Easy Escapes Provides New Incentives for Leisure Travelers to Vacation Now and Later

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sep 24, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Today`s leisure traveler is certainly on the lookout to maximize their vacation value, whether they`re planning a long vacation or a quick weekend getaway. More than 520 Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree and Hilton Garden Inn hotels are offering consumers the best of both worlds by enhancing one of the most aggressive, travel incentive packages available in the industry today - Easy Escapes.
Travelers who book just one qualifying Easy Escapes hotel stay will receive a new edition of the program`s Travel Values Booklet, filled with budget-stretching offers for future airline travel, car rental and hotel stays that can be used through July 2004. Each offer in the Travel Values Booklet is fully transferable, providing both travelers and their family and friends with a variety of solutions to those real-life travel challenges.

The new edition of the Travel Values Booklet includes two new attractive travel incentives. The Fly Anywhere For US$299 certificate has expanded its offerings to include travel between 15 major cities within Canada and between 22 major cities within Mexico, as well as between 99 cities within the Continental U.S. A new certificate provides travelers with very affordable fares to Hawaii from major cities across the Continental U.S.—$449 roundtrip for travel originating west of the Mississippi, $599 for travel originating east of the Mississippi.
Additional future travel offers available from just one Easy Escapes stay include:
— One $50 flight credit that can be applied to a flight of $250
or more on any airline to any destination.
— Five to 20 percent savings on weekend Avis(R) rental cars
globally, plus $5 off each day on a minimum two-day weekend
rental up to a maximum of $20.
— A Refresh and Refuel $100 Food and Beverage Credit valid at
participating Hilton, Conrad, and Doubletree full-service
hotels and suites for a future stay of four nights or longer;
applicable rates and dates vary by hotel.
— A Sunday Is Free coupon offering free Sunday night stays to
guests who arrive at participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree
and Hilton Garden Inn hotels on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday
and stay three consecutive nights; applicable rates and dates
vary by hotel.

“Whether it be online, in magazines or through word-of-mouth, savvy travelers are always on the lookout for the best deals and discounts,” says Joanie Flynn, vice president of leisure marketing for Hilton Hotels Corporation. “The new Easy Escapes package succeeds in giving these travelers what they really want—more vacations.”
Easy Escapes is available at participating Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and other international destinations. Easy Escapes rates are per room, per night for standard room accommodations and are generally valid for weekend stays, though some locations offer the program seven days a week. Participating Easy Escapes hotels, rates and day of week applicability may vary and are subject to change. Some hotels may require a Saturday stay-over or minimum length of stay. Some blackout dates may apply. Offer includes one Easy Escapes Travel Values Booklet per room per stay.
Each offer in the Travel Values Booklet received at check-in carries its own terms and conditions. Specific booking instructions for the future travel offers are provided in the booklet that guests receive at check-in. Airline offers are coach service roundtrip and expire July 31, 2004. Fourteen-day advance purchase and Saturday night stay may be required. Hotel, car rental, airline and flight offers are based on availability at time of reservation. The $299 Fly Anywhere and $499/$599 Fly Hawaii airline certificates require a $9.95 registration and handling fee.
Easy Escapes information and reservations can be obtained:
— At the following websites—www.HiltonEasyEscapes.com,
www.ConradHotelsEasyEscapes.com, www.DoubletreeEasyEscapes.com
or www.HiltonGardenInnEasyEscapes.com
— By calling the following toll-free numbers in the U.S. and
Canada - 1-800-HILTONS or 1-800-222-TREE
— Or contacting your local travel professional

Outside the U.S. and Canada, travelers may contact the nearest Hilton Reservations Worldwide office.