WASHINGTON, D.C. - In honor of Hilton Worldwide's second annual Global Week of Service, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown has committed to keep giving throughout the year to others in need.

John Rish, general manager, has asked the hotel staff to forgo purchasing meals one day a week and instead "Brown Bag" lunch on Fridays and donate the money saved to charities selected by the staff.  The staff not only embraced the proposal, but they started flooding his office with recommendations for charities and relief funds from their home countries.

"We are proud of the diversity at Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC", said John Rish, general manager, Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown.  "With the global reach of our employees, we feel we can do a bit of good for others around the globe with this small sacrifice."  

Since starting Brown Bag Fridays, Hilton Garden Inn Washington D.C. Downtown has donated $1,000 each to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Philippine Relief Fund.  In the spirit of the holidays, the December charity will be Toys for Tots.  

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Contacts:
Charles Hegeman 
Hilton Garden Inn Washington, D.C. Downtown
+1 202 521 1610 
Charles.Hegeman@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC Downtown combines modern American style with classic comfort. Located in the heart of downtown, near the city's business district, White House, Convention Center and Smithsonian Museums, Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC affords guests convenient access to the sights and sounds of the Nation's Capital. Breakfast and dinner options provided by our Grist Mill Restaurant offer guests 'serious comfort food'.  The Hotel offers flexible meeting space for trainings, receptions or board meetings. All of the Hotel's 300 guest rooms are equipped with an easy-to-set alarm clock that allows guests to play their portable CD or MP3 player; an in-room "hospitality center" with a mini fridge, microwave oven and Keurig® single cup brewing system; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. The hotel's recreational facilities consist of a fitness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, as well as an indoor swimming pool.

To make a reservation for Hilton Garden Inn Washington Dc Downtown in the U.S. or Canada, please call 1-877-STAY-HGI or visit www.washingtondcdowntown.stayhgi.com

About Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service
Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service is a celebration of the company's year-round commitment to volunteer service and is an expression of the company's vision to "fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality," building on founder Conrad N. Hilton's legacy of service and responsibility to others. The company's largest annual volunteer service event brings together team members from all of Hilton Worldwide's operating communities to apply their hospitality and service expertise to the most pressing societal needs.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities they prefer for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms that Hilton Garden Inn will do whatever it takes to ensure every guest is satisfied, or they don’t pay. You can count on us. Guaranteed™. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving cooked-to-order breakfast daily and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members operating at more than 740 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying hospitality experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. 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 about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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