Stop Hunger Now Update!

Stop Hunger Now Update:

A few months ago, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose partnered up with other Hilton properties around the Bay Area to package meals for Stop Hunger Now. Stop Hunger Now is a great program that helps feed those that are suffering in other countries. Yesterday, we were told that our packaged meals were sent out to the counter part in Cambodia. Please see below…

 

Friends of Stop Hunger Now,

We are delighted to announce that the meals from your respective meal packaging event have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our Northern California warehouse. 

The meals will be received by our in-country partner Salesian Missions in Cambodia.

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Salesian Missions is a network of 34,000 Priests, Brothers and Sisters around the world who work to enable poor and suffering children to live better lives and build brighter futures. The Salesians of Don Bosco operate 5,000 schools and technical training centers, 23 colleges, 216 clinics and hospitals, 225 orphanages and shelters, and run a wide variety of social and economic development activities throughout the world. In each country, the Salesians combine the aspects of an orphanage, a school, a church, and a children’s recreation center, in addition to varied social programs.  Since the late 1980s, the Salesians have been providing vocational education to Cambodian refugees living in camps along the Thai-Cambodia border. In 1993, at the invitation of the government of Cambodia, the technical school in Phnom Penh was established to write, translate and republish books and educational documents that were destroyed during the Khmer Rouge regime. Soon after, the school expanded and the Salesians partnered with the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Education to open a total of seven vocational training centers across the country. Approximately 1,300 youth ages 16-21 are preparing for their futures in one and two year vocational training programs in Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh, Toul Kork, Teuk Thla, Battambang, Kep, and Poipet. With their diplomas, students take with them skills in mechanics, welding, computers, printing and communication – as well as the hope for a new Cambodia. Stop Hunger Now meals are provided five days a week for lunch to the young adults attending the seven technical schools. Meals are also sent to two kindergartens that are supported by the Salesians in Kep City along with other programs supported by the Don Bosco Children’s Fund. 

Breakfast with Santa 2014

Breakfast with Santa 2014

Our team members at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose we’re lucky to meet SANTA last month for Christmas. Team members were able to bring their families to have breakfast and do crafts with Santa and Santa’s elves! We all had a great time!

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New Year’s Eve 2015 Celebration

New Year’s Eve 2015 Celebration

Dinner | Midnight Countdown | Music

Join us at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops San Jose for an amazing New Year’s Eve Celebration! Enjoy a nice night out with dinner, drinks, live music, and a midnight countdown! Reservations will be taken from 5:00pm-9:00pm, with 48 Wine Bar available for before and after cocktails. See menu below…

NYE 2015 White

FOUR COURSE PRIX FIXE
STARTER‏
Chanterelle & Wild Mushroom Bisque
chervil and brandy crème fraiche
SALAD
Mizuna Slad
upland cress, gorgonzola, roasted beets, candied pecans, heirloom cherry tomatoes and cranberry champagne vinaigrette
ENTREES‏
Choice of
84.95
Filet & Lobster
center-cut filet‏ mignon, butter poached lobster, asparagus
64.95
Cedar Plank Salmon
roasted fingerling potatoes, sautéed root vegetables, tarragon butter
79.95
Spencer’s Rib Eye
14oz USDA prime boneless rib eye, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach
59.95
Lobster Ravioli
blistered grape tomatoes, asparagus, lobster nage
DESSERT
Choice of
Apple Tartlet
vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel glaze
Chocolate Fantasy Cheesecake
half new york style cheesecake, half chocolate cake, nutella-brushed, berries and cream

DoubleTree San Jose in the Community

DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose in the Community

The DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose C.A.R.E. committee has made quite the footprint in the San Jose community in 2014. From organization walks to packaging meals, be sure to look for the DoubleTree by Hilton team at various events around Silicon Valley.
Global Soap Project:
In September 2014 the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose joined forces with the Global Soap Project with the intentions of improving health and personal hygiene in all countries around the globe. The United States alone discards an estimated amount of 2.6 million soap bars from hotel rooms on a daily basis. The goal is to prevent over 1.4 million deaths each year by hand washing with soap. The DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose has shipped over 400lbs of soap to Las Vegas as they sort, reprocess, and remold into new bars. “The Global Soap Project collects discarded soap from hotels and reprocesses it into new bars that are given to vulnerable populations throughout the world. Partnering with organizations that have existing operations in these communities, the Global Soap Project ensures the soap is distributed to those in need, with the goal of improving health through personal hygiene” (http://www.globalsoap.org/).

Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk:
On October 25th, the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose team joined the Silicon Valley community as they participated in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. As the contributors gathered at the Arena Green Guadalupe River Trail, the DoubleTree team took the opportunity to honor those who are battling breast cancer. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) is the one of the most robust networks of breast cancer awareness in the nation. Raising awareness about what we can do to reduce breast cancer risk is only one of the many benefits from this event. Be sure to look at the “American Cancer Society” website to see when the next upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, so you can help fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms from women who need them.

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Stop Hunger Now Event:
On October 30th , the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport Hotel teamed up with various Hilton properties around the Bay Area to package 6500 meals for Stop Hunger Now. Properties such as DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport, Embassy Suites Santa Clara, and Homewood Suites San Jose ventured to the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose property in groups of 5-10 team members, all volunteered to help stop hunger around the world. Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been around since 1998. With a total of 171,318,373 total meals packaged, Stop Hunger Now has served over 65 countries and has saved millions of lives. Each packaged meal includes items such as rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Their mission is to “end hunger in our lifetime by providing flood and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources” (http://www.stophungernow.org/mission-history).

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Happy Veterans Day 2014

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day from all of us at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel! We’d like to take a moment and thank each man and woman who has (or is) serving our country. Thanks to you we are FREE! San Jose, CA will be honoring those who served with a Veterans Day Parade in Downtown San Jose today at noon, starting at Santa Clara Street and Delmas. The route goes east on Santa Clara and south on Market to San Carlos Street. The reviewing stand is at Park Street, across from Plaza de Cesar Chavez. The parade will be proceeded by a memorial ceremony at Plaza de Cesar Chavez at 11 a.m.

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CARE Hero – November 2014

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Making Strides of Silicon Valley

Making Strides of Silicon Valley

This past weekend the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose airport hotel team participated in the Making Strides of Silicon Valley walk. As we gathered at the Arena Green Guadalupe River Trail on Saturday morning, we made strides against breast cancer. Learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer below…

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting more than 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information, services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.

 

SF Giants World Series 2014

SF Giants World Series 2014

 

SF Giants Stadium

All of us at the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel are excited to see the San Francisco Giants in the 2014 MLB World Series! Our 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar is the perfect place to come watch the game if you are in the area! Not only do we have multiple Flat Screen HDTV’s (with sound), but we have a full bar menu and delicious menu with small plates and great snacks. Come early and grab a seat before we fill up!

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Schedule:

Game 1 – today
Giants
@
Royals
5:07 PM
Game 2 – tomorrow
Giants
@
Royals
5:07 PM
Game 3 – Fri, Oct 24
Royals
@
Giants
5:07 PM
Game 4 – Sat, Oct 25
Royals
@
Giants
5:07 PM
Game 5 – Sun, Oct 26
Royals
@
Giants
5:07 PM
Game 6 – Tue, Oct 28
Giants
@
Royals
5:07 PM
Game 7 – Wed, Oct 29
Giants
@
Royals
5:07 PM

 

Halloween at California’s Great America

California’s Great America is celebrating Halloween with a “Snoopy’s Trick or Treat Festival” and “Halloween Haunt“!”Snoopy’s Trick or Treat Festival” is great for those with smaller kids. More of a celebrating of cheer, not fear! “Halloween Haunt” is more for the older crowd, who have a DARK side. Check out the details below! Looking for a fun weekend getaway? Stay with us, at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel, in the upcoming weekends and visit this Halloween inspired theme park.

Things to Do

SNOOPY’S TRICK OR TREAT FESTIVAL
A daytime celebration of cheer, not fear!
Planet Snoopy is transformed into Planet SPOOKY!
Kids 12 & under can show off their costumes & trick-or-treat with Snoopy & the PEANUTS gang.
Mini pumpkin decorating – Hay maze – Bubble zone – Coloring station

Saturdays & Sundays: 10am – 5:30pm

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HALLOWEEN HAUNT
At night, they show their DARK side with ‘Halloween Haunt’!
Enjoy the rides and coasters, PLUS 8 haunted mazes, 3 live shows, a DJ and much more!
(not recommended for children)

Fridays & Saturday 7pm – 1am. Sunday 7pm – 12am (*closed Fri Oct 24th)

Free of Fees Package

Free of Fees Package

Here in San Jose, prices for parking can be high, so we try to offer the lowest price possible for parking at our DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport hotel. Your satisfaction is important to us, and we try try to make sure all our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. We understand that many of our guests have brought up this issue on TripAdvisor, so we came up with a great way to save all guests money! Our “Free of Fees” package is here to make your trip as easy and convenient as possible. Enjoy complimentary overnight self-parking and complimentary in-room WiFi (a $34value) with your reservation.

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Here are some issues that guests have put on TripAdvisor. If you have had this issue like these guests, please check out our Special Offers page on our website for great deals!

If you are looking for a clean and comfortable hotel near the airport, I would choose this hotel. The only negative is the onsite parking charges $19 a day. The rooms and staff are top notch. Very close to the freeways and was able to get new 49er’s stadium for the game.

Lovely place, exceptionally comfortable, all the amenities, extras and comforts … and every one of them will cost you extra. It’s a business travelers hotel, so the expense account crowd gets the service…wi-fi for $10 per day!?! Who does that, except corporate-minded, not people-minded, lodgings? The STAFF, though, WAS FANTASTIC! From front desk to housekeeping – great!

I can see urban hotels charging parking but this is in suburban setting with its own lot and still wanted to charge 25 bucks to park. Kinda ridiculous if you ask me. You could give your guests a cheaper rate and those not staying in your hotel the full pop of 25 bucks. A real turn off. The lobby was modern and the rooms were decent. Staff at front desk courteous. Outdoor pool and jacuzzi looked nice. Restaurant open late in hotel. Casino across the street. I would have rated this property a 4 but the parking charge makes it a 3.