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Hilton Recognizes 2019 Legacy Award Winners

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today revealed its 2019 Legacy Award Winners, an annual program recognizing its owners and development partners in the Americas. The Hilton Legacy Awards comprises different categories that focus on the company’s brand excellence and development efforts. Nearly 60 owners and developers are being recognized across 15 different categories including the coveted lifetime achievement award. 

“On behalf of everyone at Hilton, congratulations to all our Legacy Award winners,” said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “Our owners are incredibly important business partners, and as we work together to navigate the most challenging of years, we are so pleased to celebrate these leading organizations and the impact they’ve had in the communities where we live, work and travel. Together we are proving that hospitality is an unstoppable force for good.” 

Development Awards

Winners are selected by Hilton’s leaders across the Development team in the Americas; these individual categories include the Lifetime Achievement Award, Multi-Brand Developer of the Year, New Developer of the Year, Developer of the Year, New Build of the Year by brand and Conversion of the Year by brand. 

Top Performer Awards

Winners are selected by Hilton’s Global Brand Heads and are based on individual property data using combined metrics that include overall guest experience, quality assurance and revenue growth from the previous calendar year.

To learn more about the Hilton Legacy Awards and view the full list of 2019 winners, please visit: here.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 23 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced 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 190 million Hilton Honors 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 for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.