MCLEAN, Va. - Homewood Suites by Hilton, part of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) industry-first All Suites portfolio, is once again excited to be featured in the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®. Led by Homewood Suites by Hilton's mascot, Lewis the Duck, "On the Roll Again" float is a 46-foot wooden pull toy inspired-float that will make its seventh appearance in the Parade, set for Thursday, November 24, 2016. Joining the spectacle as the featured performer on the float is Grammy®-nominated music star Aloe Blacc.
"The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an incredible American institution and unofficially marks the start of the holiday travel season," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Homewood Suites by Hilton. "Our brand is very excited to have Aloe Blacc as this year's performer. Through music and the celebration of holiday traditions, we are excited to connect with families across the country this Thanksgiving."
Aloe Blacc, a California-native, exploded onto the world music scene in 2013 singing and co-writing the #1 hit "Wake Me Up," with Swedish EDM DJ Avicii. Blending soul, R&B and funk, the Grammy-nominated singer is also recognized for his hit single "The Man." Blacc has released three studio albums to date, contributed to the "Race" soundtrack, and his latest single, "Broke," was released in August 2016.
Homewood Suites by Hilton was the first hotel brand to be featured on a float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In addition, the float reinforces the brand's commitment to literacy among school age children through various activities including volunteer reading hours, book donations and the publishing of the industry's first children's book series based on Lewis' adventures. The books, interactive games, activity sheets, and bath toys are available on www.lewistheduck.com.
The 90th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off on Thursday, November 24, 2016, and is broadcast nationally on NBC, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET. Join-in on the Parade conversation using #MacysParade and follow Homewood Suites by Hilton on Facebook and Twitter.
Homewood Suites by Hilton participates in Hilton's award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with more than 400 locations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for an extended or quick overnight stay, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites, featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include: complimentary Internet, a daily full-hot breakfast and complimentary evening social every Monday-Thursday. 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. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or news.homewoodsuites.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 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 - A 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.