Hilton (NYSE: HLT), a leading global hospitality company, underlined its significant positive impact on local economies during its participation in the U.S. Business Mission to Egypt 2018 held on 24-25 October. Led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Egypt Business Council, together with AmCham Egypt, the U.S. Business Mission aims to showcase the outstanding Egyptian-U.S. business ties and U.S. companies’ commitment to further boost bilateral ties and explore new business opportunities in the local market. The Hilton delegation was headed by Mohab Ghali, Vice President of Operations, Egypt and North Africa, Hilton.
“We are honored to be part of the U.S. Business Mission this year as we strive to further expand our operations in Egypt,” said Mohab Ghali, Vice President of Operations, Egypt and North Africa, Hilton. “Egyptian tourism has been recovering at impressive growth rates. Such promising performance was also reflected in Hilton’s growth and development in the Egyptian market; not only does Hilton open and sign new hotels, but our team members and our operations have always been very conscious and active contributors to the Egyptian community. With Hilton approaching its 100th anniversary, we are proud to be participating and showing the effect that our company has on the communities where we operate.”
To mark its 100th anniversary, Hilton commissioned research showing that, in 2017, US$ 59.7 million was contributed to communities across North Africa by travellers staying with the chain under its Hilton Honors loyalty programme. This combines their hotel rates with money spent on local goods, services and entertainment based on an average spend of $1.11 spent in the community per each $1 spent at Hilton properties, as calculated by the WTTC. The company served 802,545 thousand guests during that period in North Africa, the majority of these being in its 17 strong Egyptian portfolio.
“Egypt and the U.S. are long-term strategic partners with strong historic ties,” said Steve Lutes, Vice President of Middle East Affairs at the US Chamber of Commerce. “The biennial U.S. Business Mission is an opportunity to showcase the success stories of U.S. companies operating in Egypt. Tourism has always been one of Egypt’s most promising sectors and a major contributor to the GDP, and we are particularly pleased to have Hilton join the Business Mission given their historic presence in the market as one of the pioneering American businesses which has seized upon the potential of the travel and tourism industry in Egypt.”
Hilton’s participation in the U.S. Business Mission underscores its commitment to the Egyptian market. With a portfolio of 17 properties across Egypt and ambitious plans to expand to 25 properties by 2022, Hilton is one of the largest international hotel brands in the country, operating and developing five of its brands in Egypt including: Conrad, Hilton Garden Inn, Waldorf Astoria, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Hilton Honors
Hilton Honors is the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. With nearly 78 million members, Hilton Honors offers hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem their Points for free nights, premium merchandise, and items on Amazon Shop with Points; make charitable contributions; or gain access to unique events through the Hilton Honors auction platform ( www.hiltonhonors.com/auctions ), such as exclusive artist experiences and hotel concert events with Live Nation®, and race experiences with the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team. The program is free to join, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.hiltonhonors.com . Connect with Hilton Honors at www.newsroom.hilton.com/hiltonhonors .
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