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Hilton, one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the world, celebrates its 100th anniversary together with communities, team members and guests in South East Asia. In the lead-up to its centennial milestone on 31 May 2019, the global hospitality company aims to bring what it coined “The Hilton Effect” to life through a series of initiatives that will involve more than 12,000 Team Members across nine countries to impact communities and surprise guests.

Following in the footsteps of founder Conrad Hilton, hotels across the region are celebrating
by engaging the communities in which they operate. In Singapore for example, the company’s
three hotels – Conrad Centennial Singapore, Hilton Singapore and Hilton Garden Inn
Singapore Serangoon have committed to a year of giving back to the community through
various partnerships with non-profit organisations including Boys’ Town Charity, Healthy Start
Child Development Centre and Krishna’s Kitchen.

In Vietnam, Hilton Da Nang has committed 100 hours of work at orphanages and pledged to
plant 100 trees in line with Hilton’s corporate social responsibility commitment Travel with
Purpose, whilst in Malaysia hotels such as DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, Hilton
Garden Inn Puchong and Hilton Petaling Jaya will be hosting a dinner for underprivileged
children to break their fast alongside Team Members, as Hilton’s 100th anniversary coincides
with the holy month of Ramadan.

To give thanks to Team Members who are at the forefront of delivering exceptional
experiences to guests every day, Hilton’s properties in South East Asia will be rolling out a
series of initiatives including a special Hilton Effect film by Hilton Petaling Jaya to showcase
the efforts past and present Team Members have put into building the success of the hotel,
as well as a new “100 Hours of Learning” programme by DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
which would introduce cross exposure through a series of in-house learning modules for Team

Guests at Hilton’s hotels in the region were welcomed to join in the 100th anniversary
celebrations through activities including:

 Guests staying at Hilton Garden Inn Puchong on 31 May received a welcome treat –
100 lollipops and 100 cupcakes distributed to guests as a token of appreciation.
 Hilton Kuala Lumpur invited guests down to the hotel lobby for a giant cake-cutting
ceremony in celebration of the centenary. Guests received a specially curated 100th
anniversary signature cake as a welcome gift in their rooms upon arrival.
 On 31 May, Hilton Manila offered their first 100 guests a generous 50 percent discount
for lunch and dinner at their dining establishment, Kusina.
 Conrad Centennial Singapore created a special afternoon tea set at the Lobby Lounge
to celebrate the 100th anniversary, where guests will get to savour signature creations
from various Hilton properties worldwide in the last 100 years, including The Eggs
Benedict and Red Velvet Cake.

“As a 100-year-old pioneer in the hospitality industry, we have the opportunity to keep making
the world a better place, and ensure that destinations remain vibrant and resilient for
generations of travelers to come,” said Paul Hutton, vice president, operations, South East
Asia, Hilton.

“Being one of the fastest growing hospitality companies in South East Asia means we have
the opportunity, and the responsibility, to do our part for the environment and community. It is
just amazing to see our team members come together and rally behind the chance to give
back through community partners as we celebrate a milestone anniversary this year. We are,
after all, a business of people serving people, and our Team Members are at the heart of our
success – we will not be where we are today without them,” added Hutton.

At the Hilton Bali Resort, random acts of hospitality ushered in the 100th anniversary
celebration for our Team Members and Community, with a series of surprise, pop up special
moments & special occasions at the Hilton Bali Resort over the last few weeks.

For our Team Members this included a traditional ‘nasi jinggo’ surprise welcome upon their
arrival to the hotel and continued with the afternoon shift being valued, respected and
appreciated through the presentation of cold towels & soft drinks. The excitement continued
with a series of Team Member led competitions ranging from an inspiring art activity, to
decorating each office, culminating in our innovative departmental sports day.

Random acts of hospitality went beyond the Hilton Bali Resort in the form of giving away ten
LED televisions to schools in our local community, an orphanage and the Indonesian Care for
Cancer Kids Foundation as part of their learning and education requirements.

“It’s an honour to work for Hilton, a company that believes in spreading the warmth and light
of hospitality through concrete actions & making the world a better place. While we’re
celebrating today 100 years of hospitality, our Team Members at the Hilton Bali Resort have
been collecting donations in the form of unused children’s books & clothing so that we may
contribute to those that are less fortunate, while ensuring that our guests feel cared for, valued
and respected through joining us this evening for a cocktail party. Through this special 100
year anniversary and celebration we look forward to continuing to enhance the ‘Hilton Effect’
and the Hilton Story for the next 100 years of hospitality” said Peter Simson, General Manager
Hilton Bali Resort.

Hilton currently operates 39 hotels in South East Asia, with over 12,000 rooms across nine
countries, and a pipeline of 51 hotels which will open in the next three to five years. The region
is a key growth engine for Hilton, where the global hospitality company has been a pioneer in
entering new destinations. This includes the launch of Hilton in Myanmar with the opening of
Hilton Nay Pyi Taw in 2014 and the launch of the Hilton brand in Manila last year. Further, the
company is looking forward to the opening of Hilton Dili Palm Springs in Timor Leste by 2020,
which will mark not only the foray of Hilton’s flagship brand into the country, but the first
internationally-branded hotel to enter the market.

For more information on the Hilton Effect and the positive impact Hilton has had on
communities and cultures around the world, please visit The Hilton Effect.

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