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The Hilton Garden Inn on First and M streets Northeast in the District. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post)

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Hilton Worldwide

The company, with more than 3,750 hotels in 85 countries, has been busy pushing further into the global markets, with a string of new openings in Asia, Latin America and Europe. It threw its hat into the ring in November to redevelop the Old Post Office Pavilion in the District. Hilton proposed turning the local landmark into a 245-room Waldorf Astoria with four restaurants and high-end shops. Bids are being considered by the General Service Administration.


In 1947, Hilton was the first chain to install televisions in guest rooms (at the Roosevelt Hilton in New York City).

7930 Jones Branch Dr.

McLean Va., 22102


Founded: 1919

President and CEO: Christopher J. Nassetta

Revenue: $7900000

Employees (local): 600000 (2621)

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