McLEAN, Va. - The holidays are fast approaching, which means that families will be traveling to spend time with their loved ones. And while the idea of having the family all under one roof seems great, the tight quarters of a full house can make it a little stressful for hosts and guests alike. That's why Embassy Suites Hotels today kicks off More Good Company, a campaign with a mission to spread the word that better holidays come with a little space.
The upper upscale hotel brand is collaborating with improv comedian Nate Dern of the Upright Citizens Brigade to show families across the country how to be "good company," starting with being a hotel guest, not a house guest. Beginning on November 11, Nate will road trip across the country from New York City to Denver to visit his parents for Thanksgiving, and along the way, he'll stop in Washington D.C., Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis to spend an evening with families in their homes. Nate will bestow his good guest know-how on them, including one of the most important "good company" tips of all - that staying at a hotel is the key to happy, stress-free family holidays. As the consummate house guest, he'll of course stay at a local Embassy Suites at the end of the night.
"After you've gone the distance of getting the family together in one place, an extra bit of space and quiet time can be the key to a blissful gathering," said John Lee, vice president, brand marketing for Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Worldwide. "At Embassy Suites, guests get the comforts of home without the stress of being a houseguest, including a welcoming atrium, free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, a two-hour Complimentary Evening Reception* each night and two-room suites with a separate living area."
Starting today, join the conversation on the Embassy Suites Facebook page where Nate will be tracking his progress and sharing helpful tips on how to be good company. Throughout the holiday season, Embassy Suites will be releasing updates and videos from the trip, so consumers can get an insider peek into the educational (and of course comical) interactions with families across the country. Plus, if consumers spot Nate while he's on the road and post a picture of his Embassy Suites caravan on Twitter using #MoreGoodCompany**, they'll be entered for a chance to win a free night stay at any Embassy Suites Hotel in the Americas. Five winners will be selected, one for each of the cities Nate visits.
"In addition to being the perfect son, I also like to pride myself on being the perfect holiday company because I'm a hotel guest, not a house guest," said Nate Dern. "I love seeing my family, but everyone under one roof can get hectic. When I stay at a hotel instead, I get the best of both worlds - quality time with my folks and extra space and quiet time to unwind at night."
Named one of the 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families of 2012 by Parents magazine,
Embassy Suites Hotels has become a go-to favorite for families who want to get more out of their stay, with its comfortable atmosphere and value offering. An added bonus of opting for an Embassy Suites Hotel this holiday season is the chance to win a vacation for the entire extended family to reunite once again next year with the More Family, Less Distance promotion. *** The winning families will enjoy another fun, stress-free family gathering courtesy of Embassy Suites, where everyone has enough space with two-room suites.
To make reservations, travelers can visit embassysuites.com or call 1-800-EMBASSY.
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Entry period is open between 10:00 a.m. (EST) on 11/11/12 and ends at 10:00 p.m. (EST) on 11/17/12. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law. Entrants must post a picture of Nate Dern's Embassy Suites vehicle on Twitter with hash tag #MoreGoodCompany. One entry per Twitter account. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing. Full official rules available at http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/offers/rules/more-good-company.html. Sponsor: Hilton Worldwide, Inc. 7930 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102.
*** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on 10/1/2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on 12/31/2012. The period for additional entries begins 11/01/12 and ends 1/31/12. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are of majority age and are Hilton HHonorsTM members at time of entry. Entrants must first register at www.embassysuites.com/morefamily. Void in Quebec and where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Sponsor: Hilton Worldwide, Inc. 7930 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22102.
About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 10 market-leading brands, gives guests more during every stay. The full-service, upscale brand offers spacious two-room suites, free cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Complimentary Evening Receptions with appetizers and beverages. Both leisure and business travelers looking for an approachable, upscale experience feel right at home in the brand’s inviting atrium environment. Embassy Suites Hotels has more than 210 properties across the Americas and nearly 35 more 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
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.
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