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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) and Park Hotels & Resorts (PK) began trading on the NYSE on 4 Jan 2017

  • Hilton (HLT) spinoffs
Nearly 10 months after announcing plans to spin off its real estate and timeshare businesses, Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) is expected to officially split into three Tuesday.

The transaction will create two new public companies: a real estate investment trust called Park Hotels & Resorts and the timeshare business Hilton Grand Vacations. Shares of both will begin trading Wednesday morning on the New York Stock Exchange. Park will use the ticker “PK” and Hilton Grand Vacations “HGV.”



Executives and guests of Hilton Grand Vacations (NYSE:HGV) visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate their spin-off from Hilton (NYSE:HLT). To mark the occasion President and Chief Executive Officer of Hilton Grand Vacations, Mark Wang, rings the Opening Bell. (Photo Credit: NYSE)

Hilton's board approved the transaction, including a one-for-three stock split, Dec. 5. The split will reduce the number of shares of Hilton stock from 990 million to 330 million; Hilton shareholders will get two shares of Park common stock and one share of Grand Vacations stock for every 10 shares of Hilton stock they own.

The move comes as Hilton takes on a much larger competitor in Marriott International Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), which completed its merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in September. Hilton has about 300,000 rooms in its pipeline and a total of 789,000 rooms open. Marriott has 420,000 rooms in its pipeline and more than 1.1 million rooms open.

Park Hotels & Resorts is taking 69 properties off of Hilton’s hands, including the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner next to Hilton’s headquarters.

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