Washington, DC Area’s Hilton Crystal City Supports Those Who Pay Respects to The Nation’s Fallen Heroes

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On December 17, Wreaths Across America will coordinate its annual wreath laying ceremonies on the graves of those who fought to protect this country. The Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, located one Metrorail stop from the cemetery is supporting the efforts by making a donation to the Wreaths Across America for each guest that stays overnight for the ceremony.

Arlington National Cemetery - close to Hilton Crystal City

We are proud to align ourselves with this worthy cause,” said Harold Bassler, Area General Manager who oversees this hotel. “We feel it’s important to be a good member of the local community and to give back whenever possible.

On December 17, Wreaths Across America will coordinate its annual wreath laying ceremonies on the graves of those who fought to protect this country. These ceremonies will be held at national cemeteries in all fifty states, including the one in Arlington, VA. The Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, located one Metrorail stop from the cemetery is supporting the efforts by making a donation to the Wreaths Across America for each guest that stays overnight for the ceremony. The hotel is one of over 100 hotels throughout the United States and Canada 15 hotels in the Washington DC area) managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts.

“We are proud to align ourselves with this worthy cause,” said Harold Bassler, Area General Manager who oversees this hotel. “We feel it’s important to be a good member of the local community and to give back whenever possible. Not only are we donating to Wreaths Across America, we are spreading the word that individuals can make their own online donations.” Every fifteen dollar donation sponsors one wreath to be placed at the resting place of a member of the military. Guests staying overnight for the event can enjoy:

  •     Deluxe guest room accommodations for up to 2 adults and 2 kids (12 years and younger) for Friday December 16, 2016.
  •     Relish Restaurant, Oasis Bar and The Marketplace (with premium coffee drinks and grab and go items)
  •     Paid underground parking
  •     Free WI-FI
  •     A donation given to Wreaths Across America on their behalf
  •     Guests may book online or call 1- 800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667)

This is the second year the hotel has supported this charity and they plan to make this an annual event.

Wreaths Across America began in 1992 when the owner of Worcester Wreath Company had a surplus of wreaths and made arrangements to put the extra wreaths on the old part of Arlington Cemetery that had only a few visitors at that time. This grew into many people volunteering that first year to help and has grown even larger since then. Twenty three years since its inception, the events have grown to the point of requiring thousands of volunteers who organize local ceremonies, raise funds to sponsor wreaths, and participate in the events. The charity receives no government funding. The cost of programs is paid by individual wreaths sponsors, corporate donors and volunteer truckers to help distribute the wreaths. The organization also coordinates veteran services and recognition through a variety of programs, and provides schools with teaching aides for projects throughout the year.

About Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport
The Hilton Crystal City is located in downtown Crystal City, just across the river from Washington, DC, an area known for its countless shopping, dining and entertainment options and proximity to Washington Reagan National Airport. Just steps from Metrorail which connects hotel guests to the nation’s capital in just minutes. Guest parking and complimentary shuttle to the airport gives guests various transportation options. The 393 room hotel offers 22 meeting rooms (totally 25,500 sq ft), three dining options, and a fitness center. For more information on the Hilton Crystal City, please visit hiltoncrystalcityhotel.com, call 703-418-6800, or like on Facebook.

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-3 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 27 states in the US and 5 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com or connect with Crescent on LinkedIn.

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