Hilton Worldwide Continues Record Growth with the Fastest Rate in the Industry

  Hilton Worldwide Continues Record Growth with the Fastest Rate in the
  Industry

  Opening 171 Hotels among Major Achievements in 2012, and Industry-Leading
                  Pipeline Now Includes Nearly 1,000 Hotels

Business Wire

McLEAN, Va. -- January 22, 2013

Hilton Worldwide continues to be the fastest growing global hospitality
company by number of rooms. In 2012, it opened 171 hotels with more than
28,000 rooms and has the largest pipeline in the industry and in its history,
including nearly 1,000 hotels with nearly 170,000 rooms. It also has more than
85,000 rooms under construction, which is more than half of its total pipeline
and more than any other hospitality company.

Since 2007, Hilton Worldwide has increased its total amount of rooms by 32
percent and opened more than 1,100 hotels globally. It has also expanded from
a presence of 77 to 90 countries and territories.

In 2012, Hilton Worldwide continued its rapid growth in each region of the
world, and more than 60 percent of its pipeline and nearly 80 percent of its
rooms under construction are now outside the United States. It has the largest
pipeline of any hospitality company in the Americas, Europe and Middle East &
Africa, and the most rooms under construction in Asia Pacific, Europe and
Middle East & Africa. It also has the second largest pipeline in Asia Pacific,
and the second most rooms under construction in the Americas.

Additionally, Hilton Worldwide:

  *Increased its pipeline in the Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa
    regions, which are expected to double their supply in the coming years.
  *Achieved the industry’s largest pipeline in Europe with nearly 140 hotels
    and more than 25,000 rooms in the pipeline. One in five rooms under
    construction in Europe has a Hilton Worldwide brand.
  *Expanded throughout the Americas, and continued as the largest hotel
    company in the U.S. with more than 3,400 hotels and 510,500 rooms
    currently open and more than 530 hotels and 66,000 rooms in the pipeline.

“In 2012, we achieved phenomenal success and further established ourselves as
the preeminent hospitality company by adding to a long list of accomplishments
from the last five years,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO,
Hilton Worldwide. “We continued to find even more ways of providing the very
best service to our guests around the world and benefiting the communities
where we operate, including delivering thousands of new jobs as a result of
our unprecedented growth.”

Exceptional Brands

In 2012, Hilton Worldwide’s brands and loyalty program also led the industry
with several accomplishments and milestones, including:

  *Hilton HHonors celebrated its 25^th anniversary and added four million
    members to reach a record total of more than 34 million members.
  *Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts attained the
    largest pipeline among other comparable luxury brands as a percentage of
    existing supply. Additionally, Waldorf Astoria announced its True Waldorf
    Service, which assigns a personal concierge to each qualified guest, and
    Conrad launched the Conrad Concierge, a mobile app that allows guests to
    personalize their service and accommodations.
  *Hilton Hotels & Resorts expanded its portfolio to 80 countries and
    territories as it entered Qatar, Peru and Lebanon.
  *DoubleTree by Hilton added 49 hotels to its brand portfolio and entered
    four new markets: Spain, Thailand, Croatia and Japan, opening its 300^th
    hotel in Okinawa.
  *Embassy Suites Hotels maintained the largest pipeline among U.S. upper
    upscale brands and opened three new Design Option III properties, a
    concept that allows its developers more flexibility.
  *In the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North America Hotel Guest
    Satisfaction Index Study^SM, Homewood Suites was awarded the highest
    ranking in the extended stay segment for the ninth year and Hilton Garden
    Inn achieved the highest ranking in the upscale segment for the ninth time
    in the past 11 years. Hampton Hotels was also recognized as a J.D. Power
    and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion.
  *Hilton Garden Inn opened its 500^th hotel in the Americas and entered new
    countries including Switzerland, Argentina and the Netherlands.
  *Hampton Hotels was selected as the number-one franchise in Entrepreneur’s
    Annual Franchise 500 for the third consecutive year, and is the only hotel
    brand to ever be named as the number-one franchise on this list.
  *Home2 Suites by Hilton continued its rapid growth with 13 hotels currently
    open and more than 70 properties in the pipeline, including its first
    properties in Canada and Mexico.
  *Hilton Grand Vacations recorded the most successful year in its history
    with its highest sales volume ever.

Further Accomplishments

Hilton Worldwide also announced several other major accomplishments in 2012,
including:

  *Achieving its five-year goal to reduce total waste output by 20 percent, a
    full two years ahead of schedule, as well as over $147 million in
    cumulative savings from efficiency projected for hotels reporting through
    LightStay, its proprietary sustainability measurement system.
  *Adding 120 spas to its portfolio in 2012 and furthering its position as
    one of the world’s largest spa providers, with more than 370 spas in
    operation and 175 in the pipeline.
  *Introducing three new food and beverage casual dining concepts for its
    full service brands: Herb n' Kitchen,Made MarketandBrickstones Grill.
    These concepts will debut at Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton and Embassy
    Suites properties this year.
  *Celebrating its firstGlobal Week of Service, which included more than 800
    volunteer projects across 51 countries.

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 650,000 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®. Visitwww.hiltonworldwide.comfor more
information and connect with Hilton Worldwide
atwww.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide,www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide,www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide,www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwideandwww.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

* Industry data from STR Global

Contact:

Hilton Worldwide
Dasha Ross
(703) 883-5805
dasha.ross@hilton.com
 
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