Hilton Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

Company earns perfect score on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index for
fourth consecutive year

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton (NYSE:HLT)
announced today that it received a perfect score on the 2017 Corporate
Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on
corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality,
administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The honor
marks Hilton’s fourth consecutive year earning a percent score on the
CEI, designating the company as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality
again this year.


We are proud to be named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for the
fourth year in a row. This prestigious recognition from HRC underscores
our commitment to recruiting and retaining a workforce that represents
many different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints,” said Matthew W.
Schuyler, chief human resources officer, Hilton. “As a business of
people serving people, diversity and inclusion have been embedded in our
culture since our founding more than 100 years ago. We look forward to
continuing to champion equality for Team Members, guests and owners
alike.”

Hilton is among 1,043 businesses rated in this year’s report and the
company is one of 517 to receive perfect marks. HRC uses criteria based
in employee benefits, diversity training, employee recruiting and
community engagement to determine CEI scores.

Hilton’s commitment to supporting the LGBT community is shown both
inside and outside of the company:

  • Hilton offers a wide range of diversity and inclusion resources for
    Team Members and executives, including a comprehensive adoption
    assistance program
    , an Executive Diversity Council and a LGBT and
    Friends Team Member Resource Group.
  • Hilton also regularly collaborates with leading organizations
    including HRC, GLAAD, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association,
    National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, National LGBTQ Task Force,
    Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and Point Foundation.
  • Hilton has been a proud member of the HRC Corporate Coalition Against
    Anti-LGBT Legislation and the HRC Business Coalition for Equality in
    support of the Equality Act. Last year, Hilton was the first
    hospitality company to join the Global Equality Fund, an initiative of
    the U.S. State Department that advances and protects the human rights
    of LGBT persons around the world.
  • For more information on the CEI, or to download a free copy of the
    report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

    About Hilton

    Hilton (NYSE:HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising
    more than 4,800 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and
    timeshare properties with nearly 789,000 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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    About Human Rights Campaign Foundation

    The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America’s
    largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for
    lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a
    world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at
    home, at work and in every community.

    Contacts

    Astrid Egerton-Vernon
    +1 703 883 5696
    astrid.egerton-vernon@hilton.com
    or
    Lana
    Petruzzo
    +1 703 883 6065
    lana.petruzzo@hilton.com