Conrad Hilton Sr.

Conrad Hilton Sr.

Original Name Conrad Nicholson Hilton
San Antonio, Socorro County, New Mexico, USA
Death 3 Jan 1979 (aged 91)
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
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Memorial ID 483 · View Source
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Businessman. He was born in New Mexico Territory to Augustus and Mary Hilton, who ran a small family inn. He purchased his first hotel in Cisco, Texas in 1919 after returning from service in World War I. He quickly acquired other hotels, and formed Hilton Corporation in 1946. His first luxury Hilton Hotel was built in 1925 in Dallas Texas, and his empire has expanded to include over 2000 hotels and properties around the world. His autobiography "Be My Guest" is considered to be required reading for anyone in the hotel management field.

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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Conrad Hilton Sr. (25 Dec 1887–3 Jan 1979), Find a Grave Memorial no. 483, citing Calvary Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .