Hilton Sparks Major Expansion of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles

In Locations Across the U.S., Hotel Guests Can Now Recharge Any EV Make
or Model

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton
Worldwide
(NYSE: HLT) today announced a major electric vehicle (EV)
charging program, which will be available at 50 U.S. hotels by the end
of this year with plans to rapidly expand to 100 U.S. hotels by the end
of 2016. The program will cover all types of electric vehicles,
including Teslas. Current,
powered by GE, will provide stations to charge other car makes.


Electric vehicle owners can now road trip from New York City to Los
Angeles with the peace of mind that multiple Hilton properties will be
along the way to accommodate their charging needs. This is one of many
cutting-edge amenities that give our customers choices to customize
their stay. Over the past year, Hilton has also rolled out several
exciting enhancements to its highly-rated Hilton
HHonors app
, including Digital
Key
and digital
check-in with room selection
.

“By teaming with leading organizations like Tesla and GE to add more
electric vehicle charging stations, we’re making the travel process
easier for a growing number of our guests,” said Jim Holthouser,
executive vice president, Global Brands, Hilton Worldwide. “We believe
technology can and should take the friction out of travel – no matter if
you’re road-tripping in an electric vehicle or flying into town and need
to find the best way to get to one of our hotels. Our goal is to support
our guests in their travels no matter what technology they’re using.”

These charging stations are available at a range of Hilton Worldwide
properties from luxury to focused service, including The Waldorf Astoria
New York, DoubleTree by Hilton Durango, Hampton Inn by Hilton Reno, and
Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Hilton also plans to expand its charging
program internationally in the coming year.

As part of the charging program, Hilton hotel owners can receive free
charging equipment to accelerate the adoption of charging solutions at
qualifying hotels and resorts. Hilton is working with property owners to
install the charging stations, with the only associated cost being
installation and electricity usage.

EV sales have increased dramatically in the last few years as the number
of affordable vehicle options have increased. Since 2010, more than
350,000 EV’s have been sold in the U.S. and approximately 120,000 of
those were sold in 2014 alone, according to InsideEVs Monthly Scorecard.
Opportunity abounds for Hilton property owners as guest use of EVs
continues to increase.

Providing hotel guests with even more choices to manage their
environmental footprint while on the road is just one of the ways Hilton
is incorporating responsible business options into the guest experience.
Earlier this year, Hilton launched Meet with Purpose, a meeting concept
focused on sustainable choices for meetings and events. Hilton also
manages its own environmental performance through a series of programs,
partnerships and hotel activations that improve its overall impact on
the environment.

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 more
than 95 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
over 4,440 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare
properties, with more than 730,000 rooms in 95 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®. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com
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Contacts

Fallon McLoughlin
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703 883 5549
Fallon.McLoughlin@hilton.com