Hilton Worldwide Hotels Take Part In Hilton Worldwide’s Largest Global Career Event

Careers@Hilton Live Invites Job Seekers Around the World to Discover the Vast Career Opportunities Available in the Dynamic Hospitality Industry

This information originated in U.K. English.

June 04, 2014

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia - Hilton Petaling Jaya, Hilton Kuala Lumpur and DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur had recently taken part in Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month - Hilton Worldwide's largest ever global career event showcasing to young people, the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry. Throughout the month of May, Hilton Worldwide hotels and corporate offices around the globe hosted hundreds of events to inform those looking for employment, including young people, about the vast array of exciting opportunities available to all in the hospitality industry. This event is part of Bright Blue Futures, a global program that encourages Team Members to donate their time and expertise to help young people achieve stability and bring hope to their communities, preparing them for a brighter future.

Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality events are a unique opportunity for Hilton Worldwide Team Members to inspire those looking for employment about careers in the hospitality industry, and to support them by providing guidance on the skills that are vital to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Participants have been joining Hilton Worldwide Team Members for events ranging from résumé clinics, to career speed-networking, as well as presentations from Team Members on their career paths.

On May 31, Hilton Petaling Jaya, Hilton Kuala Lumpur and DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur jointly hosted a one-day public event where it attracted more than 200 youths in attendance. The youths were presented with an immersive experience of the hospitality industry with over 10 participating departments from the hotels and education partners like Inti International University, KDU University College Malaysia and Taylor's University. In addition to a coffee art demonstration by Coffex Coffee and baking demonstrations by students from Monfort Boys Town, the event goers also met with the general managers of Hilton Petaling Jaya, Hilton Kuala Lumpur and DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur where they discussed job opportunities within the industry and were given career advice by the industry veterans. The event aimed to also position Hilton Worldwide as the employer of choice as the organization expands its workforce globally.

William Costley, vice president - operations, South East Asia, Hilton Worldwide, said, "Young people continue to face challenging employment prospects, so it is more important than ever to make sure they receive information and advice about the options available and the skills and attributes they will need once they embark on their chosen careers."

"We are passionate about raising awareness of the opportunities the hospitality industry offers. It is an exciting place to work and is full of opportunities for everyone, including young people. Not only is the industry growing globally with jobs in diverse geographies, but there are also many opportunities for advancement and mobility. Young people are the largest demographic in the world today. Preparing and employing them in meaningful jobs are keys to a brighter future. We are delighted to be doing this through one of our biggest ever careers events across the globe," added Costley.

Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month is a part of Hilton Worldwide's Open Doors commitment, which aims to positively impact at least one million young people by 2019 and better prepare them to reach their full potential.

Anyone unable to attend an event during the month of May can still take part in Hilton Worldwide's "Career Concierge," in which everyone interested in learning more about careers in hospitality can submit their questions online via Hilton Worldwide's twitter feed (@HiltonWorldwide) using hashtag #CareersatHiltonLive, or through the form on www.hiltonworldwide.com/youth. Each week in May, this website will be updated to host a selection of the submitted questions, answered by a panel of Hilton Worldwide Team Members.

For more information about Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month, please visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/youth. For information on job opportunities with Hilton Worldwide, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com/careers.

About Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Towering 154 meters above street level with spectacular views of the Lake Gardens and city skyline, Hilton Kuala Lumpur delivers 5 star luxury in an unbeatable location - 28 minutes by high speed train from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and easy accessibility to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers as well as key shopping and entertainment districts. All 503 designer rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows for a panoramic view, 42" plasma TVs, state-of-the-art modern amenities and technology with open concept bathrooms complete with LCD TV and rain shower. Ten outstanding choices for dining and entertainment from award winning fusion cuisine to our signature Chinese and Japanese restaurants, casual poolside dining with great café, bar and lounge options. With 14 lavish meeting rooms including a magnificent Grand Ballroom, mid-size Sentral Ballroom and a sophisticated multi-event leveL7even, our meetings, events and outside catering services are designed to meet every event needs. Hilton Kuala Lumpur is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels.

About DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur is strategically located at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak crossing in the renowned Embassy Row. The upscale hotel offers 540 contemporary designed rooms and suites fitted superb amenities, five vibrant F&B dining outlets and 20,300 sq feet of flexible meeting space with one grand ballroom and ten function rooms. DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur is part of a world class mixed use property called The Intermark, which includes a retail podium, a fully refurbished grade A office tower and a new sustainable design office building. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletreekl.com, www.twitter.com/doubletreekl and www.youtube.com/doubletreekl.

About Hilton Petaling Jaya
Hilton Petaling Jaya is the only 5-star international brand hotel strategically located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia's second city. A landmark of Petaling Jaya and the surrounding area, the hotel combines the high standards of the Hilton brand with three decades of local insights for an unforgettable personalised experience. Following its extensive two-year renovation programme, the new-look Hilton Petaling Jaya boasts 554 brand new rooms and suites as well as seven executive floors, all fitted with state-of-the-art facilities to cater to the needs of world travellers. The hotel's 1,000-capacity pillar-less Kristal Ballroom and 18 plush meeting rooms can cater to the most discerning of corporate events. The hotel is also known for its three signature restaurants - Toh Yuen, Genji and Paya Serai. To begin your Hilton Petaling Jaya journey, log on to http://www.petaling-jaya.hilton.com or follow us on http://www.facebook.com/hiltonpetalingjaya.

Contact

Amanda Liew
DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur
+60321727272/ 7717 / +012 275 6473
Amanda.Liew@hilton

Camelia Yim
Hilton Petaling Jaya
+603 7951 5776 / +6016 201 3462
camelia.yim@hilton.com

Vicky Wong
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
+603 2264 2716 / +6012 273 8702
Vicky.Wong@hilton.com

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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