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Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place Receives ‘Rising Star’ Award from United Way

New Orleans, LA (November, 2007)
– Expotel Hospitality Services L.L.C., owner and operator of the Hilton Melbourne in Melbourne, Florida, proudly announce the flagship of their portfolio of hotels, The Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place; is the recipient of the ‘Rising Star’ Award. The accolade is given by United Way noting the hotel’s charitable contribution within the local community. Beginning in 2005, the Hotel’s associates contribute to the United Way through payroll deductions and by supporting various fundraising events, most of which are held at the hotel. The hotel’s very dedicated and community-minded spirit has increased their contribution levels each year. At the end of 2007, the total contribution was $12,000. The hotel is very proud to be the only hotel in Brevard County that runs an organized Associate Campaign rally. Don Breckenridge, General Manager of the Hilton Melbourne states, “It is a testament to the level of willingness and generosity of our associates that work here. I am proud to say that we continue to exceed contribution monies year after year. The team at the hotel is proud to be part of the community and takes pride in creating awareness for needy causes.” Members of the Hotels Executive Committee actively support and most notably – serve on the Board of Directors for the following non-profit organizations;

The Haven for Children, Inc. - a non profit organization that provides residential group homes for 30 infants and children, birth to nine years of age, who have been removed from their own homes because of abuse or neglect.

United Way of Brevard County – a non profit organization that solicits donations on behalf of almost 100 agencies who provide critical services for those less fortunate in the Brevard County area.

Space Coast Economic Development Commission – a professional organization responsible for bringing new business and industry into Brevard County.

Melbourne – Palm Bay Area Chamber of Commerce – a professional organization serving as the voice of the local business community. 

Melbourne Police Department Foundation – a non profit organization responsible for raising money to provide the Police Department with the means to support efforts and needs not funded by the government.

The hotel also enthusiastically supports numerous other charities in the Melbourne area including the Space Coast Early Intervention Center where children with learning and other disabilities receive special educational instruction and the Candlelighters of Brevard, Inc., a group who provides critical services to children with cancer.

Expotel Hospitality Services is headquartered in New Orleans, LA operating hotels across the country. Expotel is an owner operator and hotel Management Company for Hilton, Doubletree, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Hampton, Embassy Suites, Best Western, independent boutiques, and a Preferred Management company for Starwood Hotels.

Contact: Jeff Iavarone

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