MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton’s 100th year was a record-breaking one, according to its recently released 2019 year in review.
In 2019, Hilton achieved 6.6-per-cent net unit growth by adding nearly 470 hotels and reaching 6,110 properties globally (more than 971,000 rooms in 119 countries and territories).
The company also grew its development pipeline to more than 387,000 rooms across 15 of its brands, supported by more than 116,000 rooms approved in 72 countries and territories. In addition, Hilton achieved a new construction-start record of nearly 87,000 rooms.
“Hilton’s growth and performance are a testament to our resilient business model,” says Kevin Jacobs, CFO, Hilton. “In addition to our record-breaking growth across approvals, construction starts and net units, we’re delivering on our commitment to serve any guest, anywhere in the world, for any travel need.”
Included in that aggressive expansion were many milestone openings, such as the, 2,500th Hampton by Hilton, the 500th Homewood Suites by Hilton property and the 300th Home2 Suites by Hilton location.
Hilton also unveiled LXR Hotels & Resorts in Europe and Africa, as well as Signia by Hilton.