Conrad Seoul announced that it will donate 1 million Hilton HHonors points to Special Olympics.
This is in line with the global initiative of Hilton Worldwide, which is the official hotel sponsor of Special Olympics from 2011 to 2014.
Commencing January 21, 2013, 500 employees of Conrad Seoul are invited to sign Special Olympics’ Spread the Word to End the Word pledge – part of a global campaign to eliminate the use of derogatory language toward people with intellectual disabilities, and create a world of respect for all. Each signature will be worth 2000 Hilton HHonors points.
With 500 employees signing up, the total Hilton HHonors points will amount to 1 million. These points are equivalent to 16 to 20 nights’ stay at Conrad hotels worldwide.
Hilton HHonors members can participate by donating Hilton HHonors points, which will be converted into a cash donation to the organization. The minimum point redemption by Hilton HHonors members is 10,000 points, which equals to a US$25 donation. Non Hilton HHonors members can also participate by advising their donation amount upon check-out. Their donation will then be charged to their room bill, and the amount channeled to Special Olympics.
“Conrad Seoul just opened in November 2012, and I am pleased that we are already able to make a contribution to Special Olympics. I am sure our team members and guests alike will be delighted to participate in this effort,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, general manager, Conrad Seoul.
Conrad Seoul will play host to a private reception, hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce Korea, on 28 January, welcoming the 213 members of Special Olympics Team USA to the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games being held in the Republic of Korea, January 29 – February 5, 2013.Hilton Worldwide is the official hotel sponsor of Special Olympics from 2011 through 2014. To support Special Olympics, Hilton HHonors makes an annual financial contribution, donates 225 million Hilton HHonors points, and provides discounted accommodations to Special Olympics constituents attending events such as the World Games.