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Hilton Announces 2020 Legacy Award Winners

MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today revealed its 2020 Development Award winners as part of its Legacy Award program which recognizes the company’s owner and development partners in the Americas across several categories. This year, more than 35 winners were honored for their ongoing commitment to Hilton Hospitality and efforts during an unprecedented year. 

“Congratulations to all of our owners and developers who were recognized in the 2020 Legacy Awards,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton. “Though we faced extraordinary challenges last year, we were fortunate to have strong partners across our owner community who remained dedicated to spreading the light and warmth of Hilton’s hospitality in new places and with exciting properties. The return to travel is now upon us, and we look forward to celebrating these owners’ accomplishments and to welcoming more exceptional hotels to our portfolio in the years to come.” 

Development Awards

Winners are selected by Hilton’s Americas Development leadership team based on award criteria. The 2020 awards include: 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. 

To learn more about the Hilton Legacy Awards and view the full list of 2020 winners please visit: here.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 24 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.