Hilton News

Hilton Increases Stock Repurchase Authorization By $1 Billion

The Board of Directors of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) has authorized the repurchase of an additional $1 billion of common stock under the Company’s existing stock repurchase program, bringing the total amount currently authorized for repurchase to approximately $1.3 billion.

Hilton Redefines Hospitality at Global Headquarters with Opening of The Social

Drawing on the latest hospitality, design, and culinary trends, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today launched “The Social” – turning the ground floor of its global headquarters into a public gathering space that promotes productivity and opens its doors to the local community.

Canopy by Hilton Says Hello to Paws in the Neighborhood

Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand today launched Paws in the Neighborhood, a partnership with Planet Dog, the leading manufacturer of eco-friendly, innovative premium pet products, that allows guests to share energizing, comfortable stays with their canines. The partnership will debut at Canopy Washington D.C. The Wharf, the brand’s first property in the Americas. Paws in the Neighborhood ensures all guests, both two-legged and four-legged, are set up to have a just-right, local experience even before walking through the door.

Hilton Launches Incubator to Fast-Track Guest Innovations

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of its Innovation Gallery, a first-of-its-kind incubator and experiential showcase for cutting-edge product developments that will shape the future of Hilton hospitality.

Hilton Appoints New Global Head of Hilton Supply Management

Anu Saxena, former Vice President, Product Management for Hilton Global Brands & Services Innovation is now at the helm of Hilton’s global procurement organization, Hilton Supply Management (HSM). As Senior Vice President & Global Head for HSM, Anu will be tasked with leading the global procurement of over 4B USD in 90 countries and for more than 2000 global suppliers. Saxena will report directly to Matt Schuyler, Hilton's Chief Human Resources Officer.

Hilton and Transcorp Hotels sign 20 year extension for Transcorp Hilton Abuja management

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Transcorp Hotels Plc, a subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp Plc) today announced the signing of a 20-year extension to the current agreement to manage the iconic Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja. The agreement will see Hilton manage the property until 2037. The hotel, which is a national landmark for having hosted countless heads of state and global events like the World Economic Forum on Africa, has been operated by Hilton since its opening in 1987.

Hilton Reports Third Quarter Results, Raises Full Year Outlook

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its third quarter 2017 results. All results herein present the performance of Hilton giving effect to the spin-offs of Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. ("Park") and Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. ("HGV") on January 3, 2017 (the "spin-offs"), with the historical financial results of Park and HGV reflected as discontinued operations. Additionally, all share and share-related information presented herein for periods prior to January 3, 2017 have been retrospectively adjusted to reflect the 1-for-3 reverse stock split of Hilton's outstanding common stock that occurred on January 3, 2017 (the "Reverse Stock Split").

Admiralty Arch Appoints and Welcomes Waldorf Astoria to London

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has been appointed by Prime Investors Capital Ltd to operate the luxury hotel within one of the capital’s best-known and most prestigious monuments. Admiralty Arch Waldorf Astoria, London will open in 2022, following an extensive on-going refurbishment programme which will restore and protect the iconic landmark’s architectural and historical features.

Hilton Named a Top 10 World’s Best Workplace

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) was today named the highest ranked hospitality company on the list of the World’s Best Workplaces by Great Place to Work®, joining a group of 25 elite global companies recognized for high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures in 2017.

Statement from Christopher J. Nassetta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hilton

We are grateful to Governor Huntsman for his contributions to the Hilton board during the last two years. His public sector experience provided an invaluable perspective as we expanded to new international markets and launched organic brands. A lifelong public servant, we wish the Governor well as he embarks on his new role serving our country.

Hilton Announces Creation of Global Enterprise Data & Analytics Center of Excellence

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced the creation of a new center of excellence for data & analytics, which will be led by Dak Liyanearachchi who recently joined the company, as Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO). As CDAO, Liyanearachchi will be responsible for building on Hilton’s existing data and analytics expertise to create a hub of advanced analytics and actionable insights. Liyanearachchi will report directly to Chris Silcock, Executive Vice President of Commercial Services.

Hilton Announces Secondary Offering of 14,610,000 Shares of Common Stock

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (“Hilton” or the “Company”) announced today that certain selling stockholders affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P. have commenced a secondary offering of 14,610,000 shares of Hilton common stock.

Hilton Prices Secondary Offering

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (“Hilton” or the “Company”) announced today the pricing of a secondary offering of 14,610,000 shares of Hilton common stock by certain selling stockholders affiliated with The Blackstone Group L.P. The offering is expected to close on October 4, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.

Hilton Announces New Leadership in Asia Pacific

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) today announced that Alan Watts has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President & President, Asia Pacific (APAC). In his new role, effective January 1, 2018, Watts will oversee the operations of more than 200 Hilton properties across the region, as well as the company’s pipeline of more than 375 hotels. Watts will be reporting to Hilton’s President & Chief Executive Officer, Christopher J. Nassetta, and serve as a member of the executive committee.

Hilton Announces Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) will report third quarter financial results prior to the stock market open on Thursday, October 26, 2017, followed by a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton's president and chief executive officer, and Kevin Jacobs, Hilton's executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's performance and lead a question-and-answer session.

Hilton Appoints Raymond E. Mabus, Jr. and Zhang Ling to Board of Directors

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) today announced the appointment of Raymond E. Mabus, Jr., and Zhang Ling to its board of directors, effective immediately. Mr. Mabus, an independent director, and Mr. Zhang were nominated for election by HNA Group following the tourism leader’s strategic investment in Hilton.

Hilton Recognized as One of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune

Today, global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine announced that Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in 2017. Fortune’s third annual list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women highlights companies with generous benefits, flexible schedules, and an emphasis on balancing work and life. Rankings are determined by employee surveys and the representation of women within the organizations.

Hilton Announces New Head of Brand Communications

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) today announced Craig Dezern has joined the company as Vice President of a newly created team, Brand Communications. In his role, Dezern will lead global communications across Hilton’s 14 industry-leading brands as well as for the award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty program

Hilton Appoints Melanie L. Healey to Board of Directors

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) announced today the appointment of Melanie L. Healey, former Group President of The Procter & Gamble Company, to its board of directors, effective immediately.

Hilton amplía su presencia en América Central con la firma de acuerdos con nueve hoteles en cinco países

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) anuncia la expansión de su presencia en Latinoamérica con la firma de nuevos acuerdos en América Central. Ahora, Hilton cuenta con nueve proyectos de desarrollo de hoteles en cinco países de América Central, que representan cinco de las marcas de primera clase de Hilton: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn y Hampton Inn by Hilton.

Hilton Expands Presence in Central America with the Signing of Nine Hotels Across Five Countries

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announces the expansion of its Latin American footprint with new deals signed in Central America. Now, Hilton boasts a pipeline of nine hotels across five countries in Central America, representing five of Hilton’s world-class brands: Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton Inn by Hilton.