by Michael J. Shapiro | January 28, 2015
Hilton Worldwide closed out 2014 with the addition of more than 36,000 rooms across 28 countries and territories, the hospitality company reported, representing a 6 percent growth in overall managed and franchised supply. Among the new properties were debuts in Myanmar, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Hilton likewise has a strong development pipeline, including signed agreements for more than 1,350 hotels and nearly 230,000 rooms across 79 countries. More than half of those rooms are under construction. The company's U.S. pipeline grew by nearly 30 percent in 2014, and its Asia Pacific pipeline increased by more than 15 percent.