U.S. Probes Allegations About Hilton
Federal authorities in New York are investigating allegations that Hilton Hotels Corp. used information taken from rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to create a new luxury-hotel brand. Hilton said Tuesday it is temporarily suspending development of its Denizen Hotels, the brand at the center of the controversy, as a precautionary move. The Beverly Hills, Calif., company said it received a federal grand-jury subpoena Monday from the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York asking for documents relating to Hilton's employment of former Starwood employees.