Hilton Worldwide Opened 171 Hotels in 2012, Nearly 1,000 in Pipeline
By Claudette Covey
January 22, 2013 10:00 PM
Hilton Worldwide announced it opened 171 hotels last year with more than 28,000 rooms, and features the largest pipeline in the industry and in its history, including nearly 1,000 hotels with almost 170,000 rooms. The company has more than 85,000 rooms under construction, which is more than half of its total pipeline and more than any other hospitality company.
Since 2007, Hilton Worldwide has increased its total amount of rooms by 32 percent and opened more than 1,100 hotels globally. It has also expanded from a presence of 77 to 90 countries and territories. More than 60 percent of its pipeline and nearly 80 percent of its rooms under construction are now outside the U.S.
“In 2012, we achieved phenomenal success and further established ourselves as the preeminent hospitality company by adding to a long list of accomplishments from the last five years,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide. “We continued to find even more ways of providing the very best service to our guests around the world and benefiting the communities where we operate, including delivering thousands of new jobs as a result of our unprecedented growth.”