Survey: Forget the Jewelry, Take the Weekend Getaway

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Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton Assist Men in Celebrating
National Wife Appreciation Day; Announce Winners of “Let’s Make Up For
It Contest”

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#LetsMakeUpForIt–Just in time for National Wife Appreciation Day, Homewood
Suites by Hilton
and Home2
Suites by Hilton
, Hilton
Worldwide’s
(NYSE:HLT) award-winning all-suite, extended-stay hotel
brands, are releasing the latest results of a study which provides men a
behind-the-scenes peek on how their significant others truly want to be
celebrated. On a mission to help men get off the sidelines and into the
travel planning game, the brands’ Travel MANager Weekend Escape Artist
survey, conducted by Wakefield Research*, found that 80 percent of women
would rather receive a surprise getaway than a piece of jewelry.


“Good advice is worth its weight in gold. Women enjoy traveling, but
it’s evident they’re tired of carrying the load as the study found 77
percent agree incorporating their significant other into the trip
planning process would benefit their relationship,” said Adrian Kurre,
global head of Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton.
“Men are normally characterized as secondary travel decision makers, but
with our survey’s insight and the help of the Travel MANager program,
pitching in to plan a trip should be turnkey.”

Additional survey results revealed the following:

  • 90 percent of respondents would be happy if their partner did any of
    the travel planning
  • Women wish that their partner would consider destination (37 percent),
    activity (33 percent) and comfort (31 percent) preferences more when
    planning vacations
  • 91 percent of respondents said a thoughtful gesture during a vacation
    is more important than the perfect trip

Helping husbands celebrate National Wife Appreciation Day, Homewood
Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton have made the job easy for men through
their Travel MANager program. Focused on helping guys have a
participatory role in planning, the program gives men the tools and
resources to orchestrate the perfect couple’s weekend. The Travel
MANager program brings professional advice of bloggers from sites such
as Joe’s
Daily
, Black
and Married with Kids
, Male
Standard
and Guy
and the Blog
, original research and trip itinerary suggestions all
together on one convenient digital hub, www.mencanplantravel.com.

Hilton’s extended-stay brands also recently completed the “Let Make Up
For It” Sweepstakes as part of its Travel MANager program. Throughout
the month of August, visitors to the Travel MANager site were invited to
share their biggest travel blunder for a chance to win one of four
weekend getaways for two, including three-nights’ accommodation at any
Homewood Suites or Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel and a $1,500 travel
planning budget.

Homewood Suites and Home2 Suites by Hilton participate in
Hilton’s award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton
HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have
access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, 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. For more information or to make a reservation, visit Homewood
Suites by Hilton
or Home2
Suites by Hilton
.

* Wakefield Research surveyed 1,000 U.S. women ages 18+ who are married
or living as married. The survey was conducted between March 16 and
March 24, 2016, using an email invitation and online survey, with an
overall margin of error of three percent.

About Hilton

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 an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as
digital amenities that are available exclusively through the
industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton 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
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and Instagram.

Contacts

Hilton Worldwide
Kristen Wells, +1 703-883-5826
Director,
Brand Public Relations
kristen.wells@hilton.com
or
For
Hilton Worldwide
Manny Cedeno, +1 305-448-7450
manny.cedeno@rbbcommunications.com