Hilton has announced that its centennial year featured record-breaking growth, awards for its inclusive workplace culture, and continued recognition of positive community impact.
“Throughout the last 100 years, Hilton has had a tremendous positive impact on billions of lives across the globe,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and chief executive officer of Hilton. “As we look toward the future, we will continue to prioritise sustainable and inclusive growth, enabling us to further strengthen the collective impact we have on the people and communities we serve.”
“Growth in development pipeline.”
In 2019, Hilton achieved 6.6% net unit growth by adding nearly 470 hotels and reaching 6,110 properties globally with more than 971,000 rooms in 119 countries and territories. The company also grew its development pipeline to more than 387,000 rooms across 15 of its brands, supported by more than 116,000 rooms approved in 72 countries and territories. In addition, it achieved a new construction start record of nearly 87,000 rooms.
“Hilton’s growth and performance are a testament to our resilient business model,” said Kevin Jacobs, chief financial officer of Hilton. “In addition to our record-breaking growth across approvals, construction starts and net units, we are delivering on our commitment to serve any guest, anywhere in the world, for any travel need.”