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Hilton has appointed Sabu Raghavan as Vice President, Human Resources, India

With over two decades of experience in human resources in the education and hospitality industry, Sabu joined Hilton in 2011 and was most recently based in Singapore where he oversaw human resources for Southeast Asia and India.

Sabu’s new role will see him focusing exclusively on India, working closely with Hilton’s leadership team to drive culture and talent development among Hilton team members.

Based in the Gurugram office in India, Sabu will report to Lara Hernandez, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Asia Pacific, and will work closely with the India leadership team and lead the HR strategy for India.

Hilton franchise

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., formerly Hilton Hotels Corporation, is an American multinational hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and resorts.

Founded by Conrad Hilton in May 1919, the corporation is now led by Christopher J. Nassetta.

As of March 31, 2019, Hilton is headquartered in Tyson Corner Virginia. its portfolio includes 5,757 properties (including timeshare properties) with 923,110 rooms in 113 countries and territories, including 689 that are managed and 4,947 that are franchised, with the combined managed and franchised properties having a total of 893,494 rooms, in addition to 68 that are owned or leased (including 59 that are wholly owned or leased, one owned by a consolidated non-wholly owned entity, two that are leased by consolidated  Variable Interest Entities (VIEs) and six that are owned or leased by unconsolidated affiliates. Prior to their December 2013 Initial Public Offer, Hilton was ranked as the 36th largest privately held company in the United States by Forbes

Hilton has 15 brands across different market segments, including Conrad Hotels & Resorts Canopy by Hilton- A Collection by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree By Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home 2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Tru by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and Motto by Hilton.

hilton hotlesOn December 12, 2013, Hilton again became a public company, raising an estimated $2.35 billion in its second IPO. At the time, the Blackstone Group held a 45.8 per cent stake in the company. In October 2016, China’s HNA Group agreed to acquire a 25 per cent equity interest in Hilton from Blackstone.

The transaction was expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. Hilton’s largest stockholders were until mid-2018 HNA Group, Blackstone, and Wellington Management Group which own 25%, 15.2%, and 6.7% of Hilton common stock respectively. Hilton Hotels are now a stand-alone company.

Hilton was founded by Conrad Hilton, in Cisco, Texas in 1919 and had its headquarters in Beverly Hills California from 1969 until 2009. In August 2009, the company moved to Tysons Corner, unincorporated Fair Fax County Virginia near McLean.

Hilton in Africa

Various Hilton hotel brands have opened shop and are continuing to make their presence felt in Africa as they have set up a number of numerous hotels on the African continent. This means that if you’re a person who is only comfortable to stay in an international brand hotel, you don’t need to give up your Africa safari dream because there are quite a number of hotels in major cities around Africa that are running under this franchise name.

Hilton in Kenya

If you make an Africa safari to Kenya, you can choose to stay in any of the various Hilton hotels in the Kenyan capital Nairobi such as Hilton Garden Inn in Nairobi, DoubleTree by Hilton Nairobi Hurlington, Hilton Nairobi

hilton kenya2While you enjoy your Kenya safari holiday in any of the available Hilton hotels you can make a 1 day Kenya wildlife safari to Nairobi National Park. Nairobi National park is located only 7km away from Nairobi city and when you make a Kenya wildlife safari visit to Nairobi national you will be ushered in with a spectacular view of the Nairobi city skyline as you so close to Kenya’s capital city. Nairobi National Park is bordered by Nairobi city in the north, Jomo Kenyatta international airport in the east, Oloolua forest in the west, and Tuala area in the south.

A visit to Nairobi National Park puts you on a direct encounter with some of Africa’s prime savanna wild game which include giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, east black rhinos, waterbucks and baboons. Any birding enthusiastic shouldn’t miss a Kenya safari visit to Nairobi national park as its home to 500 bird species which include Black Headed Heron, Blacksmith Lapwing, Long Tailed Fiscal, Ostrich, Abyssinian Thrush, Grey Crowned Crane, Hartlaub’s Bustard, Kori Bustard, Martial Eagle, Secretary Bird, White Headed Vulture, White Bellied Bustard, Sooty Falon, Fischer’s Lovebird.

Featured Park: Masai Mara

Maasai Mara National Reserve lies in southwestern Kenya in the Kenyan rift valley province in Narok County bordering Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.