Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ( Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. ("Hilton" or the "Company") (NYSE: HLT) today reported its second quarter 2017 results. Credit: Hilton.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. has revealed its Q2 2017 results, with net income reported for the second quarter at US$167 million. 

Here are some key takeaways:

The hotel giant added 13,400 net rooms in the second quarter, which represents approximately 30% growth from the same period in 2016. Hilton has also approved 27,400 new rooms for development during the second quarter, growing Hilton's development pipeline to a record 332,000 rooms, representing 15% growth from June 30, 2016.

In the second quarter of 2017, Hilton opened 107 hotels consisting of 15,600 rooms, achieving net unit growth of 13,400 rooms, which is nearly 30% higher than in the second quarter of 2016.

As of June 30, 2017, Hilton's development pipeline totaled approximately 332,000 rooms at 2,153 hotels throughout 104 countries and territories, including 36 countries and territories where Hilton does not currently have any open hotels. Of the rooms in the pipeline, 169,000 rooms, or more than half of the pipeline, were located outside the U.S., and over 169,000 rooms were under construction.

From April 2017 to June 30, 2017, system-wide comparable RevPAR grew 1.8%. This is primarily from increased ADR at international hotels. Management fee and franchise fee revenues increased as a result of increases in RevPAR of 1.7%.

Cash available for capital return is projected to be between $1.0 billion and $1.1 billion.

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