Pick a place, any place and chances are you'll find a Hilton Hotel there. Found in almost every corner of the world, Hilton Worldwide is considered to be the one of the most recognizable hotel brand. Founded in 1919, today Hilton Worldwide encompasses ten brands with more than 3,750 hotels in 85 countries.
From humble beginnings, Conrad Hilton purchased his first hotel in 1919 in Cisco, Texas and began to expand throughout Texas. Six years later the first hotel to the bear the Hilton name, the Dallas Hilton was opened. In 1943, Hilton took his company to the Big Apple and purchased the Roosevelt and Plaza Hotels in New York City. With properties all throughout United States, Hilton became the first coast-to-coast hotel chain.
In 1949, Hotel International was born with the opening of the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico. The same year, Hilton purchased another esteemed New York City property the Waldorf Astoria. Hilton Hotels was certainly making its mark.
Through the years, Hilton Hotels has continued to grow and develop throughout the world. Through their expansion and development, Hilton Hotels became a true leader in the hotel business. They were the first hotel company to put televisions in guest rooms, create a central reservations office, put air conditioning in every guest room, and pioneer the airport-hotel concept. Not to mention, Caribe Hilton is credited with the creation of the pina colada.
Under the Hilton umbrella, Hilton Worldwide has created different brands that offer a hotel product for every type of traveler, including Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
Hilton Hotels' global presence provides a terrific range of career opportunities throughout the world. With over 100,000 employees worldwide, the company offers a wide range of benefits, training and development support, and job opportunities in 85 countries. The opportunity for advancement is great, especially that the company has plans to develop 1000 more hotels within the next ten years.
They also have a college recruitment program and have teamed up with some of the best hospitably schools throughout the world to offer internships and jobs opportunities to recent graduates.
Company values include hospitality, integrity, leadership, teamwork, ownership and now. Each value is an instrumental part of accomplishing the company mission which is to be the preeminent global hospitality company. Hiring managers will look for candidates that can help achieve this mission. Education and previous experience required will vary from position to position.
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