Hilton Launches New Industry-Leading Parental Leave Policies

Benefit Covers All New Parents, Including Hourly Team Members

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton Worldwide’s (NYSE: HLT) industry-leading parental leave policies
took effect on January 1, 2016, and now cover both hourly and salaried
Team Members at Hilton’s owned and managed properties, as well as the
company’s corporate offices. The new policies represent the best
parental leave benefits offered by any major global hospitality company
in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The benefits available to Team Members at owned and managed hotels and
corporate offices1 with one year of service or greater

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

Hilton remains committed to creating an environment that supports
balance between work and family for its Team Members across all areas of
the company. Hilton’s hourly Team Members in the U.S., who account for
approximately 75 percent of the company’s U.S. workforce, will be
covered under these new parental leave policies.

The newly-implemented parental leave policies are just one example of
Hilton’s commitment to offering benefits that provide greater personal
and professional flexibility to Team Members. In 2015, Hilton announced
a new GED
program to help Team Members in the U.S. earn their high
school equivalency. In addition, the company introduced 10-day advanced
scheduling for hourly Team Members and continued to expand remote
workforce opportunities.

“When our Team Members feel great about where they work, it is reflected
in the exceptional experience that they provide to our guests,” said
Matt Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide. “We are
proud to continue driving significant change in our industry by
introducing parental leave policies that reflect our strong support for
all Hilton Team Members and their families.”

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 4,500
managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties,
with more than 745,000 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 www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide,
and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwidewww.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide,
and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

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


Fallon McLoughlin
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703.883.5549