During the first quarter, Hilton's group revenue growth increased 7.4 percent year over year, and transient revenue increased 6 percent, president and CEO Christopher Nassetta said in the company's earnings call. It marked the first time "in many quarters" that group growth outpaced transient growth, he added. Revenues from U.S. corporate transient business increased 6.2 percent year over year in the first quarter and were up 12 percent in March, CFO Kevin Jacobs said. Revenues from corporate meetings at Hilton's owned and managed hotels in the United States were up 12 percent in the quarter. ADR at U.S. hotels increased 3.5 percent to $134.34, and ADR at non-U.S. hotels was up 3.7 percent to $159.27 during the quarter. Systemwide occupancy during the quarter increased 1.9 percentage points year over year to 69.8 percent. Get the full story at Business Travel News