Hilton Hotels Partners with Paramount Pictures for Upcoming Film "Up in the Air"

Global Hotel Brand Launches Sweepstakes as Buzz Builds for Film Starring Oscar® winner George Clooney

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November 09, 2009

MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Hotels is ready for its close-up. In anticipation of one of the most talked about film releases this year, the hotelier is giving guests a chance to live the life of a global traveler with the Hilton Up in the Air Sweepstakes celebrating Paramount Pictures' upcoming film about a frequent business traveler whose life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. Up in the Air, from Oscar® nominated director Jason Reitman, will arrive in U.S. theatres this December.

"Up in the Air is a compelling story set within the world of frequent travelers. As the leading global hotel brand, Hilton welcomes countless guests around the world into our hotels each day and becomes part of their life on the road," Dave Horton - Global Head, Hilton Hotels, said. "It is a true compliment to see Hilton represent the hospitality industry in this film and we are excited to give our guests opportunities to experience the amenities that these characters and other travelers value from our hotels."

Scenes of the film were shot at multiple Hilton hotels and signature Hilton products and amenities are used throughout. Props designed for the movie include a Hilton HHonors Diamond VIP card made for George Clooney's character, Ryan Bingham.

"We are thrilled to have an iconic brand like Hilton as our marketing partner on this film," commented LeeAnne Stables, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Partnerships at Paramount Pictures. "It was important to our director, Jason Rietman, to have an authentic depiction of life among frequent travelers, and the Hilton team was incredibly supportive of our production while on the road."

Hilton is giving away one million Hilton HHonors points, Hilton HHonors Diamond VIP status, a trip to Paris and other prizes. Beginning November 3rd, travelers who book a Hilton stay at www.Hilton.com/UpintheAir will be entered for a chance to win a selection of prizes inspired by Bingham*.

Any guest who makes a booking for a Hilton hotel stay through Hilton.com between November 3 and January 11, 2010 will automatically be entered into the Hilton Up in the Air Sweepstakes for a chance to win both the grand prize as well as the prize-of-the-week.* Winners could receive a fast track to the world of travel privileges experienced by the film's main character and other Hilton HHonors VIP members. Sweepstakes prizes include:

Grand Prize: One million Hilton HHonors points, Hilton HHonors Diamond VIP status for a year and a trip to Paris that includes round trip airfare for two, accommodations at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris and ground transportation between the airport and hotel

Ten Weekly Prizes:

The Hilton.com/UpintheAir site also features the film trailer, photos, an online game giving visitors the chance to win one of 1,000 pairs of Up in the Air movie tickets and, in celebration of the film's debut, Hilton is also partnering with thisMoment.com - a new social media platform that lets people create and share beautiful, multimedia galleries about their experiences - to collect stories that illustrate how Hilton team members worldwide help guests make the most of their stays. Travelers can see and hear examples of true Hilton hospitality in the words of Hilton team members at Hilton.com/UpintheAir.

For more information about the Hilton Up in the Air Sweepstakes or to make a reservation, travelers can visit Hilton.com/UpintheAir.

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Begins on 11/3/09 at 12:00 a.m. ET and ends on 1/11/10 at 11:59p.m. ET. Open to residents of the U.S. and Canada of majority age, excluding Quebec. Official rules available at Hilton.com/UpintheAir. Void where prohibited. The Hilton Up in the Air Sweepstakes is sponsored by Hilton Worldwide.

About "Up in the Air"
Paramount Pictures Presents in Association with Cold Spring Pictures and DW Studios, A Montecito Picture Company Production in Association with Rickshaw Productions in Association with Right of Way Films A Jason Reitman Film Up in the Air starring George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick and Danny McBride. The film is directed by Jason Reitman. Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner. Based upon the novel by Walter Kirn. The producers are Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman, Daniel Dubiecki and Jeffrey Clifford. The executive producers are Tom Pollock, Joe Medjuck, Ted Griffin and Michael Beugg. The director of photography is Eric Steelberg. The production designer is Steve Saklad. The film editor is Dana Glauberman, A.C.E. The costume designer is Danny Glicker. The music is by Rolfe Kent. The music supervisors are Randall Poster and Rick Clark. This film has been rated R for language and some sexual content.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group, and Worldwide Television Distribution.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,400 hotels in 79 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels
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About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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