Hilton Worldwide’s Commitment to Diversity Shines in 2012

  Hilton Worldwide’s Commitment to Diversity Shines in 2012

National Minority Supplier Development Council Names William F. Kornegay, Jr.
                  to Board of Directors’ Executive Committee

Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. -- November 29, 2012

Hilton Worldwide announced today the appointment of William F. Kornegay, Jr.,
senior vice president, supply management, to the executive committee of the
National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Board of Directors. In
this role, he will help influence the development of Asian, Black, Hispanic
and Native American suppliers and supplier diversity best practices across
NMSDC’s corporate membership of 3,500, including most of America’s largest
companies, in support of the organization’s 16,000 certified minority-owned
businesses of all sizes.

“We are excited to leverage Bill’s leadership and expertise to further guide
the growth and development of minority businesses,” said NMSDC President Joset
B. Wright. “Hilton Worldwide has been a great partner for our organization and
we are looking forward to a lasting relationship for many years to come.”

Hilton Worldwide’s advancements in the area of diversity and inclusion have
been recognized by numerous respected organizations in 2012 including: Working
Mother Magazine, LatinaStyle Magazine, DiversityBusiness.com, Hispanic
Business Magazine, and Women’s Professional Magazine. Additionally, earlier
this month, Hilton Worldwide scored 90 out of 100 on theHuman Rights
Campaign's(HRC) 2012 Corporate Equality Index, up 30 points from last year.

Hilton Worldwide supports the ongoing development and talent of the future
leaders in hospitality by supporting Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) with scholarships
and internship opportunities. Additionally, the company has formed strategic
alliances with nonprofit organizations serving the needs of minorities and
women including NAACP, Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA),
National Association of Black Hotel Owners Operators and Developers (NABHOOD),
Latino Hotel & Restaurant Association, National Urban League, National Council
of La Raza, National Black Accountants, National Society of Black Engineers
and many more.

For a complete listing of awards and strategic alliances, visit Hilton
Worldwide Global Media Center. To become a diverse supplier, visit Hilton
Worldwide’s Supplier Diversity Program Overview and Criteria.


The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business
opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American
business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the
country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in
1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority
businesses of all sizes.

The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 36 Regional
Councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the
network, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned
and foreign-owned NMSDC companies, as well as universities, hospitals and
other buying institutions. The Regional Councils certify and match more than
16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to
purchase their products and services.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and
leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.
The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional
guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more
than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 640,000 rooms in 90 countries
and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels &
Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels,
Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by
Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class
guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more
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