Hilton continues record growth


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.

Hilton Worldwide now has a presence in 90 countries around the globe. (Photo Wikipedia commons)Hilton Worldwide now has a presence in 90 countries around the globe. (Photo Wikipedia commons)

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.

“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.”

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has 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 300th 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.

Hilton Garden Inn opened its 500th hotel in the Americas and entered new countries including Switzerland, Argentina and the Netherlands.

Meanwhile 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 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.  (Business Wire)