Hampton Hotels

Hampton Hotels

May 15, 2006 09:00 ET

Oh Canada! Do You Know A Landmark In Need? Save-A-Landmark'TM' Program Calls for Submissions: Will Provide T.L.C. to Canadian Landmark

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 15, 2006) - After five years of investing millions of dollars, thousands of hours and volunteer elbow grease to its national cause to help preserve roadside landmarks, Hampton Hotels today called on Canadians to join its "Explore the Highway with Hampton", Save-A-Landmark™ program to rescue a landmark in their country.

Starting today through Canada Day on July 1, 2006, Canadians are encouraged to submit their nominations online at Hampton's Hidden Landmarks™ Web site, www.hamptonlandmarks.com. Dedicated to refurbishing historical, fun and cultural roadside landmarks, the Hampton Save-A-Landmark program is calling for nominations to identify its second Canadian landmark for preservation. One historic landmark will be selected to receive $20,000 towards restoration in 2007.

"We want to further involve our Canadian communities and team members in the pride of saving a landmark for the enjoyment of tourists and future generations through the Save-A-Landmark program," said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president of Hampton Brand Marketing. "Hampton has helped to restore 26 great landmarks so far. With a goal of saving 50 landmarks by 2010 and our increasing number of hotels in Canada, we want to recognize and help preserve landmarks that are significant in Canadian heritage."

The first hotel brand ever to receive the prestigious SMITHSONIAN Magazine/Travelers Conservation Foundation Sustainable Tourism Award, Hampton, through its Save-A-Landmark program, has aided preservation efforts throughout North America for more than five years. From helping the 80-foot Blue Whale in Catoosa, Okla., once again become an enjoyable site along Route 66 to polishing Streetcar #30, "The Clover Belle," in Surrey, B.C., the program has helped 26 landmarks stay open to the public. Landmarks are selected through an intense process, from researching the needs of hundreds of landmarks, promoting the importance of these sites, facilitating hundreds of volunteer hours, coordinating the contracted labor to repair sites and helping many receiving matching grants - all at a value of $2 million dollars thus far.

Banding its hotels together in communities with Hampton hotels, employee-volunteers provide the labour while the national office provides the dollars to refurbish selected sites, sometimes up to five landmarks per year.

Hampton Hotels encourages Canadians and Americans to submit details on local treasures in need to its Save-A-Landmark program; suggestions can be submitted online by clicking the Save-A-Landmark icon at www.hamptonlandmarks.com or by mailing recommendations c/o Save-A-Landmark to 8730 Sunset Blvd, Fifth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

About Hampton Hotels

The Hampton Brand is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,800 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide. The More than 2,300 hotels are owned, managed or franchised in North America withcompany owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Coral by Hilton®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton®, Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™.

Hampton Hotels offer 18 locations across Canada in many of the most sought after travel destinations including Vancouver, Langley, Kamloops, Calgary, Winnipeg, Windsor, Kitchener, Niagara Falls, Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto Airport, Napanee, Ottawa, Montreal Airport, and Laval.

Contact Information

  • Hilton Canada
    Barbara McCully
    (905) 678-5447
    Hampton Brand Communications
    Tori Walsh
    (901) 374-5534