WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown, which is part of Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, has been selected as one of the sponsors for The National Christmas Tree Lighting presented by the National Parks Foundation.

"This is an opportunity for the hotel to contribute to an American tradition almost one hundred years old," said Josh Rish, general manager, Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown.  "We are honored to lend our support to the National Parks Foundation."

The 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting will take place Friday, December 6 on the Ellipse at President's Park in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will kick off the holiday season in the Nation's Capital and can be viewed online LIVE at www.thenationaltree.org beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET with the exclusive National Christmas Tree Lighting pre-show.

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Contact:
Charles Hegeman
Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown
+1 202 5211610
charles.hegeman@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown combines modern American style with classic comfort. Located in the heart of downtown, near the city's business district, White House, Convention Center and Smithsonian Museums, Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC affords guests convenient access to the sights and sounds of the Nation's Capital. Breakfast and dinner options provided by our Grist Mill Restaurant offer guests 'serious comfort food'.  The Hotel offers flexible meeting space for trainings, receptions or board meetings. All of the Hotel's 300 guest rooms are equipped with an easy-to-set alarm clock that allows guests to play their portable CD or MP3 player; an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig® single cup brewing system; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. The hotel's recreational facilities consist of a fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as an indoor swimming pool.

To make a reservation for Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dc Downtown in the U.S. or Canada, please call 1-877-STAY-HGI or visit www.washingtondcdowntown.stayhgi.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. 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. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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