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UPDATE: Hilton Worldwide Properties In Hawaii Respond To Tsunami Conditions - 6:45 p.m.ET, 2/27/10
February 27, 2010
HONOLULU and MCLEAN, Va. - 6:45 p.m. ET, 2/27/10 - At 1:33 p.m. Hawaii time today (6:33 p.m. EST) Hawaii State Civil Defense issued an official "all clear" announcement. Despite this, it was strongly recommended by Civil Defense that people stay away from the beach and out of the water for several hours as unusual tidal conditions may still exist.
Tsunami wave activity was reported throughout the state of Hawaii, with the highest surge measured at Kahului, Maui at just over three feet.
Hilton Worldwide hotels and resorts in Hawaii worked closely with government officials throughout the day as the safety of its guests and team members is always top priority. Emergency evacuation plans were initiated at all properties in Hawaii. There were no injuries.
The tsunami waves were generated by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake off Chile's coast at 8:34 p.m. Hawaii time February 26 and reached Hawaii at approximately 11:05 a.m. (4:05 p.m. EST).
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.
Cynthia Rankin, Hilton Worldwide, Hawaii
+ 1 808 947 7817 (office)
+ 1 808 620 8667 (mobile)
Janelle Cram, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
+ 1 808 922 0811 (office)
John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels
+ 1 310 467 2443