Hilton Worldwide Receives Perfect Score in HRC Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index

Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton
Worldwide
(NYSE: HLT) announced today that for the third year in a
row it was awarded a perfect score of 100 percent on the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a
national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and
practices related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
community. Hilton Worldwide is among 407 major U.S. businesses that
received top marks this year and were named a Best Place to Work for
LGBT Equality.

“We take pride in celebrating the diversity of our workforce and
creating an inclusive working environment,” said Matt Schuyler, chief
human resources officer, Hilton Worldwide. “We are honored by this
recognition, which is a testament to our commitment to providing a great
place to work for all our Team Members.”

The 2016 CEI rated 1,027 businesses in the report, which evaluates
several initiatives including non-discrimination workplace protections,
domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits,
competency training and public engagement with the LGBT community.

Hilton Worldwide is committed to supporting the LGBT community and has
collaborated 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. Additionally, 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.
Earlier this year, Hilton became 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. Hilton also offers an LGBT and Friends Team Member Resource Group
in offices across the U.S.

For more information on the 2016 Corporate Equality Index, or to
download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By
inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination
against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental
fairness and equality for all.

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 facebook.com/hiltonworldwidetwitter.com/hiltonworldwide,
youtube.com/hiltonworldwide,
flickr.com/hiltonworldwide,
and linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.

Contacts

Fallon Mcloughlin
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703.883.5549
Fallon.Mcloughlin@hilton.com