29/11/2011 09:02 GMT

Hilton Hotels To Create Extra 1,500 Jobs In Chain Expansion

Hilton is to create around 1,500 jobs by opening more than 20 new hotels in the UK as part of a big expansion over the next few years, it has been announced.

The firm is planning over 110 new hotels by 2014 across Europe, leading to 8,500 new jobs.

Simon Vincent, Hilton's area president, Europe, said: "While unemployment figures in Europe continue to rise, Hilton Worldwide is experiencing an exciting period of growth which will see us continue to offer a wealth of rewarding career options."

The UK, Russia, Turkey, Germany and Poland were identified as key growth areas for new hotels and jobs, with new sites in areas including Lincoln and Burton on Trent.