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Hilton’s a Nice Place to Work

Hilton UK & Ireland has become the only hospitality and service
company in the UK to be included in the ‘FT Best Workplaces UK 2005’ list.  In an
award ceremony at Vinopolis on Tuesday 26 April, Hilton UK & Ireland was named at
39th place in the list of the UK’s top 50 employers, alongside companies such as
American Express, Carphone Warehouse and Lehman Brothers.The annual FT Best Workplace UK list is compiled by the Great Place to Work
Institute and is open to any organisation with at least 50 UK based employees. The
organisations are assessed by an impartial employee survey of maximum 250 employees
asked about their views, backed up by a two-part management questionnaire.

Wolfgang M. Neumann, Area President for Hilton UK & Ireland, was thrilled with the
achievement: “I am immensely proud that Hilton UK & Ireland has been recognised in
this exclusive list of top companies.  With over 13,000 full time colleagues in the
UK, Hilton is committed to providing a stimulating and rewarding workplace and
offers top class training and development programmes for all team members.  We are
delighted that this has been recognised by the Great Place to Work Institute.”

The judges’ comments mentioned, in particular, the award-winning Hilton University,
which offers free tailored e-learning courses for all colleagues, as well as the
Hilton Exchange, which sees all General Managers and departmental representatives
discussing actions within the hotels.  Further comments included the strong approach
to disability awareness throughout the company.