92.10 -0.10 (-0.11%)
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|Bid||92.21 x 900|
|Ask||92.17 x 800|
|Day's Range||91.61 - 92.65|
|52 Week Range||63.76 - 101.14|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||34.01|
|Earnings Date||Oct 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.60 (0.66%)|
|1y Target Est||101.95|
Hilton’s “Carry On Puerto Rico” reminds travelers it’s easy to get to the island and its hotels and resorts are ready with new renovations and great locations
Moody's rating action reflects a base expected loss of 3.6% of the current balance, compared to 3.9% at Moody's last review. Exceptions to this approach exist for the following disclosures, if applicable to jurisdiction: Ancillary Services, Disclosure to rated entity, Disclosure from rated entity.
After several tireless days we have finished crunching the numbers from nearly 750 13F filings issued by the elite hedge funds and other investment firms that we track at Insider Monkey, which disclosed those firms' equity portfolios as of June 28. The results of that effort will be put on display in this article, as […]
To mark Global Handwashing Day, Hilton (HLT) announced the expansion of its soap recycling program, totaling 5,300 properties in more than 70 countries and territories around the globe. Hilton’s decade-long soap recycling program, which is already the largest in the hospitality industry, helps fight the hygiene epidemic plaguing underserved communities where tens of thousands of children die needlessly due to lack of access to basic sanitation. The initiative also contributes to reducing Hilton’s overall environmental impact, which the company has set a goal to cut in half by 2030.
Dominican Republic’s tourism industry has been rocked to its core in 2019, following the high-profile deaths of at least 10 U.S. citizens that prompted a downward spiral in the number of visitors to the Caribbean destination this summer amid safety concerns from consumers. Global hospitality brands, however, haven’t lost sight of the opportunity at hand […]
(Bloomberg) -- Morgan Belski may have had a seated dinner at her wedding, but the Texan knew she wanted her guests to end a night of dancing and celebration with Whataburger.Just after 10 p.m., servers handed out Honey Butter Chicken Biscuits in the orange and white parchment paper recognizable to any regular of the fast-food chain.“It’s a quintessential nightcap in Texas,” said Belski, 25, of Sugar Land, a city on the outskirts of Houston. “If your night ends without Whataburger, you’re doing it wrong.” That kind of fervor has kept Whataburger in business for 69 years and sparked a social-media firestorm this summer when Byron Trott’s Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners bought a majority stake. Locals fretted about the future of an institution whose burgers, spicy ketchup and A-frame restaurants are so beloved in the Lone Star State that when Belski asked her wedding coordinator about getting Whataburger catered as a late-night snack, she responded, “Don’t worry — I have a contact.”The BDT deal, which valued the chain at $4.7 billion, underscores the desirability of such brands in the hyper-competitive world of burger joints. The Dobson clan — who founded the company and retain a minority stake — have a $2 billion fortune, according to estimates by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Dobsons declined to comment on their net worth.Justifying that price tag will require expanding the business without diluting the brand.“The big challenge will be how they can take that and move it into other areas and still get that emotional attachment,” said John Bowen, a professor at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Customers at a Houston branch were certainly wary of change on a recent weekend.“I don’t want them to take it away from Texas,” said Sandra Perez, 37, after finishing dinner with her family. “We’re going to have to move to Chicago,” her brother, Julian Frausto, 43, said jokingly.BDT and Whataburger said new ownership means business as usual above all else.“Our partnership with BDT has been a natural fit because they respect the brand we’ve built,” Whataburger President Ed Nelson said in a statement.Tiffany Hagge, the BDT Capital Partners managing director who led the investment, said her firm will support Whataburger and help it explore expansion plans.“We have no intention to change a winning formula that’s clearly working,” she said.Such patience is enabled by the deep pockets of other wealthy clans that Trott, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker, has cultivated to invest in family and founder-led companies. Trott built his reputation advising clients such as Warren Buffett, the Kochs, as well as the Mars and Walton families, who have also invested with him. Burger chains are an appetizing prize. The size of the market in the U.S. was $114 billion in 2018, according to Euromonitor International, and there are plenty of such ventures that generate juicy returns.In California, another regional favorite, In-N-Out Burger, has made Lynsi Snyder one of the world’s youngest female billionaires. Then there’s New York’s Danny Meyer, who made his name with high-end Manhattan restaurants before launching Shake Shack Inc., which is now worth $3.5 billion, comprises the bulk of his fortune. Even Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg has gotten in on the act with his Wahlburgers franchise.It doesn’t stop at burgers. Dan and Bubba Cathy both appear on the 500-member Bloomberg Billionaires Index thanks to the success of Chick-fil-A.“With a fast-casual concept you can build it out, you can make a lot of money,” said Bob Goldin, co-founder of Pentallect, a food industry consulting firm. “You don’t need chefs, you don’t need wait staff. It’s a much simpler concept you can operationalize.”There’s certainly room for Whataburger to expand. The chain, with about $2 billion of annual sales, has more than 800 locations in Texas and nine other states. McDonald’s Corp., by comparison, has about 38,000 locations in over 100 countries.Not that chains like Whataburger or Chick-fil-A are necessarily looking to go toe-to-toe with the likes of McDonald’s or Burger King parent Restaurant Brands International Inc. Their relative scarcity is part of the appeal.“It’s about being selective enough that they can maintain this exclusivity,” said Miranda Lambert, a research analyst at Euromonitor. “People want it 10 times more — not necessarily because it is so great but because they can’t get it.”Such a delicate balance is now no longer the sole concern of the Dobsons. They’re expected to focus more on philanthropy and investing through investment firm, Las Aguilas.Still, for all of their wealth, don’t expect to hear or read too much about this particular burger dynasty.“The company in general, and the family in particular, keep a very low profile,” Goldin said. “The limelight isn’t for everyone.” (Updates with value of Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack in 16th paragraph)To contact the authors of this story: Tom Metcalf in London at firstname.lastname@example.orgRachel Adams-Heard in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Pierre Paulden at firstname.lastname@example.org, Peter EichenbaumSteven CrabillFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Hilton today received further recognition for its outstanding workplace culture, named as one of the World’s Best Workplaces by Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work. For the second consecutive year, Hilton has ranked #2 on the list of the top 25 companies and remains the only hospitality company on the list. Hilton Team Members at the world’s most hospitable company said the culture, benefits and travel perks make it a great place to work.
New bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Congress would change the way hotels and online travel agencies display what one supporter called "the most-hated fee in travel," hotel resort fees. Democratic Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas and her Republican peer Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska have introduced the Hotel Advertising Transparency Act of 2019, a measure […]
Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (HLT) global luxury hotel brand, today announced the grand opening of the 54-floor, 562-suite Conrad New York Midtown, adding to its extensive portfolio of luxury hotels around the world. This is the brand’s second New York City property and is located at 151 West 54th St., the former site of The London NYC. Following a complete hotel renovation, guest suites more closely resemble a metropolitan pied-a-terre than a traditional NYC hotel room.
A pair of hotel properties totaling more than 600 rooms is in the works near International Drive and across from Universal Orlando Resort's future Epic Universe project. The two properties, proposed by an entity related to Greenville, South-Carolina-based Auro Hotels, filed plans with Orange County dubbed "Pointe North" for the construction of two buildings of 105,788 square feet on the development's Lot 2 and another 112,373 square feet on Lot 4 on about 7 acres of undeveloped land just west of the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Pointe Plaza Avenue. Plans submitted to the county show the development will include two hotels: A 450-room Marriott tri-brand property (Lot 2 site) and a 152-room Home2 Suites By Hilton (Lot 4 site). The Home2 Suites brand is one of Hilton's extended-stay properties that cater to business and leisure travelers.
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Hilton Garden Inn, a dining and drink leader in the upscale hotel category, has partnered with award-winning actress, director and author Judy Greer to create a new specialty cocktail, Judy’s Garden Gin. Judy has worked with Hilton Garden Inn since 2017 as the star of its ad campaign and has now joined forces with the hotel brand on the delicious cocktail.
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. will report third quarter 2019 financial results prior to the stock market open on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, followed by a conference call at 10:00 a.m.
Hilton (HLT) today announced robust Canadian expansion plans for Canopy by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and Tru by Hilton, driven by the region’s thriving tourism industry. Providing guests with vibrant, unique experiences at different price points, the expanded footprint of Tru by Hilton and the introduction of Canopy by Hilton and Tapestry Collection by Hilton into Canada will offer travelers more options in the country.
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s (HLT) iconic luxury hotel brand, today announced the debut of Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, transforming The Resort at Pedregal as the brand´s first property in Mexico. The award-winning Forbes Five Star Resort and Spa, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, was acquired by affiliates of Walton Street Capital Mexico and now invites guests to enjoy Mexican-inspired, unforgettable experiences through the brand’s True Waldorf Service.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- “Listen to me. Listen. Listen to me. Listen to me. Listen to me. I assume many people are on the line. I know that before I make the call. And you have intelligence agencies, everybody listening. That call was a great call. It was a perfect call. A perfect call.” - President Donald Trump, telling reporters Sunday about a phone call in which he encouraged Ukraine’s president to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.When Donald Trump moved into the Atlantic City gambling market in 1981, he contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking guidance. He wanted to know how best to keep organized crime out of his operation. Fair enough, but for the inconvenient fact that Trump’s first two business partners there were, as he already knew, mobbed up.Two months later, Trump met again with the FBI and said he welcomed undercover operatives in his casino “to show that he was willing to fully cooperate,” according to an FBI memo from the time. He asked for advice about staying the course in Atlantic City, and called on the agents yet again a few months later. At some point during those chats, the FBI agents discouraged him from visiting a fourth time, and gambling regulators eventually forced Trump to buy out his early, tainted partners.Law enforcement and regulators in Atlantic City never prosecuted or penalized Trump for any of this; other operators (Hugh Hefner, Barron Hilton) lost their licenses for similar problems, but not Trump. Trump wore his transgressions on his sleeve — and he skated.In 2005, while Trump was showing me the grounds of his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, he told me that one of the biggest mistakes he ever made was personally guaranteeing about $900 million of some $3.2 billion in loans he couldn’t pay back in the early 1990s — recklessness that brought him to the brink of personal bankruptcy.“My father was a pro, my father knew, like I knew, you don’t personally guarantee. So I wrote a book called ‘The Art of the Deal,’ which as you know is the biggest of all time,” Trump told me. “In the book, I say, ‘Never personally guarantee.’ … And I’ve told people I didn’t follow my own advice.”The Trump talking to me in 2005 presented himself as a financially chastened guy who wouldn’t overreach and imperil himself, his family and his business ever again. Personal guarantees were like time bombs, he assured me. He had learned his lesson.But he hadn’t.A month before telling me all of this, Trump had already personally guaranteed $40 million of a $640 million Deutsche Bank loan he was using to build a new hotel and residential building in Chicago. That one was a time bomb too, and it exploded in 2008 when the global financial crisis threatened to topple the project. Messy litigation ensued, yet Deutsche Bank wound up deciding to spare Trump and continued doing business with him.Openly flaunting lawlessness — and sometimes convincing authorities that nothing was amiss because otherwise why would he have been talking about it so candidly? — is vintage Trump. Taking potentially self-destructive risks because he’s undisciplined, irrational and narcissistic — while pretending to be otherwise — is also vintage Trump.Here we are in 2019 and Trump is president. And the Trump of today strong-armed Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, reportedly asking him eight times — eight times — during a July 25 phone call to pair up with his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to try to uncover improper dealings in the country by a political opponent, Joe Biden.Just the day before, on July 24, former Special Counsel Robert Mueller had testified for several hours before Congress, a day that essentially marked the end of Mueller’s probe into whether Trump and his team had been part of a criminal conspiracy with Russia to tilt the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton. Mueller said there had been ample collusion between the Trump camp and Russia, but not enough evidence existed to prove a conspiracy. He presented evidence that Trump had obstructed justice but left that to Congress to adjudicate.The end of the Mueller probe, an investigation that came close to ensnaring Trump, should have chastened him and left him acutely aware that seeking political backing from a foreign government can carry criminal charges. But that presumes the president is a rational actor. Instead he stuck to his time-worn pathologies (lawlessness, existential risk-taking) by hopping on the phone with Zelensky the very next day — and proceeded to run, broadly speaking, the same play Mueller had examined: inviting a foreign power to interfere in a U.S. election.Ukraine had a $250 million aid package from the U.S. in motion at the time of the call, and in late August the White House put it under review before finally releasing the package almost two weeks ago.According to the Wall Street Journal, a person familiar with the July 25 call with Zelensky said that Trump didn’t mention the aid during the conversation or any other “quid pro quo for his cooperation on any investigation.” It’s unlikely that Zelensky wasn’t aware that the aid package might be imperiled if he didn’t go along. But did Trump need to specifically mention quid pro quos for this episode to be problematic? Legally, yes, of course — an explicit quid pro quo is exactly what you need if you’re going to tee up bribery and extortion charges in a courtroom.From a pure abuse-of-power standpoint — the “high crimes and misdemeanors” that lead to impeachment — it’s not clear that a quid pro quo is essential. Trump muscled the leader of a foreign power to interfere in U.S. affairs so he could get something for himself: a second term as president. As George T. Conway III and Neal Katyal wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post on Friday night, the framers of the Constitution “believed that a president would break his oath if he engaged in self-dealing — if he used his powers to put his own interests above the nation’s.”Giuliani and Trump have tried to paint their tag-teaming in Ukraine as an effort to establish that Biden, somehow, some way, was the one mucking with national security by trying to get his son out of harm’s way there years ago when a corruption probe was launched. As my Bloomberg News colleagues Stephanie Baker and Daryna Krasnolutska reported in May, a Ukrainian official familiar with the corruption push said that no U.S. officials pressured anyone to close cases that might have involved Biden’s son. And Biden’s own focus on corruption in Ukraine came one to two years after Ukraine prosecutors had already dropped the case Trump and Giuliani are so interested in. Adam Entous, a New Yorker reporter, drew the same conclusion, noting that “there is no credible evidence that Biden” did anything untoward. Politifact conducted a thorough fact-check of its own and concluded there was “no evidence to support the idea that Joe Biden advocated with his son's interests in mind” in Ukraine.The Biden stuff is a non-starter and the focus should stay on the president himself. Trump could clear this up by releasing the transcript of his call with Zelensky, something he said he would consider when he met with reporters at the White House on Sunday and acknowledged that he had discussed a corruption probe of Biden with the Ukraine leader. His candor should be tested, because, just like decades ago in Atlantic City, Trump being candid doesn’t mean he’s being truthful.The State Department coordinated Giuliani’s trips to Ukraine, so it probably has helpful records related to those events. Giuliani is ripe for an interview as well, possibly with federal law enforcement officials, though I don’t imagine Attorney General William Barr is looking at all of this with “rule of law” on his mind.The man in the Oval Office is the same person who hurtled into the gambling business in Atlantic City decades ago and couldn’t stop playing chicken with his own well-being for years after. And Trump’s above-the-law presidency, riddled from the beginning with financial conflicts of interest and animated by an executive branch charting a course outside congressional scrutiny, is going to stay on the same path unless American institutions assert themselves.To contact the author of this story: Timothy L. O'Brien at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Matthew Brooker at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Timothy L. O’Brien is the executive editor of Bloomberg Opinion. He has been an editor and writer for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, HuffPost and Talk magazine. His books include “TrumpNation: The Art of Being The Donald.”For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Marriott's (MAR) brand The Ritz- Carlton fortifies its international presence with the opening of The Ritz-Carlton and The Ritz-Carlton Residences in Montenegro.
Hilton (HLT) has ranked #1 on the Best Workplaces™ for Women U.S. list by Fortune and Great Place to Work®. More than half of all Hilton employees in the U.S. are women, including 53% at the management level. Women at Hilton – in corporate offices and across owned and managed properties – have access to a number of programs designed to encourage women’s success at various stages of their careers.
Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta is not overly concerned about the state of the U.S. economy, which is pegged by many analysts to be headed into a recession. Speaking at the 2019 Skift Global Forum Wednesday in New York City, Nassetta argued that low unemployment rates and a strong housing market support the notion that customers […]