Happy Birthday Hilton!
From 1919 to 2019, Hilton is a global brand everyone has come to know and love. Over the last 100 years Hilton has achieved so many amazing things and we’re truly proud to be part of the Hilton Family. Keep reading to see some of the century’s highlights.
First hotel purchased by Conrad Hilton – The Mobley Hotel, Cisco, Texas
(He was actually out to purchase a bank, but liked the hotel he was staying in so bought The Mobley instead)
First hotel to carry the Hilton name – Dallas Hilton
Waldorf Astoria New York – the first hotel to introduce room service
Waldorf Astoria New York – bartenders create The Martini
First hotelier to install televisions in guest rooms
First international hotel brand
The Pina Colada was invented at The Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico
First hotel with air conditioning in public rooms
First airport hotel and pioneer of the airport hotel concept – San Francisco Airport Hilton
First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel opens
1982 & 1984
Conrad Hotels and Hampton Inn Hotels are founded
First hotel company on the internet
First hotel to be both leadership in energy and environmental design and green seal certified
Introduced Digital Key at scale
Opened 100,000th room in EMEA
First truly mobile-centric hotel room, Connected Room
And we’re just getting started!
At LivingWell, we’ve loved sharing some of these milestones with Hilton – we can’t wait to see what the future holds!