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.

1919

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)

1925

First hotel to carry the Hilton name – Dallas Hilton

1930

Waldorf Astoria New York – the first hotel to introduce room service

1940

Waldorf Astoria New York – bartenders create The Martini

1947

First hotelier to install televisions in guest rooms

1949

First international hotel brand

1954

The Pina Colada was invented at The Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico

1955

First hotel with air conditioning in public rooms

1959

First airport hotel and pioneer of the airport hotel concept – San Francisco Airport Hilton

1969

First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel opens

1982 & 1984

Conrad Hotels and Hampton Inn Hotels are founded

1995

First hotel company on the internet

2008

First hotel to be both leadership in energy and environmental design and green seal certified

2015

Introduced Digital Key at scale

2017

Opened 100,000th room in EMEA

2018

First truly mobile-centric hotel room, Connected Room

2019

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!

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