Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc was incorporated in Delaware on March 18, 2010. It is a hospitality company and along with its subsidiaries is engaged in owning, leasing, managing, developing and franchising hotels, resorts and timeshare properties. The Company owned, leased, managed or franchised approximately 4,322 hotel and resort properties in 94 countries and territories. The Company operates in three segments including management and franchise; ownership; and timeshare. Through its management and franchise segment, which consists of 4,134 hotels with 649,314 rooms, it manages hotels, resorts and timeshare properties owned by third parties and it license its brands to franchisees. Its ownership segment consists of 144 hotels with 58,954 rooms as of December 31, 2014 in which it had an ownership interest or lease. Through its timeshare segment, which consists of 44 properties comprising 6,794 units it markets and sells timeshare intervals, operates timeshare resorts and a timeshare membership club and provides consumer financing. The Company's competitors include Accor S.A., Carlson Rezidor Group, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Marriott International, Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and Wyndham Worldwide Corporation. The Company's business is subject to various foreign and U.S. federal and state laws and regulations.