Hilton will retain its headquarters in Virginia’s Fairfax County, including significant upgrades to its facility in McLean, VA, according to local government officials.
“Northern Virginia has been Hilton’s home for more than a decade, and the region has played an instrumental role in helping us create the best, most inclusive home for our team members while also managing the demands of a global business,” said Chris Nassetta, president/CEO, Hilton. “We appreciate the continued support of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County and the Tysons Partnership in ensuring we continue to attract strong, diverse talent to our vibrant, growing region.”
Hilton opened its global headquarters in Fairfax County in 2009 and plans to create 350 net new headquarters jobs over the next five years as it reimagines the space.
“I am thrilled that Hilton, a valued corporate citizen, is maintaining its headquarters and expanding its workforce here,” said Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jeffrey C. McKay. “This is a validation of the strong economy we enjoy here in Fairfax County, We have demonstrated time and again that business-friendly policies go hand-in-hand with the high quality of life here, maintaining Fairfax County’s status as the premier destination for starting, moving or expanding your company.”
“I am so pleased that Hilton Worldwide has made the decision to remain in Tysons,” said Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik. “The 2009 move of the Hilton headquarters to Tysons helped spur the transformation of Tysons into a vibrant urban community. Hilton’s Park Place II headquarters and the adjacent Hilton McLean Tysons Corner will now continue to enjoy the benefits of our wonderful community for years to come.”
Hilton currently employs approximately 800 team members at its headquarters location in McLean.
“Hilton’s continued investment in Fairfax County will result in extraordinary benefits for our community,” said Victor Hoskins, president/CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “The diversity of our business base continues to be one of our greatest strengths, and we are honored that Hilton has chosen to continue to play a key role in our corporate ecosystem.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Glenn Youngkin approved $5 million in funds from the Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant. The grant was established as a self-funded program of performance-based incentives that the Commonwealth awards to exceptional economic development projects with large numbers of employees and very high wages relative to average wages for that particular area. The governor also approved a $1 million grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Fairfax County with the project. The company is eligible to receive benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“Virginia is America’s hometown for corporate headquarters, and we are proud that Hilton will continue to call Fairfax County home,” said Youngkin. “For more than a decade, this global company has benefited from the Commonwealth’s combination of strategic location, diverse, world-class talent, and stable business climate, and we look forward to a continued partnership as Hilton recommits to Virginia and reinvents its headquarters for the future.”