Industry Update
Press Release15 February 2019

Employees Rank Hilton the Best Place to Work in the U.S.

Hilton earns #1 spot on prestigious Great Place to Work list in its 100th year

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MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has been recognized for its exceptional workplace culture, earning the highest honor on the 2019 Fortune Best Companies to Work For® in the U.S. list. In its fourth consecutive year on the list, Hilton has become the first hospitality company in history to achieve the #1 ranking, capping a meteoric rise from #33 in 2018.

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"We are in a people business - a business that relies upon the talent and passion of our team to deliver incredible experiences to our guests," said Christopher J. Nassetta, president & CEO of Hilton. "We do this through our relentless focus on creating an exceptional workplace culture for all, and we are grateful for this meaningful recognition during our milestone 100th year."

Hilton takes great pride in creating programs that support its U.S. hotel and corporate Team Members to meet their unique professional and personal career aspirations. In the last two years alone, Hilton has launched new Team Member benefits like industry-leading parental leave and adoption assistance, boosted Team Member travel perks, invested heavily in corporate and hotel back-of-house spaces, introduced more comfortable and performance-driven wardrobes, and doubled-down on continuing education and career development programs.

"Our #1 ranking affirms the work we are doing together to provide our Team Members with meaningful roles that allow them to grow their careers," said Matthew W. Schuyler, chief human resources officer for Hilton. "We are truly honored to be recognized as the best company to work for and will preserve our unwavering commitment to providing all of our Team Members with a place where they can come to work, stay and thrive."

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world's most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World's Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 100 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

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