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100 Years of Hospitality
May 17 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This free event is open to the public to enjoy the delicious treats, live entertainment and donations being assembled to better our community.
Join us in celebrating Hilton’s 100th year and the most dynamic year yet. With the launch of three new brands, innovations like the first truly mobile-centric Connected Room and expansion into eight new countries, Hilton is pioneering the way for the next century of hospitality. Hilton’s 100 Years of Hospitality Event in Portland, Oregon will focus on philanthropy and making a positive impact in the community. 18 Hilton hotels along with 500 Team Members in the region will take part in this event.
The Hiltons of Portland and surrounding areas is partnering with Hilton’s global partner, Clean the World Foundation, the world’s largest non-profit organization to recycle discarded hotel soap and distribute to communities in need in 127 countries around the world; to build 1000 hygiene packs during the 4-hour event to donate to Transition Projects in Portland.
In addition, we will share ‘Hilton Firsts’ refreshments with the public: The Piña Colada (first created at the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico), The Brownie (recipe first developed at the Palmer House in Chicago) and the iconic Doubletree Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Giveaways will occur throughout the 4-hour event.
For live entertainment, we will have Aaron Nigel Smith, who recently appeared at #1 on the Top 100 Billboard Reggae Chart, from 12pm – 2pm; followed by a DJ from 2pm-4pm. And lastly, we will have Magician Brandon Lawrence engaging with the crowd.