Saying "I Do" Is So Much Sweeter Times Two With Hilton Worldwide

Brides Vie for Dream Wedding for Themselves and Their BBF (“Best Bride Forever”)

This information originated in American English.

January 19, 2010

MCLEAN, Va. -  What's the only thing more magical than one dream-like wedding? Two dream-like weddings. Starting on January 19, brides-to-be are invited to participate in Hilton Worldwide's "I Do Times Two" essay contest and share why their BFF (best friend forever) should also be their BBF (best bride forever). Hilton is giving brides and their best friends the chance to win a pair of weddings at the idyllic Hilton Waikoloa Village resort, which offers an authentic Hawaiian experience in an unforgettable paradise-like oceanfront setting.

"We love the idea of fulfilling two special brides' ultimate destination wedding dreams at one of our most prized resort properties," said Debi Bishop, general manager. "Hilton Waikoloa Village features 62 spectacular oceanfront acres with lush tropical gardens, the Kohala Spa, and a beautiful Hale Aloha Chapel along the Waiulua Bay. This setting will surely create an unforgettably magical wedding celebration for the pair of winning brides."

To enter the contest, any bride-to-be who has a best friend that's also heading to the altar is invited to visit www.weddingtimestwo.com between January 19 and February 22, and tell Hilton why she and her fellow engaged girlfriend deserve to win a pair of destination wedding packages over the same week at Hilton Waikoloa Village resort. A panel of Hilton Worldwide judges will review all submissions and deem one story the winner, based on key criteria like uniqueness, sincerity, and impact of the relationship between the two brides. The winning entries will be announced on or around March 2, and the lucky grand prize-winning bride will receive an all-expense paid Hilton Waikoloa Village wedding package for herself and her best bride forever between the dates of January 1, 2011 to March 31, 2011, including complimentary round-trip airfare for both couples to Hawaii's Big Island, two ocean-view wedding ceremonies, deluxe ocean-view accommodations, and complimentary room-blocks of up to 15 room nights for each wedding party.

While visiting the contest site, visitors will also have access to valuable information on wedding guest etiquette topics, guidance on working with a hotel throughout the wedding planning process, tips on making out-of-town guests feel welcome, as well as access to Hilton's specialized wedding resources, including their signature online group booking tool. The online group booking tool allows today's busy, but tech-savvy brides and grooms to plan, book and manage their wedding blocks (five to 25 rooms) online with 24/7 access to real-time inventory across Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of hotels. The hotels also offer personal assistance and support throughout the planning process.

Site visitors can also explore all the Hilton Waikoloa Village resort has to offer throughout its expansive Pacific playground, including three fresh-water swimming pools; an ocean-fed snorkeling lagoon; waterfalls and waterways; locally inspired treatments at the Kohala Spa; Dolphin Quest educational center; nine dining outlets; a Museum Walkway; Camp Menehune children's program; Legends of the Pacific Luau; an 18-hole seaside putting course and expansive tennis complex. The perfect destination to entertain out-of-town wedding guests, Hilton Waikoloa Village is known for its interactive cultural immersion experiences such as hula and ukulele lessons and historic Petroglyph tours, as well as two championship golf courses and world-class shopping and activities at Queens' Marketplace and Kings' Shops.

To enter the Hilton Worldwide I Do Times Two Essay Contest, simply visit www.weddingtimestwo.com. For more information on Hilton Waikoloa Village visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,500 hotels in 81 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

Terms and Conditions
Contest begins on January 19, 2010 at 12 a.m. midnight CST and ends on February 22, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. To enter, visit www.weddingtimestwo.com during the contest period and submit your essay in accordance with the on-screen instructions. Contest is open only to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia. Entrant must be someone who is currently engaged to be married and the Best Bride Forever must be a friend of the entrant who is also currently engaged to be married. Subject to full terms and conditions available at www.weddingtimestwo.com.

Contact:
Scott Carman, Hilton Worldwide
+ 1 703 883 5803
scott.carman@hilton.com

Sarah Unger, Emanate (for Hilton Worldwide)
+ 1 212 805 8010
sarah.unger@emanatepr.com 

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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