Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Russia
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
55.1 - Hotels and similar accommodation

8,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 November 2011
Employment effect (start)
29 November 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Hilton Worldwide, the multi-national hospitality company based in the USA, will create more than 8500 jobs in Europe (including Turkey and Russia).

Hilton Worldwide is currently developing more than 110 hotels in the region, focusing on strategic growth markets: the UK, Germany, Poland, Russia and Turkey. The company says that an additional 2500 jobs will be safeguarded when existing hotels are converted to Hilton Worldwide brands.

In the UK, 1500 new jobs will be created, with the first new hotel opening in the last quarter of 2011. 400 new positions will open up in Germany and 750 are to be filled in Poland. In Russia, 3000 new roles will be created, while 800 will become available in Turkey.

The corporation has announced its support for schemes to bridge youth unemployment - for instance, engaging with the UK government's Get Britain Working campaign.


  • 29 November 2011: BBC News Website
  • 29 November 2011: Hilton Worldwide press release


Eurofound (2011), Hilton Worldwide, Business expansion in World, factsheet number 72782, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72782.