MCLEAN, Va. - Hampton by Hilton felt the love from ABC's "The Bachelor" Ben Higgins, following this week's interview with Ellen DeGeneres, in which he declared his love for the simple life, including a good ole' Hampton by Hilton stay.

"The luxury of it is fun," he told DeGeneres about his experience traveling on the show. "I've seen some crazy places last year. I've flown in helicopters as you've seen, I've been in hot tubs in the middle of nowhere. I think you realize that the simple life - just the Hampton Inn - is sometimes just as fun as the luxury," said Higgins.

The Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) hotel brand is accepting the "rose" with a special proposal for "The Bachelor": a room at any of Hampton by Hilton's 2,000 hotels for every single weekend in 2016 - hopefully to share with his future love interest from the show. Higgins also notes in his interview, it's not the luxury "it's about the relationship."

"Travel is a wonderful way to enjoy the simple pleasures in life and celebrate relationships along the way," said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president, focused service brand marketing and Hampton by Hilton. "We hope Ben will accept our proposal to become a Hampton Seekender- fun-loving travelers who seize their weekends for quick get-aways like a trip to watch their favorite band perform or to hang out with old friends."

Christa-Cathey adds, "Oh, and Ellen, if you do ever want to start that TV show where travelers are dropped off at random Hampton locations across the world, give us a call!" 

"Ben, you've captured our hearts. If you're ready to accept our "rose," tweet us @HamptonbyHilton with the hashtag #WeGoTogether. Just say YES!," said Judy Christa-Cathey.

CONTACT:
Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

Elizabeth Prats
For Hilton Worldwide
+1 305 448 5078
elizabeth.prats@rbbcommunications.com

About the Seekender
In August of 2015, Hampton by Hilton launched the Seekender campaign in an effort to inspire Americans to take advantage of the weekend and pursue their passions. Follow the Seekender conversation at www.HamptonSeekender.com and #WeGoTogether on social media.

About Hampton by Hilton As the number one ranked franchise for the past eight years, according to Entrepreneur®, Hampton by Hilton, including Hampton Inn by Hilton and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers with more than 2,275 properties with nearly 230,000 rooms in 18 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, free, hot breakfast and On The RunTM breakfast bags, contribute to Hampton by Hilton ranking as a leader in its segment. Hampton by Hilton Team Members deliver friendly, authentic, caring and thoughtful service defined as Hamptonality. Each Hampton by Hilton hotel offers complete satisfaction with the 100% Hampton® Guarantee. Hampton by Hilton 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 Hampton by Hilton, visit www.hampton.com or news.hampton.com and connect online at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.