INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 31, 2013 – 2012 Olympic all-around bronze-medalist Danell Leyva of Miami/Universal Gymnastics, and 2012 Olympic teammates Jonathan Horton of Houston/Cypress Gymnastics, Jake Dalton of Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma, and John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./U.S. Olympic Training Center, are among the 11 gymnasts who will represent Team Hilton HHonors in 2013. Sponsored by Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, Team Hilton HHonors is a program that provides direct financial support to selected male gymnasts to help offset their training expenses while they pursue their Olympic dreams.
The three 2012 Olympic alternates are also on Team Hilton HHonors: Chris Brooks of Houston/Cypress Academy; Steven Legendre of Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma; and Alexander Naddour of Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center. Rounding out the team are: Glen Ishino of Santa Ana, Calif./University of California – Berkeley; Eddie Penev of Penfield, N.Y./Stanford University; Paul Ruggeri of Manlius, N.Y./U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II; and Brandon Wynn of Voorhees, N.J./Ohio State University.
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 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.
“We are proud to continue working with Hilton HHonors on Team Hilton HHonors,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “With the announcement of this team, Hilton HHonors is granting these athletes not just financial support, but also the resources and encouragement to pursue their potential and athletic aspirations.”
“Through our extended partnership with USA Gymnastics through 2016, Hilton HHonors is pleased to continue supporting U.S. male gymnasts through Team Hilton HHonors,” said Jeff Diskin, executive vice president, commercial services, Hilton Worldwide. “Team Hilton HHonors provides an opportunity to help athletes pursue their Olympic dreams and we are honored to be a part of their exciting journey.”
Team Hilton HHonors is just one part of HHonors’ sponsorship of USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics athletes, professional members, families and fans have the opportunity to save up to 15% on their next stay at any of the 10 distinct hotel brands within the Hilton HHonors portfolio when they book through www.USAGym.org/HHonors. The Hilton HHonors portfolio of brands includes; 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.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its 34 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 3,900 hotels in 90 countries and territories. 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, Home2 Suites 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. Members can now also book reservations, manage their accounts and redeem special offers with the new Hilton HHonors mobile app for iPhone.