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Blackstone, Hilton Worldwide partner with Department of Veterans Affairs and Kendall College on hospitality education program

27 August 2014

Global asset manager Blackstone (NYSE: BX), in partnership with its portfolio company Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT), the US Department of Veterans Affairs, and Kendall College in Chicago, said they are launching a first-of-its-kind hospitality education program designed to help veterans and their spouses receive the experience and knowledge that can lead to a meaningful career in hospitality management.

This educational program offers enrollment in courses at Kendall College´s School of Hospitality Management, the cost of which can be covered by GI Bill funds, and a six-month internship at a Hilton Worldwide property. The program is being offered in coordination with the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

Blackstone is one of the world´s leading investment firms. Further information is available at

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. Visit for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at,,, and

Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Ill., and is a member of the Laureate International Universities network.


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