“Wheel of Fortune” Goes For a Spin With Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Prize Partnership Brings Iconic Hotel Brand To No. 1 Syndicated Television Series

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March 03, 2011

LOS ANGELES and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the global leader of hospitality, and "Wheel of Fortune," America's top-rated game show, have put a new spin on their long-standing relationship with a prize partnership. During the week of March 7-11, America's favorite game show will feature prizes from the iconic hotel brand. Throughout Wheel's "Leave Winter Behind" week, contestants will have the chance to win luxury vacations to Hilton destinations as diverse as Florida, the Bahamas, Hawaii and Costa Rica.

"Our portfolio of more than 540 properties in 76 countries includes incredible resorts in some of the world's most sought after locations. ‘Wheel of Fortune' is a powerful platform for us to share our dynamic leisure offering with travelers and we are excited to give contestants and viewers a chance to win vacations at some of our standout Hilton Resorts," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.

During the weeklong partnership, Hilton Hotels & Resorts is the exclusive travel prize provider - offering vacations to 10 of its properties for contestants. In addition home viewers who are members of "Wheel of Fortune's" Wheel Watchers Club willl also have the chance to win selected prizes. Featured hotels include:

Hilton Hotels & Resorts and "Wheel of Fortune" have shared many memorable moments throughout the game show's 28 seasons. Hilton Waikoloa Village was the site of the first-ever outdoor remote taping of "Wheel," and host Pat Sajak once took viewers along for a reunion at The Palmer House Hilton, where he landed his first job.

"Wheel of Fortune" is the top syndicated series on television and the No. 1 game show in the U.S. With more than 26 million viewers a week*, the half-hour game series hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White is currently celebrating its 28th season.

*Source: Nielsen/NPower/P2+ Unique Viewer Weekly Average: 6 Minute Qualifier, 4th Qtr '10.

Contact:
John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

Krista Ostensen
Wheel of Fortune
+ 1 310 244 6286
krista_ostensen@spe.sony.com

About Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune has been the #1 syndicated series since its inception and has earned 5 Emmy Awards. With more than 26 million viewers per week, syndication's most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.