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Openings/Renovations

Hilton Worldwide Brings Columbia, S.C. its First Dual-Branded Property

Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in Columbia, S.C. Franchisee, Gervais Street Hotel, LLC and development and management company, CN Hotels, Inc., will rebrand, convert and expand the historic Clarion Hotel Downtown to a 110-room Hilton Garden Inn and 100-room Home2 Suites located at 1615 Gervais Street in Columbia

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Packages/Promotions

Hilton Worldwide Introduces ‘Book More Get More’ Offer For Meetings And Events At Its Hotels In India

Hilton Worldwide launched the ‘Book More Get More’ offer that presents customers, including corporate entities and intermediaries, the opportunity to enjoy a range of exceptional benefits for booking meetings or events at the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels in India.

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Business/Meetings

Meeting Planners Check-In To The Cloud at Hilton Worldwide

Continuing to make connections and large-scale events easier, Hilton Worldwide invites meetings professionals to check-in to the cloud. Today the hotelier announces the deployment of getplanning™ – an interactive planning platform created by experienced meeting professionals – to its portfolio of Connect+ properties globally.

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Leisure Travel

Heading into the Holiday Travel Season, Survey Reveals More than Half of Americans Confess to Misbehaving as a House Guest in Someone Else’s Home

While people love spending time with family during the holidays, staying under the same roof might be a little too much family time for some. With more than half of Americans confessing to misbehaving as a guest in someone else's home, according to a new survey* by Embassy Suites Hotels, the truth is that being a holiday house guest can be inconvenient and stressful.

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Wellness

Tips to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Whether you’re away for business or pleasure, don’t let traveling be an excuse to break your healthy New Year’s resolutions. Check out these tips from Jodi Sullivan, Hilton Worldwide’s senior director of global fitness, to help maintain your health wherever your travels may take you.

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Sustainability

Hilton Worldwide Extends Soap Recycling to Japan

Hilton Worldwide today announced that it has extended its global soap recycling initiative to all 10 of its Japan hotels. The program supports the company's commitment to diverting waste from landfills through reuse, recycling and donations via its global RePurpose program, and enables Hilton Worldwide to make a significant contribution toward combating hygiene-related diseases in underprivileged communities in Asia.

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Product Innovation

Conrad Hotels & Resorts Introduces Luxury Segment’s First Comprehensive Pre Check-In Feature through its Conrad Concierge App

Conrad Hotels & Resorts introduces the luxury hospitality segment's first comprehensive pre check-in feature to its award-winning travel mobile application, Conrad Concierge. All guests at each of the Conrad brand's 24 hotels worldwide can now find greater customization and convenience at the touch of a button - from selecting pre-arrival amenities to ordering in room dining and enjoying mobile check-out. Since Conrad introduced the platform with check out and amenity pre-selection functionality in November 2012, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times.

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Awards/Recognition

Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Awarded Highest Ranking by J.D. Power

Hilton Worldwide today announced that two of its brands, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton, received the highest ranking in the 18th annual J.D. Power 2014 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudySM in the upscale and upper extended stay segments, respectively. This marks the 11th award for Homewood Suites and the 10th for Hilton Garden Inn since J.D. Power began its hotels study.

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Video

Travel + Leisure: Global Vision Awards

The hotels, tour operators, and cruise lines that are transforming the world through travel.

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Corporate Responsibility

Hilton Worldwide Properties Embark On Clean-Up Campaigns in 13 Locations in Honor of Mandela Day

To celebrate and honor Mandela Day, which takes place on Friday, 18th July 2014, Hilton Worldwide will, for the first time, mobilize team members from 13 properties across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands to give their time in service of others in acknowledgment of the legacy of the late global statesman, Nelson Mandela.

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Diversity

Hilton Worldwide’s Commitment to Diversity Shines in 2012

Hilton Worldwide announced today the appointment of William F. Kornegay, Jr., senior vice president, supply management, to the executive committee of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Board of Directors. In this role, he will help influence the development of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers and supplier diversity best practices across NMSDC’s corporate membership of 3,500, including most of America’s largest companies, in support of the organization’s 16,000 certified minority-owned businesses of all sizes.

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Financial

Hilton Worldwide Announces Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release Date

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) will report second quarter 2014 financial results prior to the stock market open on Friday, August 1, 2014, followed by a conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Christopher J. Nassetta, Hilton Worldwide's president and chief executive officer, and Kevin Jacobs, Hilton Worldwide's executive vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's performance and lead a question-and-answer session.

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