Hilton Showcases Year of Record-Setting Growth, Innovation In 2016 Annual Report

The report demonstrates the tremendous progress Hilton has made toward its mission.

Hilton (No. 42 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) launched its 2016 Annual Report, highlighting a year of record growth and innovation for the global hospitality leader. The integrated report demonstrates the tremendous progress the company has made towards its mission to be the most hospitable company in the world by showcasing Hilton's new simplified, capital-efficient business model, as well as the company's Travel with Purpose corporate responsibility program.


With more than one in five hotel rooms under construction globally being developed under a Hilton brand, as well as nearly 310,000 rooms in the pipeline, Hilton maintained its position as the fastest-growing hospitality company.  The best-performing portfolio of brands in the industry continues to expand its global footprint - opening nearly one hotel per day and adding five new countries in 2016 - while delivering industry-leading innovations that provide exceptional experiences for every guest.

Additional highlights of the Annual Report include:

  • Details on the company's record-setting growth, including an interactive map of brand and system-wide supply growth.
  • A simulation of the customer journey on the Hilton Honors mobile app. The Hilton Honors app has been used 19 million times for Digital Check-in since its launch, a rate of one million times per month. Hilton continues to scale its Digital Key technology, with guests able to use their mobile device as their room key at 1,000 hotels today.
  • Progress on Hilton's commitment to connect with, prepare and employ one million youth by 2019, including reaching more than 150,000 young people in 2016.
  • An inside look at Hilton Team Members at properties and offices across the globe who demonstrate why the company is repeatedly recognized as a Great Place to Work.

A copy of the 2016 Annual Report and additional information about Hilton's performance can be found at ir.hilton.com.

Hampton by Hilton Welcomes Travelers for Great Outdoors Month

Category-leading brands open 23 hotels in Q1 2018, in locations including New York City, Las Vegas and Seattle's Pioneer Square; Bolsters pipeline with 49 new signed deals.

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Great Outdoors Month just around the corner, and travelers are readying themselves for fresh air and summer adventure.

With 60 National Parks in the U.S., travelers have many choices when it comes to picking an outdoor destination, but deciding where to stay should be simple. Offering spacious rooms, thoughtful service and locations near some of the country's top National Parks, Hampton by Hilton is ideal for travelers seeking convenience, comfort and satisfaction, guaranteed.

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​​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.