Hotel and Its Team Members Plan Community Events throughout 2010 to Help Organizations in Need
Roanoke Rapids, NC November 9, 2009: When the staff at the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke Rapids heard that the Halifax Country Boys and Girls Club had seen a decrease in donations since the economic downturn, they knew they had to do something.
Along with general manager Kevin Boudreaux, several staff members brainstormed ways to help the Boys and Girls Club, as well as other organizations within the Roanoke Valley. Thus the 2010 Year of Service was born.
“As citizens of Roanoke Rapids, we felt it was our place to help deserving organizations during this tough economic time,” said Boudreaux. “We live here and work here, and it is our responsibility to help these organizations. Our company’s founder, Conrad Hilton, said in the 1950s that it was our responsibility to spread the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality. That vision still stands true today and we wanted to live his dream and help folks in Roanoke Rapids.”
The first event will be the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke Rapids/Carolina Crossroads Annual Charity Banquet held at the hotel on December 11th at 7 p.m. and will feature live music from the valley’s own Castaways Band. Guests will be treated to a wonderful dinner including signature items from our Great American Gill’s Italian-inspired menu including our signature Panna Cotta dessert. It will also include a silent auction as well as other opportunities to raise funds for the Halifax County Boys and Girls Club.
Other community activities planned throughout 2010:
- Blood Drives in partnership with the American Red Cross
- Charity Guest Bartender Programs in the Pavilion Lounge
Situated just minutes from Historical Halifax, Sylvan Heights, Roanoke Canal Museum, Main Street Roanoke Rapids, the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, and the Atlantic One Amphitheater, the Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke Rapids/Carolina Crossroads provides the amenities to ensure guests sleep deep, stay fit, eat well, work smart and treat themselves while on the road. Hotel amenities include: the brand’s signature Garden Sleep System® bed which provide an adjustable pressure free night’s sleep, the ergonomic Mirra® chair by Herman Miller,24-hour business center, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry featuring salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages and a selection of frozen foods, evening room service, full fitness center and complimentary WiFi.
Other hotel amenities include: a glass-enclosed Pavilion lobby featuring a comfortable lounge area with a television and fireplace; an easy-to-set alarm clock that allows guests to play their portable CD or MP3 player; an in-room “hospitality center” with a mini fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker; a sitting area with an easy chair and ottoman; a hairdryer; and an iron and ironing board. The hotel also features two meeting rooms offering over 1400sqft square feet of flexible space and an on-site guest laundry facility.
The 147-room hotel opened in 2008 and is located at 111 Carolina Crossroads Parkway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870.
Hilton Garden Inn Roanoke Rapids/Carolina Crossroads participates in Hilton HHonors®, the only hotel rewards program that offers Points & Miles® and No Blackout Dates.
About Hilton Garden Inn: Hilton Garden Inn is the award-winning, upscale, yet affordable hotel brand that continually strives to ensure today’s busy travelers have everything they need to be most productive on the road — from complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet access in all guestrooms and PrintSpotsTM remote printing to the hotel’s complimentary 24-hour business center to one of the most comfortable beds you will ever experience with the Garden Sleep System®. So whether on the road for personal or business reasons, Hilton Garden Inn offers the amenities and services for travelers to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart while away from home. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn locations throughout North America and Europe or to find your next getaway, please visit www.HGI.com or call 1-877-STAY-HGI.