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Broadcast Schedule Announced for Second Annual Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge

11/21/2013 | 08:06am US/Eastern

Olympians and Olympic hopefuls from the U.S., China and Canada Went Head-to-Head in November at the Hilton Hawaiian Village® Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands executed the second annual Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort Saturday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. As one of the most popular sports at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the excitement of beach volleyball was once again brought to Hawaii with top beach volleyball players from the U.S., China and Canada competing.

The U.S., Chinese and Canadian athletes that participated include:

  • U.S. Teams: April Ross / Kerri Walsh (Women's) and Sean Rosenthal / Phil Dalhausser (Men's)
  • China Teams: Xue Chen / Xia Xinyi (Women's) and Wu Jiaxin / Li Jian (Men's)
  • Canada Teams: Jamie Broder / Kristina Valjas (Women's) and Ben Saxton / Chaim Schalk (Men's)

"We were delighted to work with USA Volleyball to again host the Hilton HHonors Beach Volleyball Challenge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach," said Scott Brennan, vice president, global strategic partnerships, Hilton Worldwide. "The event brought together our partnerships with the U.S. Olympic Committee, Chinese Olympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Committee, showcasing Conrad Hilton's vision to unite cultures and countries throughout the world, through the light and warmth of hospitality."

The beach at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort was transformed into an authentic beach volleyball venue with a regulation court created for the challenge. Having the court on Waikiki Beach provided spectators, families and fans with an exciting tropical setting to watch these top athletes compete.

"Hilton HHonors has been a wonderful partner to bring the sport of beach volleyball to fans around the world," said USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann. "Through HHonors global partnerships network, we were able to extend our audience even further with the inclusion of Canadian Olympic Hopefuls at this year's event."

The matches will be broadcast as follows in the United States:

Monday, December 2nd

Universal Sports Network
7-8pm USA vs. China & USA vs. Canada Round Robin Highlights and Men's Semi-finals
Match China vs. Canada

Tuesday, December 3rd

Universal Sports Network
7-8pm Men's Finals Match USA vs. Canada

Saturday, December 14th

NBC Sports Network
5pm - 6pm USA vs. China & USA vs. Canada Round Robin Highlights and Women's
Semi-finals Match China vs. Canada

NBC Sports Network
6pm - 7pm Women's Finals Match USA vs. China

**Check local listings

Matches will air on Rogers SportsNet in Canada and CCTV5 in China in December 2013.

For more information or to become a Hilton HHonors member, visit HHonors.com.

About Hilton HHonors

Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct hotel brands, offers approximately 38 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 4,000 hotels in 90 countries and territories. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer 'No Blackout Dates' and 'Points & Miles' for the same stay at its properties

worldwide, including participating 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. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com. Members can now also book reservations, manage their accounts and redeem special offers with the new Hilton HHonors mobile app for iPhone.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 665,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including 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 an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonorsTM. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

About USA Volleyball

Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has 300,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $20 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs, youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education and certification programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit www.usavolleyball.org.

Blake Rouhani
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 6615

© Business Wire 2013
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