Conrad Hilton
American politician
Conrad Hilton
Conrad Nicholson Hilton was an American businessman and investor. He is well known for being the founder of the Hilton Hotels chain.
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Conrad Hilton's personal information overview.
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Paris Hilton to launch her brand at shoppers stop next month - Economic Times
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MUMBAI | BANGALORE: Paris Hilton-American actor, singer, fashionista and great-grand daughter of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton-will spread her business empire to India next month by launching her handbags and fashion accessories
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Earthquake-focussed mentoring scheme for young Cantabrians - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
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Marlene Poynder, General Manager Hilton Queenstown and Kawarau Hotel Managed by Hilton, commented “our founder, Conrad Hilton, saw travel as a powerful way to improve the world, and today as part of our mission to be the preeminent global hospitality
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Former leader of India spreads message to UH - The Daily Cougar
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Kalam gave his “What I Can Give” address, named after his philanthropic mission he started in May, to students and faculty at the UH Conrad Hilton Ballroom. In a speech that lasted nearly 30 minutes, the scientist, politician and humanitarian
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5 Celebrity Daughters Who've Done Porn - Screen Junkies
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Richard Howard Hilton, in fact, grandson of Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton (who is currently famous for being a character on Mad Men). Anyway, Paris Hilton set the porno industry on fire by accident when a sex tape she made with boyfriend Rick
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Promoting Tourism - Manila Bulletin
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Conrad Hilton, ''Be My Guest'' MANILA, Philippines — If the search for the new Ombudsman appeared to have taken longer than usual, it turned out to be a fait-accompli all along as retired Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio Morales had always been
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Paris Hilton enters real estate business - Times of India
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Dailystar reports that the reality TV star and entrepreneur, whose great-granddad Conrad Hilton founded the Hilton Hotel chain, is going into business with Century Properties bosses and was expected to unveil the joint commercial project Saturday. ... -
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Hilton postpones opening latest luxury unit until next year - The Portugal News
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“Hilton Worldwide is still very excited about the Conrad Algarve project and construction is progressing”, the source told Lusa News Agency. Investment in the Conrad Hilton has been estimated at €150 million and is expected to create around 100 jobs
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Big Country Journal: Teacher wants to turn depot into a transportation museum - Abilene Reporter-News
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The answer has been to tear everything down as it gets dilapidated," he said, adding that the restoration of the first Hilton hotel into the Conrad Hilton Museum was "a good job." It's an uphill battle getting people to care about their history
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'Disha Bethany' UPSC Study Centre Inaugurate​d at Greater Noida - Bellevision
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Manos Unidas, Conrad Hilton Fund for Sisters and Caritas India, and at times individual donors have been our partners in their service to the disadvantaged groups. But recent developments in the country, especially growing corruption, communalism,
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Water For People Receives Grant From Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to Broaden ... - DigitalJournal.com (press release)
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The Foundation currently conducts strategic initiatives in five priority areas: providing safe water, ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, caring for vulnerable children, and extending Conrad Hilton's support for the work of
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Paris Hilton's next venture: Real estate - USA Today
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Her father, Rick Hilton, is also a real estate investor, and her great-grandfather, Conrad Hilton, started the Hilton hotel franchise in the 194os. This new career path is sure to garner plenty more millions for the celebutante. Now, that's hot
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Paris Hilton Getting Own Hotel Chain? - Gather Celebs News Channel
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Bleached Malibu Barbie thinks she can do what her great-granddaddy Conrad Hilton did and build up a whole chain dedicated to her greatness! Well, good luck princess because competition is fierce but Paris does have one thing backing her and it's not
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Paris Hilton mulling launching chain of hotels, beach clubs - Zee News
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The great-granddaughter of hotelier Conrad Hilton, who founded the world-famous Hilton hotel chain in 1925, plans to venture into real estate after trying her skills in numerous other businesses. “The next step for me is to be more involved with real
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Paris Hilton wants own hotels - Winnipeg Free Press
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The 30-year-old socialite - whose great-grandfather Conrad Hilton founded the world-famous Hilton hotel chain in 1925 - has been involved in a range of business adventures, including her own perfumes, footwear, and clothing lines and endorsing a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Conrad Hilton
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  • 1979
    Age 91
    On January 3, 1979, Hilton died of natural causes at the age of 91.
    More Details Hide Details He is interred at Calvary Hill Cemetery, a Catholic cemetery in Dallas, Texas. He left $500,000 to each of his two surviving siblings, $100,000 to his daughter Francesca, and $10,000 to each of his nieces and nephews. The bulk of his estate was left to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which he established in 1944. His son, Barron Hilton, who spent much of his career helping build the Hilton Hotels Corporation, contested the will, despite being left the company as acting President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors. A settlement was reached and, as a result, Barron Hilton received 4 million shares of the hotel enterprise, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation received 3.5 million shares, and the remaining 6 million shares were placed in the W. Barron Hilton Charitable Remainder Unitrust. Upon Barron Hilton's death, Unitrust assets will be transferred to the Hilton Foundation, of which Barron sits on the Board of Directors as Chairman.
  • 1976
    Age 88
    In 1976, Hilton married Mary Frances Kelly.
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  • 1966
    Age 78
    In 1966, Hilton was succeeded as president by his son Barron and was elected chairman of the board.
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  • 1958
    Age 70
    Hilton's autobiography, Be My Guest, was published in 1958 by Prentice Hall.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1946
    Age 58
    He formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1946, and Hilton International Company in 1948.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1950s and 1960s, Hilton Hotels' worldwide expansion facilitated both American tourism and overseas business by American corporations. It was the world's first international hotel chain, at the same time establishing a certain worldwide standard for hotel accommodations. In all, Hilton eventually owned 188 hotels in 38 cities in the U.S., including the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, the Palmer House in Chicago, and the Plaza Hotel and Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, along with fifty-four hotels abroad. He later purchased the Carte Blanche Credit Company and an interest in the American Crystal Sugar Company, as well as other enterprises. Hilton received honorary degrees from the University of Detroit (1953), DePaul University (1954), Barat College (1955), Adelphi College (1957), Sophia University, Tokyo (1963), and the University of Albuquerque (1975).
  • 1939
    Age 51
    He built his first hotel outside of Texas in 1939 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, today known as the Hotel Andaluz.
    More Details Hide Details During the Great Depression, Hilton was nearly forced into bankruptcy and lost several of his hotels. Nonetheless, he was retained as manager of a combined chain, and eventually regained control of his remaining eight hotels. Over the next decade, he expanded west to California and east to Chicago and New York, crowning his expansions with such acquisitions as the Stevens Hotel in Chicago (then the world's largest hotel, it was renamed the Conrad Hilton), and the fabled Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1925
    Age 37
    In 1925, Hilton married Mary Adelaide Barron (1906–1966).
    More Details Hide Details They had three children: Conrad Nicholson "Nicky" Hilton Jr., William Barron Hilton, and Eric Michael Hilton, before divorcing in 1934. Hilton married actress Zsa Zsa Gabor. They had one child: Constance Francesca Hilton, before divorcing in 1947. Gabor wrote in her 1991 autobiography One Lifetime is Not Enough that she only became pregnant by Hilton after he raped her during their marriage. Their daughter Constance died on January 5, 2015, at age 67, from a stroke.
    He went on to buy and build hotels throughout Texas, including the highrise Dallas Hilton, opened in 1925; the Abilene Hilton in 1927; Waco Hilton in 1928; and El Paso Hilton in 1930.
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  • 1919
    Age 31
    It was with the intention of buying a bank that he arrived in Texas at the height of the oil boom. He bought his first hotel instead, the 40-room Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919, when a bank purchase fell through.
    More Details Hide Details The hotel did such brisk business that rooms changed hands as often as three times a day, and the dining room was converted into additional rooms to meet the demand.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1887
    Born
    Born on December 25, 1887.
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