Through donations, team members gave $500, which is enough to feed the children for one whole day. Credit: Hampton by Hilton

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine - Hampton Inn by Hilton Presque Isle team members joined together in support of the local community through a donation to the Summer Gap Feeding Program for August 2017, benefiting 250 children who attend the local MSAD 1 Elementary and Middle School. Typically, MSAD 1 feeds both breakfast and lunch to children under 18 during the summer months, funded by a federal program, but once high school is back in session, that program is no longer available, leaving many children in the area feeling the effects of food insecurity for 20 days in August. Through donations, team members gave $500, which is enough to feed the children for one whole day. James Gerish, President of the hotel's management company, Emerald Hospitality, matched that donation with $500 from the Emerald Foundation, raising the donation to cover two whole days.

The community event supports the brand's signature community service program, Hands-On Hamptonality. The program's goal is to inspire acts of service to help build stronger and more connected communities through the spirit of hospitality while enabling team members to extend their friendly customer service culture, known as Hamptonality.

"Through the Hands on Hamptonality service program, our team members are able to make a positive contribution to this great community in which we live, play and work," said Adam Cyr, general manager. "Thank you to all who participated. Today was a great reminder that service is the greatest gift anyone can give."

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hampton Inn by Hilton Presque Isle or call +1 207 760 9292.

Contact:
Adam Cyr
General Manager, Hampton Inn by Hilton Presque Isle
+1 207 760 9292
pqima_hampton@hilton.com

About Emerald Hospitality Inc.
Founded in 1999, Emerald Hospitality Associates is a Westlake, Ohio-based, full-service hotel management and development company that provides a wide range of specialized hospitality industry services to hotel and restaurant investors. Emerald currently operates 23 properties in seven states, consisting primarily of Hilton, Marriott and Hyatt branded products. For more information, visit www.emeraldhospitality.com.

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 2,300 properties with nearly 234,000 rooms in 19 countries and territories. High quality accommodations and amenities, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, free, hot breakfast and On The Run™ 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.

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