Essay about Hilton : A Competitive Advantage

974 Words Nov 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Incorporated was founded in Delaware in 1919 by Conrad N. Hilton. The company quickly became one of the largest and fastest growing in the industry with more of 715,062 rooms in 94 countries and territories. In 2013, Hilton became the largest hotel company IPO in hotel history when it was taken public by Blackstone Group LP with a total price of $2.35 billion. Hilton has 12 world-class brands to create a well-rounded hospitality chain. With the industry constantly changing and adapting to new trends, Hilton is currently working on future pipeline endeavors that will have 230,000 future room capacities. A few current and potential problems include: lacking a strong management training program and the overall capital structure of the company.
Analysis of strategic In regards to the hotel industry Hilton does a few things very well. Their core competencies are: their sustainability through their Light Stay program, their Hilton H-Honors rewards program in regards to business and luxury travel, and their continuous innovation through apps and technology. Hilton does not have a competitive advantage or any distinctive competencies. They do a lot of things well, but nothing that stands out in regards to competition. Hilton will continue to sustain their core competencies through continuous innovation and building on the things that they already doing well. They have set and met goals for their Light-Stay program by reducing their…

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