Hilton Worldwide News
New Center for Sustainable Procurement Research Outlines Key Insights for Purchasers at Global Companies
—BSR and Hilton Worldwide released a new report today highlighting year-one findings from the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP), an initiative launched in May 2012 to help global business procurement managers integrate sustainability into their purchasing decisions. The research is the first published work of the CSP and draws lessons from three yearlong pilot projects with AT&T, Best Buy, and Dell, as well as from Hilton Worldwide’s work integrating sustainability criteria for product procurement into its proprietary LightStay™ performance-management system.
Hilton Worldwide today announced honors for its top annual development awards in North America. Awards are presented in five categories across the company’s portfolio of hotels, including: Developer of the Year, Best Conversion, Deal of the Year, Outstanding Achievement and Lifetime Achievement. Recipients are awarded based on criteria ranging from total number and quality of hotels developed to impact on community and fastest construction time.
Marking the start of the Turkey and Neighbours Hotel Investment Conference 2013, Hilton Worldwide today announced the addition of three new hotels to its Turkish pipeline, demonstrating the accelerating growth of the company’s portfolio in Turkey and making it the first operator in the country that will surpass 10,000 rooms operating and under development.
NBA Hall of Famer and philanthropist, David Robinson today announced the launch of Admiral Hospitality Scholars (AHS), an internship program which will provide motivated high school students - starting in Houston - a pathway to a degree and career in the hospitality industry with the financial support of Hilton Worldwide and Admiral Capital Group, and the educational and training support of the University of Houston's Hilton College and American Liberty Hospitality. The program, to be expanded locally and nationally in the future, is aligned with the mission of Admiral Capital Group, a national real estate investment fund co-founded by Robinson, which returns 10 percent of all profits back to the local communities in which it invests.
A six-city tour of 'Regional Owners Connections' hosted by Hilton Worldwide ended in Toronto last week, the latest continuing education and networking event for executive Team Members, management company representatives and ownership groups. Taking part in these event were leaders from Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton, along with more than 1,200 owners and management company representatives as well as Hilton Worldwide representatives.
Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement for Hilton Hotels & Resorts Development in Santa Fe, Mexico City
Hilton Worldwide announced that it has signed a management agreement for a 260-room new-build Hilton hotel in the Santa Fe area of Mexico City, Mexico. The hotel will form part of Samara - one of the five largest mixed-use complexes in the country, featuring more than 3.8 million square feet of space combining corporate offices, a shopping center and the upscale Hilton Santa Fe Mexico City. Currently under construction, Hilton Santa Fe Mexico City is expected to open in March 2014.
Hilton Worldwide launches new ‘FLAVORS OF CHINA’ tour package in celebration of 25th anniversary in China at Hilton HHonors Greater China hotels
Hilton Worldwide today announced the launch of a new tour package in China - ‘FLAVORS OF CHINA’ - allowing tourists to effortlessly enjoy the endless experiences found throughout China. From the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors to the Bund and Victoria Harbor, the ‘FLAVORS OF CHINA’ tour package is now available at Hilton HHonors hotels located across all of Greater China’s major tourist destinations. The ‘FLAVORS OF CHINA’ tour package is part of a series of promotions celebrating Hilton Worldwide’s 25th anniversary in China.