“Random Acts of Hospitality” Marks the 100th Anniversary of Hilton with a Waterfront Clean-Up


June 27, 2019. Portland, ME. On May 31, hundreds of Hilton hotels worldwide marked the 100th anniversary of Hilton by extending Hilton hospitality beyond their doors and taking “Random Acts of Hospitality” to their communities. In Portland, team members of The Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront joined forces with the other Portland-area Hilton-branded properties and embarked on an ambitious public clean-up program in conjunction with the City of Portland Parks and Recreation to clean up the Eastern Promenade and East End Beach.


Some 60 team members from the nine Hilton hotels in Greater Portland gathered at East End Beach for a full afternoon of trail, beach and water’s edge clean-up to give back on Hilton’s 100th Anniversary. Team members enjoyed working together to make a difference for those visiting Portland from away, and for locals paddling and surfing off the beach. Several surfers stopped to thank the Hilton team for chipping in to make a difference in their environment.


“Creating community is an important Hilton value that has been at the center of Conrad Hilton’s founding vision for the last century,” said Kim Strondak, Director of Sales at the Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront. “Hilton’s mission is to spread the light and warmth of hospitality throughout the world. That mission begins when we answer the phone to make a reservation and extends to our local backyard relationships and important causes here in Maine.”


The Hampton Inn South Portland Maine Mall, opened in 1986 was the first Hilton hotel in greater Portland, the first Hilton in Maine, and one of the first 100 Hampton Inns ever built. Today there are 9 Hilton branded hotels, including the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport, Hilton Garden Inn Portland Jetport, Homewood Suites by Hilton Portland, Doubletree by Hilton Portland, Tru by Hilton Portland, Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront, Hampton Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront, and the most recent addition to the Portland market in 2018, the Home2Suites by Hilton Portland. Together these hotels employee over 340 team members.


Congratulations Hilton to 100 years of leadership and innovation in hospitality! #weareHilton #hilton100


The Hilton Garden Inn Portland Downtown Waterfront

65 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101


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