Chivalry Is Not Dead: Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton Help Men Take Lead on Trip Planning

U.S. Army veteran, Dancing with the Stars alum and current “American
Grit” mentor Noah Galloway helps brands launch Travel MANager campaign

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DadTimeHomewood
Suites by Hilton
and Home2
Suites by Hilton
, Hilton
Worldwide’s
(NYSE: HLT) award-winning all-suite, extended-stay hotel
brands, announced today the launch of the “Travel MANager” program.
Focused on helping men have a participatory role, the program urges men
to get off the sidelines and into the game with tools and resources to
orchestrate the perfect family vacation or couple’s weekend. The Travel
MANager program brings professional advice, original research and trip
itinerary suggestions all together on one convenient digital hub, www.mencanplantravel.com.


“Men are generally characterized as secondary decision makers when it
comes to travel, but there is no reason they should not pitch in just
like they do with house hold chores or parenting responsibilities,” said
Adrian Kurre, global head of Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites
by Hilton. “Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites want men to become travel
heroes, and one way is to take the pressure off of the women in their
lives and spearhead trip planning. The Travel MANager online portal
combines stress-free planning tools, the latest deals from Hilton and
expert insight to make creating quality time turnkey.”

Addressing father’s desire to spend more time with their families, the
Travel MANager program is kicking-off and encouraging men to plan “Dad
Time.” According to a recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research
polling men about travel with their children, 89 percent of respondents
felt traveling alone with their kids was one of the best ways to bond,
and 89 percent also were interested in recreating a trip they took with
their fathers.

To guide men in taking the reins to plan family travel, Homewood Suites
and Home2 Suites have brought together a collection of leading dad
bloggers and notable fathers led by U.S. Army veteran, Dancing with
the Stars
alum and current American Grit mentor Noah
Galloway. Galloway, a father of three, will be one of six Dad Time
Travel MANagers providing advice, planning tips and photos/videos from
personal trips on www.mencanplantravel.com.
Additional Dad Time Travel MANagers include:

  • Armin Brott – Hailed by Time Magazine as “the superdad’s
    superdad,” Armin Brott aka Mr.
    Dad
    is a pioneer in the field of fatherhood and advice for dads.
    The author of eight bestselling books, he’s helped millions of men in
    their quest to be better father, both for themselves and their
    children.
  • Beau Coffron – Married with three kids, Beau’s blog, Lunch
    Box Dad
    , helps father’s connect with their kids and provides
    advice to make life easier as a parent. Featured in ABCNews.com, The
    Huffington Post, Yahoo.com and People Magazine, Beau shares his
    thoughts on parenting and life, funny stories and pictures, and
    creative recipes.
  • Fred Goodall – Known as Mocha
    Dad
    , Fred Goodall chronicles his life as a father to capture his
    personal experiences and help motivate other men to be more actively
    engaged and involved with their children, families, and communities.
  • Adrian Kulp – A former VP of TV development for Adam Sandler
    and Chelsea Handler, the full-time stay-at-home dad currently writes
    for HuffPo Parents, TODAY.com/parents, Kids in the House and his own
    blog, Dad
    or Alive
    .
  • Colby Shipwash – A stay-at-home dad, Colby’s Days
    of a Domestic Dad
    is centered on being a modern parent, reviewing
    the latest toys and gadgets for families, and life with his high
    school sweetheart and five children.

“Whether I am traveling for business, helping my kids with homework,
spending time with friends or doing other activities, setting aside
weekends to get away and spend quality time together is key to
strengthening our family bond,” said Noah Galloway. “Planning a trip is
not a daunting task, and the rewards are endless. Being a Travel MANager
means to stop making excuses and start creating family memories.”

In addition to the family-travel focused Dad Time campaign, Homewood
Suites and Home2 Suites will also launch the “Weekend Escape Artist”
Travel MANager initiative which will provide guys with the essentials
for planning a couple’s getaway. Offering insight into not only where to
go and stay, but what to pack and how to maintain the surprise, the
Weekend Escape Artist campaign will help guys create thoughtful,
memorable trips.

Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton participates in Hilton HHonors®,
the only hotel loyalty program that allows members to earn Points & Miles®
on the same stay and No Blackout Dates on reward stays. HHonors members
always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with
HHonors Points, digital check-in and no booking fees only when they book
directly through Hilton. For more information or to make a reservation,
visit Homewood
Suites by Hilton
or Home2
Suites by Hilton
.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company,
comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels
and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and
territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to
continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The
company’s portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton
Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels &
Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by
Hilton, 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who
book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits
including exclusive member rates, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as
digital amenities that are available exclusively through the
industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in,
choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit
news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton
Worldwide on Facebook,
Twitter,
YouTube,
Flickr,
LinkedIn
and Instagram.

Contacts

Hilton Worldwide
Jennifer Hughes, +1-901-374-6518
Director,
Brand Public Relations
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com
or
For
Hilton Worldwide
Shawn Warmstein, +1-305-444-3383
shawn.warmstein@rbbpr.com