Hilton Expands U.S. Military Hiring Commitment, Will Hire Additional 20,000 by 2020

Original Operation: Opportunity goal of 10,000 veteran hires achieved
two years ahead of schedule

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced it will hire an additional 20,000
veterans, spouses, dependents and caregivers by 2020. The company has already
10,000 military hires in the United States since 2013,
exceeding its initial
two years ahead of schedule. Hilton’s combined commitment is
the largest in the hospitality industry, and one of the largest in the
U.S. private sector.

Military veterans and their families have made incredible sacrifices
for our country, and we are strongly committed to ensuring they have
great jobs when they return home from service,” said Christopher J.
Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton. “We’ve always felt strongly about
this issue since our founder Conrad Hilton himself was a military
veteran, and we are very proud of our veteran Team Members who have
contributed so much to our company.”

The expanded hiring commitment is part of Hilton’s Operation:
Opportunity program, which provides wide-ranging support to U.S.
veterans and their families. The program is unique in its support for
military families, offering flexible work opportunities and continuity
of employment during long deployments and after location moves. Hilton
is also partnering with the Elizabeth
Dole Foundation
to connect military caregivers with Hilton
Reservations & Customer Care jobs that enable remote working. To date,
Hilton has hired more than 1,000 military spouses and dependents – 10
percent of all Operation: Opportunity hires.

Our message to our veteran Team Members is simple: we value the
leadership, integrity, teamwork and other skills you bring to the
hospitality industry, and Hilton will do everything it can to support
you in making a smooth transition to the civilian workforce,” said Matt
Schuyler, chief human resources officer at Hilton.

To position new hires for success, Hilton has developed extensive
resources and support programs for veterans, including reserve pay
benefits, tailored development resources, internship programs,
on-the-job training, a dedicated Veteran Team Member Resource Group and
special recognitions for veterans.

In addition to hiring veterans and their families, Hilton also donates
Hilton Honors Points for veterans to redeem for free hotel stays while
seeking jobs, trainings or certifications with Hilton or in any other
industry. To date, Hilton has donated nearly 1.2 million Points to more
than 1,100 veterans, allowing for more than 1,700 stays at Hilton

For more information on Hilton’s commitment to veterans, please visit jobs.hilton.com/military
and view the company’s Operation:
Opportunity video

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a
portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties
with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is
dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable
company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every
guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels &
Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts,
Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton,
Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden
Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2
Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an
award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors
members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access
to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows
members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an
exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free
standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for
more information and connect with Hilton on FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube.


Nigel Glennie