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Hilton Garden Inn swings into summer with the “great golf giveaway”


Hilton Garden Inn expands its annual “Great Golf Giveaway” promotion with new exclusive offers from American Express and Dockers Golf and increases the list of participating courses. From June 1 through October 21, 2007, travelers can take advantage of the program by including a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday night in their stay at any participating Hilton Garden Inn in the U.S., Canada or Mexico. Guests will receive a voucher valid for complimentary green fees for up to two people redeemable at more than 375+ participating golf courses throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Last year nearly 13,000 golfers took advantage of the summer golf promotion and played more than 7,500 rounds of golf, courtesy of the Hilton Garden Inn brand.

“We wanted to add something new to our ‘Great Golf Giveaway’ this summer, and partnering with American Express and Dockers gives us the opportunity to provide our guests with a unique way to enhance their hotel stay with some great rewards,” said Jim Cone, vice president – marketing for Hilton Garden Inn. “Thanks to Dockers Golf, our guests can golf in style and their money can go further with American Express when they stay at any participating Hilton Garden Inn location.”

Guests who complete a stay booked online under Offer Code OPEN and pay with any American Express Card that includes two nights over Thursday, Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday night at any Hilton Garden Inn will receive an American Express branded prepaid card worth $25 redeemable at any of the thousands of Hilton Family hotels worldwide. Guests who stay three qualified nights and pay with any American Express Card will receive a $50 card redeemable for a future stay at any Hilton Family hotel worldwide.

Since one out of eight U.S. travelers plays golf on a trip*, Hilton Garden Inn has expanded the list of courses to more than 375+ semi-private and public courses throughout the U.S. and Canada.. Some of the more notable courses include: PGA Golf Club at Port St. Lucie, Fla., Cog Hill Country Club Courses No. 1 and No. 3 in Lemont, Ill., The Legacy Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev., and Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, in Philadelphia, Miss.

As part of the promotion, guests will receive a complimentary golf tips booklet upon check-in, filled with pointers from Golf Digest instructors, including tips ranging from playing out of the rough to driving with power. At select Hilton Garden Inn properties, instructors from Golf Digest and Golf for Women will be hosting “Inside the Ropes” events for Hilton Garden Inn guests. The events will include a mini-golf clinic, discussion of what’s hot in golf, cocktail reception, prizes, and more. For more information or a complete list of “Inside the Ropes” locations, check out


About Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, mid-priced brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary Wi-Fi in all guestrooms and remote printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center to getting the perfect night’s sleep on the Garden Sleep System bed.

Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation; recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,800 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world’s best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf Astoria Collection.

*According to the Travel Industry Association’s Web Site


Agnes Sibal
Brand Communications
Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters
9336 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills,
CA 90210


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