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Hilton Worldwide Exceeds Guest Expectations with 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Awards

Presented to properties that consistently achieve great traveler reviews, Hilton Worldwide takes home 3,338 certificates

July 17, 2015  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is proud to announce that 3,338 of its 4,350 properties (more than 75% of the entire portfolio of hotels) received a prestigious 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence, an award presented to businesses in the hospitality industry that consistently receive outstanding guest reviews on TripAdvisor®. Eleven brands within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio were honored, with 843 properties receiving the Hall of Fame acknowledgement, recognizing hotels that have received a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Furthermore, 27% of Hilton Worldwide properties are ranked #1 in TripAdvisor in their markets.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business's tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site.  To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

"Extending high-quality service and experiences to our guests at our more than 4,350 hotels is our number one priority," said Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, global brands, Hilton Worldwide. "Whether it be through digital check-in and room selection, complimentary Wi-Fi or the other services we offer, we are proud to be recognized for our outstanding guest experience."

To learn more about the 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificates of Excellence awards visit For more about Hilton's portfolio of brands visit

Sarah Brown
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5315

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.