Jan 27, 2011 at 02:02 PM
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Hilton Teams Up With USA Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics and Hilton Worldwide announced today that Hilton Worldwide has joined the USA Gymnastics family of corporate partners as the official hotel partner. The two year partnership will focus on support for top athletes and more than 100,000 members of the organization.

As part of the deal, Hilton Worldwide will help upgrade the amenities provided at the USA Gymnastics National Training Center at the Karolyi Ranch, a U.S. Olympic Training Site. On Wednesday, the U.S. Olympic Committee designated the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center at Karolyi Ranch as the newest U.S. Olympic Training Site. In addition, USA Gymnastics and Hilton Worldwide have created Team Hilton HHonors, a program that provides financial support to male gymnasts to help offset their training and living expenses while they pursue their Olympic dreams.

“The type of support Hilton is providing is crucial for our top gymnasts to achieve success,” said Steve Penny, President of USA Gymnastics. “Whether it is added comfort after a long day of training at the Ranch or increasing the support for our athletes, Hilton is making a valuable contribution to our Olympic preparation. Combined with the benefits we plan to deliver to our members, this is a comprehensive partnership.”

“We are proud to become the official hotel partner of USA Gymnastics and extend our commitment to the U.S. Olympic Movement and Olympic hopefuls,” said Jeff Diskin, Senior Vice President, Global Customer Marketing, Hilton Worldwide. “We are delighted to provide direct funding to support some of our country’s best male gymnasts in their pursuit of Olympic gold.” Photobucket

Members of Team Hilton HHonors will wear uniforms bearing the Team Hilton HHonors designation at domestic competitions, as well as make appearances on behalf of Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Worldwide will also offer USA Gymnastics athletes, professional members, families and fans a discount on hotel stays when booking at any of Hilton Worldwide’s participating brands, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

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