Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

A new food court with a wood-fired pizza oven is opening at Hilton headquarters in McLean, Virginia. Pictured is the fare at nearby Hilton McLean Tysons Corner hotel. Hilton McLean Tysons Corner

Skift Take: The new food hall at Hilton headquarters could turn out to be a nice recruiting tool for employees as they can grab a seat on an attractive outdoor terrace during lunchtime or after work. Opening up the food hall to the public isn't a bad public relations tool, either.

— Dennis Schaal

The Tysons Corner mall in McLean, Virginia is known more for its Fortune 500 companies than its dining options.

Now, one of those Fortune 500 companies, Hilton, is opening a multimillion-dollar, 10,000-square-foot (929 sq. meter) food hall at its corporate headquarters.

The hall was built primarily as an amenity for the 850 or so workers at Hilton corporate headquarters, but it will also be open to the public. Hilton officials say it showcases the company’s commitment to its employees.

The hall includes six separate cooking stations, including a wood-fired pizza oven, an international station and an outdoor terrace. It was to open November 15.

Hilton says it has more properties in the D.C. metro area than in any other major market.

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