MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton has been inducted into DiversityInc’s Hall of Fame for the Top Companies for Diversity. This honor follows Hilton placing #1 on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2021 and continuing to prove its leadership in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. This award marks the company’s eighth consecutive year on this prestigious list recognizing the nation’s top companies that hire, retain and promote women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and veterans. In addition, Hilton was recognized as a Top Company on eleven specialty lists, including: ESG (#1), Employee Resource Groups (#1), Philanthropy (#6), Native American and Pacific Islander Executives (#6), Executive Diversity Councils (#7), People with Disabilities (#8), Mentoring (#9), Latino Executives (#10), Veterans (#10), Supplier Diversity (#13), and Sponsorship (#15).
“For more than 100 years, we have been guided by the belief that our hospitality has the power to bring people together and create a greater understanding around the world,” said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “This recognition builds on the work we started more than a decade ago to create the best, most-inclusive home for our team members – and it’s a true testament to the community we've built together.”
Hilton previously announced its plans to increase gender and ethnic diversity in leadership roles, committing to achieve global gender parity and 25 percent ethnic diversity in the U.S. at its corporate leadership levels by 2027. The most recent data was published in the organization’s Annual ESG Report last month, showing progress on both goals.
“One of our hotel team members recently shared that they are ‘particularly proud to work for Hilton because of its authenticity and culture of inclusion, which allows all to be heard, regardless at what level of the company you work,’” said Laura Fuentes, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, Hilton. “That statement epitomizes our culture. It’s because of our team members that we have earned the honor of being included in DiversityInc’s Hall of Fame. We know our work to be the best and most inclusive workplace for all is a journey without an end and we look forward to continuing our work together.”
Hilton is committed to an equitable and inclusive workforce that represents many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. These backgrounds are celebrated in many different ways including through its nine Team Member Resource Groups, which build community and allyship, while also providing business insights, and also through its Courageous Conversation series, which feature internal and external thought leaders, including José Andrés, Adam Grant, Pau Gasol, Arianna Huffington and Jacinta Jiménez, exploring elements of allyship and inclusion.
In 2022, Hilton has been named the #2 Best Company to Work for in the U.S. by Fortune and Great Place to Work and was also recognized in countries around the world, including Brazil (#3), China (#1), Colombia (#5), Peru (#1), Argentina (#3), Belgium (#3), Uruguay (#1), the Philippines (#3), Ireland (#1), Saudi Arabia (#3), Qatar (#8), UAE (#4), Turkey (#1), Sweden (#15), Italy (#8), Portugal (#3), France (#2), Spain (#6), Germany (#10), Canada (#7) and UK (#3). The company has also been recognized by Military Friendly for its diversity and inclusion efforts this year.
For more information on Hilton’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, visit jobs.hilton.com/diversity.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising 7,000 properties and 1.1 million rooms, in 122 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 five 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 139 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.