NEW YORK—McLean, Va.-based Hilton Worldwide opened for trading Dec. 12 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “HLT” after its initial public offering. Barclays is the Designated Market Maker (DMM) for the company’s stock.
Hilton Worldwide President and Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Nassetta celebrated the company’s listing by ringing The Opening Bell on Friday, Dec. 13. The CEO was joined by seven hotel team members and executives from the company as well as majority shareholder Blackstone.
Hilton Worldwide transformed the New York Stock Exchange to display some of the very best of the company’s more than 4,000 hotels, including door and bell team members welcoming everyone at the entrances and food and beverage team members serving breakfast on the trading floor.
“We’re delighted to welcome Hilton Worldwide in joining the NYSE’s community of esteemed companies,” said Scott Cutler, executive vice president and head of global listings, NYSE Euronext. “As a distinguished leader in global hospitality, Hilton Worldwide’s brand portfolio provides a distinct array of offerings to enrich customer experience. We look forward to a long-lasting partnership with the company and its shareholders.”
“On behalf of all Hilton Worldwide Team Members, I am thrilled to celebrate our company’s reentry into the public market,” said Nassetta. “In 1947, we listed on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time and are excited to renew our partnership with them to further build on our 94-year legacy as the preeminent global hospitality company.”