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Hilton Hotels Properties In Hawaii Prepare For Tsunami Conditions - 1:10 p.m. ET, 2/27/10
February 27, 2010
HONOLULU and MCLEAN, Va. - State and local officials are urging anyone in Oahu's tsunami inundation zone to evacuate in advance of Tsunami conditions expected to hit the island just after 11 a.m. HST today, with multiple streets in Waikiki scheduled to close beginning at 10 a.m. HST. Hilton Hotels and its properties on Oahu and Hawaii's Big Island are working closely with government officials as the safety of guests and team members is always top priority.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa is working with State Civil Defense and is prepared to execute an on-property vertical evacuation plan that moves guests to the third or higher floors across the resort. Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio is not located within the evacuation zone, but is prepared to relocate guests to the third or higher floors of the hotel. Jefferson Elementary, an official emergency shelter, is located near Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio for individuals seeking assistance. Both Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa and Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio continue to monitor this situation and share current information with guests and team members.
Hilton Waikoloa Village, located on the western side of Hawaii's Big Island, has initiated an evacuation plan and is moving guests to a Hilton Grand Vacations Club facility on the island.
For current information about the Tsunami and related conditions in Hawaii, please visit the National Weather Service Tsunami Center by clicking here
Cynthia Rankin, Hilton Worldwide, Hawaii
+ 1 808 947 7817 (office)
+ 1 808 620 8667 (mobile)
Janelle Cram, Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio
+ 1 808 922 0811 (office)
John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels
+ 1 310 467 2443
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