Hilton Worldwide Rolls Out Industry-Leading GED Assistance Program

New Benefit Offers Thousands the Opportunity to Earn their High
School Diploma

MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced a new industry-leading GED
Assistance benefit that will give thousands of eligible Team Members the
opportunity to earn their high school equivalency diploma. The new
program marks the largest, most comprehensive high school diploma
assistance benefit provided by a major hospitality company in the United

The GED Assistance program is available to all full-time U.S. Team
Members at owned and managed hotels and corporate offices with six
months of service or greater. The new benefit will provide one-on-one
advising and test preparation support. It will be free of charge for
Team Members, and will also cover the cost of taking the GED tests.

“Our Team Members are at the heart of our success and we are committed
to ensuring Hilton is a place where they can grow both personally and
professionally,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton
Worldwide. “Earning a high school diploma is a major accomplishment in
people’s lives, and this new benefit will help many of our Team Members
experience the joy of reaching that milestone and unlocking new career

“We are committed to offering industry-leading benefits to continue to
recruit and retain the best talent,” said Matt Schuyler, Chief Human
Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide. “We are proud to offer meaningful
programs like this that reflect our support for our Team Members and
their ongoing development.”

Hilton is working with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
(CAEL) on this program. CAEL is a leading national nonprofit whose goal
is to provide adults with easier access to education and learning

“We are thrilled to be working with Hilton to provide this GED program.
We believe that effective advising is key to engaging adult learners and
to helping them overcome obstacles in pursuit of their education goals,”
said Lynn Schroeder, Vice President of Client Relations, CAEL. “We look
forward to supporting Hilton Team Members in their journey to earn their
high school equivalency diploma.”

Hilton estimates that the GED Assistance program will benefit
approximately 5,000 Team Members in the United States across the
company’s owned and managed hotels and corporate offices. This new
program is part of a series of Team Member benefit enhancements that
Hilton Worldwide is introducing to be an employer of choice and a great
place to work.

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.


Fallon McLoughlin
Hilton Worldwide
+1 703.883.5549