Hilton Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Nassetta celebrated the company’s listing by ringing The Opening Bell® this morning along with seven hotel team members and executives from the company as well as majority shareholder Blackstone.
Hilton Worldwide transformed the New York Stock Exchange to display some of the very best of the company’s more than 4,000 hotels, including door and bell team members welcoming everyone at the entrances and food and beverage team members serving breakfast on the trading floor.
Hilton Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Nassetta in the center of the trading crowd as the company's stock opens for trading on the NYSE on Thursday, December 12. Traders wore Hilton Worldwide bathrobes. (Source: NYSE Euronext photo)
“We’re delighted to welcome Hilton Worldwide in joining the NYSE’s community of esteemed companies,” said Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President & Head of Global Listings, NYSE Euronext. “As a distinguished leader in global hospitality, Hilton Worldwide’s brand portfolio provides a distinct array of offerings to enrich customer experience. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with the company and its shareholders.”
“On behalf of all Hilton Worldwide Team Members, I am thrilled to celebrate our company’s reentry into the public market,” said Nassetta. “In 1947, we listed on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time and are excited to renew our partnership with them to further build on our 94-year legacy as the preeminent global hospitality company.”
About Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT)
Hilton Worldwide 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 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company’s portfolio of ten world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,000 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with nearly 672,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonorsTM.
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