Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton

The pioneer of globalization in the hotel industry

For many people, the name Hilton is equivalent to the word ‘hotel’. This is because during his lifetime, Conrad Hilton built the biggest hotel empire in the world. At the beginning of his career, he was purchasing bland hotels to then breathe new life in them. Later, he became famous for taking over the most prestigious hotels in America. Eventually, as one of the first hoteliers, he ventured to conquest the international market. Hilton changed the way in which a hotel business is made, combining top efficiency standards, financial control and modern comfort with the best hospitality traditions. It is no accident that journalist Seena Hamilton wrote about him, “nowhere in the world has one done so much to enhance the prestige of an entire industry as that of Hilton for the hotel industry.”

 

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