The hospitality group praised its “capital-light” business model as to why the company managed to successfully navigate the pandemic.
The hotel company owes its worldwide portfolio its most recent success, with three hotels in particular helping Hilton cross this threshold.
These included: the Hilton Garden Inn Umhlanga Arch in South Africa, showcasing the company’s expansion into Africa; Tru by Hilton Savannah Airport, Hilton’s fastest growing brand; and the Hilton Garden Inn Guizhou Maotai Town in China.
Overall, Hilton’s development pipeline remains steady, with 2,640 hotels and more than 408,000 rooms globally.
Chris Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton, said: “It’s been a year unlike any other, but even in the face of incredible challenges, our team members and owners have proven that travel is an unstoppable force for good.
“Thanks to their grit and determination, Hilton has made a difference in the lives of so many and positively impacted communities at a time when our hospitality is needed more than ever – and together we look forward to creating even more meaningful memories in the year ahead.”