Hilton Hotels Voted “Best Hotel Chain In Eastern Europe” For Fourth Consecutive Year

Hilton also takes “Best Hotel Web Site” Honors in 2009 Reader’s Choice Best in Business Travel Awards

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December 11, 2009

MCLEAN, Va. -  For the fourth consecutive year, Business Traveler readers voted Hilton Hotels "Best Hotel Chain in Eastern Europe". The Hilton brand also took "Best Hotel Web Site" for Hilton.com in the 2009 Reader's Choice Best in Business Travel Awards.

"The fact that business travelers select Hilton as the best hotel brand in multiple surveys year after year is a tremendous honor," said Dave Horton, Global Head - Hilton Hotels. "We are particularly proud that the growth of our brand in Eastern Europe continues to make Hilton the top choice of travelers in the region as we work to provide exceptional business and leisure travel experiences for our guests worldwide."

The official Hilton Hotels web site, Hilton.com was selected "Best Hotel Web Site" by Business Traveler readers. Hilton entered the online space with its first web site in 1995. The brand introduced a mobile version of its web site in 2007 and today Hilton.com attracts millions of unique users each month. In November, Hilton launched the most comprehensive iPhone application in the hotel industry, enabling users to check-in, make hotel reservations, review their HHonors account balance, book HHonors reward stays and order Hilton Requests Upon Arrival amenities.

Now in its 21st year, the Readers' Choice Best in Business Travel Survey randomly samples the Business Traveler subscriber base, allowing the readers to recognize the companies who have made their business travels more enjoyable. Conducted by a third-party agency, the annual survey covers nearly 60 categories across the travel industry.

Business Traveler is one of the world's leading business travel authorities. With ten editions worldwide, including 21 years covering the United States, Business Traveler provides flight and hotel reviews, destination features and special interest stories including four-hour excursion guides, airline comparison reviews, airport security and travel trends. Visit http://www.businesstravelerusa.com/ for more details.

About Business Traveler Magazine
With ten editions worldwide and over 500,000 readers, Business Traveler is the world's leading publication geared towards frequent business travelers. BT offers practical travel resources, destination features, first-hand reviews, convention city reports and a series of special supplements, including the annual business-class airline comparison study. In addition to BT's monthly features, visitor guides, lifestyle reports and weekend guides, each issue also includes special reports ranging from business etiquette tips to preventing identity theft and the growing trend of mixing business with vacations. Visit www.btusonline.com.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 90 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our brands are comprised of more than 3,400 hotels in 79 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. For more information about the company, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.

John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels
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About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With 575 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values to every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. 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 nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Begin your journey at www.hilton.com and learn more about the brand by visiting news.hilton.com or following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.