MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today was named the winner of 33 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards across its portfolio of brands. Nine brands within the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio took home awards honoring the best in travel from design to marketing services to advertising. Fifteen of the Hilton Worldwide award winners received Gold Magellan Awards, the highest award given.

"We are proud that the Hilton Worldwide brands showcase such creative and innovative work, and thrilled to have won Magellan Awards in so many categories this year," said Jeff Diskin, executive vice president, Commercial Services, Hilton Worldwide. "We are delighted to recognize and celebrate the hard work that went into making these awards possible."

Honoring a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies, the Magellan Awards recognize the most exciting and innovative work in the travel industry. Once submitted, the Travel Weekly Magellan Awards are judged by a panel of top travel industry professionals such as Peter Greenberg, CBS news travel editor; Bruce Beckham, executive director/CEO of Tourism Cares; and Jean-Claude Baumgarten, CEO of Crew Association and former CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council.

Below are the Hilton Worldwide 2014 Travel Weekly Magellan Award winners:

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

  • Gold Magellan - Hilton Hotels & Resorts Sets the Stage for Travelers' Stories - Hospitality | Advertising/Marketing Campaign category
  • Gold Magellan - Hilton Hotels & Resorts - Destinations | Social Media category
  • Silver Magellan - Herb N' Kitchen - Hospitality | Upscale Hotel/Resort category

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

  • Gold Magellan - Waldorf Astoria "The Stories Begin Here"-Hospitality | Advertising/Marketing Campaign category

Conrad Hotels & Resorts

  • Gold Magellan - Conrad Concierge - Hospitality I Mobile App category
  • Silver Magellan - Conrad 5/5/5 Tour - Hospitality | Social Media category

DoubleTree by Hilton

  • Gold Magellan - First the Cookie Custom Ad - Hospitality | Print Advertising category
  • Gold Magellan - First the Cookie Digital - Hospitality | Web Marketing/Advertising category
  • Gold Magellan - DoubleTree by Hilton Design Narrative-Hospitality | Advertising/Marketing Campaigncategory
  • Silver Magellan - DoubleTree by Hilton DTour - Destinations | Social Media category
  • Silver Magellan - First the Cookie TV - Hospitality | TV Commercial category

Embassy Suites Hotels

  • Gold Magellan - Embassy Suites TV - Hospitality | TV Commercial category
  • Silver Magellan - Embassy Suites Print - Hospitality | Print Advertising category
  • Silver Magellan - Embassy Suites Digital - Hospitality | Web Marketing/Advertising category
  • Silver Magellan - Embassy Suites Marketing - Hospitality | Advertising/Marketing Campaign category
  • Silver Magellan - Embassy Suites Promo Video - Hospitality | Promotional Video category

Hilton Garden Inn

  • Gold Magellan - Discover. Connect. Breathe - Hospitality I Advertising/Marketing Campaign category

Hampton Hotels

  • Gold Magellan - Feel the Hamptonality - Hospitality I Advertising/Marketing Campaign category
  • Gold Magellan - Hampton College Football - Hospitality I Advertising/Marketing Campaign category
  • Silver Magellan - Hampton Holiday Hosting - Hospitality I Advertising/Marketing Campaign category
  • Silver Magellan - Hampton Forever Young - Hospitality I Mid-Scale (Three-Star) - Standard Room Design category
  • Silver Magellan - Hamptonality Moments - Web Marketing/Advertising category

Homewood Suites by Hilton

  • Gold Magellan - Take Flight- Hospitality I Lobby/Common Space Design category
  • Gold Magellan - Military Rate Campaign - Hospitality I Advertising/Marketing campaign category
  • Silver Magellan - Brand Essence Sales Video - Hospitality I Promotional Video category

Home2 Suites by Hilton

  • Silver Magellan - Home2 Development Ad - Hospitality I Print Advertising category

Multibrand

  • Gold Magellan - Hospitality I 'Be a Weekender' I Advertising/Marketing campaign category
  • Silver Magellan - Hospitality I 'Be a Weekender' I Print Advertising category
  • Silver Magellan - Hospitality I 'Be a Weekender' I TV Commercial category
  • Silver Magellan - Hospitality I 'Be a Weekender' I Promotional Video category
  • Silver Magellan - Hospitality I Best Social Media I Overall - Social Media

Digital

  • Gold Magellan Award - Hilton Flight Cancellation (Bid-By-Flight) - Hospitality I Web Marketing and Advertising category
  • Silver Magellan Award - @HiltonSuggests - Hospitality I Social Media category

The winners will be featured in an issue of Travel Weekly this October that will include a dedicated section about this year's awards. For a complete list of this year's winners visit www.travelweeklyawards.com/winners/.

Contacts:
Blake Rouhani
Hilton Worldwide
(703) 883 6615
blake.rouhani@hilton.com

About Embassy Suites by Hilton
Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton’s 14 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 238 hotels with 48 in the pipeline. 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. For more information, visit embassysuites.com or news.embassysuites.com. Connect online with Embassy Suites by Hilton at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.