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As Americans gear up for spring and summer travel, select Hilton brands are offering a delicious free hot breakfast, so families don’t have to spend up to $50 and 50 minutes dining out

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Breakfast reigns supreme when it comes to travel, according to a recent consumer survey conducted by Hilton*, which found that free breakfast is the #1 Amenity Guests Look For When Booking a Hotel. The survey found that 73% cite unexpected food costs as a major issue while on the road, and 40% of Americans have stayed in a hotel just to avoid making breakfast.

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As Americans gear up for spring and summer travel, select Hilton brands are serving up a delicious free hot breakfast, so families don’t have to spend up to $50 and 50 minutes dining out (Photo – BusinessWire)

The Hilton family of brands that offers free hot breakfast offers the value guests are looking for plus the choices they crave for their morning travel routine at more than 4,245 locations worldwide. Since 60% of Americans currently plan to travel in the spring and summer, when staying in Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hiltonthey can rest easy knowing they can enjoy all their breakfast favorites for free, including made-to-order omelets, artisan breakfast sandwiches or freshly baked waffles, sizzling sausages or bacon and appetizing potatoes for breakfast.

The 70% of Americans who said pancakes were their top choice on the road will appreciate Tru’s brand new offering, a hands-free automatic pancake maker that magically turns batter into a delicious golden pancake a simple hand gesture. This modern wonder from Tru joins the classic make-your-own Belgian waffle popularized by Hampton.

“Hilton brands that offer a free hot breakfast allow guests to enjoy breakfast favorites that are often reserved for special occasions, whenever they travel. And, with the added benefit of convenience, it saves customers time and money, allowing them to get the most out of their vacation or time on the road,” said Bill Duncan, Head of the global category, focused service and all suites, Hilton. “Our guests can enjoy a variety of delicious offerings, including healthy options, prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients each morning, as well as thoughtfully designed accommodations by our brands, value-oriented amenities and service. outstanding customer.”

American breakfast favorites

When asked if Americans could have breakfast for the rest of their lives, respondents said pancakes, followed by toast and waffles – with bacon topping the list as a favorite breakfast side dish in the USA. Hilton’s free hot breakfast offers a wide variety of options that suit both families who love the buffet and those with fussy meals. Ninety-one percent of families pay an average of up to $50 for breakfast alone, with 82 percent saying they prefer buffets with options to keep the whole family happy.

The most important meal of the day

Time is of the essence when traveling for those hitting the road or filling their day with adventure. Hilton’s free hot breakfast can be accessed right in the hotel, eliminating the need to drive to the restaurant and the long wait for food — among the biggest problems Americans have reported for dining out. Plus, the hot breakfast in the lobby allows guests to have their breakfast the way they like it, whether they prefer to grab a plate and take it back to their room, or go downstairs to enjoy a meal in the morning while waiting. their turn to take a shower.

Only 19% of respondents say they have time to eat breakfast every day, even though 79% feel more productive after having it in the morning. With Hilton brands offering a free hot breakfast, it’s easier than ever to grab a hearty morning meal or grab a quick and healthy choice to start the day right.

Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton are part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. For details on which Hilton brands are offering a free hot breakfast, visit

*Hilton commissioned a OnePoll survey of 2,000 Americans from January 3-5, 2022.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a global hospitality leader with a wallet of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,600 properties and more than 1 million rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision of filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a prominent place on the 2020 World’s Best Workplaces list and was named the 2020 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. In 2020, Hilton CleanStay was introduced, bringing an industry-defining standard of cleanliness to hotels around the world. Through the award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty program, the more than 118 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn points for hotel stays and experiences that money can’t buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, customers can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a digital key and pay for their purchases, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and contact Hilton at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, instagram and Youtube.

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