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Hilton Hotels in South East Asia Rally Around World Water Day 2022

Team members across 28 hotels to raise environmental awareness, reduce water usage and boost access to clean drinking water in affected communities

SINGAPORE - In line with World Water Day 2022, Hilton’s hotels and resorts across South East Asia have amplified their efforts towards the group’s unwavering commitment to raising awareness of reduced water consumption and to improve people’s access to clean drinking water in local communities through a range of activities. Key to this focus is Hilton’s Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals wherein the company remains fully committed to reducing its environmental footprint by half and doubling its social impact investment by 2030.

“The United Nations (UN) states that the human right to safe water is the foundation for achieving many other internationally recognized human rights and over 2.2 billion people live without access to safe water daily, with around 110 million living in South East Asia. As one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, Hilton has a responsibility to do our part and we are absolutely committed to delivering purposeful guest experiences to all who pass through our doors. Through concerted efforts by our team members in South East Asia, travellers will enjoy greater peace of mind knowing that their stay at Hilton’s hotels and resorts helps to make that destination a better place to live, work and experience,” said Alexandra Murray, vice president, head of South East Asia, Hilton. 

Reduce water consumption 

Ensuring the quality and availability of water being used throughout its value chain and global operations, Hilton’s holistic water stewardship includes the implementation of sustainable practices in various programmes across its network of hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia.

The team at Conrad Koh Samui visited local schools and temples and offered support to fix damaged water pipes which can lead to water wastage, while Hilton Pattaya installed a separate water piping system across 15 floors to collect leftover bottled water from guest rooms to irrigate the hotel's gardens. The water pipes sprinkled 750 litres of water back to the hotel’s rooftop garden in the first week of implementation. As rainwater collection for hotels became viable, DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, and Hilton Garden Inn Puchong collected rainwater harvesting to be used for both a cooling tower and landscape irrigation. 

In partnership with Little Ripples, Conrad Centennial Singapore went the extra mile to provide one year of clean water to one person in a developing community for every bottle of wine sold.

In the Philippines, from 22 March until 22 April 2022, Hilton Manila and Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort are collaborating with Waves For Water to create a team member awareness campaign, providing clean water to support communities in need.

In addition, an education session with major NGOs has been initiated across many of the countries to provide hotels with information about their local situation around access to clean water and sanitation and developing future support. 

Continue Hilton’s strong soap recycling partnerships

In supporting the group’s global commitment towards redefining sustainable travel and tourism, Hilton’s hotels and resorts in South East Asia are working with soap recycling partners to aid communities and reduce wastage entering landfills through its renowned soap recycling programme – the largest in the hospitality industry. The partnership was initiated to amplify the ongoing commitment and raise awareness of World Water Day, improving education and community aid to sustain goals in the long term. 

Embodying a spirit of service, dedicated team members of Hilton’s hotels and resorts across South East Asia have volunteered to bolster the group’s soap recycling efforts across hotels and resorts, working together to recycle used bar soaps that are sanitized and repurposed as new soap bars for distribution to those who lack access to basic sanitation.

Hilton’s eco-conscious initiatives and guest experiences across South East Asia mirror the group’s global effort towards the promotion of responsible tourism. By delivering on its Travel with Purpose 2030 Goals, Hilton was recognized in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, the most prestigious ranking of its kind, for the fifth consecutive year.

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About Travel with Purpose

Travel with Purpose is Hilton’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy to redefine and advance sustainable travel globally. By 2030, we plan to double our investment in social impact and cut our environmental footprint by half. We track, analyze and report our environmental and social impact at each of Hilton’s more than 6,800 hotels through LightStay, our award-winning performance management system. Travel with Purpose capitalizes on Hilton’s global scale to catalyze local economic growth, respect human rights, invest in people and local communities, and preserve our planet by reducing our impact on natural resources. Our strategy aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more about Travel with Purpose at cr.hilton.com.


About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 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 five 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 139 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.