Visit Florida

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Hilton cuts more than 2,000 corporate jobs

Hotel giant Hilton has cut 2,100 corporate jobs due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

That is more than 20% of all corporate positions globally as business and leisure travel demand remains muted.

It hasn't disclosed exactly how many jobs have gone at Hilton's corporate HQ at McLean, Virginia and other offices globally.

Hilton employs about 10,000 in corporate positions.

"Never in Hilton's 101-year history has our industry faced a global crisis that brings travel to a virtual standstill," said Hilton CEO, Christopher Nassetta.

Hilton said it would also it extend previously announced furloughs and pay cuts for some staff for another three months.

Rivals Marriott and Hyatt have announced similar measures to shore up their businesses with occupancy rates at historic lows.

Occupancy rates are slowly ticking up but are still only a fraction of normal levels.

Hospitality analytics firm pegged occupancies at just 32% in mid-May.


Story Image

Your Comments

, be the first to post a comment.
Your email:

Email other comments made to this story

NOTE: Comments are subject to admin approval before being posted.
Mole Poll
Are any of your clients travelling during the lockdown?
Yes - Business 32.14 %
No 42.86 %
Yes - Leisure 25 %

Thank you for your vote

What is GoodtoGo?

Current UK Special Edition

Current US Special Edition

Current Asia/Pacific Special Edition


Should the UK have a Cabinet Minister for Tourism ? UKInbound talk to TravelMole

Travelzoo talk about 2021 prospects - what's hot and what's not

The Rocky Mountaineer comes to Colorado

Destination Marketing Campaigns explained by Brightons 'Never Normal' Team

Sri Lanka 2021 - its the place to be