Hilton is getting ready for the season by putting their own spin to Christmas.
Instead of opting for conventional festivities, these hotels are celebrating while also clocking in some good karma points.
This festive season, Conrad Maldives has put sustainability at the forefront of its holiday celebrations — at the same time that the rest of the world is busy engaging in fast consumerism, this island resort is encouraging its guests to embark on a refreshing eco-journey instead.
The resort’s very first Maldivian Artisanal Market (26 December) will host local artists and designers, offering products handmade by Maldivian women or made from natural, organic and sustainably harvested ingredients.
The hotel is also hosting a Christmas tree competition where hotel Team Members will challenge each other to create the most beautiful and sustainable Christmas Tree, made completely with recycled materials.
Hilton Chengdu Chenghua
Hilton Chengdu Chenghua has set up a seven-metre-tall tree, made entirely from recycled plastic bottles — to top things off, team members are powering the tree themselves by riding bicycles to generate electricity.
Guests also get to play their part by not using any plastic bottles or disposable amenities — and be rewarded with an extra 500 Hilton Honors points.
Christmas Train in Japan and Korea
Keep an eye out for the Hilton Christmas Train in Japan and Korea — across properties in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Odawara and Seoul.
The train differs from city to city, showcasing beautiful dioramas and displays to take centre stage in the hotel lobby. While serving as an alluring backdrop for your next Instagram-worthy shot, its main purpose is to rally guests to do good and raise funds for nonprofit organisations and charities. It’s the perfect chance for you to give back this Christmas!
Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay
DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay is going back to basics with their “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”–themed Christmas while at the same time making a statement with their tree.
They’re completely redefining conventional designs by constructing their tree out of tables and decorating with plastic items. Additionally, the team is setting up an installation of toothbrushes to showcase the effects of collective plastic consumption — you’ll definitely remember to pack your own toothbrush in for the next trip.