Hilton Redefines Hospitality at Global Headquarters with Opening of The Social

Modern design and culinary trends influence new community space in Hilton's largest metro market.

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Drawing on the latest hospitality, design, and culinary trends, Hilton (No. 30 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) launched on Nov. 21 "The Social" — turning the ground floor of its global headquarters into a public gathering space that promotes productivity and opens its doors to the local community.


The Social is a 10,000 square feet hub with features familiar to guests of Hilton's most modern hotels, including a welcoming reception area, international food hall, full-service Starbucks, collaborative workspaces and an outdoor terrace.

"With more than 7,800 Team Members in the D.C. metro area it was only natural that we extended our signature hospitality to our global headquarters," said Matthew W. Schuyler, chief human resources officer, Hilton. "In sustaining our position as a Great Place to Work, these innovations are crucial in attracting the best local talent to our business. The D.C. region is our largest market globally with 107 properties, across 11 brands."

Work on The Social began in July 2016, and mirrors Hilton's Heart of House initiative to refresh the back of house in hotels and allow Team Members to thrive in body, mind and spirit. This initiative was one of many that resulted in Hilton recently being named as one of the World's Best Workplaces.

The Washington D.C. metro area remains an important focus for Hilton, with the Nation's Capital now offering more Hilton properties than any other metro market globally. In 2017 alone the company signed seven new properties, opened three hotels, and invested in extensive renovations at multiple properties. The company also has more than 3,500 rooms in its local development pipeline.

"Washington D.C. consistently appears in the lists of most popular travel destinations in the United States," said Joe Berger, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton. "From exciting dining experiences to the renowned museums and monuments, Hilton's very own backyard has so much to offer guests and hotel developers alike."

Hilton's global headquarters, now home to more than 860 Team Members, first moved to McLean, VA from Beverly Hills, CA in 2009. It sits alongside the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, one of the company's flagship properties and where many hospitality innovations are tested and perfected. In addition to the Five Feet to Fitness guest rooms, the property also houses the recently-opened Innovation Gallery.

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"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.