts are part of Hilton Worldwide's week-long annual celebration of the company's commitment to serving and enriching the communities where we live, work and travel. This year, Hilton Worldwide participated in more than 3,000 hands-on service projects globally.
"At KHBTCC, we strive to leave a long-lasting footprint wherever we land, applying the pillars of Hilton Worldwide's Travel with Purpose, which include strengthening communities and encouraging sustainable lives," said Kamel Ajami, Hilton Worldwide country manager - Jordan. "Developing the garden at Al-Sweimeh School for Girls comes as affirmation of our commitment to supporting the school and our local community in hopes of creating a safe and stimulating environment for education. We hope to continue building on the strong relationship between Hilton KHBTCC and Al-Sweimeh School for Girls, where our team members have previously volunteered and become familiar with the school's needs."
Hilton KHBTCC also collaborated with the artist Shahad Dawood, one of the young talents in Jordan, to paint the school's walls and leave their creative touches on them.
In addition to renovating the school's entrance, Hilton KHBTCC also launched a contest where 30 students from the school were invited to write a tourism-related story about the Dead Sea or events occurring at the centre, after touring it and learning about its offerings and facilities. Students will present their stories in front of a panel of judges, at the end of which the winner will be awarded during a ceremony at the centre in November.
On this regard, Heba Adwan, principal of Al-Sweimeh School for Girls, expressed her appreciation of Hilton KHBTCC's initiative at the school. She said, "King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton continues to show its support for the school and dedication to empower the local community." Adwan added, "This project will add an atmosphere of joy and productivity for both students and teachers in the school. We look forward to working on other projects with Hilton KHBTCC in the future."
Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide's largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together Team Members from across Hilton Worldwide's offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company's connections with its local communities and bringing Team Members closer together. Follow this link to watch a short video on Global Week of Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dshpd1qDNSY
During Global Week of Service, Team Members are encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality. Throughout the week, photos and stories will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account.
In 2013, Team Members at more than 900 properties and offices completed more than 2,400 volunteer projects in 700 cities across the company's global footprint. The projects focused on engaging Team Members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide's commitment to Travel with Purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 3,000 service projects.
About Hilton KHBTCC
Located at the heart of the Jordan Valley by the Eastern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth, King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton was established in 2005 and has developed an enviable reputation as the leading convention center in the Middle East hosting more than 500 events.
The venue of choice for discerning convention and event specialists, KHBTCC, is managed by Hilton Worldwide, one of the world's most recognized hospitality brands. Covering an extensive 24,000 square meters with a variety of 27 fully equipped halls all spread across three floors and featuring the latest state of the art facilities. Winner of multiple awards, KHBTCC has the status, the amenities and the highly trained staff and standards to attract leading local, regional and international events and conferences.
About Travel with Purpose®
Travel with Purpose® is Hilton Worldwide's corporate responsibility commitment to providing shared value to its business and communities in four areas - creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where Hilton Worldwide operates; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the company's use of natural resources. Visit cr.hiltonworldwide.com to learn more.
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