Hilton Provides Relief to Business Travel Expense Reports Everywhere; Extends Exclusive Global Visa Savings Offer

Booking Early, Using Select Credit Cards and Choosing Comprehensive Packages Makes Business Travel More Affordable

October 01, 2009

MCLEAN, Va. - October 1, 2009 -  

Much to the delight of many corporate accountants, Hilton Hotels today announces an extension of an exclusive offer enabling Visa Signature, Visa Infinite and Visa Platinum cardholders to save 25 percent off Hilton's Best Available Rate worldwide.* Hilton's announcement comes at a time when many companies face the dual challenge of expense belt-tightening and the need to travel to continue generating revenue. The Hilton's Savings with Visa offer is one of seven different ways businesses can stretch their travel budgets and find economical ways to be in person for meetings and other events essential to relationship building.

"Whether business travelers are booking a small meeting, large event or conducting routine business trips, companies can save money and affect their bottom line without sacrificing quality by booking at Hilton hotels," said Dave Horton, Global Head - Hilton Hotels. "We are able to make the premium experience we provide business travelers more affordable through great deals that allow our guests to save by simply booking early, paying with certain Visa credit cards or choosing one of our bundled packages."

To help keep expense reports in check, business travelers can take advantage of the following Hilton offerings, many of which may be available year round:**

Business travelers may also be able to take advantage of additional packages and promotions offered by individual Hilton hotels around the world.  For more information or to make reservations, visit www.hilton.com.

About Hilton Hotels

Hilton Hotels is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 520 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether travelling for business or leisure. Start your journey at www.hilton.com.

* Best Available Rate is the applicable rate based on the arrival/departure and length of stay pattern for specific dates of stay (and are unique to the time of purchase). BAR rates are unrestricted, non-qualified rates and exclude discount or negotiated rates not available to the general public, including but not limited to: membership, corporate or government rates, promotional rates, group rates, packages or other unpublished rates, and rates available on "opaque" websites. Advance Purchase Rate requires full payment in advance and is nonrefundable. No changes allowed or credits given.

**Additional terms may apply. See Hilton.com for complete terms and conditions related to each offer.

† Offer valid for new meetings booked and confirmed between August 24 and December 4, 2009 and held by 31 March 2010. Offer limited to a maximum of twenty (20) meeting fee waivers and twenty (20) free room nights per meeting. Free offer is for meeting fee and meeting related food & beverage charges only and does not include connectivity or AV elements, gratuities or incidental charges. Offer for free nights includes room rate only and does not include any gratuities, or other incidental charges. Offer not valid in conjunction with previously booked or held meetings and may not be combined with any other promotion or offer. Booker must mention the "1 in 5" offer at time of booking.

‡ Hilton HHonors membership, earnings, points and miles®, and redemption of points are subject to HHonors terms and conditions. ©2007 Hilton HHonors Worldwide, LLC.The group must sign a contract with the hotel within the booking period to govern the terms of the meeting. Offer valid for new meetings held (booked, consumed and paid for) between April 2, 2009 and March 15, 2010. Group must mention the "Book Now and Save" promotion offer at time of booking.

John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels


About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.