MCLEAN, Va. - Just in time for the summer vacation season, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Worldwide's upper-upscale, all-suites hotel chain, is teaming up with celebrity mom Brooke Burke-Charvet to help parents and kids see eye-to-eye on a number of hot-button topics. To kick things off, today in New York City, Burke-Charvet will co-host the "Pretty Great Family Debate," a conversation among media (and their kids) moderated by Burke-Charvet, her six-year-old son, Shaya, and seven-year-old daughter, Rain. The "debate" will aim to uncover light-hearted, win-win solutions to common family disputes such as bedtime, the dinner menu, homework - and of course, vacation planning. Throughout the debate, Burke-Charvet and a panel of parenting and travel media experts - along with their kids - will share their tips for keeping the peace in their families.
"Keeping everyone in the family happy is a challenge every parent faces, especially when traveling," said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. "Our goal is to deliver what really matters to guarantee vacation satisfaction for everyone in the family. This debate will foster dialogue on topics we know many families dispute today. With summer vacation around the corner, we hope to help develop solutions for family-life events like how to plan a vacation that everyone in the family will enjoy."
A busy mom who is frequently on the road with her four children, Burke-Charvet knows a thing or two about creating a winning and memorable travel experience for each member of the family. To start, she recommends involving the whole family in the planning process and choosing a hotel that keeps family needs top-of-mind.
"Picking trip activities that will appeal to everyone in the family can be challenging, but it can be done," says Burke-Charvet. "Holding a pre-vacation family brainstorm session where everyone contributes is a great way to achieve that. Order take-out, clear off the dry-erase board and distribute colorful markers for a fun-filled night. Additionally, part of keeping everyone happy and satisfied on vacation is staying at a family-focused hotel - like Embassy Suites - with unique family-friendly offerings. After all, the hotel serves as your home away from home, so a complimentary breakfast with lots of made-to-order options and suites with two separate rooms - and two TVs - means there's no compromising on vacation fun - everyone wins."
Solutions like these, along with tips and tricks for avoiding potential family pitfalls, will be discussed at today's Pretty Great Family Debate. Throughout the summer, Embassy Suites will share these insights, so families across the country can make the most of family travel.
#PrettyGreat Photo ContestBeginning today, travelers are invited to share their personal vacation experiences as part of the contest on Instagram® through June 26. Guests and fans are asked to post a split-frame picture with adults relishing vacation on one side and a photo of the kids on the other, using their Instagram® account with @EmbassySuites using the hashtag #PrettyGreat, demonstrating how Embassy Suites could be - or was - pretty great for their families. Single frame photos illustrating how everyone enjoyed vacation with the help of Embassy Suites will also be accepted. Embassy Suites will randomly select one winner weekly from the pool of entrants who have shared their photos. Each of the winners will receive a one-night stay at one of the brand's more than 215 hotels, so they can experience firsthand the brand's pretty great family-friendly offering on their next summer vacation. For official rules, please visit http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/about/prettygreat-photo-contest-rules.html.
Embassy Suites allows parents and kids to come to a consensus. From a weekend-getaway to an extended vacation, Embassy Suites' signature family-friendly amenities like spacious two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary Evening Receptions** with parent- and child-friendly snacks and drinks help make it a win for all. The debate is part of Embassy Suites' "Yeah, It's Pretty Great" campaign celebrating the experiences families share while traveling together.
Families can stay connected to Embassy Suites - throughout the summer travel season and beyond - on Facebook.com/EmbassySuitesHotels and Twitter.com/EmbassySuites. To make reservations, visit embassysuites.com, or call 1-800-EMBASSY. Media can stay tuned for more information at news.embassysuites.com.
**Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
Brooke Burke-Charvet has been commissioned and compensated by Embassy Suites Hotels for her endorsement and participation in 2014 public relations campaigns.
About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers every guest a two-room suite, free cooked-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 Hotels has more than 215 hotels with more than 25 in the pipeline. For more information, visit www.embassysuites.com, and connect with Embassy Suites at www.embassysuitesmediacenter.com, www.facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels and www.twitter.com/EmbassySuites.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
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