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HILTON KUALA LUMPUR CELEBRATED ITS THIRD ANNUAL HILTON WORLDWIDE
GLOBAL WEEK OF SERVICE
Local Volunteers Joined Thousands of Team Members across 93 Countries and Territories by Serving the Malaysian Association for the Blind and Malaysian AIDS Foundation
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – OCTOBER 30, 2014 – Hilton Worldwide celebrated its third annual Global Week of Service, October 19 – 25 where more than 300 volunteers from Hilton Kuala Lumpur came together to participate in various activities during the week-long celebration. Community service is an integral part of Hilton Worldwide’s culture, and acts of volunteerism occur year-round across our portfolio of eleven distinct brands and more than 4,200 properties. Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s efforts were a part of Hilton Worldwide’s week-long annual celebration of the company’s commitment to serving and enriching the communities where we live, work and travel. This year, Hilton Worldwide participated in more than 3,000 hands-on service projects globally.
The Global Week of Service project in Hilton Kuala Lumpur kicked off with a masterchef baking class headed by the Hotel’s dedicated team of pastry chefs to students at the Montfort Boys Town. Then, a cookie sale was organized hotel-wide to help raise funds for two beneficiary organizations – Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) and Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF), in an effort to help the organizations continue their work and contributions to the community.
More than RM14,000 in total was raised in five days where all hotel Team Members were involved in the sale of the cookies. The funds were presented to the organizations during the celebration event held at leveL7even, Hilton Kuala Lumpur. Prof Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Chairman, Malaysian AIDS Foundation and Dato’ S. Ganesan, CEO, Malaysian Association for the Blind both represented their respective organizations to receive the contribution.
“We feel very fortunate to work in a business that presents us with so many opportunities to be part of millions of people’s lives, invite them into our hotels and to be a good neighbor to the various communities. The proceeds from our fund raising activity will go to both of our collaborating partners, Malaysian Association for the Blind (MAB) and Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF). We hope that with the opportunities presented to us, we are able to affect real and meaningful change together with our community partners,” said Jamie Mead, general manager at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
Global Week of Service is Hilton Worldwide’s largest annual volunteer service initiative and brings together Team Members from across Hilton Worldwide’s offices and hotel properties, helping to strengthen the company’s connections with its local communities and bringing Team Members closer together. Follow this link to watch a short video on Global Week of Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dshpd1qDNSY
During Global Week of Service, Team Members are encouraged to share their personal stories of service and hospitality. Throughout the week, photos and stories will be posted at www.hiltonworldwide.com/serve, on the Hilton Worldwide Facebook page and on the @HiltonWorldwide Twitter account.
In 2013, Team Members at more than 900 properties and offices completed more than 2,400 volunteer projects in 700 cities across the company’s global footprint. The projects focused on engaging Team Members and delivering on Hilton Worldwide’s commitment to Travel with Purpose by creating opportunities, strengthening communities, celebrating cultures and living sustainably. This year, the company aims to build upon this community engagement and is striving to complete more than 3,000 service projects.
About Malaysian AIDS Foundation
The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) was formed in 1992 to raise and administer funds to support the activities and programmes of Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and its Partner Organisations, under the patronage of YABhg Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of the Prime Minister. MAF funds prevention, treatment and care programmes conducted by MAC. MAF also distributes corporate donors’ funds to support projects that have been unable to secure government funding or projects located in parts of the country where resources are scarce. For more information on MAF, logon to www.mac.org.my
About Malaysian Association for the Blind
The Malaysian Association for the Blind is the premier voluntary organization in Malaysia serving visually impaired persons. It provides services that help the blind and prevent the tragedy of avoidable blindness. The Malaysian Association for the Blind always works towards creating greater public awareness concerning the abilities and capabilities of the visually impaired persons under its charge. This is to ensure their better integration into the society and a better quality of life. In order to accommodate the changing needs, demands and challenges of the modern world, MAB strives constantly to improve and expand its services for the betterment of visually impaired people by introducing new courses and acquiring new equipment.
About Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Towering 154 meters above street level with spectacular views of the Lake Gardens and city skyline, Hilton Kuala Lumpur delivers 5 star luxury in an unbeatable location – 28 minutes by high speed train from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 33 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2). The hotel is also easily accessible from key shopping and entertainment districts, steps away from Nu Sentral, a 9-story shopping mall and to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in the city centre.
All 503 designer rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows for a panoramic view, 42” plasma TVs, state-of-the-art modern amenities and technology with open concept bathrooms complete with LCD TV and rain shower. Ten outstanding choices for dining and entertainment from award winning fusion cuisine to our signature Chinese and Japanese restaurants, casual poolside dining with great café, bar and lounge options. With 14 lavish meeting rooms including a magnificent Grand Ballroom, mid-size Sentral Ballroom and a sophisticated multi-event leveL7even, our meetings, events and outside catering services are designed to meet every event needs.
Hilton Kuala Lumpur is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels
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 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 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®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
About Travel with Purpose®
Travel with Purpose® is Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility commitment to providing shared value to its business and communities in four areas – creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where Hilton Worldwide operates; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the company’s use of natural resources. Visit cr.hiltonworldwide.com to learn more.