Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts
IndustryHotel
Founded1919
FoundersConrad Hilton
Number of locations540 hotels[1]
Area servedGlobal
Key peopleRob Palleschi (Division Head)
ParentHilton Worldwide
Websitehilton.com
 
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Hilton Hotels & Resorts
IndustryHotel
Founded1919
FoundersConrad Hilton
Number of locations540 hotels[1]
Area servedGlobal
Key peopleRob Palleschi (Division Head)
ParentHilton Worldwide
Websitehilton.com
"Hilton Hotel" redirects here. For the parent company, see Hilton Worldwide. For other uses, see Hilton Hotel (disambiguation).

Hilton Hotels & Resorts[2] (formerly known as Hilton Hotels) is an international chain of full service hotels and resorts and the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide.[3]

The original company was founded by Conrad Hilton. Hilton Hotels became the first coast-to-coast hotel chain of the United States in 1943. As of 2010, there were over 530 Hilton branded hotels across the world in 78 countries across six continents. Hilton hotels are either owned by, managed by, or franchised to independent operators by Hilton Worldwide.

Overview[edit]

Hilton Hotel in Tokyo
The Hilton in Sheffield

The Hilton Hotels brand remains one of the company's flagship brands and one of the largest hotel brands in the world. The company places marketing emphasis on both business travel and leisure travel with locations in major city centers, near airports, convention centers, and a number of vacation resorts and leisure-oriented hotels in popular vacation destinations around the world.

The company's Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program is one of the largest of its kind[4] and has numerous partnerships with airlines and car rental companies. Some Hilton Hotels feature an Executive Level lounge for HHonors Gold and Diamond members and those willing to pay for Executive Rooms. The lounge is normally located on the highest floor of the hotel building. In addition to Hilton Hotels, the Hilton HHonors membership can also be used at all other Hilton Worldwide brands.

The U.S. branch of Hilton hotels was reunited with the international properties after more than 40 years in February 2006, when United States-based Hilton Hotels Corporation purchased the hotels division of United Kingdom-based Hilton Group plc, which had acquired Hilton's International operations in 1987 (the companies had been separated originally in 1964).[5]

Hilton Garden Inn in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Notable historic events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hilton hotels and resorts". Hilton Worldwide. 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Refreshed Hilton Hotels & Resorts Brand Identity Emphasizes Leisure Portfolio.
  3. ^ "Company Overview of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc". investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hilton to promote overhauled loyalty scheme". Marketing Week. 16 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hilton Hotels Corporation Press Office" (Press release). Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  6. ^ Conrad N. Hilton Foundation v1.0.
  7. ^ http://www.hotel-dalla s.com/history/history.html
  8. ^ "Celebrate Two of Mankind's Greatest Inventions". Hotels.about.com. 2004-08-13. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  9. ^ Newell, Martin (March 19, 1999). "Independent on Sunday". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  10. ^ "Martin Cooper – Inventor of the cellphone". Cellular.co.za. 1973-04-03. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  11. ^ Nichols, Natalie (October 11, 2007). "Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  12. ^ Hospitality Net. "Hilton Hotels Corporation Opens New Global Headquarters in Fairfax County, Va". Hospitalitynet.org. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  13. ^ "Hilton Hotels & Resorts debuts new brand identity". Hospitality World Network. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  14. ^ Maierbrugger, Arno (2 April 2013). "Hilton to open first hotel in Myanmar". Inside Investor. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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