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Hilton Listed in FT Best Workplace List 2005

LONDON (May 2, 2005) -- Hilton UK & Ireland has become the only hospitality and service company in the UK to be included in the 'FT Best Workplaces UK 2005' list.  In an award ceremony at Vinopolis on Tuesday 26 April, Hilton UK & Ireland was named at 39th place in the list of the UK's top 50 employers, alongside companies such as American Express, Carphone Warehouse and Lehman Brothers.

The annual FT Best Workplace UK list is compiled by the Great Place to Work Institute and is open to any organisation with at least 50 UK based employees. The organisations are assessed by an impartial employee survey of maximum 250 employees asked about their views, backed up by a two-part management questionnaire.

Wolfgang M. Neumann, Area President for Hilton UK & Ireland, was thrilled with the achievement: "I am immensely proud that Hilton UK & Ireland has been recognised in this exclusive list of top companies.  With over 13,000 full time colleagues in the UK, Hilton is committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding workplace and offers top class training and development programmes for all team members.  We are delighted that this has been recognised by the Great Place to Work Institute."

The judges' comments mentioned, in particular, the award-winning Hilton University, which offers free tailored e-learning courses for all colleagues, as well as the Hilton Exchange, which sees all General Managers and departmental representatives discussing actions within the hotels. Further comments included the strong approach to disability awareness throughout the company.



Contact:

Hilton UK & Ireland Press Office
Maria Myklebust/Andy Collingridge
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7856 8471
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7856 8665
Email: press.office@hilton.com
Website: www.hiltongroup.com

Also See: Hilton's Pioneering Central Reservations System -- Hilton Reservations Worldwide -- Marks 50 Years / April 2005

Hilton Group to Sell 11 UK Hotels; Rationalising Portfolio with More Interest in UK City Centre Sites / November 2004

London Bridge Holdings Ltd and More London Development Ltd Developing the 245 room Hilton London Tower Bridge at More London / April 2004

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