12 DECEMBER 2011


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Article from BTNews 12 DECEMBER 2011

Hilton Worldwide goes for expansion

With more than 110 hotels under development in Europe alone Hilton Worldwide says it is bucking the trend and recruiting strongly.  It says it will create more than 8,500 employment opportunities in Europe in the next three years.  An additional 2,500 hospitality careers will be safeguarded through the conversion of existing hotels to Hilton Worldwide brands.  It is focussing on Germany, Poland, Russia, Turkey and the UK.  In Russia alone 25 new hotels are due to open in the next three years.

Simon Vincent, Area President Europe, said: “While unemployment figures in Europe continue to rise, Hilton Worldwide is experiencing an exciting period of growth which will see us continue to offer a wealth of rewarding career options.”

Key hotels due to open within the next 12 months include: Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt (Germany) (Q4 2011); Waldorf Astoria Berlin (Germany) (Q2 2012); Hilton Garden Inn Krasnodar (Russia) (Q2 2012); Doubletree by Hilton Lodz (Poland) (Q4 2012); Hilton Bursa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa (Turkey) (Q1 2012); DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln (UK) (Q4 2011); and Hilton St George’s Park, Burton on Trent and Hampton by Hilton St George’s Park, Burton on Trent (UK) (Q3 2012). www.hilton.com

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