Homewood Publishes Children's Book Series Based on Lewis the Duck

Homewood Suites Shares the Story of Its Resident Duck and Icon, Lewis

. October 14, 2008

APRIL 29, 2008. 'Why the Duck?' is a question that has crossed the minds of many guests of the national brand of upscale, all-suite, residential-style hotels when they see the brand icon. And in a true example of the Homewood Suites by Hilton? high level of customer service and satisfaction, the hotel brand will answer that question. This spring, Homewood Suites by Hilton will bring to life to its resident duck and icon - Lewis the Duck - who will star in the first of several children's books published by the brand. The entertaining and educational story of Lewis, the extended stay business-traveler duck will debut in 'Lewis the Duck and His Long Trip.' The book will be available in the on-site Suite Shop? convenience stores located in the lobbies of each hotel.

Lewis's name is derived from the explorers 'Lewis & Clark.' Penned by Bill Duncan and illustrated by Greg Cravens, the book reflects what many families face when a parent must travel away from home for business purposes. The plot was crafted to introduce Lewis and to show that exploring new surroundings doesn't have to be a frightening experience. Additionally, the book also serves as a learning tool for children who wonder why their parents have to travel on business and what they do when they travel.

'We are thrilled to be introducing Lewis's story because he is a very special part of the Homewood Suites family,' said Bill Duncan, vice president - brand marketing and sales, Homewood Suites by Hilton. 'It's wonderful to be able to share Lewis's adventures with our younger guests and their families as well as reinforcing the message that Homewood Suites is truly a home away from home.'

Homewood Suites by Hilton is the first single hotel brand in the Hilton Family of brands to publish its own children's book. An interactive game based on Lewis's adventures is currently in production and will launch later this spring at homewoodsuites.com.

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