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.
“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.”
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising nearly 7,400 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 124 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 173 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.