Hilton Worldwide Holdings Incorporated is a global hotel chain, and Hilton Hotels is one of its brands. As of the year 2010, Hilton Hotels and Resorts is the entire name of the company.
Until 2013, Hilton Worldwide was privately owned by the Blackstone Group, a private equity business. It went public in a stock market debut in December 2013, and its shares can now be purchased by anyone. On the New York Stock Exchange, it can be found listed as “HLT.” Because of the IPO, the Blackstone Group now owns more than half of Hilton Worldwide.
Only 540 of Hilton Worldwide’s about 3,900 hotels use the Hilton Hotels and Resorts name.