Hilton Worldwide to expand in Fairfax County, invest $1.8 million and create more than 100 new jobs

Friday, February 11, 2011

Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Hilton Worldwide, which relocated its headquarters from California to Fairfax County in 2009, will invest $1.8 million to relocate more than 100 new jobs in the company's supply management group to the headquarters operation in the Tysons Corner area of the county.

“As we predicted when we first made the decision to move to Virginia, our new location has allowed us to operate even more effectively as a global business and has provided a great quality of life for our team members,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide.

“Hilton Worldwide’s expansion is great news for Fairfax County and for the region’s economy,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “Hilton Worldwide is such a well-respected company that its mere presence gives an aura to Fairfax County as a world-class business address.”

In February 2009, then-Governor Timothy Kaine announced that Hilton would relocate its headquarters from Beverly Hills to Fairfax County, invest at least $17 million in the move and create more than 300 permanent, full-time jobs within 36 months.

Hilton Worldwide spans the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries.

The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the expansion for Virginia. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support company recruitment and training activities.