HANOI, Vietnam – September 18, 2017 Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, together with Better Life Vietnam (BLV), today announced their collaboration to offer more learning and development opportunities for young people in Vietnam. In this partnership, both Hilton hotels in Hanoi will provide funding support and a hospitality careers workshop for five recipients of the Disadvantaged Youth Scholarship Program ran by BLV, a non-profit that works to improve education conditions for underprivileged children and youth in Vietnam.

Our partnership with Better Life Vietnam bears testament to Hilton’s commitment to connect, prepare and employ at least one million young people by 2019,” said Andrew Nisbet, Cluster General Manager for Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi. “Guided by our mission to be the most hospitable company in the world, we remain dedicated to work with local community organizations and participate in the progress and development of our local community.”

At BLV, we want the whole family involved and committed to working for a brighter future,” said Thinh Nguyen, Founder of Better Life Vietnam. “It’s more than just receiving financial support for school expenses. We conduct interviews, review student school records and require the family to propose an income-generating model such as raising chickens or growing organic vegetables to ensure they are set up for a sustainable future before selecting our recipients. It’s a spiritual gift filled with hope and belief in a better life for our students and their families.”

Recipients of the Disadvantaged Youth Scholarship have been selected based on their need and excellent academic performance in school. In addition to getting support for their continued education in school, the students will also have a chance to learn more about careers in hospitality during the year. Through on-site visits, hands-on experience and chances to connect with tourism and hospitality professionals at the Hilton hotels in Hanoi, the students will gain better insights and access to developing a career in the hospitality industry.

Furthermore, families whose child is part of the scholarship program will also be positively impacted. Families that run a farming business stand a chance to have their agricultural produce reviewed and considered as a source of food supply for both hotels.

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About Hilton Hanoi Opera

Strategically located in the heart of Hanoi’s central business district, Hilton Hanoi Opera is within easy walking distance of the city’s tourist attractions and bustling shopping areas, providing an ideal home from which to experience and explore the rich textures of Hanoi. Inspired by the character of the famous Opera House opposite, the hotel is a fusion of traditions: gentle Vietnamese hospitality and graciousness, and Hilton’s assurance of total reliability, impeccable service and first-class facilities.

Each of the hotel’s 268 rooms offers a view of either the city or the Opera House and all rooms are equipped with individual controlled air conditioning and double glazed windows, luxurious bathrooms and high speed internet access. For functions, conferences and exhibitions, Hilton Hanoi Opera offers the latest in audio-visual equipment and lighting facilities. In addition to the high-tech Ballroom, there are six spacious meeting rooms; one boardroom and a business center with dedicated team members working behind the scenes to ensure the success of events. For more information about Hilton Hanoi Opera, please visit Hilton Hanoi Opera website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

 About Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi

Hilton Garden Inn (HGI) Hanoi is funded by Hoan Kiem Tourism & Trading Company Limited and belongs to the Hilton Garden Inn hotel chain, which is a brand of Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi is considered a focused service hotel designed for both domestic and international business and leisure travelers. HGI Hanoi is located at 20 Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi – the economic and leisure center of the city, and is within a short distance of Hoan Kiem lake, the Ministry of Finance, numerous embassies, government organizations and institutions, museums, and shopping centers. It is only 40 kilometers from Noi Bai International Airport.

The Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi Hotel features 87 rooms and suites with contemporary furnishing and amenities. The Hotel features a restaurant and a bar. The Garden Grille Restaurant offers international culinary favorites along with local specialties. Whilst, The Garden Bar is a place where one can relax and enjoy your favorite coffee/ tea, cocktails and a selection of light bites. The Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi can host business meetings and social gatherings. In addition, the Hotel also offers a convenient 24-hour Pavilion PantryTM convenience mart, complimentary 24-hour Fitness Centre and Business Center. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi website or follow us on Facebook.

About Better Life Vietnam

Founded in 2010, Better Life Vietnam (BLV) is a non-profit organization that works to improve education conditions for underprivileged children and youth in Vietnam. In 2016, Better Life Vietnam was registered as a social enterprise, under the name, Cuong Thinh BLV Social Co., LTD. With the vision to help reduce the burden for the poor families of Vietnam, Better Life Vietnam has dedicated its efforts to encourage knowledge and support children in getting the education they deserve. The organization’s three main projects include Books Library, Scholarship, and English Class. For more information, please visit the Better Life Vietnam website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

In order to sustain BLV, Cuong Thinh BLV Social Co., LTD launched Tours For Books, a social enterprise that organizes tours and travel services in Vietnam to generate funds to support the education projects at Better Life Vietnam. For more information, please visit the Tours For Books website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Andrew Nisbet (Cluster General Manager Hilton Hanoi Opera, Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi) speaks at the event

Representatives from Hilton Hanoi Opera, Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, BLV take picture with scholarship recipients and families


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