04.11.12Home2 Suites by Hilton Selects Mid-South Food Bank as Corporate Partner for its Your2Hands Charity Program
Home2 Suites by Hilton, the award-winning, mid-tier extended-stay hotel brand, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its launch with the announcement of its official Your2 Hands program corporate partner, Mid-South Food Bank.
03.29.12HispanicBusiness.com: Hilton Worldwide Named One of Top 25 Companies for Supplier Diversity
Hilton Worldwide was included by HispanicBusiness magazine as one of the 25 Leaders in Supplier Diversity, Hilton announced today in a news release.
03.28.12Hilton Worldwide Named “Top 25 Companies for Supplier Diversity” by HispanicBusiness Magazine
Hilton Worldwide today announced its inclusion by HispanicBusiness Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Companies for Supplier Diversity”. HispanicBusiness honored Hilton Worldwide with a spot on its prestigious annual ranking in recognition of the company’s outstanding efforts to encourage supplier diversity across its global operations—a portfolio of more than 3,800 hotels in 88 countries. Hilton Worldwide was chosen following an assessment of more than 1,500 companies.
01.24.12Hilton Worldwide Becomes Fastest Growing Major Hotel Company
Hilton Worldwide has become the fastest growing major hotel company, expanding its portfolio by 29 percent since June 2007 and surpassing its competitors in total rate of room growth. During this time, Hilton Worldwide has also added more than 950 hotels to its total global footprint and created a pipeline of over 860 hotels, among several other successes.
12.15.11DoubleTree by Hilton Teaches Thousands of Kids Worldwide This Holiday Season to CARE About Their Local Communities One Cookie at a Time
If you had 2,500 cookies to honor a deserving group of people in your community, to whom would you give them and why? That's a question being posed to thousands of grade school students in more than 100 cities around the world this holiday season. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are empowering students to help make their communities a little sweeter through its award-winning Teaching Kids to CARE social responsibility program.
11.29.11Hilton Worldwide to Create 8,500+ New Jobs in Europe by 2014*
Hilton Worldwide today announced that its industry-leading growth will create more than 8,500 employment opportunities in Europe in the next three years – bucking the trend of rising unemployment figures. An additional 2,500 hospitality careers will be safeguarded through the conversion of existing hotels to Hilton Worldwide brands.
11.08.11Hilton Worldwide Collaborates with the Global Soap Project to Recycle Used Soap
Hilton Worldwide today announced a partnership with the Global Soap Project, a nonprofit organization that recovers and recycles soap from hotels that would otherwise end up in landfills. The Global Soap Project sorts, reprocesses and remolds used soap into new bars and distributes them to vulnerable populations in developing countries who are at risk of sanitation and hygiene-related disease. In its first year of the partnership, Hilton Worldwide expects this investment to result in the donation of more than one million new 4-ounce bars of soap to people in need.
10.20.11Hilton Worldwide Announces LightStay™ Sustainability Measurement System 2010 Results
Today, Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of 10 hotel brands announced the 2010 results of LightStay, its sustainability measurement system. Since the introduction of LightStay, the company continues to improve sustainability and economic performance and saved more than $74 million in utility costs as a result of the following reductions:
10.10.11Hilton Worldwide Earns ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications for Quality and Environmental Management
Due to its advancements in quality assurance and sustainability standards, Hilton Worldwide and its portfolio of 10 hotel brands has earned ISO 9001 certification for Quality Management Systems and ISO 14001 certification for Environmental Management Systems. With these certifications, Hilton Worldwide becomes one of the first multi-national organizations to certify its entire system globally – more than 3,750 properties in 85 countries – achieving one of the largest ever volume certifications of commercial buildings.
09.23.11Wall Street Journal Blog: Hilton CFO Explains the Benefits of Going Private
Hotel operator Hilton Worldwide has gone through some big changes since the company was acquired by private equity firm Blackstone in 2007, including moving its headquarters across the country, renegotiating its debt, and expanding internationally. Hilton CFO Tom Kennedy sat down with CFO Journal to discuss how the company has been adapting.
09.23.11Wall Street Journal Blog: Cash From Blackstone Group Fuels Hilton’s Expansion
The 2007 leveraged buyout of Hilton Worldwide, one of the last big buyouts of the private equity boom, was a giant bet on the future growth of the global hotel industry that appears to be paying off, as the company has been able to speed up its expansion plans under private ownership.
09.22.11DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton San Jose in Costa Rica Awarded with Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program Four-Leaf Rating
The DoubleTree Cariari by Hilton San Jose hotel in Costa Rica was recently recognized with the Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program Four-Leaf rating by the Costa Rica Tourism Board. The Certification for Sustainable Tourism was designed to differentiate businesses of the tourism sector, based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management. The Certification for Sustainable Tourism is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission.