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Openings/Renovations

Tru by Hilton continues unprecedented momentum with second grand opening in McDonough, Georgia

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today will celebrate Tru by Hilton McDonough, the brand’s second grand opening, near Atlanta. Just weeks after Tru by Hilton’s first-ever grand opening, at Tru by Hilton Oklahoma City Airport, today’s milestone highlights the brand’s impressive momentum – and will be followed by nearly one opening per month for the rest of 2017 and nearly 60 openings in 2018. In less than two months from the grand opening, Tru by Hilton will have four properties open, including Tru By Hilton Cheyenne in Wyoming and Tru by Hilton Lancaster East in Pennsylvania.

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Packages/Promotions

Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Play And Hilton Team Up To Make Youth Sports Tournament Travel Easier

In an industry first, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) and Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) Sports Illustrated PlayTM (SI PlayTM) are teaming up to make travel easier and more enjoyable for kids, parents, coaches and tournament directors across the country with the introduction of Tourney StayTM. The new service utilizes SI Play’s Tourney Machine TM platform and Hilton’s network of properties to streamline the process of youth sports tournament travel for millions of families.

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Hilton

Hilton Recommends Stockholders Reject TRC Capital’s Mini-Tender Offer

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) received notice on July 18, 2017 of an unsolicited mini-tender offer being conducted by TRC Capital Corporation (“TRC Capital”) to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares, or approximately 0.61 percent, of Hilton’s common stock outstanding as of July 17, 2017 at a cash price of $59.75 per share. The offering price is approximately 4.4 percent below the $62.49 closing price per share of Hilton’s common stock on July 18, 2017.

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Business/Meetings

Hilton Celebrates All Meeting, Event and Travel Professionals as “WowMakers”

Think back to events you’ve attended, from big conventions to weddings to company off-sites and sales incentive trips. While you were blissfully enjoying the occasion, dedicated professionals were carefully planning, making decisions and thwarting crises behind the scenes. These meeting, event and travel professionals lead fast-paced, pressure-filled jobs managing logistics, instilling creativity and fostering attendee engagement. But these industry heroes – 100,000-plus in the U.S. alone – don’t always get the credit they deserve.

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Leisure Travel

European Tour Welcomes Hilton as Worldwide Hotel Supplier

The European Tour and Hilton Worldwide today announced that the world’s largest hospitality company is to become the sporting body’s official worldwide hotel supplier. Building on Hilton’s rich history of sporting association and diverse locations across 93 countries, the deal welcomes Hilton into the stable of European Tour global partners for three years, beginning in 2015.

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Wellness

Hilton Launches Revolutionary New Guest Room, Five Feet to Fitness™

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has unveiled Five Feet to Fitness, an in-room wellness concept that brings over eleven different fitness equipment and accessory options into the hotel room. The new room category makes it more convenient than ever for road warriors, exercise enthusiasts, and those who prefer to workout in private to maintain their routines while staying with Hilton. The rooms are part of Hilton’s innovation efforts to modernize the hospitality fitness experience and make it more inclusive for all by redeveloping fitness centers and offering fresh fitness concepts tailored to the hotel’s location and regular guests.

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Product Innovation

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre Architecture and Design Podcast

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre was hand-picked by Hilton’s in-house architecture and design team to take part in the podcast project. The podcast highlights the fascinating history of the local area that inspired the design of the new build hotel, located in a district renowned for its graffiti.

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Awards/Recognition

Chris Nassetta Celebrated As A Highest Rated CEO On Glassdoor

Glassdoor has recognized Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, with a 2017 Employees’ Choice Award for being one of the Highest Rated CEOs. Nassetta ranks 49th on the list of 100 CEOs of large U.S. companies, with an approval rating of 93 percent based on Hilton Team Members reviews on the job site.

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Technology

Two Million Doors, 400 Hotels, One Revolutionary Year: Hilton Celebrates Digital Key Milestones and New Hilton HHonors App Features

“Digital Key is fabulous!” "This is an extremely convenient benefit for being a Hilton HHonors member." “For a frequent traveler like myself, the ability to select my room and bypass the front desk is a competitive advantage. No other hotel group offers this type of service.” These are just a few of the 55,000-plus Hilton HHonors testimonials since Hilton (NYSE: HLT) launched Digital Key one year ago. Since that time, Digital Key has opened 2 million doors for Hilton HHonors members at 400 hotels.

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Corporate Responsibility/Sustainability

Hilton Announces Year-One Progress on Sustainable Seafood Commitments

Hilton today released a progress update on the implementation of its global commitment to responsibly source its seafood by 2022. The report details how Hilton established a baseline of its seafood purchasing data, created relevant training for all Team Members and deepened partnerships with related non-governmental organizations and suppliers.

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Diversity

Hilton Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced today that it received a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

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Global Month of Service

Hilton Celebrates Its Annual Global Month of Service

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced that through its Global Month of Service program, Team Members from 93 countries had contributed more than 291,000 volunteer hours to 4,166 community projects around the world.

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Financial

Hilton Announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release Date

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) will report second quarter financial results prior to the stock market open on Wednesday, July 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.

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Operation: Opportunity

Hilton Expands U.S. Military Hiring Commitment, Will Hire Additional 20,000 by 2020

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it will hire an additional 20,000 veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers by 2020. The company has already achieved 10,000 military hires in the United States since 2013, exceeding its initial goal two years ahead of schedule. Hilton’s combined commitment is the largest in the hospitality industry, and one of the largest in the U.S. private sector.

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Tru by Hilton

Tru by Hilton Announces Month of Groundbreaking Celebrations

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) yesterday kicked off a month of groundbreaking celebrations for its youngest and fastest-growing hotel brand in company history, Tru by Hilton. A ceremony in Lancaster, Penn., this week marked the first of 10 groundbreakings Tru by Hilton will host in the next 30 days all over the country. The event series, spanning Pennsylvania, Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, South Carolina, Alabama, New York and Virginia, will demonstrate Tru’s commitment to breaking the mold at every occasion and celebrate the one-year anniversary of introducing Hilton Worldwide’s new midscale brand to the development community.

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Media Statements

Hilton Worldwide Has Identified and Taken Action to Eradicate Malware

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has identified and taken action to eradicate unauthorized malware that targeted payment card information in some point-of-sale systems. Hilton immediately launched an investigation and has further strengthened its systems.

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