05.23.16Tru by Hilton Expands Across US with Oklahoma City Groundbreaking
On Friday, less than four months after Tru by Hilton’s public debut, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) broke ground on the brand’s second property, located in Oklahoma City. The celebratory event, in keeping with Tru’s forward-thinking and innovative personality, swapped out hard hats and shovels for 3D artwork of the hotel’s exterior design, which allowed attendees to feel as though they were part of the hotel. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin addressed the crowd and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and local Councilman Larry McAtee also attended Friday's event.
05.19.16Canopy by Hilton Says Hello to Dallas
Today, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) new lifestyle brand, and The Javelin Group, announced plans to develop Canopy Dallas | Uptown. Canopy by Hilton, which launched a year ago, targets vibrant, culturally rich neighborhoods in select cities across the nation.
05.18.16Canopy by Hilton Says Hello to Washington D.C.
Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) new hotel brand that redefines the lifestyle hotel category, and a joint venture between The Buccini/Pollin Group and Federal Realty (NYSE: FRT), is proud to announce that the Canopy by Hilton Washington, D.C. Bethesda North has broken ground. Slated to open in the fall of 2017, the property will provide a comfortable stay for guests in search of thoughtfully local experiences in the energetic D.C. suburb of Bethesda North.
05.17.16Hilton Worldwide Awards $320,000 to properties around the world creating innovative solutions to local Social and Environmental obstacles
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today awarded more than $320,000 (USD) to the 117 recipients of the 2016 Travel with Purpose Action Grants. Grants are awarded to Hilton properties and corporate offices that submit the most creative ideas to drive value for their hotels and strengthen the local communities where they operate.
05.11.16Responding to Popular Demand, Hilton Taps Google Maps to Help HHonors Members See More When Choosing Their Room
More than 13 million times, Hilton HHonors members have used the award-winning HHonors app to choose the exact room they want. Now, in a new benefit available exclusively to Hilton HHonors members, Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has integrated Google Maps into the app, giving members the unprecedented ability to see more details about the hotel’s surroundings and their room’s potential view before making a room selection. With the updated room selection feature, you can now be your family’s hero by choosing the room at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark Downtown that faces Busch Stadium, or by picking a room at Hampton Inn Marquette/Waterfront that looks out at Lake Superior.
05.09.16Hilton Worldwide Portfolio Set to Expand in Peru
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced it will more than double its presence in Peru over the next three years with the development of seven new properties across four brands: Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton. These new deals underscore the company’s rapid growth and momentum in Latin America, where Hilton Worldwide has been aggressively expanding, now with more than 90 hotels and 15,500 rooms open and welcoming guests across the region. Furthermore, this growth aided Hilton Worldwide in entering its 100th country in 2015.
04.20.16Hilton Worldwide Recognized as One of DiversityInc’s 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced today that it ranked 42 on DiversityInc’s 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity list. This marks the second consecutive year Hilton Worldwide has been recognized on this list for its deep commitment to diversity and inclusion.
03.30.16Hilton and Uber Expand Partnership, Unveil App Integration for Simplified Travel
Travel logistics just got a whole lot simpler, thanks to an expanded partnership between Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Uber to further bring together their respective mobile apps. In a first for the hospitality industry, Hilton HHonors members can now order an Uber straight from the HHonors app, and Uber riders can now view their hotel stay information and check-in, all accessed via the Uber app en route to their hotel. The expanded partnership builds on the success of the companies’ Local Scene and Ride Reminder partnership – digital features more than 250,000 travelers within the U.S. have used to simplify their stay.
03.16.16Tru by Hilton Breaks Ground on First Property
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today broke ground on its very first Tru by Hilton property located in McDonough, Georgia. The celebration marked the fastest brand announcement to groundbreaking in Hilton history, less than eight weeks after Tru’s public debut. Demonstrating Tru’s commitment to breaking the mold at every occasion, the milestone event tossed traditional hard hats and shovels aside, treating guests to an unveiling of 3D chalk paintings created of the hotel’s exterior and guest room design that allowed attendees to feel as though they were part of the hotel. In addition, attendees had some fun in an interactive photo booth that placed them right inside the lobby of the hotel.
03.09.16Hilton And IBM Pilot “Connie,” The World’s First Watson-Enabled Hotel Concierge
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a collaboration to pilot “Connie” – the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the hospitality industry. Connie draws on domain knowledge from Watson and WayBlazer to inform guests on local tourist attractions, dining recommendations and hotel features and amenities.
02.17.16Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market Partner with the U.S. DOE to Launch Better Buildings Challenge SWAP
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) unveiled the Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, which involved Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapping energy management teams at their facilities in San Francisco.
01.28.16Hilton Takes Home 22 Honors in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Hotels Rankings
U.S. News & World Report honored three hotels within the Hilton Portfolio as the best hotels in the USA and 19 as one of the best hotels within their market. All hotels were named as part of the publisher’s annual ranking of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences.