Hilton demonstrates resiliency during unprecedented year

Despite the challenges that the travel and tourism industry faced in 2020, Hilton continued to deliver positive net unit growth, with further global expansion projected in 2021. As Hilton crossed the 1 million room milestone in the fourth quarter, the company continued to expand its footprint, ending the year with 397,000 rooms in its pipeline. Two […]

Hilton Conversions & Extended Stay Drive Sustained Growth & Address Evolving Guest Needs

Despite the challenges that the travel and tourism industry faced in 2020, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) continued to deliver positive net unit growth, with further global expansion projected in 2021. As Hilton crossed the 1 million room milestone in the fourth quarter, the company continued to expand its footprint, ending the year with 397,000 rooms in […]

The future of business travel

The past year has brought unique challenges for the travel industry, but as the vaccination roll-out accelerates and travel restrictions ease, we know that there is a great deal of pent up travel demand. Key to capitalising on this demand is a relentless focus on anticipating and adapting to changing customer preferences. Cleanliness and flexibility […]

Hampton by Hilton Hotel agrees deal for Nuneaton hotel

Hilton has agreed a deal with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and its strategic development partner – Queensberry – to open Hampton by Hilton Nuneaton. The 145 room hotel will be managed by Hilton and construction is expected to start this summer, subject to planning approval. The hotel will form part of the Abbey Street […]

East plays west in battle for growth

Executives at hotel giants Marriott and Hilton are all looking forward to a happier 2021, with travellers moving around once more, and the prospect of lucrative business and group bookings restarting.   Both businesses are living with quarterly losses, but cash burn has fallen as head office teams have cut overheads. Revenues are starting to recover through an […]

Hilton London Heathrow Hotel undergoes £3m refurb

Hilton London Heathrow Airport is set to unveil an “exciting new look” once it reopens its doors to guests, following a £3m refurbishment currently underway at the site.  The transformation will enhance the hotel’s large open lobby and natural light, to create a “nature-inspired” experience, according to Hilton. The design, based around the concept of […]

Hilton posts big losses for 2020 yet forging ahead with new properties

Hilton made a loss of $720 million during 2020, including a $225 million loss for the fourth quarter. The figures compare with net income of $886 million for the full-year 2019 and an $81 million loss for the third quarter of 2020, when the hotel giant said it had seen some improvement. The company reported adjusted […]