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Hear Our Stories: Sara Ashenafi

At Hilton, our Team Members are at the very heart of all we do, and we are truly inspired by each and every one of you and the amazing stories you to have to share.

Meet Sara Ashenafi, Lobby Ambassador at Waldorf Astoria New York. A Waldorf Astoria veteran of over 36 years, Sara first joined the Hilton family in the 1970s as a stock keeper at a property in Ethiopia, where she grew up. On a trip back to her native country several years ago, Sara discovered a local orphanage that inspired her to get involved. Since then, she has made annual trips to the orphanage and received a great amount of support from her Hilton family. Watch the video of Sara’s story to find out how a group of 45 Team Members, and President and CEO Chris Nassetta, have played a part in this inspiring story. “I’m not doing it alone anymore,” Sara says. “It’s emotional.” She is proud to share Hilton’s light and warmth around the globe, and is grateful to her fellow Team Members at the Waldorf Astoria and across Hilton for working together to make great things happen. “To go back and serve…and working in this great hotel for so many years …that’s what I live for.”

Click on the video below to watch Sara’s story and be sure to share your comments.

Posted on Feb 1, 2016

Topic(s): Heart of Hilton, Video Library

Bethlehem Terrefe (Hilton Antwerp Old Town ) says

Sara, What a great opportunity to be able to do something like that with the help of Hilton Worldwide (your second home). Thank you all for being there for those beautiful children. Keep going and make us proud.

Commented on February 26, 2016

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