MCLEAN, Va. - With an estimated 55,000 free waffles served daily at more than 1,800 locations across the Americas, Hampton Hotels today joins the global community in celebrating International Waffle Day. Each day, Hampton goes through more than 18,000 gallons of batter to provide guests the freshly-baked breakfast delight. Laid end-to-end, that's more than seven miles of waffles served every day by the hotel brand.

In honor of this foodie holiday, all Hampton hotels throughout the Americas have been challenged to create an unforgettable waffle experience for guests by featuring creative waffle toppings not normally found in their free breakfast offering. Toppings will vary by location, but some examples include ice cream with sprinkles and regional themed toppings like pralines in New Orleans. Guests might even be treated to the interesting combination of fried chicken and waffles.

"We're proud to celebrate International Waffle Day with the rest of the world today," said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president, global brand marketing, Hampton Hotels. "We encourage all of our registered guests to join us for a freshly-baked waffle at any of our 1,800 locations in the Americas and let their creativity go wild with unique toppings only found on this special day."

Not to be confused with National Waffle Day, International Waffle Day originates from Sweden where citizens celebrate the start of spring by preparing waffles in conjunction with the Swedish Feast of Annunciation. Known as "Våffeldagen" in Swedish, the celebratory day is held on March 25th each year and occurs nine months to the day before Christmas.

Guest can enjoy hot, freshly-baked waffles and the rest of Hampton's free breakfast lineup by booking a stay at www.hampton.com.

Contact:
Charmaine Easie-Samuels
Hampton Public Relations
(901) 374-6462
charmaine.easie-samuels@hilton.com

Sheryl Shelton
Hampton Public Relations
(901) 374-6383
sheryl.shelton@hilton.com

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®.