The February issue of InsideFlyer announced that Hilton won the
award for "Best Web Site" among hotels in the magazine's tenth annual Freddie
Awards. Hilton has dominated this area of the Freddie Awards both years
a web site category was added in 1996. The Freddies -- a travel industry equivalent to the Oscar(R) and Emmy(R)
-- are based on more than 44,000 ballots submitted by InsideFlyer readers around the world.
"Hilton understands the Internet better than any (hotel chain) in the
world and has created a community of
resources online for members of the Hilton HHonors(R) Worldwide guest reward program and browsers.
We expect them to lead in this area for years to come," said InsideFlyer publisher Randy Petersen.
Located at www.hilton.com,
Hilton's site features:
Diskin said Hilton HHonors Worldwide plans to expand its web-based and
other electronic communications in
1998 through online HHonors reward redemption, sub-sites in selected foreign languages to serve the program's
growing international membership, personalized pages for HHonors members, and e-mailed member activity
Robert E. Dirks, senior vice president of marketing for Hilton Hotels
Corporation, agreed that dynamism is key to
an effective web site. "As with any good Internet site, Hilton's is a work in progress and is constantly being
improved -- but attention to customer service, functionality and easy navigation remains our core commitment,"
Dirks said. "Hilton.com is a site that works, which our customers truly appreciate."
Reservations can be made at more than 400 Hilton, Flamingo, Bally's,
Conrad International and Vista hotels
worldwide online at www.hilton.com, or through a professional travel agent, or by contacting Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 800/HILTONS in the U.S. and Canada. Outside the U.S. and Canada, reservations can be made by
calling the nearest Hilton Reservations Worldwide office.
Hilton Hotels Corporation is recognized internationally as the preeminent
gaming and hospitality company. The
company develops, owns, manages and franchises hotel-casinos, resorts, vacation ownership and hotel