"Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (a U.S. company), also noted the SEC’s broad interpretation of the term “affiliate,” stating that it may be deemed to be a controlled affiliate of the Blackstone Group. Because affiliates of the Blackstone Group may be deemed to be Hilton’s affiliates, Hilton Worldwide reported last year the Iran-related activity of Blackstone affiliate Travelport Worldwide Ltd. This is in addition to Hilton disclosing its own reportable activity under Section 219, which included the stay at a Hilton property by an Iranian governmental delegation." (2017)
Hilton is a leading global hospitality with more than 3500 hotels in 81 countries and 130,000 employees. Hilton Worldwide encompasses 10 brands, including Hilton, Conrad, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, and Hilton Grand Vacations ( Company Website).
UANI has learned that the Hilton Manhattan East will host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's for his stay during the 2010 UN General Assembly.
"A security group is threatening to boycott the Hilton hotel chain for planning to host Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during next month's UN General Assembly meeting, The Post has learned. United Against Nuclear Iran said the Hilton Manhattan East should not be accepting "blood money" from Ahmadinejad and the Iranian delegation.
'The Hilton's short-term profit from hosting the Iranian delegation is far outweighed by the grave implications of supporting a terrorist state that is illegally developing nuclear weapons,' UANI President Mark Wallace said in letters to Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta and Manhattan East GM Louis Lach" (New York Post, "A'jad Hotel Boycott," 8/4/10) .