Scanic Hotels Joins Hilton HHonors

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Apr. 15, 2002 - Hilton HHonors®, one of the world`s leading guest reward programs, is expanding its international presence to a new part of the globe. The program has added Scandic Hotels, the top hotel brand in Scandinavia and the Nordic region, to its growing family of hotels. HHonors members can now earn Hilton HHonors points for qualifying stays at Scandic Hotels and redeem those points for rewards in locations all over the world.


Scandic Hotels joins Hilton®, Conrad?, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn® and Homewood Suites® by Hilton as participating HHonors hotels, bringing the total number of HHonors hotels worldwide to more than 2,300. With 140 hotels in nine countries including Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland, Scandic is Scandinavia`s leading hotel chain. The company was acquired by Hilton International in June 2001.


HHonors is the only major guest reward program that allows its members to Double Dip®, earning hotel points and airline miles for the same stay at most every rate. It also is the only program that offers travelers a two-way exchange between hotel points and airline miles with participating airlines through the unique HHonors Reward Exchange. “We`re thrilled to offer our members the opportunity to earn points and miles at such an excellent network of hotels with unparalleled coverage of Scandinavia,” said Jeffrey Diskin, president and chief operating officer of Hilton HHonors Worldwide. “The addition of Scandic Hotels continues the global expansion of HHonors and ensures that, more than ever, HHonors is available to our members nearly any place they travel or nearly any place their travels take them. ”


Scandic Hotels is Scandinavia`s leading hotel chain, with 140 hotels in nine countries - including a network of hotels across the key cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki. The company strives to offer guests the best hotel accommodations for the best value whether they are traveling for business or pleasure, with a full complimentary breakfast included in the room rate. Scandic Hotels stresses environmental friendliness, with all its newly built rooms being 97 percent recyclable. The company is owned by Hilton International.


Hilton HHonors is a guest reward program that gives frequent travelers a faster way to earn the rewards they want most. Enrolled members can Double Dip to earn HHonors points and airline miles for the same stay, at nearly any rate, at more than 2,300 participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Scandic Hotels around the world.

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Due to the unmatched flexibility, generosity and value offered by HHonors program features, as well as the many attractive promotions that HHonors offers each year, the program has been recognized with numerous travel industry awards.


Membership in HHonors is free. Travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhhonors.com. Or, to enroll instantly in the program and make reservations, consumers in the U.S. and Canada may call 1-800-HHONORS. Outside the U.S. and Canada, travelers may call the Hilton Reservations Worldwide office in their area. Travelers also may enroll at any participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton or Scandic Hotel around the world. Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International, a subsidiary of Hilton Group plc, have a worldwide alliance to market Hilton, the world`s best-known hotel brand. Collectively offering more than 2,300 hotels in over 60 countries worldwide, both companies are recognized as leaders in the hospitality industry. Hilton International currently operates more than 380 hotels in over 60 countries worldwide.


The following trademarks are owned by Hilton Hospitality, Inc.: Hilton®, Conrad?, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Homewood Suites® by Hilton. HHonors®, Double Dip®, Double Dipping® and Points & Miles? are trademarks owned by Hilton HHonors Worldwide LLC.


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