Published November 27, 2013
In another win for the New York Stock Exchange, Hilton Worldwide announced plans on Wednesday to list its initial public offering on the Big Board.
Hilton’s $1.25 billion IPO is set to be one of the largest offerings in recent years and comes after the hotel giant was taken private in 2007 by Blackstone Group (BX) for more than $18 billion. That marked one of the hotel industry’s largest-ever go-private transactions.
In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Hilton said it intends to list its shares of common stock on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “HLT.”
Hilton marks one of the highest profile IPOs since Twitter’s (TWTR) highly-anticipated debut last month. Both NYSE and Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ) fought over the right to bring the social media company public, but the Big Board ultimately won out.
Hilton, whose brands include Doubletree and Embassy Suites, unveiled its IPO plans in September and said it generated $9.28 billion in revenue in 2012, up 5.6% from the year before. The hotel giant posted operating income of $1.1 billion last year, compared with $975 million in 2011.