Hilton Celebrates its Largest Global Career Month Impacting More Than 102,000 Youth in 74 Countries

Hilton Celebrates its Largest Global Career Month Impacting More Than 102,000 Youth in 74 Countries

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Hilton is proud to announce the 2016 Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month award winners.

Each day, Hilton Team Members spread the light and warmth of hospitality all over the globe - not only to guests, but also to their local communities. This May, the company hosted its third annual Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month. Throughout the month, Hilton properties and corporate offices hosted a variety of events to raise awareness on the diverse career opportunities available through the hospitality industry.

Hilton Worldwide (No. 42 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity) hosted 1,100+ events, contributing 78,300+ volunteer hours and reaching more than 102,600 youth, during the month of May. This impact brings Hilton one step closer to achieving their goal of reaching 1 million young people by 2019 through its Open Doors commitment - helping youth prepare for the future and reach their full potential.

Check out this video celebrating the incredible engagement across the globe.

Region Commitment Creativity Engagement
Americas Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort Hilton Mexico City Reforma
APAC Hilton Colombo Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Conrad Tokyo
EMEA Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza Hilton Tel Aviv Conrad Dubai

This year, Hilton deepened the level of social media engagement with #HiltonWorkPerks, a social media contest to encourage Team Members to share their stories on the benefits of working at Hilton. Here are the winners:

- Mahmood Riyaz - Conrad Maldives

- Anne van den Heuvel - Hilton Curacao

- Mbuso Mbatha - Hilton Durban

Throughout the year properties and corporate offices record their community engagement into LightStay, Hilton's corporate responsibility performance measurement platform that allows the global portfolio to report the above impact. At the end of Carees@Hilton Live : Youth in Hospitality month we randomly selected 20 properties who properly recorded impressive impact into the platform to receive additional LightStay awards, winners will also receive funding for future projects.

For information on job opportunities with Hilton Worldwide, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/careers.

To view the Flicker album of photos from the event, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hiltonworldwide/albums/72157667062165183.

​​Hilton Appoints Vera Manoukian as Global Brand Head of Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Manoukian has extensive industry experience and a proven track record of driving results.

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Hilton announced the appointment of Vera Manoukian as Senior Vice President and Global Head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. Manoukian will oversee the brand portfolio for Hilton Hotels & Resorts and will be responsible for promoting, elevating and growing the iconic brand.

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Hilton Commits to Cutting Environmental Footprint in Half And Doubling Social Impact Investment

New Consumer Research Confirms Environmental and Social Efforts Are Central To Hotel Guest Booking Decisions

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Hilton announced it will cut its environmental footprint in half and double its social impact investment by 2030. With this commitment, Hilton will become the first major hotel company to institute science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions and send zero soap to landfill.

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Hilton Names Global Head Of Diversity & Inclusion

"As a global hospitality company, it's increasingly important to leverage the benefits of an intentional diversity and inclusion management practice to drive sustainable engagement and company performance," said Muñoz.

Hilton has named Jon Muñoz as Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion. In his new role, Muñoz will oversee Hilton's global diversity management practice, focusing on developing culture, talent and marketplace strategies that cultivate inclusion.

Already known as one of the World's Best Workplaces, Hilton was recognized in 2017 for its diversity and inclusion efforts by DiversityInc, Fortune, Forbes, Human Rights Campaign, National Business Inclusion Consortium and LATINA Style.

Muñoz joined Hilton in 2011 as Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion and has played a key role in driving Hilton's global diversity and inclusion efforts. Prior to joining Hilton, Muñoz served in diversity roles for Sprint and multicultural marketing roles for Nextel Communications, Bank One (JPMorgan Chase) and NationsBank (Bank of America).

"As a global hospitality company, it's increasingly important to leverage the benefits of an intentional diversity and inclusion management practice to drive sustainable engagement and company performance," said Muñoz. "I'm proud of the important strides we've made on our diversity and inclusion journey at Hilton and look forward to building on those successes to support our mission to be the most hospitable company in the world."

"In his seven years at Hilton, Jon has built a track record for success, providing leadership for our comprehensive, and now award-winning, diversity and inclusion program," Matthew W. Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton. "This role is incredibly important as we continue to create welcoming and inclusive work environments for all, and amazing experiences for our guests."

Muñoz actively serves in leadership roles at a diverse nonprofit organizations including: Conference Board Diversity and Inclusion Center Advisory Board, Friends of the American Latino Museum Treasurer of the Board of Directors, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, League of United Latin American Citizens Corporate Alliance, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ACT-SO Advisory Council, National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Co-Chair of the Corporate Advisory Council, and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board. He is also a co-founder of the National Hispanic Corporate Council Corporate Executive Development Program (CEDP), offered in partnership with Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. The CEDP is dedicated to advancing Hispanic managers to executive positions in global enterprises.

Muñoz holds a Bachelor of Science in communications and advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.