McLean, Va. - For the fifth consecutive year, Hilton has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion by DiversityInc, being named a Top 50 Company for Diversity. Hilton ranked #4, a six spot rise from #10 in 2018, on the list that highlights the nation’s top companies that hire, retain and promote women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and veterans.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to receive this recognition from DiversityInc, especially as we approach our 100th anniversary,” said Matthew W. Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton. “For the last century, Hilton has opened its doors to more than 3 billion Guests and 10 million Team Members whose diverse background and beliefs make up the fabric of Hilton and who are responsible for creating an incredible sense of belonging in our properties and offices around the world.”
The recognition comes a week after Jon Muñoz, Vice President Global Diversity & Inclusion at Hilton was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association during the organization’s Annual Global Convention.
“I’m honored to have been elected by the board of directors of IGLTA for this global leadership role and excited to progress the important work IGLTA has done over the past 36 years to advance LGBTQ+ travel around the world,” said Muñoz.
Some of Hilton’s programs that foster inclusion and belonging were recently featured on TED podcast WorkLife with Adam Grant. Adam spoke with a Team Member who has taken advantage of Hilton’s adoption assistance program to adopt two sons, and a Hilton Thrive Sabbatical recipient who will take his wheelchair-bound father on an RV excursion through Sweden and Norway.
Hilton is the #1 Company to Work in the U.S. and #1 Workplace for Diversity by Fortune and Great Place to Work and earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year. National Business Inclusion Consortium, LATINA Style and Military Times also recognized the company for diversity and inclusion. Hilton is also at the top of Washington Business Journal’s 2019 list of companies with the highest percentage of women on D.C.-area public company boards.
To see the entire Top 50 Companies for Diversity list that was revealed at the 2019 Top 50 Annual Dinner in New York City on May 7 visit https://www.diversityinc.com/the-2019-top-50-diversityinc/. See below for a complete list of Hilton rankings:
Top Companies for Diversity: #4 (up from #10 in 2018)
Top Companies for People with Disabilities: #8
Top Companies for Talent Acquisition for Women of Color: #4
Top Companies for Diversity Councils: #8
Top Companies for Sponsorship: #4
Top Companies for Mentoring: #3
Top Companies for Employee Resource Groups: #4
Top Companies for Supplier Diversity: #11
Top Companies for LGBT Employees (no ranking)
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 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 nearly 146 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.