Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton, Sports Broadcaster Samantha Ponder and TV Fashion Expert Kika Rocha Join Hampton by Hilton Seekenders to Share Weekend Travel Inspiration

Three New Faces Join the Ranks of Hampton’s Travel-Savvy Ultimate
Seekender Team In Addition to the Celebrities

’s (NYSE: HLT) global brand Hampton
by Hilton
is continuing to inspire Americans to seize the weekend by
adding three celebrity “Seekenders” to its team.
In August of 2015, the brand launched the Seekender campaign in an
effort to inspire Americans to take advantage of the weekend and pursue
their passions. Starting this summer, ‘Soul Surfer’ Bethany Hamilton,
ESPN broadcaster Samantha Ponder and national TV personality and fashion
expert Kika Rocha will share their weekend adventures and travel
insights on
and via social media using #Seekender.

A bold adventurer and global traveler, Hamilton embodies the Seekender
lifestyle and enjoys pursuing her passion while being surrounded by the
people who matter most to her. “With my family, we seek to live the life
we love together, especially on the weekends,” said Hamilton upon
joining the Ultimate Seekender Team.

Hamilton, who recently placed in the top three at the World Surf
League’s Fiji Women’s Pro, kicks off the collaboration by sharing her
family’s escape to Los Angeles. Rocha will follow with a family weekend
to Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Ponder will share her rejuvenating weekend
trip to Bar Harbor, Maine as she prepares for the start of 2016 college
football season.

“It was lovely to wake up to free, hot breakfast, and the free Wi-Fi
allowed us to stay connected,” Hamilton shared following her recent
weekend stay at Hampton by Hilton in Los Angeles.

The celebrities will join three new Ultimate Seekender Team members
Gustavo Gutierrez, Giselle Orentas and Elena Ollick as well as the nine
veterans. They will share their experiences along the way as they seize
the weekend to follow their many passions from sports and music to food
and the great outdoors.

Building off this momentum, Hampton by Hilton has also launched the Soy
Seekender Summer Guide and Instagram Giveaway
in partnership with
Latina Bloggers Connect. Now through September 5, 2016, participants can
enter for a chance to win a trip of their own by sharing pictures of
their favorite summer weekend escapes using the hashtag #SoySeekender
and tagging @LBConnect and @HamptonbyHilton.

Hampton by Hilton’s Ultimate
Seekender Team
will continue to expand throughout the 2016 year,
adding even more adventure-seeking travelers to its roster. Follow the
Seekender conversation at
and #Seekender on social media.

About Hampton by Hilton

An award-winning leader in the upper mid-priced hotel segment, Hampton
by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hampton Inn & Suites by
Hilton and Hampton by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven
travelers with more than 2,145 properties totaling more than 215,000
rooms in 20 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and
amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, Hampton’s On the House® hot
breakfast, multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and
fresh Hampton bed®, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader
in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly,
authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality which
is backed by the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hilton HHonors members who
book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant
benefits, including an exclusive member rate that can’t be found
anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital
check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations)
available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app..
For more information about Hampton by Hilton, visit or
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About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising
more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and
timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and
territories. For 97 years, Hilton 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
for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide on Facebook,
and Instagram.


Hilton Worldwide
Jennifer Hughes, +1 901-374-6518
Brand Public Relations
Hilton Worldwide
Elizabeth Prats, +1 305-448-5078