• Portland Hilton team celebrates 100th Anniversary with a Waterfront Cleanup

     
    POSTED July 2, 2019
     
  • Portland Hilton team celebrates 100th Anniversary with a Waterfront Cleanup

     
    POSTED July 2, 2019
     
  • Portland Hilton team celebrates 100th Anniversary with a Waterfront Cleanup

     
    POSTED July 2, 2019
     
  • Portland Hilton team celebrates 100th Anniversary with a Waterfront Cleanup

     
    POSTED July 2, 2019
     

Marking the 100th anniversary of Hilton on May 31, hundreds of Hilton hotels worldwide conducted “Random Acts of Hospitality” in order to give back to their communities and represent the strength of Hilton hospitality. The Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront joined the Hilton movement as it set out to clean up the area’s Eastern Promenade and East End Beach. The hotel teamed with other Hilton-branded properties in Portland, as well as the City of Portland Parks and Recreation to make the cleanup program a success.

“Creating community is an important Hilton value that has been at the center of Conrad Hilton’s founding vision for the last century,” says Kim Strondak, director of sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront. “Hilton’s mission is to spread the light and warmth of hospitality throughout the world. That mission begins when we answer the phone to make a reservation and extends to our local backyard relationships and important causes here in Maine.”

Around 60 team members from the nine Hilton hotels in Greater Portland made a splash at the waterfront as they spent the afternoon cleaning up the beach, trail and water’s edge.

Jumpstarting tourism in cities across the country will be more complicated than simply opening doors again – especially in cities with large populations like Chicago. However, working together proves more effective, and in Chicago, more than 250 businesses are banding together to join Choose Chicago’s new initiative, Tourism & Hospitality Forward. It bolsters a safe reopening that encourages tourism as well as meetings and events in

 

The new reality for in-person meetings and events is coming into focus. While gatherings were cancelled or went virtual during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, states are now slowly beginning to reopen and move toward a return to in-person gatherings. Associated Luxury Hotels International, or ALHI, published safety recommendations for planners, hotels, airlines and more, as society begins to formulate safety guidelines for travel, tourism, meetings and events.  

 

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.