Hilton Owner Awards Celebrate Guest Experience and Business Members News June 28, 2018 MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today recognized its top owners and developers as winners of the 2017 Hilton Owner Awards. In addition to the annual Development Awards announced each year at the NYU conference, Hilton added a “Top Performer” category to celebrate owners achieving excellence in guest experience and business performance. “Our owners are incredible partners and we are deeply appreciative of their many contributions to our nearly 100-year legacy of spreading the light and warmth of hospitality,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton. “Today we are honored to unveil our 2017 Hilton Owner Awards, which celebrate those owners who truly went above and beyond last year to help us in our journey to deliver exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time.” 2017 Top Performer Awards Top Performer Award: Small Portfolio First Class Hotels, LLC Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Goldman Sachs Conrad Hotels & Resorts Virginia Tech Foundation Curio Collection by Hilton Reading Hospitality, LLC DoubleTree by Hilton Woodbine Hospitality Tapestry Collection by Hilton The Woodlands Development Company Embassy Suites by Hilton First Bristol Corporation Hilton Garden Inn Midamerica Hotels Corporation Hampton by Hilton Kinseth Hospitality Companies Tru by Hilton Lighthouse Properties Homewood Suites by Hilton Sonya Investments Home2 Suites by Hilton Top Performer Award: Mid-Sized Portfolio Welcome Group, Inc Hilton Hotels & Resorts Leadon Operations DoubleTree by Hilton AVR Realty Company, LLC Embassy Suites by Hilton The North Central Group Hilton Garden Inn Truss Development, LLC Hampton by Hilton High Hotels, Ltd. Homewood Suites by Hilton Magnolia Lodging, LLC Home2 Suites by Hilton Top Performer Award: Large Portfolio The Raymond Group Hilton Garden Inn MCR Development, LLC Hampton by Hilton Apple Hospitality REIT Homewood Suites by Hilton Starwood Capital Group Home2 Suites by Hilton The Development Awards recognize the passion, creativity and innovative spirit of Hilton developers that are committed to quality projects, meet or exceed brand standards and have a positive impact on the local community. “We are excited to recognize our developers after a tremendous year of growth, innovation and success,” said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development, U.S. and Canada, Hilton. “Our team is proud to work with our dedicated partners on world-class projects that create an everlasting impact on our guests, communities and the hospitality industry.” The Hilton Development team selects the winners based on distinct criteria including, total number or quality of hotels developed and in operation, commitment to project quality, impact on local community and early adoption of newer brands. 2017 North American Development Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Alpesh Patel Kana Hotel Group Multi-Brand Developer of the Year Robert G. Schaedle, III Chartwell Hospitality, LLC New Developer of the Year – Canada Caroline Parent Hotel Logisco S.E.C. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Québec City /Saint-Romuald New Developer of the Year – United States Stephen J. Congel Pyramid Management Group, LLC Embassy Suites by Hilton Syracuse Destiny USA Developer of the Year – United States Lifestyle: Monty Hoffman, Mark Dorigan & Shawn Seaman – PN Hoffman Canopy by Hilton Washington DC The Wharf Full Service: Roedel Companies Hotel Saranac, Curio Collection by Hilton Focused Service: Innisfree Hotels Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Walton Beach Focused Service: OTO Development Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton – Santa Monica All Suites: Mac Haik Realty Embassy Suites by Hilton Houston West – Katy & Embassy Suites By Hilton College Station Developer of the Year – Canada Dr. Steve Gupta Eastons Group of Hotels Inc. Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport New Build/Adaptive Reuse of the Year 2017 New Build of the Year Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Property: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills Developer: Oasis West Realty, LLC 2017 New Build of the Year Tapestry Collection by Hilton Property: Hotel Skyler Syracuse, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Developer: Woodbine Hospitality 2017 New Build of the Year Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property: Hilton Des Moines Downtown Developer: IEC Hotel Corporation 2017 New Build of the Year DoubleTree by Hilton Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park Developer: Scott Ehrlich, Lincoln Park Hotel, LLC 2017 New Build of the Year Embassy Suites by Hilton Property: Embassy Suites by Hilton Oahu Kapolei Developer: Western States Lodging 2017 New Build of the Year Hampton by Hilton Property: Hampton Inn & Suites Portland-Pearl District Developer: The Raymond Group 2017 New Build of the Year Homewood Suites by Hilton Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Charleston Historic District Developer: Tara Investments 2017 New Build of the Year Home2 Suites by Hilton Property: Home2 Suites by Hilton Murfreesboro Developer: Kana Hotel Group 2017 New Build of the Year Hilton Garden Inn Property: Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta Developer: Huntington Hotel Group 2017 New Build of the Year Tru by Hilton Property: Tru by Hilton Lancaster East Developer: Justin Shelton & Dave Hogg, Springwood Hospitality Dual-Brand of the Year Property: Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Boulder Developer: Sage Hospitality Resources Conversion of the Year 2017 Conversion of the Year Curio a Collection by Hilton Property: The Statler Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton Developer: 1914 Commerce Leasing, LLC 2017 Conversion of the Year Tapestry Collection by Hilton Property: The Troubadour Hotel New Orleans, Tapestry Collection by Hilton Developer: Slumber Corners Manager, LLC 2017 Conversion of the Year Hilton Hotels & Resorts Property: Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza Developer: Millennium Hotels & Resorts 2017 Conversion of the Year DoubleTree by Hilton Property: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach Developer: Sotherly Hotels 2017 Conversion of the Year Hampton by Hilton Property: Hampton Inn Marathon – Florida Keys Developer: Baywood Hotels, Inc. 2017 Conversion of the Year Homewood Suites by Hilton Property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport Developer: Hannah Greenberg & Robert Alter. SVI Airport LLC 2017 Conversion of the Year Home2 Suites by Hilton Property: Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Norcross Developer: Subhash N. Patel, Global Management & Investment 2017 Conversion of the Year Hilton Garden Inn Property: Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio Airport South Developer: Baywood Hotels, Inc. Conversion Developer of the Year – Canada Property: DoubleTree by Hilton Toronto Airport & Doubletree by Hilton Halifax Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Developer: Manga Hotels Inc. Resort Development of the Year Property: The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club Developer: Blackstone About Hilton Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 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.