Hilton Worldwide is a U.S.-American hospitality company that owns, manages and franchises hotels under many brands. The company is owned by the Blackstone Group and generates an estimated 8 billion U.S. dollars in annual revenue, placing it firmly amongst the largest hotel groups worldwide. The Hilton hotel company was founded in 1919 by Conrad Hilton in Cisco, Texas. It is now headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia and is now active in 90 countries worldwide.
Hilton Worldwide hotels encompass more than 790 thousand hotel rooms. According to Scarborough Research, 20.29 million people spent a night at a Hilton hotel in the United States in 2016. Amongst the brands that are part of the company are Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hampton Inn and Hamton Inn & Suites and Hilton Grand Vacation.