SUSTAINABILITY IS NOT JUST A GOAL; IT IS A NECESSITY

THE U.S. HOSPITALITY industry faces an environmental wake-up call as guests seek accommodations that align with their values beyond amenities alone. This
trend has fundamentally changed how hotels approach sustainability, with many adopting practices such as reduced water consumption and energy conservation.

Large hotel chains like Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International have openly declared their efforts to minimize environmental impact. However, achieving
meaningful sustainability requires franchise owners and operators to be on the same page.

“As a global hospitality leader, Hilton is dedicated to providing exceptional guest experiences,” said Jean Garris Hand, Hilton’s vice president of global ESG.
“However, we also recognize our profound responsibility to safeguard the destinations where we operate for future generations of travelers. Our efforts to reduce
energy, carbon emissions, water usage, and waste are integral to Travel with Purpose, Hilton’s comprehensive environmental, social, and governance strategy aimed
at promoting responsible travel worldwide.”