Team Members From Hilton Pattaya Celebrate Second Annual Hilton Worldwide Global Week of Service

Local Volunteers Join Thousands of Team Members Across 90 Countries And Territories By Serving Father Ray Foundation, Mahatai Organization And Child Protection And Development Center

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October 10, 2013

PATTAYA, Thailand - In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s second annual Global Week of Service, October 6 – 12, more than 120 volunteers from Hilton Pattaya have planned to support underprivileged children in Pattaya through three local foundations – The Father Ray Foundation, The Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities (Mahatai) and the Child Protection and Development Center (CPDC).

Hilton Pattaya will extend its unique brand of hospitality where volunteers will not only organize fun games with gifts for the kids but also create ‘Hilton Moments’ sessions to engage and train the children in hospitality skills and tasks. These include a DIY bakery and Thai dessert session, a mixology and juggling showcase, a day at Hilton Front Desk and Housekeeping and a talk with Hilton Pattaya’s F&B gurus, to name a few. Apart from supporting the social development and well-being of Pattaya’s community, this service project enables team members at Hilton Pattaya to share their skills, resources and passion with children in need, and provide them the opportunity to learn more about a hotel’s operations, as well as useful tips they can apply to their daily lives.

Community service is a tradition embedded in Hilton Worldwide’s culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across ten distinct brands and 4,000 properties. Hilton Pattaya’s efforts are a part of Hilton Worldwide’s week-long celebration of the company’s commitment to serving the communities where we live, work and travel, which this year includes hundreds of hands-on service projects globally.

“We are delighted to take the lead on this community project and support Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service. Every day, our team members come up with great ideas to make this a special and memorable week with the kids and as Hilton ambassadors, we’ll try our best to be their ‘sunshine’ at the three foundations,“ said Montree Sattham, director of human resources at Hilton Pattaya. “Our team is pleased to collaborate with The Father Ray Foundation, The Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities (Mahatai) and the Child Protection and Development Center in Pattaya, as our hotel’s key community partners for 2013.”

“We would like thank Hilton, for seeing it as a crucial factor to extend a helping hand to the community. It’ll be another great milestone in Pattaya,“ said Rachada Chomjinda, director of Human Help Network Thailand (HHN), which runs the CPDC in Pattaya.

“We are really proud to have Hilton Pattaya volunteers support our foundation, and I am sure that both the hotel team and the beneficiaries of the foundation will benefit immensely from this interaction, which could possibly lead to more interactions thereafter,” said Fr. Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul, C.Ss.R. president and director of Father Ray Day Care Center.

Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together team members from across Hilton Worldwide's corporate offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company’s connections with its communities and bringing it closer together as a global team. Follow this link to watch a short video on Global Week of Service: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAGjV-6MJZA7hd=1.

During Global Week of Service, team members will be encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality through a variety of channels. Photos and stories from Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service events will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account throughout the week.

In 2012, during Hilton Worldwide’s inaugural Global Week of Service, team members at more than 600 properties and offices completed more than 800 volunteer projects in 401 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 1,200 service projects.

About Father Ray Foundation and Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities (Mahatai)
The Father Ray Foundation provides a home, an education, nutritious meals, medical assistance and the opportunity for children and students to reach their full potential and become independent and decent members of society. The Foundation is now responsible for over 850 young students. The Redemptorist Foundation for People with Disabilities (Mahatai) is a public benefit organization and was established in 2000 by Father Raymond A. Brennan. An initiative to stabilize the Pattaya Redemptorist Vocational School, the Foundation has been operating since 1987 and seeks to promote and develop the quality of life for people with disabilities. For more details, visit www.fr-ray.org and www.mahatai.org

About Child Protection and Development Center (CPDC)
The Child Protection and Development Program is Human Help Network’s response (HHN) to an increasing number of street children in Pattaya and the exploitation and poverty that many of these children suffer from. The Child Protection and Development Center (CPDC) is a central component of this program. The Center aims to provide street children with protection, education and prospects for the future. Visit www.hhnthailand.org/en/projects/ child-protection-and-development-center for more details.

About Travel with Purpose™
Travel with Purpose™ 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.

About Hilton Pattaya
Unique by design and centrally located, Hilton Pattaya rises 34 levels above CentralFestival Pattaya Beach, South East Asia’s largest beachfront shopping complex, with spectacular views North and South over Pattaya Bay and the Gulf of Thailand. Styled with the property’s beachfront location in mind, all Hilton Pattaya rooms and suites feature 180 degrees of unobstructed ocean views with private balconies. This unique position forms the core of Hilton Pattaya’s design concept and philosophy. Panoramic views, high quality design and finishes, and impeccable service play an integral part of the experience that is on offer to both leisure and business travelers. From the moment you arrive you will know that a new standard for style and sophistication has been set. A unique combination of light, textures and finishes create an atmosphere of pure indulgence. Just 90 minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabumi International Airport and with so much luxury to offer, the Hilton Pattaya is your new recreation and business destination of choice. For information, please visit www.pattaya.hilton.com or contact the hotel directly on + 66 (0)3 825 3000.

Contact

Treamprom Klinhom
Hilton Pattaya
+66 (0)38 253 028
treamprom.klinhom@hilton.com

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