MCLEAN, Va. - U.S. News & World Report honored three hotels within the Hilton Portfolio as the best hotels in the USA and 19 as one of the best hotels within their market. All hotels were named as part of the publisher's annual ranking of hotels that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences.

"For nearly a century, our number one priority each and every day has been to provide guests world-class hospitality," said Jim Holthouser, executive vice president, Global Brands, Hilton Worldwide. "The U.S. News & World Report recognition reinforces our commitment to developing direct relationships with our guests and ensuring an outstanding, innovative experience."

Below is the full list of 2016 Hilton winners:

GOLD BADGE WINNERS

Earned a "Best Hotels in the USA" award:

SILVER BADGE WINNERS

Identified as one of the "Best Hotels" within its market:

The Best Hotels methodology combines a hotel's industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings. U.S. News scored luxury hotels, identifying the top 10 percent in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with Gold badges and the top 30 percent within specific markets with Silver badges. The rankings include over 2,500 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

"Travelers don't have to waste time searching for a great hotel," said Erin Shields, travel editor for U.S. News. "The 2016 Best Hotels are adored by industry experts and travelers alike for their great amenities, comfortable rooms and exemplary service."

For more information about the 2016 Best Hotels, please visit travel.usnews.com/Hotels or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #BestHotels16.

Contacts:
Lauren Skrincosky
Hilton Worldwide
(703) 883 5824
lauren.skrincosky@hilton.com

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.