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Hilton Named a Top 50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc

The hospitality leader climbs to number 30 and is recognized in six specialty lists

May 04, 2017  |  This information originated in American English.
 

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it has once again been named a Top-50 Company for Diversity by DiversityInc, climbing 12 places over last year to number 30. Hilton was also recognized on six additional DiversityInc lists, including: Top Companies for Mentoring, Top Companies for Supplier Diversity, Top Companies for People with Disabilities, Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups, Top Companies for Veterans and Top Companies for Global Diversity.

"Hilton's culture of hospitality is grounded in our commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. "We know creating a welcoming environment where Team Members can bring their authentic selves to work makes our company stronger and ultimately drives better results."

Hilton's diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives include:

  • Team Member Resource Groups celebrating diverse Team Member populations such as veterans, women and African Americans
  • Industry-leading Team Member benefits (e.g., parental leave, adoption assistance, GED assistance) supporting personal and professional growth
  • Property ownership opportunities for women and people of color
  • A supplier program that procures products and services from diversely owned businesses
  • Innovative recruitment, learning and leadership development programs
  • An Executive Diversity Council providing oversight of all diversity and inclusion efforts
  • Quarterly reporting of Team Member metrics to highlight inclusion and diversity opportunities

"We believe strongly in recruiting and retaining incredibly talented Team Members who represent many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints," said Matt Schuyler, chief human resource officer, Hilton. "Diversity and inclusion are a part of the DNA of our organization."

In March, Hilton announced it jumped 30 places (to No. 26) on the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, which recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures. Other recent accolades include:

  • Best of the Best Corporations for Inclusion award from the National Business Inclusion Consortium
  • A perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
  • Great Place to Work distinctions in eight countries already this year including China, Colombia, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, United Arab Emirates, and United States 

Contact:
Nigel Glennie
+1-703-883-5262
Nigel.Glennie@hilton.com

About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,000 properties with more than 825,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by HiltonTM, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by HiltonTM, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.