MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award-winning brand of upscale, yet affordable hotels, today announced that it has been named a Bronze award winner in the 34th annual Telly Awards for its internal team member engagement videos.

As a part of the Hilton Garden Inn brand strategy to educate hotel team members through an engaging training program, the brand and Root Inc. created these two compelling internal training videos to support company initiatives.

"At Hilton Garden Inn, team member engagement is vital to rolling out a successful new program within our vast network of over 570 properties globally," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn.  "We know that adding a creative, visual element to our training programs is the best way to engage our teams. These two informative and relevant videos deliver great results by reinforcing the key messages we want our team to understand, internalize and advocate.  It's exciting to see these efforts recognized by such a noteworthy group, like The Telly Awards."

The first video, "You Can Count On Us Skills & Service," earned a Bronze in the 'Film / Video: Training for Corporate Use' category, and was created to announce the rollout of a brand-new culture-focused platform.  Hilton Garden Inn's You Can Count On Us platform is dedicated to nourishing and nurturing communities on their road to success, every day and in times of pressing need.

Also earning a Bronze in the 'Film / Video: Training for Corporate Use' category, the second video, focuses on educating team members worldwide about the brand's new lobby design, named "Project Grow".  Project Grow is transforming the brand's current lobby spaces into more interactive extensions of the guest room and is intended to enhance the way its hotel team members engage with guests.  The video not only takes the viewer on a vivid tour of the lobby design, but also highlights guest and team member testimonials about how to best utilize the space as well as in-depth training on specific actions that will help bring Project Grow to life at each property.

Founded in 1978, The Telly Awards honors the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.  The 34th Annual Telly Awards received over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, and winners were chosen by a judging panel of more than 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council.

To learn more about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or www.news.hgi.com.  For more information about The Telly Awards, go to www.tellyawards.com

Contacts:
Jennifer Hughes
Hilton Garden Inn
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.