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LOS ANGELES and MCLEAN, Va. - Curio - A Collection by Hilton and multi-platinum selling, Grammy-nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw today announce a new partnership that will help travelers get the inside scoop to experience select cities like a local as part of the brand's #CitiesbyCurio program.
#CitiesbyCurio with Gavin DeGraw will debut August 28, during DeGraw's fall North American tour with Andy Grammer. DeGraw helped create #CitiesbyCurio Local Guides, which will be available at www.citiesbycurio.com and reveal insider tips on truly local experiences in five cities on the tour where Curio hotels are currently or soon-to-be open:
Grand Rapids, Mich. - Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton
Concert: September 7 at Meijer Gardens
St. Louis, Mo. - St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (scheduled to open as a Curio on September 25)
Concert: September 27 at Peabody Opera House
Providence, R.I. - Providence Biltmore, Curio Collection by Hilton
Concert: October 10 at Providence Performing Arts Center
Boston - Ames Boston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (scheduled to open as a Curio on September 13)
Concert: October 15 at Orpheum Performing Arts Center
Philadelphia - The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton
Concert: October 19 at The Fillmore
Each city's guide shared on www.CitiesbyCurio.com - an extension of the brand's website that provides travelers with tips and ideas to help them experience Curio markets like a local - will coincide with DeGraw's concert date.
"Anyone who loves to travel will appreciate Curio's Local Guides," said DeGraw. "When I'm on tour, I always look for off-the-beaten-path spots so I can experience the community I'm visiting like a local - whether it's hitting a dive bar on the outskirts of town or finding a bike-share to get some exercise between gigs."
As Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) rapidly-expanding global collection of distinctive upscale and luxury hotels, Curio launched the #CitiesbyCurio program in 2015 by partnering with local influencers to create online guides featuring suggested itineraries, photos and other content that highlights the authentic and intriguing aspects of Curio hotels and the markets they serve.
Each one of the Local Guides, created by DeGraw, showcases a unique Curio property and features his suggestions for interesting places to explore in the city, such as Post 390 in Boston, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Mich. and Nick's on Broadway in Providence, R.I.
"Gavin's passion for exploring local culture makes him an ideal partner to share our cities' 'hidden gems' with loyal fans and Curio collection guests," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, Curio - A Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton. "As our newest #CitiesbyCurio influencer, he will surely inspire travelers to enjoy the authentic local experiences that define what Curio represents."
In addition to the Local Guides, fans are encouraged to follow the Curio collection and DeGraw on social media throughout his multi-city tour for access to:
- Concert ticket giveaways on Curio's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social channels.
- A takeover by DeGraw on Curio's Twitter page so fans can submit the questions they've always wanted to ask.
- Regular glimpses into DeGraw's daily life on the road, via Curio's social channels.
The Curio collection is part of the Hilton HHonors® loyalty program, which is open to all guests and free to join. Members are invited to participate in online auctions at HHonors.com/auctions, where they can redeem Hilton HHonors points to bid on exclusive opportunities including pre-concert meet-and-greets with DeGraw in the five select Local Guide cities.
As some of the many benefits of Hilton HHonors, Hilton has introduced members to some of the music industry's most buzz-worthy artists through the Hilton HHonors Artist Connections and Concert Series building on Hilton's long and storied legacy in music and entertainment.
Visit here for Hilton HHonors enrollment information. Hilton HHonors members always get our lowest price with our Best Price Guarantee, along with Hilton HHonors Points, free standard Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key and no hidden fees, only when they book directly through Hilton.
Media may access additional information about Curio and its properties, including high-resolution images, at news.curio.com. For complete 2016 North American tour date information for Gavin DeGraw, visit GavinDeGraw.com.
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About Gavin DeGraw:
Gavin DeGraw is a multi-platinum selling singer, performer and songwriter. He first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over 1 million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles: "I Don't Want To Be," "Follow Through," and the title-track, "Chariot." Gavin's self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 album chart in 2008, earning Gavin his first Top 10 album. It spawned the hit singles "In Love With A Girl," which Billboard dubbed "a rocking homerun," and the gold-certified "We Belong Together." In 2009, Gavin released Free as a gift to his die-hard fans clamoring for recorded versions of Gavin's live favorites. His third studio album, Sweeter, was released in September 2011 and produced the smash single, "Not Over You," co-written with OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder. The track reached #1 on the Hot AC charts, was a top 10 hit on Top 40, and was certified double platinum. In 2013 DeGraw released his fourth studio album, Make A Move, which included the hit song "Best I Ever Had"," and garnered rave reviews from such publications as Billboard, People and Entertainment Weekly amongst many others. In addition, Gavin was nominated for his first Grammy for "We Both Know," the song he co-wrote with Colbie Caillat for the 2013 film, "Safe Haven." Since then he has been consistently touring around the world, including sold out dates with the legendary Billy Joel. Gavin's fifth studio album, Something Worth Saving, which features his current single "She Sets The City On Fire," will release to all digital and physical retailers beginning September 9th via RCA Records. In support of the album, DeGraw will head out on a co-headlining 2016 North American tour with Billboard chart topping recording artist Andy Grammer. The show will kick off with a homecoming show in Bethel, NY on August 28th. For more information visit www.gavindegraw.com-facebook.com/gavindegraw - twitter: @gavindegraw.
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