Hilton Hotels and Resorts

2015 Franchise 500
At a Glance

Products & Services: Upscale hotels and resorts

Number of Locations: 553

Total Investment: $56M - $97.1M

Founded: 1919

Began Franchising: 1965

About Hilton Hotels and Resorts

Hilton is part of the portfolio of brands at Hilton Worldwide, which has hotels in more than 90 countries. Other Hilton Worldwide brands include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 217 14 209 113
2013 223 14 203 114
2012 224 15 193 119
2011 231 15 188 119
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $55,999,500 - $97,117,875
Franchise Fee: $75,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 23 years, renewable
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Accounts Receivable

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 days. At existing hotels; at regional office
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #135 (2015), #128 (2014), #101 (2013), #101 (2012), #94 (2011),
America's Top Global: #65 (2015), #147 (2014), #97 (2013), #84 (2012), #79 (2011),

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