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|MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 3, 2004 – America’s national parks are getting
just two-thirds of the funding they need, leading to the deterioration
of park facilities, estimates the National Parks Conservation Association.
With preservation funds at an all-time low, America’s cultural and historical
landmarks are threatened by decay and in danger of disappearing. This week,
Hampton Hotels celebrates National Historic Preservation Week (May 3-8)
by encouraging Americans to submit details on local treasures in need to
its Save-A-Landmark program; submission can be submitted online by clicking
the Save-A-Landmark icon at www.hamptonlandmarks.com
or by mailing recommendations c/o Save-A-Landmark to 8730 Sunset Blvd,
Fifth Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
Last year, Hampton Hotels worked with Conkle and Route 66 associations across the country to raise awareness about the “Mother Road” and protect its endangered locales. The program also created a new visual "road map" along the route, marking 60 historic landmarks with new signage. Hampton Hotel’s Route 66 efforts have resulted in a total of seven historic sites refurbished along Route 66 alone, thanks to funding and the volunteer labor of local Hampton Inn hotels near the sites.
Local Hampton Inn hotel employees are a key to the Save-A-Landmark program’s success. Responsible for painting, cleaning, landscaping, as well as other preservation and beautification efforts, the ongoing refurbishments provide an outlet for Hampton volunteers to get involved with hired contractors to maintain important landmarks in their own backyards.
“Hampton is dedicated to preserving landmarks that capture the spirit of America,” says Phil Cordell, senior vice-president of Hampton brand management. “Preservation is something that everyone should care about, even beyond National Historic Preservation Week. It deserves ongoing attention, and we are proud to take part in making that happen.”
Committed to historic tourism, Hampton has created a specialized Web site promoting Route 66 and lesser-known “hidden” landmarks to travelers. Available at www.hamptonlandmarks.com, this online resource offers hundreds of locations for travelers looking for places and tours that harbor some of the country’s unknown, unconventional and most unbelievable secrets and legends.
Hampton, which includes Hampton Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites hotels, is a mid-priced leader in the lodging segment. Hampton is part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,000 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties.
Hampton Brand Communications
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