Company opened more than a hotel a day, achieved 6.6 percent net unit growth, and reached 6,110 properties in 119 countries and territories
January 27, 2020
McLean, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced that its centennial year featured record-breaking growth, awards for its inclusive workplace culture, and continued recognition of positive community impact.
“Throughout the last 100 years, Hilton has had a tremendous positive impact on billions of lives across the globe,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president & chief executive officer, Hilton. “As we look toward the future, we will continue to prioritize sustainable and inclusive growth, enabling us to further strengthen the collective impact we have on the people and communities we serve.”
In 2019, Hilton achieved 6.6 percent net unit growth by adding nearly 470 hotels and reaching 6,110 properties globally with more than 971,000 rooms in 119 countries and territories. The company also grew its development pipeline to more than 387,000 rooms across 15 of its brands, supported by more than 116,000 rooms approved in 72 countries and territories. In addition, Hilton achieved a new construction start record of nearly 87,000 rooms.
“Hilton’s growth and performance are a testament to our resilient business model,” said Kevin Jacobs, chief financial officer, Hilton. “In addition to our record-breaking growth across approvals, construction starts and net units, we are delivering on our commitment to serve any guest, anywhere in the world, for any travel need.”
Unveiled Signia by Hilton, a dynamic meetings-and-events-focused brand that will transform the industry for meeting professionals and sophisticated business travelers, located in top urban and resort destinations including Orlando, Atlanta and Indianapolis
Partnered with iHeartRadio to allow guests to stream live radio stations, thousands of music playlists and podcasts directly from their TVs through Hilton’s high-tech Connected Room guest technology platform
Became the first hospitality company to participate in research aboard the International Space Station, when the DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie became the first food baked in space inside a prototype oven as part of a landmark microgravity experiment
Ranked #2 World’s Best Workplace, appearing on Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work’s® annual list of the 25 World’s Best Workplaces for the fourth consecutive year
Recognized by Great Place to Work® in 17 countries and 3 regions including: Argentina #1, Italy #1, Peru #1, Saudi Arabia #1, Turkey #1, United States #1, China #2, Asia #3, United Arab Emirates #3, United Kingdom #3, Australia #3, Mexico #4, Colombia #4, Netherlands #7, Europe #10, Latin America #11, Germany #12, Brazil #14, India #16, Canada #29
Named #1 workplace in the U.S. for Parents and Women; #2 workplace for Millennials by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine
Celebrated 100th anniversary with more than 420,000 Team Members** and created more than 25,000 new jobs worldwide***
Achieved Operation: Opportunity five-year target of hiring 30,000 veterans, military spouses and caregivers, and expanded military-friendly commitment by pledging to make 25,000 additional hires by 2025, while also enhancing training and development opportunities
*Industry data from STR ** Corporate, owned, managed and franchised employees globally ***As a result of opening properties across Hilton’s portfolio
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,100 properties with more than 971,000 rooms, in 119 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and was named the 2019 Global Industry Leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 103 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.