MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Today, Hilton Garden Inn launched an online Facebook sweepstakes for a chance to win a free weekend getaway to relax and recover from the unwanted stress and chaos of the holiday season. For those who already need a break from shopping malls, too many fruitcakes and those pesky carolers, Facebook fans can enter the sweepstakes at Facebook.com/HiltonGardenInn and five lucky fans will be chosen at random to receive a free two-night weekend getaway at their choice of more than 510 Hilton Garden Inn locations around the world.

Hilton Garden Inn’s Enjoy a Holiday from the Holidays Sweepstakes starts November 22nd at 12:00 a.m. EST and is open through December 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST. In order to enter the sweepstakes, Facebook users must “like” Hilton Garden Inn and be older than 18 years of age. The five lucky winners will be chosen at random on December 17th.

“We know many consumers hit the ground running to get their holiday plans underway, we wanted to show our customers how much we value and appreciate for their loyalty by offering them a chance to win a weekend getaway to soothe the stress around the busy holiday season. The five lucky winners will enjoy Hilton Garden Inn’s comfortable, adjustable Garden Sleep System beds, delicious cooked-to-order breakfasts, complimentary Wi-Fi and more. We think it’s the perfect way to end the joyous, but hectic holiday season,” said Judy Christa, Vice President, Global Brand Marketing, Hilton Garden Inn.

Winners can cure their holiday hangover by choosing to stay at a variety of Hilton Garden Inn hotels around the world. Trade in the hustle and bustle of the mall for the excitement of The Big Apple at one of four locations in Manhattan, including the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square or the Hilton Garden Inn New York/Tribeca. If you’re a food connoisseur, forget the fruitcake and taste all that Italy has to offer at one of eight locations, including the Hilton Garden Inn Bari, the Hilton Garden Inn Florence Novoli or the Hilton Garden Inn Bologna – San Lazzaro di Savena. Escape your relatives and head for the beach at the Hilton Garden Inn Orange Beach Beachfront, Ala., or the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island in Texas.

To enter the Holiday Recovery Sweepstakes, visit Facebook.com/HiltonGardenInn. To learn more about Hilton Garden Inn, visit HGI.com.

*No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C. Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec) of majority age. Starts 12:00 am EST on 11/22/10 and ends 11:59 pm EST on 12/13/10. Void where prohibited. Enjoy a Holiday from the Holidays Sweepstakes sponsored by Hilton Worldwide. Official rules available here.

Contact:
Dawn Ray
(901) 374-5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com  

Rachel Shell
(310) 312-2265
rachel.shell@emanatepr.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from our oh-so-comfortable Garden Sleep System® bed to complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about our locations around the globe, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.