8 Sep, 2015
MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–September 04, 2015– Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced parental leave policies that it claims will be the best offered by any major global hospitality company in the United States and Puerto Rico.
The benefits will be available to Team Members at owned and managed hotels and corporate offices with one year of service or greater. Beginning on January 1, 2016, the benefits will include:
- All new parents – including fathers and adoptive parents – will receive two weeks of fully paid parental leave.
- New mothers who give birth will receive an additional eight weeks of maternity leave, for a total of 10 weeks of fully paid leave.
“Our Team Members are at the heart of delivering exceptional experiences to our guests. That’s why we are committed to providing them with industry-leading benefits and a culture that supports balancing work and family,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide. “As a family-friendly company, we know that parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent.”
“This is part of a series of actions that we are planning to implement in order to continue to recruit and retain the best talent and be a great place to work,” said Matt Schuyler, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton Worldwide. “We are proud to be at the forefront of driving significant change in our industry by introducing parental leave policies that reflect our strong support for our Team Members and their growing families.”
Hilton’s parental leave benefits will cover approximately 40,000 Team Members in the United States across the company’s owned and managed hotels and corporate offices.