INDIANAPOLIS & MCLEAN, Va., April 3, 2012 – USA Gymnastics and Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, have selected then elite athletes for the 2012 Team Hilton HHonors, including 2011 World team bronze-medalists Jonathan Horton, Steven Legendre, Danell Leyva, Alexander Naddour and John Orozco. Team Hilton HHonors is a program that provides financial support to selected male gymnasts to help offset their training and living expenses while they pursue their Olympic dreams.
The full roster of team members includes: Chris Brooks of Houston/Cypress Academy; Alex Buscaglia of Stanford, Calif./Stanford University; Horton of Houston/ Cypress Academy; Legendre of Port Jefferson, N.Y./University of Oklahoma; Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics; Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center; Sho Nakamori of Albany, Calif./Champions Academy; Orozco of Bronx, N.Y./ U.S. Olympic Training Center; David Sender of Arlington Heights, Ill./University of Illinois; and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University.
"As a proud partner of USA Gymnastics, we congratulate all of these athletes on their impressive achievements and look forward to supporting them throughout their 2012 season," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide.
“We appreciate Hilton HHonors providing direct financial support to our athletes,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “This assistance helps defray training and living expenses and gives them the freedom to pursue their Olympic dreams.”
As members of Team Hilton HHonors, the gymnasts wear uniforms bearing the Team Hilton HHonors designation at domestic competitions, as well as make appearances on behalf of Hilton HHonors.
The creation of Team Hilton HHonors was unveiled in 2011 when Hilton HHonors joined the USA Gymnastics family of corporate partners as the official hotel partner. In addition, Hilton HHonors has upgraded the amenities provided at the USA Gymnastics National Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. Located in Huntsville, Texas, the USA Gymnastics National Training Center has housing and training facilities for women’s gymnastics, rhythmic and acrobatic gymnastics, and trampoline and tumbling.
Hilton HHonors also offers USA Gymnastics members a discount on hotel stays when booking at any of Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The agreement also includes funds for activating various promotional initiatives and sweepstakes, USA Gymnastics member programs, preferred room rates, and exclusive USA Gymnastics experiences and benefits for Hilton HHonors members.
·Hilton HHonors. Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its 30 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 3,800 hotels in 88 countries. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer ‘No Blackout Dates’ and ‘Points & Miles’ for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.
·Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.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.