Hilton Houston Westchase Donates to Hurricane Ike Victims

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The Hilton Houston Westchase hotel, located in West Houston's Westchase District, today announced that it made a $3,000 donation to associates of the Hilton Galveston Hotel who were affected by Hurricane Ike. The $3,000 contribution towards mattresses was matched by a local Galveston Mattress Firm, making the overall contribution to the associates in need $6,000.

The Hilton Houston Westchase hotel, located in West Houston's Westchase District, today announced that it made a $3,000 donation to associates of the Hilton Galveston Hotel who were affected by Hurricane Ike. The $3,000 contribution towards mattresses was matched by a local Galveston Mattress Firm, making the overall contribution to the associates in need $6,000.

The Hilton Galveston's General Manager Mike Pistone and HR Director Jody Jones identified employees who were hardest hit by Hurricane Ike. 30 employees were presented with a $200 voucher to purchase a new mattress.

"Our donation to the employees of the Hilton Galveston Hotel will aid in the restoration of the homes of these associates," General Manager Lloyd Lauland said. "We are proud to be partners in the effort to improve our fellow hospitality associates well-being."

Steve Scott, Director of Sales & Marketing for the Hilton Houston Westchase, presented the 30 mattress certificates valued at $6,000 to the associates. The employees, who were all deeply affected by Hurricane Ike, were very appreciative of the generous gift from their industry counterparts.

The Hilton Houston Westchase hotel is located in West Houston's prestigious Westchase District, known for its local business, shopping and area attractions. The Houston, Texas Hilton hotel offers a convenient location for guests visiting Houston's Minute Maid Park, Reliant Stadium, Westside Tennis Club, The Toyota Center, The Galleria or Sam Houston Racepark. The Hilton Houston Westchase hotel is easily accessible from both major airports -- George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) -- and all major Texas interstates in the Houston area. Visit the hotel online at: http://www.westchase.hilton.com/.

The Hilton Houston Westchase is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the nation's largest independent hotel management company. For more information about Interstate Hotels & Resorts, visit the company's Web-site: http://www.ihrco.com.

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