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Home2 Suites by Hilton Selects Mid-South Food Bank as
Corporate Partner for its Your2Hands Charity Program

Brand Team Members Donate 10,000 Meals and Participate in Volunteer Activities

McLean, VA (April 9, 2012)Home2 Suites by Hilton, the award-winning, mid-tier extended-stay hotel brand, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its launch with the announcement of its official Your2 Hands program corporate partner, Mid-South Food Bank.

Yesterday, the hotel brand kicked off the partnership with a special event where Bill Duncan, global head of brand management for Home2 Suites, presented a $5,000 donation to the organization’s CEO, Estella Mayhue-Greer. The donation represents the equivalent of 10,000 meals.

Mid-South Food Bank CEO Estella Mayhue-Greer accepts a $5,000 donation
 from Bill Duncan, global head of brand management for Home2 Suites

Seventeen Home 2 Suites, and sister brand Homewood Suites, team members participated in a tour of Mid-South Food Bank that ended in the agency shopping area where they volunteered by counting and packaging rice for meals. The Home2 Suites and Homewood Suites team members packaged over 3,700 pounds of rice, resulting in approximately 3,000 meals for Mid-South Food Bank.

“It is important for Home2 Suites to make an impact in the communities that we’re involved in, and our continued expansion of the Your2 Hands community outreach initiative is the way to accomplish that,” said Bill Duncan, Global Head of Home2 Suites brand. “Our partnership with Mid-South Food Bank affords us a great opportunity to help provide much-needed support and aid to residents of Memphis, our community.”

The Your2 Hands program is implemented at each Home2 Suites, and aims to help the hotels connect with the communities in which they are located on a deeper level, in order to make the biggest impact and provide aid where it is most needed. The Mid-South Food Bank program impacts 200,000 people every year.

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About Home2 Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites by Hilton, the newest addition to the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of brands, is a mid-tier, extended-stay hotel concept designed to offer stylish accommodations, flexible guest room configurations and inspired amenities for the cost-conscious guest.  As the fastest growing brand in the history of Hilton Worldwide, Memphis, Tenn.-based Home2 Suites offers a complimentary breakfast selection; innovative and customizable guest room design; combination laundry and fitness area; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access; multiple outdoor spaces; 24-hour business center; expansive community spaces; and a commitment to environmentally friendly products and hotel operations. For more information about Home2 Suites by Hilton visit For information on franchising opportunities, visit

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, 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 the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and

Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations
Home2 Suites by Hilton
+1 901 374 6053

Julie Jimenez
rbb Public Relations
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