Black Family Reunion Planning Made Easy Through Hilton Worldwide
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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According to several studies, 90% of all family reunions in the United States are hosted by African Americans. Anywhere from 100 to 400 friends and family meet up yearly to catch up and keep long-standing traditions going by participating in these functions that last approximately 2-3 days.  This year, Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton teamed up to make the complex planning process simple, by creating the Count on It program. Reunion organizers can save time by creating accounts through the, enter in key information regarding the event, and save time by allowing the online hub to do the grunt work. Once your account is created you will then be prompted to create a personalized page (i.e. Bradshaw Family Reunion) specific to your family’s event, where guests can book rooms under the special group rate, stay updated with events details, and check out special offers in or around your event location.

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Embassy Suites Hotels and Homewood Suites by Hilton are two of the top choices when planning large scale events and/or extended stays, as they specifically cater to group, business, and non-conventional travelers.  During a recent trip to Hawaii, I was able to plan a romantic trip with my boyfriend who is in the military and stationed on the island of Oah’u. Although staying on the base is always an option, I wanted to be near Waikiki while he was at work. We chose to stay at the Embassy Suites Waikiki, as it provided scenic views, convenience, and family atmosphere. My boyfriend wanted to make sure I was in good hands while he was off performing his duties.

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Kitty Bradshaw

Kitty Bradshaw is a Passionate Traveler, Brand Ambassador and Lifestyle Influencer currently splitting residences between New York, Los Angeles, and Hawaii. When she is not busy traveling, stalking airfare glitches, giving commentary on, or watching classic films – you can find her on the beaches of Waikiki hanging out with friends. Some of her more memorable trips can be found through the digital pages of Tourist Meets Traveler, Black Enterprise Magazine, and YRB Magazine to name a few.