Hilton Shutters 150 Hotels in China As Coronavirus Concerns Continue to Grow

By Paul Riegler on 12 February 2020
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Hilton Worldwide said Wednesday it had temporarily shuttered 150 of its hotels in China amidst growing concerns about how the new coronavirus is spread.

The move was announced by company CEO Christopher Nassetta in the course of an investor call.

“It goes without saying that the safety and well-being of our team members and our guests remain a paramount priority as we continue to carefully monitor the situation,” he said, adding that Hilton is “working with local governments and health authorities globally to best support our operations and our communities in impacted areas.”

Numerous companies have temporarily closed their stores in China including Starbucks and Apple. Hilton is the first major hotel chain to close a significant number of properties there.

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