Second Annual Christmas Tree Lane Fundraiser Benefiting The Eli Home for Abused Children Lights Up Lobby of the Hilton Anaheim

November 29, 2012

Nonprofit organization fighting to keep its doors open hosts holiday event to raise funds to meet looming December 31 deadline

ANAHEIM, Calif. – November 28, 2012 – Organizers of the Second Annual Christmas Tree Lane fundraiser to benefit The Eli Home for Abused Children, a 29-year-old Anaheim-based nonprofit, are hoping the sale of professionally decorated artificial Christmas trees will help raise $200,000 by year-end so the charity can continue serving families in need.

The fundraiser is the result of a renewed partnership announced today between The Eli Home and the Hilton Anaheim, Orange County’s largest full-service hotel, which brought the holiday promotional concept to the nonprofit last year.

Sponsored by local partners, such as the Anaheim / Orange County Visitor’s Convention Bureau, The Anaheim Garden Walk, Enterprise-Rent-a-Car and the Hilton Anaheim to name a few, the trees are currently on display in the hotel’s lobby, but will be adorning homes and businesses after the organization’s Black and White Holiday Ball on December 6.

“I am pleased to support the great work of The Eli Home of Anaheim,” says Hilton Anaheim general manager Shaun Robinson. “The Hilton Anaheim places a strong priority on helping our community organizations that benefit children in need and we will continue to do so for as long as our doors are open.”

“The Eli Home is grateful for the wonderful partnership of the Hilton Anaheim.,” says The Eli Home for Abused Children executive director, Lorri Galloway. “Without the caring commitment of such generous supporters, our work could not continue.”

Available for purchase via an online auction and through bids placed at the hotel via computer kiosks, the Christmas trees are lighted, decorated. Some even come with $100 gift certificates to Anaheim White House Bistro, McCormack’s & Schmitt’s, Morton’s Steakhouse, Ruth Chris, the Cheesecake Factory, and many more. All trees will be delivered to their final locations early December.

For more information please visit http://www.elihome.org/christmas_trees

 

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About The Eli Home for Abused Children

The Eli Home is a 29-year-old nonprofit shelter for abused children.  Today, the Eli Home is a multi-faceted faith-based organization with three shelter facilities, a 13,000-square-foot social enterprise, a place-based initiative called ESCR, corporate offices, professional counseling and therapy staff, organizational staff, dedicated volunteers, board members and a history of awards and accolades that include citations from US Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow’s savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 78 countries and the brand remains synonymous with “hotel.” Access the latest Hilton news at http://www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at http://www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at http://www.twitter.com/hiltononline, http://www.facebook.com/hilton and http://www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

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Hilton Anaheim Appoints Dane Gorup as Director of Food & Beverage

April 5, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. –April 4, 2012 – Hilton Anaheim today announced the appointment of Dane Gorup as director of food and beverage.  Dane Gorup will report to Shaun Robinson, general manager, and will be responsible for raising the profile of the hotel’s main food outlets including Mix Restaurant, Mix Lounge and Pool Bar & Grill as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the food and beverage department with the objective of increasing overall profitability. Gorup was promoted to this position after six years as the hotel’s catering and events director. Dane Gorup will continue to be based at the Hilton Anaheim and will begin his position immediately.

“Dane is an invaluable asset to our team,” said Shaun Robinson, general manager, Hilton Anaheim. “His knowledge of the hotel’s operations, passion for growth of his division and innovative approach to lead his team is what made the decision to promote him to director of food and beverage unanimous.”

“I look forward to working closely with our food and beverage operations team and sales team to continue the pursuit of hospitality excellence within our dining outlets and amazing meeting and ballroom space.”

Gorup brings 16 years of experience to his new role at Hilton Anaheim.  In his former role as director of catering, also at the Hilton Anaheim, he was responsible for overseeing the catering department’s $14 million revenue. Gorup coordinated food and beverage operations with the hotel’s 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Through his efforts, the department exceeded sales goals during numerous forecast periods by contracting recurring and new business. Gorup also developed training programs for his team that consisted of managers, coordinators and administrative staff, created key forecasts, budgets and business plans and participated in developing systems to help control food cost and increase overall profitability.

Gorup has continued to develop his hotel industry skills at Hilton Anaheim since 1995 where he began as restaurant manager and held various positions in the food and beverage and catering departments, ultimately reaching the position of director of food and beverage. Gorup received his Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Public Relations form Utah State University.

Visit www.hiltonanaheimhotel.com to download images and for additional information.

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About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow’s savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 540 hotels in 78 countries and the brand remains synonymous with “hotel.” Access the latest Hilton news at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at http://www.twitter.com/hiltononline, http://www.facebook.com/hilton and http://www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

 

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,800 hotels and timeshare properties, with 630,000 rooms in 88 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.


OC Forever Summer Artist Search Culminates with Big City Celebration!

October 11, 2011

 Hilton Anaheim recently celebrated the end of the OC Forever Summer Artist Search with a huge soiree to unveil the art that now enhances the walls of our recently renovated pool area of our hotel.

After months of searching with the help of our friends at MUZEO for artists who conveyed the OC Forever Summer  theme through their renderings,  three incredibly talented artists were chosen and immediately got to work on what is today, one-of-a-kind works of art on the walls of our hotel pool area! A special thanks goes out to our friends at the Orange County Tourism Council for coming up with such a great tagline to represent our community.


The unveiling event was a huge success as the city of Anaheim came out in droves to support the hotel’s community involvement in the arts including Anaheim’s very own, Mayor Tom Tait who received a self portrait painted by one of the winners.

The event also featured a performance from Battle of The Dance which was the perfect compliment to a night dedicated to the Arts!

Come visit Hilton Anaheim and see these works of art for yourself!


The Eli Home for Abused Children Honors Hilton Anaheim with the Cariño Award at the Annual Caribbean Midsummer Night Fundraiser

July 26, 2011

The event, hosted by The Palms Casino -a Maloof Casino & Resort- was filled with excitement as over 300 guests poured into the Hilton Anaheim to celebrate the outstanding community support that this organization has provided women and children for over 25 years.

The evening kicked off with a bang as a silent auction was displayed in the foyer of the California Grand Ballroom while  a live reggae band played, delicious food was served and beautiful Hawaiian style necklaces were given to all the ladies in attendance and beaded lays were given to all the men!

Following the opening festivities was the speech of Palms Hotel owner, George Maloof who was in town to thank Eli Home for being a sanctuary to many in the Orange County area and to say a few words about the Sacramento Kings and their possible move to Anaheim.

Needless to say, everyone listened intently in the hopes to hear Mr. Maloof share some good news. Unfortunately, all the room heard was “we’ll see what happens”. Nonetheless, everyone from Eli Home for Abused Children were incredibly grateful for his $25,000 sponsorship and hope to continue to build that relationship.

After Maloof’s speech, the presentation of the Cariño Award was presented. This award is the highest honor that Eli Home presents to an outstanding group, person, organization or company that has shown unequivocal support to their cause throughout the years. This year, we were humbled with this honor. The Hilton Anaheim team watched proudly as Lorri Galloway, Executive Director of Eli Home presented Shaun Robinson, General Manager of the hotel with a beautiful plaque and a heart warming thank you for the hotel’s support  over the last 16 years.

A delectable dinner and a auction with professional auctioneer kept everyone at the event in high spirits as music began to play and the dance floor filled up with Anaheim’s finest including Mayor Tom Tait, Council Members Gale Eastman, Kris Murray and the rest of the amazing supporters of Eli home making this one of the organizations more successful events to date!  The Anaheim Hilton family would like to once again thank Eli Home for the incredible honor and look forward to supporting the organization for many years to come!


Hilton Anaheim Plays Host Venue to the 15th Annual St. Joseph Hospital Circles of Life Fashion Show & Luncheon

June 29, 2011

Each year cancer patients from St. Joseph Hospital take center stage as models for an uplifting event and worthy cause…the St. Joseph Hospital Circle of Life Fashion Show & Luncheon.  Hilton Anaheim Hotel is proud to be front and center as the venue of choice for St. Joseph Hospital for yet another year!

“This year’s theme is “Imagine” and while most people can only imagine the strength and determination that is required to fight a disease like cancer, these men and women have triumphantly and courageously walked the journey.”

Robert Ash, MD Chair of St. Joseph Hospital

 

The energy in the room was palpable as families of cancer survivors cheered their loved ones on as they took another courageous step…on to the catwalk!

Both men and women who have been through the trials and tribulations that cancer brings into ones life were present to tell the world that “WE WON!”

Hilton Anaheim salutes all of you and wishes you long and healthy lives!


Muzeo’s Green Impacts Event Finale Surpasses All Expectations!

June 10, 2011

On Wednesday, June 8, Hilton Anaheim became the “Recycling Center of Orange County”, but it wasn’t your typical recycling center, it was an oasis of art that would inspire anyone to be more environmentally conscience.

Created by Southern California’s newest museum, MUZEO and in collaboration with Hilton Anaheim and the Orange County Department of Education, the second annual Green Impacts event turned out to be an overwhelming success thanks to all the schools who poured their hearts and souls into their amazing projects.

“The creativity of these kids surpasses imagination,” said Tom Tait, Mayor of the city of Anaheim. “We hope that these kinds of incredible initiatives creates a foundation for today’s youth to be more conscience of the materials they’re using and how they can utilize them to the fullest.”  

The evening showcased Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds TrashARTist Challenge which empowered students grades 3-12 in the Orange County area to submit their works of art in the hopes of being recognized for their efficient and innovative ways of turning drab trash into fab pieces of art that not only edu-tained, but created awareness of the struggles Mother Earth and its inhabitants face today.

“What a incredible job by these MUZEO students,” said Shaun Robinson, General Manager of the Hilton Anaheim. “At such a young age to be this environmentally aware just proves to us that anyone can be empowered to help our planet and inspires our hotel to continue on the path of promoting self sustainability.”

Over 100,000 votes were submitted and 12 schools walked away with a trophy and bragging rights, but if you had the opportunity to attend, you would agree that everyone who was in that room was clearly a winner!