Hilton plans to create more than 8500 jobs in Europe over the next three years. Additional 2 500 jobs will be saved by converting existing hotels under the Hilton Worldwide brand.
Nowadays Hilton is developing 110 hotels in the region. For these hotels the global hotel chain will attract employees all over Europe focusing on strategic such markets as Great Britain, Russia, Turkey, Germany and Poland. Most of 110 hotels are to be opened untill the end of 2014.
Simon Vincent, the president of Hilton Worldwide in Europe, said: "While unemployment in Europe continues to grow, Hilton Worldwide is actively developing, which allows us to create excellent career opportunities. Hotel owners and developers are interested in our world-class brands and so attracting and preserving the best talented staff is our primary objective. We strive to lead in this area and are working hard to ensure that this advantage will be successful during the period of growth".
Russia will become one of the Hilton priority areas. According to the plans of opening 25 new hotels over the next 3 years, the hotel chain is going to create up to 3000 new jobs. Until 2014 Hilton plans to open hotels in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Volgograd, Voronezh and Perm.
Approximately 1,500 people will be able to start a new career in Hilton Worldwide hotels in the UK, where more than 20 hotels will be opened. 1900 jobs will be retained by rebranding 10 existing hotels and including them into the Hilton Worldwide chain.
About 800 jobs will be created in Turkey, where in 2014 14 hotels are planned to be opened. More than 400 new jobs will be created in three new hotels in Germany, and about 750 jobs - in 11 new hotels in Poland.
Key hotel openings of the next 12 months:
Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt, Germany (4 quarter 2011);
Waldorf Astoria Berlin, Germany (2 quarter 2012);
Hilton Garden Inn Krasnodar, Russia (2 quarter 2012);
Doubletree by Hilton Lodz, Poland (4 quarter 2012);
Hilton Bursa and Hampton by Hilton Bursa, Turkey (1 quarter 2012);
DoubleTree by Hilton Lincoln, United Kingdom (4 quarter 2011);
Hilton St George's Park, Burton-on-Trent and Hampton by Hilton St George's Park, Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom (3 quarter 2012)
Hilton Worldwide is highly valued in the reviews of the best employers and jobs for young professionals in Europe (for example, Sunday Times admitted it in the rating of "The Best Employing Companies". The company was recognized as the most popular employer among the graduates in the hotel industry, tourism and recreation in 2011 at Target Jobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards and received the highest ranking positions as an employer in the hotel business in the German survey Schülerbarometer 2011. In November 2011 Hilton Worldwide won the Grand Prix at the 12th Annual World Hotel Industry Award of the MKG Group in Paris.
Ilya Kalachev, according to press-release