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 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.
On 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
While 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.
Besides Nairobi National Park, you can still visit several other Kenya safari destinations such as Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Tsavo East National Park, Aberdares National Park and Amboseli National Park East Africa being country of extensive savanna grassland plains, you still enjoy a similar Africa safaris adventures when you make a Uganda safari to any of Uganda wildlife safari destinations such as Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park. This Uganda safari tour experience gives you an enchanted opportunity to enjoy thrilling encounters with several of the 5 big Africa game which include lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, African bush elephants and rhinos as well as a variety of other wild mammals.
Uganda the land of apes
To primatologists and any other person who is intrigued by these wild cousins of ours, Uganda isn’t only the Pearl of Africa as many of us know it to be but also is truly the home of primates and this is because Uganda is home to over 13 primate species a number that isn’t easily found elsewhere on the planet. Are you on a search for mountain gorillas? If you’re then getting your bags ready and make that Uganda safari tour because Uganda is home to these elusive mountain gorillas which are found in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.. These gentle giants in Uganda almost constitute half of the world’s gorilla population which is currently standing at around 1000 individuals.
When you make your Uganda tour to this pearl of Africa, you will come to realize that mountain gorillas are just a part of what really Uganda has to offer. Uganda still has more attractions you will encounter in case you decide to make a Uganda wildlife safari. After a really spectacular encounter with the gorillas, Uganda gives you an opportunity to meet another great ape species and this is the chimpanzee. With a safari Uganda to Kibale Forest National Park Uganda, you are assured for a memorable encounter with the chimpanzees that will definitely fascinate you with their high levels of intelligence. However, as you search for the chimpanzees in Kibale you have an opportunity to meet 12 other primate species and these include the black and white colobus monkeys, the grey-cheeked mangabeys, the l’hoest monkeys, the olive baboons, vervet monkeys, red-tailed monkeys, patas monkeys and many more.
However, Uganda isn’t the only destinations where you can get to encounter primates in East Africa but they can also be found in in Congo and Rwanda. Rwanda gives you an encounter with chimpanzees that are found in Nyungwe Forest National Park and also the magical gorillas that are found in Virunga National Park. A Rwanda gorilla safari to Volcanoes National Park gives you an opportunity to see one of the 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you a fantastic Rwanda gorilla tour experience. A Congo gorilla safari experience, on the other hand, takes you either Virunga National Park where you have a chance to encounter Mountain gorillas as this park is home to 8 gorilla families or Kahuzi Biega National Park where you will be in for a thrilling moment with the eastern lowland gorillas.
Have your ultimate Africa safari experience.
At Kenya safaris tour, we would like to take you on your next Africa safari adventure to any of the Kenya safari destinations with our wide range Kenya tour package options that are based on the numbers of days of interest and destinations to be visited. These include short Kenya wildlife safaris and long Kenya safaris. Besides Kenya wildlife safaris, we offer other Africa safari adventures such as gorilla safaris adventures that take place in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda, you can decide to extend your Kenya wildlife safari to any of these gorilla destinations for a gorilla experience. Uganda gorilla safaris are carried out in either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park which habituate over 400 gorillas.
During your Uganda gorilla tour expect to encounter one of the 19 gorilla families that are found in this country. Rwanda gorilla safaris are carried out in volcanoes national park, volcanoes is home to over 10 gorilla families that have been habituated to give you an ultimate Rwanda gorilla tour experience. As of today Rwanda is positioning itself as a luxury Africa gorilla tour destination of choice as it has done so much in establishing luxury facilities especially lodges to cater for the needs of luxury tourists in a bid to lure more luxury or high profile personalities to visit Rwanda for a luxurious gorilla trekking Rwanda experience.
Congo is another gorilla destination of choice Gorilla trekking in Congo, on the other hand, occurs in Virunga National park or Kahuzi Biega National Park. What is so special about Congo gorilla tours is the possibility of encountering 2 unique gorilla species. If you decide to visit Kahuzi Biega National Park Congo during your Congo gorilla safari, then expect to meet the eastern lowland gorillas while, if you decide to go to Virunga National Park then an encounter with the majestic mountain gorillas is eminent.
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- 1 day Amboseli
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- 5 Days Nakuru Naivasha & Mara Wildlife Safari
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- 13 days gorilla chimps & wildlife.