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Hilton Worldwide Rolls Out Industry-Leading GED Assistance Program

New Benefit Offers Thousands the Opportunity to Earn their High School Diploma

October 01, 2015  |  This information originated in American English.

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced a new industry-leading GED Assistance benefit that will give thousands of eligible Team Members the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency diploma. The new program marks the largest, most comprehensive high school diploma assistance benefit provided by a major hospitality company in the United States.

The GED Assistance program is available to all full-time U.S. Team Members at owned and managed hotels and corporate offices with six months of service or greater. The new benefit will provide one-on-one advising and test preparation support. It will be free of charge for Team Members, and will also cover the cost of taking the GED tests.

"Our Team Members are at the heart of our success and we are committed to ensuring Hilton is a place where they can grow both personally and professionally," said Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide. "Earning a high school diploma is a major accomplishment in people's lives, and this new benefit will help many of our Team Members experience the joy of reaching that milestone and unlocking new career opportunities."

"We are committed to offering industry-leading benefits to continue to recruit and retain the best talent," said Matt Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide. "We are proud to offer meaningful programs like this that reflect our support for our Team Members and their ongoing development."

Hilton is working with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) on this program. CAEL is a leading national nonprofit whose goal is to provide adults with easier access to education and learning opportunities.

"We are thrilled to be working with Hilton to provide this GED program. We believe that effective advising is key to engaging adult learners and to helping them overcome obstacles in pursuit of their education goals," said Lynn Schroeder, Vice President of Client Relations, CAEL. "We look forward to supporting Hilton Team Members in their journey to earn their high school equivalency diploma."

Hilton estimates that the GED Assistance program will benefit approximately 5,000 Team Members in the United States across the company's owned and managed hotels and corporate offices. This new program is part of a series of Team Member benefit enhancements that Hilton Worldwide is introducing to be an employer of choice and a great place to work.  

Contact:
Fallon Mcloughlin
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703.883.5549
Fallon.Mcloughlin@hilton.com

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 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 newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.