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Hilton Hotels Corporation Distributes More than $3 million dollars to
4,800 Employees at 32 North American Properties
for Achieving Annual Goals
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-- March 15, 2006-- Hilton Hotels Corporation, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, announced today that 4,800 team members at 32 of its North American properties will share in the company's annual "Go For The Green" Award. The payout for 2005 totaled more than $3 million dollars, the highest payout in program history. 

Each year the Hilton Family of Hotels owned and managed hotels set their annual goals based on their prior year's actual results and projected performance. At the end of the calendar year a hotel must have achieved their goals in each of the Key Performance Indicators of the Balanced Scorecard, the Hilton award winning performance measurement system. 

The Key Performance Indicators are 

  • Operational Effectiveness, 
  • Revenue Maximization, 
  • Brand Management, 
  • Loyalty, and 
  • Learning & Growth. 
All team members at hotels achieving their goals share equally in the award, each receiving a check for up to $500, with team members at repeating hotels receiving double the award, $1,000. Three hotels were "all green" in 2004 & 2005, looking to three-peat in 2006 and receive a maximum of $2,000 per team member, a challenge issued by Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer of the company. 

"To receive this award for the second year in a row is a true testament to our outstanding team members as well as the commitment and support from the entire city of Austin," said Doug Gehret, general manager of the Hilton Austin. "We are up to the challenge to three-peat in 2006!" 

Farooq Rehmatwala, general manager of repeating winner Hilton Miami Airport, added, "There is no other hotel team like the Hilton Miami Airport's. We are the four-time recipient of the Hilton Best Overall Performance Award, the two-time consecutive recipient of the Go for the Green Award, and true Masters of Hospitality fully committed to excellent customer service and complete guest satisfaction. As my team looks to the future and to our third Go for the Green Award, we will tell you: it's not lonely at the top. 400 Hilton Miami Airport employees share this immense pride every day with each other, our guests, and other Industry professionals who never fail to admire us!" 

Winning hotels receive a custom designed plaque to display as a visible reminder of the outstanding achievement, a kit containing party favors for their on-site celebration, a large banner acknowledging their "all green" status, and of course, the bonus checks. 

"Every one of these team members should feel a great sense of accomplishment and pride in the results they achieved in 2005," said Matthew J. Hart. "It's always exciting when a hotel reaches its goals, and it gives me a great deal of pleasure to present these team members with this award for their tremendous achievement." 

Go for the Green Winning Properties:

Hilton Americas-Houston
Hilton Austin (2004 & 2005 winner)
Hilton Boston Logan Airport
Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center
Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort
Hilton Glendale
Hilton in The Walt Disney World Resort
Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort
Hilton Miami Airport (2004 & 2005 winner)
Hilton Oakland Airport
Hilton Omaha
Hilton Palacio Del Rio
Doubletree Club Boston Bayside
Doubletree Guest Suites Houston
Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square New York City
Doubletree Hotel Alana Waikiki
Doubletree Hotel Missoula/Edgewater
Doubletree Hotel Spokane-City Center
Doubletree Hotel Tulsa-Downtown
Doubletree Hotel Wilmington
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, a Doubletree Hotel (2004 & 2005 winner)
Condos Myrtle Beach-Kingston Plantation, an Embassy Suites Hotel
Embassy Suites Orlando Airport
Hampton Inn & Suites Rockville Centre
Hampton Inn Birmingham/Mountain Brook
Hampton Inn Charleston-Mt Pleasant-Patriots
Hampton Inn Dallas/Richardson(Central Expressway North)
Hampton Inn Minnetonka
Hampton Inn Salisbury
Homewood Suites Memphis/Germantown
Homewood Suites Portland/Beaverton
Homewood Suites Sarasota


Hilton Hotels Corporation (NYSE:HLT) is the leading global hospitality company, with nearly 2,700 hotels and 475,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, with 150,000 team members worldwide. 

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Contact:

Hilton Hotels Corporation
Candace Hollis, 310-205-8640
candace_hollis@hilton.com
http://www.hiltonworldwide.com
 

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Also See: Hilton Hotels Kicks Off $1 billion Re-ignition Campaign; Includes Physical Improvements, New Ads and Developing Partnerships with Companies Such as Starbucks / January 2006
Hilton's Connie Awards for Best Overall Performance Presented to Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center, Hilton Santa Cruz and Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas / March 2004


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