HADLEY, Ma. - In honor of Hilton Worldwide's first annual Global Week of Service, November 11 - 18, the Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst Area is hosting a community-wide Hampton Helps event to collect bottles and cans to support the local Cub Scout troops.

"We are proud to harness our team members' passion and hospitality expertise to support the Hadley Cub Scouts," said Betsy Riley, general manager of the Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst.  "Service is core to our business, and we are excited to help strengthen our local community through Hampton Helps by participating in the Global Week of Service. We are asking for support from the community because we know that collectively we can make a greater impact for the Cub Scouts."  

The hotel, located at 24 Bay Road, will serve as a collection location for anyone wishing to drop off aluminum cans or plastic or glass bottles to support the Cub Scouts.  Anyone wishing to drop off bags or cases of cans or bottles can do so between now and November 16, 2012.  The hotel team members will additionally be collecting recyclable bottles and cans left in guest rooms to add to the donation.   

Hampton Helps is Hampton Hotels' signature community relations program that aims to inspire acts of service, large and small, to help build stronger communities through the spirit of hospitality.  Hampton team members worldwide will give back to causes they are passionate about by activating Hampton Helps events during Hilton Worldwide's first annual 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 its 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.    

The Global Week of Service is just one example of how Hampton Hotels and Hilton Worldwide engage team members to meet societal challenges.  Launched in 2011, Travel with Purpose is Hilton Worldwide's global commitment to provide shared value to its business and communities in four areas - creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where Hilton Worldwide operates; celebrating cultures and the power of travel; and living sustainably through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the company's use of natural resources.  

For more information about the Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst's Hampton Helps Cub Scouts bottle and can drive, please contact 1-413-750-3106. To learn more about Hampton Helps, please visit www.hampton.com/helps

Contacts: Connie Foster
Sales Manager, Hampton Inn Hadley-Amherst
(413) 750-3106

John Walls
Director, Global Brand Public Relations, Hampton Hotels
901 374 6383

About Hampton Hotels The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is Hilton Worldwide’s award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 188,000 rooms in 14 countries and territories, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. All Hampton hotels offer comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as "Hamptonality," delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike. High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast, and the latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand’s signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®, combined with numerous locations globally have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands worldwide. Please visit www.hampton.com, http://news.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com for more information and connect with Hampton Hotels online at www.facebook.com/Hampton, http://twitter.com/Hampton or www.youtube.com/Hampton.

About Hilton Worldwide Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.