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
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities they prefer for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms that Hilton Garden Inn will do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving cooked-to-order breakfast daily and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members operating at more than 740 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying hospitality 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.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 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 HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, 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.