• News Release: Hilton Reveals 2023 Thrive Sabbatical and Thrive Reset Winners Local MARY ESTHER team member among winners of top Hilton benefit

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    May 01, 2023
    Pedro Caraballo
    Assistant General Manager
    Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther – Fort Walton Beach
    +1 850-533-4838


    Hilton Reveals 2023 Thrive Sabbatical and Thrive Reset Winners

    Local MARY ESTHER team member among winners of top Hilton benefit
    [MARY ESTHER, FL] – [04/27/2023] Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced its 2023 Thrive Sabbatical and Thrive Reset winners, recognizing 20 individuals overall. Thrive Sabbatical gives Hilton’s team members the opportunity to take time off to live a dream by pursuing a passion, give a dream by helping others or develop skills to deliver even better stays for our guests. Among this year’s winners is Quennie Pearl and the Hampton Inn & Suites Mary Esther- Fort Walton Beach.
    This year, Hilton also expanded the initiative to include the new Thrive Reset program. This new experience provides the opportunity to pause and recharge for all Hilton team members, including those at franchised properties. Ten selected team members will receive one week of paid time off and $2,000 USD.
    “Our team members’ fierce dedication to making each and every stay exceptional is what makes Hilton great, and we want to continue to find ways to care for them as they care for our guests,” said Laura Fuentes, chief human resources officer for Hilton. “These two opportunities give our Team Members the time and space to rest and recharge by pursuing a passion, taking care of themselves or others, or growing their skills to deliver even better stays.”
    Quennie Pearl was recognized for her contributions to the high satisfaction levels of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Mary Esther. “We are so proud that Quennie is among this year’s Thrive Reset recipients,” said Akhil Bhakta, general manager. “Each day, we look forward to providing outstanding customer service and creating a memorable experience for our guests and Quennie is an incredible example of that spirit in action.” 
    The THRIVE RESET also comes with a significant prize package. Sabbatical winners receive one month of paid time off and $5,000 USD/ Reset winners receive one week of paid time off and $2,000 USD. Thrive Sabbatical Award originally debuted in 2018. Since then, Hilton has expanded the initiative with Thrive Reset.
    Read more about this year’s Thrive Sabbatical and Thrive Reset recipients at stories.hilton.com
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    About Hilton  
    Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,200 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 158 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube. 
    Pedro Caraballo, Assistant General Manager
    pedro.caraballo@hilton.com, (850) 581-7000