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Thomas Baltimore Named CEO of Planned Hilton REIT

Thomas Baltimore Named CEO of Planned Hilton REIT

MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr. as president and chief executive officer and Sean M. Dell’Orto as chief financial officer of the planned real estate investment trust (REIT) that is expected to form following ...

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Hilton, Uber Expand Partnership

Hilton, Uber Expand Partnership

MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide and Uber have expanded their partnership to further bring together their respective mobile apps. In a first for the hospitality industry, Hilton HHonors members can now order an Uber straight from the HHonors app, and Uber riders ...

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Hilton Worldwide, IBM Introduce Robot Concierge

Hilton Worldwide, IBM Introduce Robot Concierge

MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide and IBM today announced a collaboration to pilot “Connie”—the first Watson-enabled robot concierge in the hospitality industry. Connie draws on domain knowledge from Watson and WayBlazer to inform guests on local tourist attractions, dining recommendations, and hotel ...

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Hilton CEO Hints at Hostel-Like Brand

Hilton Worldwide may add a new brand that focuses on small, cheap hotels in urban areas. Chief Executive Officer Chris Nassetta said the company is exploring the idea of creating a hostel-like micro-hotel, rather than acquiring like-properties. This would appeal ...

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Canopy to Make United Kingdom Debut in London

Canopy to Make United Kingdom Debut in London

LONDON—Hilton Worldwide has unveiled plans to bring Canopy by Hilton to the United Kingdom with Canopy by Hilton London City. Following a franchise agreement with 4C Hotel Group, Canopy London City will welcome its first guests in early 2018. The ...

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Hilton to Keep Cancellation Fees

Even though customers “unsurprisingly hated” Hilton Worldwide’s experimental guest cancellation fees, the company will continue to test and implement new fees and pricing throughout the year, Skift reports. In November, Hilton started testing a $50 charge for canceling a room ...

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