Refreshed Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand Identity Emphasizes Leisure Portfolio

Global Hotel Brand's Development Pipeline Includes Resorts In Seven Countries

This information originated in American English.

August 16, 2010

MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Hotels & Resorts (formerly Hilton Hotels), the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, introduced a refreshed brand name and logo today. The new name and stylish logo holistically represent the brand's extensive global portfolio, which includes more than 70 resorts with more than 32,600 guest rooms in key leisure markets around the world.

"Generations of global travelers share a strong connection with our brand identity," said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand. "Our name and core mark are both recognizable and incredibly powerful. This evolution reflects the modern style and world-class resorts that define our brand today." 

The logo change continues an enhanced leisure marketing strategy for the brand.  There are currently more than 70 Hilton branded resorts in 25 countries around the world.  Furthermore, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts development pipeline currently includes more than 11 resort properties from Argentina to Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E. and Hangzhou, China.

The many award-winning and legendary resorts within the brand include Caribe Hilton, birthplace of the Pina Colada; Hilton Namhae Golf & Spa Resort, World Travel Award winner as South Korea's leading resort and golf resort; Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, 2010 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award, global winner for romance; and Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort, recently named one of the ten best family beach resorts in the United States and the Caribbean by Parents magazine.

Earlier this year Hilton introduced "Stay Hilton. Go Everywhere.," a global advertising campaign promoting the brand's more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries across six continents. The campaign calls special attention to signature Hilton resort properties while entertainment industry integrations have placed Hilton resorts on popular television shows.

A global consumer research study conducted as part of the logo refresh indicated strong awareness of the signature "Hilton cartouche" and association of the symbol with highly positive brand attributes. The contemporary design is the first change to the iconic brand's logo since 1998.

Design features of the refreshed logo include:

The Hilton brand logo has evolved to reflect design trends and notable steps in the brand's journey for more than 90 years. For example, in 1977 the brand's logo featured a rainbow icon, while an icon of a globe appeared atop the logo in the 1950s after the brand opened its first international property, the Caribe Hilton.  The refreshed Hilton Hotels & Resorts logo will initially be used in brand activities and communications, and will be introduced at the property level in 2011. Hilton Worldwide's logos and imagery will remain unchanged.

To view a gallery of previous Hilton brand logos, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com. Learn more about Hilton resorts at www.hilton.com.

Contact:
John Forrest Ales, Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Founded in 1919 as the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of savvy global travelers at more than 550 hotels across six continents. Hilton is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader in hospitality with Team Members shaping experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials. View a list of official social channels at www.hilton.com/social. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,100 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 685,000 rooms in 92 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.