Accenture and Hilton Worldwide Announce Partnership

Accenture and Hilton Worldwide announced today a multi-year agreement to provide the global hospitality company with application development and support services for its property management systems and multi-brand, transactional websites covering more than 3,600 hotels and resorts worldwide.

"We are proud to support Hilton Worldwide's global network as the newest member of their Innovation Collaborative," said Michael Boushka, Accenture's North America Transportation and Travel Services Lead. "We will leverage our leading-edge services to strengthen the company's technological capabilities and improve efficiencies, while freeing up Hilton Worldwide's workforce to concentrate on innovating in the hospitality arena."

This agreement makes Accenture a founding member of the Hilton Worldwide Innovation Collaborative, a consortium of technology leaders working together to deliver cutting-edge solutions for varied business needs. With its partners, Hilton Worldwide plans to enhance its operational efficiencies and continue to provide a world-class experience for guests.

"We are excited to welcome Accenture, one of the world's leading technology companies, to the Innovation Collaborative," said Robert Webb, Hilton Worldwide's Chief Information Officer. "Accenture's global experience in the hospitality industry and existing knowledge of Hilton Worldwide's systems will allow us to further explore our next-generation system capabilities."

Accenture is a global management consulting and technology services company, with approximately 204,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010.

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands, which are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and resorts in 82 countries, and include Hilton Grand Vacations Club timeshare resorts.
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