Hilton Worldwide Unveils Industry-Leading Parental Leave Policies

Benefits Will Cover All New Parents

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced parental leave policies
that will be the best offered by any major global hospitality company in
the United States and Puerto Rico.

The benefits will be available to Team Members at owned and managed
hotels and corporate offices1 with one year of service or
greater. Beginning on January 1, 2016, the benefits will include:

  • All new parents – including fathers and adoptive parents – will
    receive two weeks of fully paid parental leave.
  • New mothers who give birth will receive an additional eight weeks of
    maternity leave, for a total of 10 weeks of fully paid leave.

“Our Team Members are at the heart of delivering exceptional experiences
to our guests. That’s why we are committed to providing them with
industry-leading benefits and a culture that supports balancing work and
family,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton
Worldwide. “As a family-friendly company, we know that parental leave is
one of the most important benefits for any working parent.”

“This is part of a series of actions that we are planning to implement
in order to continue to recruit and retain the best talent and be a
great place to work,” said Matt Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer,
Hilton Worldwide. “We are proud to be at the forefront of driving
significant change in our industry by introducing parental leave
policies that reflect our strong support for our Team Members and their
growing families.”

Hilton’s parental leave benefits will cover approximately 40,000 Team
Members in the United States across the company’s owned and managed
hotels and corporate offices.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company,
spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and
resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 96
years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition
of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of
twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than
4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare
properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 97 countries and
territories, including 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, 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 free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital
amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading
Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their
room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for
more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at facebook.com/hiltonworldwidetwitter.com/hiltonworldwideyoutube.com/hiltonworldwide,
and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

1 Benefits for union employees shall be governed by the
applicable collective bargaining agreements.


Fallon Mcloughlin
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703.883.5549