>Hilton outsources software development to Accenture

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>(Hospitality Business News)  MCLEAN, Va. and NEW YORK; Dec. 14, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Hilton Worldwide announced today a multi-year agreement to provide the global hospitality company with application development and support services for its property management systems and multi-brand, transactional websites covering more than 3,600 hotels worldwide.  As part of the agreement, Accenture will also be supporting Hilton Worldwide with a global service desk for the company’s hotels.

“We are excited to welcome Accenture, one of the world’s leading technology companies, to the Innovation Collaborative,” said Robert Webb, Hilton Worldwide’s Chief Information Officer. “Accenture’s global experience in the hospitality industry and existing knowledge of Hilton Worldwide’s systems will allow us to further explore our next-generation system capabilities.”

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