Hilton Global Media Center's Top 10 of 2011

This information originated in American English.

January 01, 2012

MCLEAN, Va. - From launching a global program for Chinese travelers to opening 27 hotels, introducing a new lobby design and celebrating major milestones, 2011 was a dynamic year for the global leader in hospitality. The Hilton Global Media Center was accessed from 189 countries/territories and attracted more than 208,000 visits in 2011. Here are the Hilton Global Media Center's ten most read stories of 2011:


Hilton Worldwide Signs Deal for First Hotel in Sierra Leone
Hilton Worldwide is set to increase its presence in Africa after signing a management agreement with Cape Sierra Hotel Company Ltd to develop the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Sierra Leone.  Read more.




Hilton Hotels & Resorts Introduces New Lobby Design
A new lobby design introduced by Hilton Hotels & Resorts reflects the brand's commitment to exploring the latest design and technology innovations, ensuring the lobby is an engaging environment relevant for today's global travelers and offering flexible solutions for hotel owners. Read more.



Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens Second Hotel at Heathrow Airport
Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of its Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, its newest hotel in the United Kingdom and second hotel at Heathrow Airport. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide pioneered the airport hotel concept when its founder Conrad Hilton opened the first airport Hilton hotel in 1959. Read more.



Hilton Hotels & Resorts Announces Global Program For Chinese Travelers
Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the global launch of Hilton Huanying, a tailored experience for Chinese travelers. Hilton Huanying takes its name from the Chinese word for "welcome," and extends authentic experiences with amenities, service standards and dedicated Hilton Team Member training. Nearly 50 hotels are already enrolled in the program, which debuts August 16 in San Francisco. Read more.


لفنادق ومنتجعات هيلتون في مدينة الجبيل، المملكة العربية السعودية
علنت هيلتون العالمية اليوم عن توقيع اتفاق مع شركة دار البيّان للتطوير العقاري لإدارة الفندق الأول لعلامة فنادق ومنتجعات هيلتون التجارية فى الجبيل بالمملكة العربية السعودية. ومن المتوقّع افتتاح فندق هيلتون الجبيل المؤلف من 430غرفة في الفصل الأول من عام 2014. Read more. To read this story in English, click here.


Peter Thomas Roth Products Make Global Debut In Collection For Hilton Hotels & Resorts
A new bath amenity collection exclusively available at Hilton Hotels & Resorts includes six new products by Peter Thomas Roth. The iconic hotel brand worked closely with Peter Thomas Roth to develop the collection, which uses the breakthrough formulas that have earned Roth a dedicated following among beauty insiders and features vitamin-infused shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash and soaps, among other products. Read more.



Hilton Hotels & Resorts Makes Stylish Debut With Hilton New York Fashion District
Hilton Hotels & Resorts makes a fashionable entrance today in the heart of Manhattan's Fashion District with the reflagging of Fashion 26, a hotel weaving together elements of America's garment industry to shape unique guest experiences, as Hilton New York Fashion District. The opening of the chic, boutique-style hotel marks the Hilton brand's fifth hotel in New York City. Read more.



Hilton Huanying Launches Today In 12 Countries
Hilton Hotels & Resorts today rolls out Hilton Huanying, the new Hilton Worldwide welcome program for Chinese travelers at 50 participating properties in 12 countries worldwide, with a global unveiling at Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Taking its name from the Chinese word for "welcome," Hilton Huanying enables travelers, agents and tour operators to book participating hotels with confidence, knowing the hotels will meet cultural needs and expectations of Chinese travelers. Read more.


Wave Crest Oceanfront LLC Announces Groundbreaking Of Their Newest Luxury Hotel In Carlsbad, Calif. - Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa
Wave Crest Oceanfront LLC, a development company with its headquarters in Encinitas, California, announces the groundbreaking of its newest Southern California property, Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. Glenn Robbins, Director Brand Performance, and Gregory Francois, Vice President Franchise Development will join the groundbreaking ceremony Friday, January 21, 2011, 3pm at the corner of Carlsbad Boulevard and Ponto Drive, Carlsbad California. Read more.


Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens Second Property In The Seychelles
Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. Operated under a management agreement with Silhouette Island Resort Limited, the resort becomes the second Hilton Resort in the Seychelles. Read more.



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Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.