he Hilton Class program is part of Open Doors, Hilton's global commitment to impact at least one million young people by 2019 by helping them realize their full potential. Credit: Conrad Hotels & Resorts.

BALI, Indonesia - Hilton (NYSE:HLT) today announced the signing of a school partnership agreement with Bali State Polytechnic. Under the partnership, Hilton will leverage its global expertise and resources, and its presence in Indonesia, to deliver a Hilton Class program that will provide industry-focused knowledge and hands-on skills training to complement the institution's curriculum. This partnership is Hilton's first academic alliance in Indonesia and its fifth in the South East Asia and India region.

"Our partnership with Bali State Polytechnic underscores our commitment to Indonesia and its growing tourism industry. By providing tomorrow's talent a new avenue to grow their capabilities and learn more about hospitality, we hope to open their minds to the world of opportunities our industry has to offer and to make a positive impact on their future," said Nils-Arne Schroeder, regional general manager, Indonesia, Hilton.

The Hilton Class program is part of Open Doors, Hilton's global commitment to impact at least one million young people by 2019 by helping them realize their full potential. Engaging and preparing young people through school alliances, apprenticeship programs and professional development programs is part of Hilton's approach to drive programs that connect, prepare and employ young people around the world. The Open Doors commitment builds on Travel with Purpose, the company's global corporate responsibility strategy to create shared value for the communities, business and environment in which it operates.

"Bali State Polytechnic is honored to partner Hilton on the Hilton Class program which offers our students invaluable real-world exposure that is not possible in an academic setting. This alliance is testament to the commitment to our vision to develop graduates who will be competitive in the dynamic global tourism job market," said Ir. Made Mudhina, Director of Bali State Polytechnic.

Under the partnership, up to 35 promising students from the institution will be selected for the Hilton Class program. These students will attend Hilton Class as part of their industrial training, in addition to their academic curriculum at the institution. Hilton will also host guest lectures and presentations, as well as organize on-site visits to Hilton hotels.

Students under the Hilton Class program will also be offered internships at Hilton hotels in Indonesia for a period of three to six months, during which they will benefit from on-the-job training across key hotel functions. In addition, Hilton may offer top performing students full-time employment upon their graduation from Bali State Polytechnic.

Imuthia Yanindra
Conrad Bali
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Joyce Moo
Hilton Worldwide – Asia Pacific
+65 6833 9703

About Travel with Purpose
Travel with Purpose is Hilton's corporate responsibility commitment to providing shared value to its business and communities by creating opportunities for individuals to reach their full potential; strengthening communities where Hilton operates; and preserving environments through the measurement, analysis and improvement of the company's use of natural resources. Visit cr.hiltonworldwide.com to learn more.

About Bali State Polytechnic
Bali State Polytechnic (BSP) is a leading vocational education institution in Bali. It is located in a strategic area of tourism in Bali, The Paradise Island. It provides you with two fields of study: engineering and commerce. Engineering is divided into Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Departments while commerce is divided into Tourism, Accounting and Business Administration Departments. Moreover, Bali State Polytechnic will conduct non-regular Open Distance Learning for all study programs.

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About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 863,000 rooms, in 106 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.

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