Hilton Introduces Best-in-Industry Adoption Assistance Program

Expands industry-leading family benefits that cover hourly and
salaried Team Members

(NYSE: HLT) today announced its newest industry-leading family
benefit, adoption assistance, offering hourly and salaried Team Members
reimbursement for expenses incurred while adopting children. Hilton’s
adoption assistance program will launch one year after its
best-in-industry parental leave policy, and marks the largest, most
comprehensive adoption assistance benefit provided in the hospitality

“At Hilton, we strive to be the most hospitable company in the world,
including sharing the same hospitality with our Team Members that they
provide our guests each and every day,” said Christopher J. Nassetta,
president and CEO, Hilton. “Our company is committed to creating a truly
great place to work that offers the benefits and rewards that matter
most to our corporate and hotel Team Members at every level.”

Under the new program, Hilton will reimburse Team Members for qualified
adoption expenses up to $10,000 per child, with no limit to the number
of adoptions. Expenses covered include application fees, home studies,
agency and placement fees, legal fees and court costs, immigration,
immunization and translation fees, transportation, meals and lodging,
and counseling. The benefit will take effect on January 1, 2017, and
will cover all – hourly and salaried – U.S.-based Team Members who have
continuously worked at Hilton for at least one year, averaging at least
30 hours per week.

“Our Team Members are at the heart of Hilton’s success, and we want to
help them be successful across the many different aspects of their
lives, including as they build and grow their families,” said Matthew W.
Schuyler, chief human resources officer, Hilton. “We are proud to
continue expanding our industry-leading benefits to give our Team
Members as much flexibility and opportunities as possible.”

Hilton’s adoption assistance program is the newest addition to the
company’s many family-related benefits. Hilton offers a parental
leave policy
that covers both hourly and salaried new parents,
including fathers and adoptive parents across corporate offices and
owned and managed properties. The company also provides a GED
assistance program
to help Team Members earn their high school
equivalency, as well as a 10-day advanced scheduling standard for hourly
Team Members. Additionally, Hilton continues to expand its remote
workforce opportunities
for Team Members who require more
flexibility and freedom.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising
more than 4,700 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and
timeshare properties with over 775,000 rooms in 104 countries and
territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its
tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s
portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels &
Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts,
Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton,
Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by
Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton
Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer
loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book
directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits
including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as
digital amenities that are available exclusively through the
industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can
check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
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Astrid Egerton-Vernon
Hilton Worldwide
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