Hilton Hotels is a brand owned by Hilton Worldwide Holdings Incorporated, an international hospitality company. As of 2010, the full name of the brand is Hilton Hotels and Resorts.
The Blackstone Group, a private equity firm, had private ownership of the brand's parent company, Hilton Worldwide, until 2013. Following an initial public offering in December 2013, it is now a publicly traded company. It trades under the ticker symbol HLT on the New York Stock Exchange. With the public offering, the Blackstone Group became the majority stockholder in Hilton Worldwide.
Of the nearly 3,900 hotel properties operated by Hilton Worldwide, 540 use the Hilton Hotels and Resorts brand.