Conrad Hilton

  • Conrad Hilton's was born

    Conrad Hilton was born on Christmas in 1887 in San Antonio, New Mexico.
  • First Hotel Purchase

    His first hotel purchase was the 40-room Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919.
  • Married Mary Adelaide Baron

    Married Mary Baron but later divorced her in 1934
  • First Hotel

    The first high rise hotel he built was the Dallas Hilton, which opened in 1925.
  • Built first Hilton Hotel

    He leased land in Dallas and built his first hotel from the ground up.
  • Alilene Hilton Opened

  • Wacio Hilton Oened

    Hilton built a variety of hotels which inluded the Wacio Hotel
  • El Paso Hilton Hotel Opened

    Hilton aslo opened the El Paso hotel in 1930 along with other hotels chained to the Hilton hotels.
  • Married Zsa Zsa Gabor

    But later divorced her in 1946
  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was established.

    Its mission is the alleviation of human suffrering worldwide.
  • First Overseas Hotel

    Hilton's first overseas hotel was created in Madrid in 1948, after which he created the Hilton Hotels International company.
  • Graduated from University of Detroit

    Hilton received honorary degrees from the University of Detroit in 1953
  • Graduated from DePaul Univ.

    Hilton received honorary degrees from DePaul University in1954
  • Passed Comany to son, Baron

    . He had already passed the company onto his son, Barron, in 1966.
  • Conrad Hilton Dies

    Conrad Hilton dies at the age of 91 due to natural causes.
    He has been remembered as a giant in the hotel business and for his lasting impact on the hospitality industry.