A century ago, when business travel was rare, a visionary hotelier Conrad Hilton bought a hotel in Texas in the US in 1919 and soon established a hotel conglomerate. At a time when most of the hotels were catering to the royalties of Europe, Hilton targeted the business traveller by introducing innovations like air-conditioners, televisions and mini-bars at its properties.
Hilton seamlessly connected meeting spaces, food and beverages with rooms creating a new genre of hotels called business travel hotels.
Hilton has ventured into places and territories before any other international brand. Whether it is Istanbul or Shanghai, the establishment of Hilton in the region opened the gateway to these cities for the world to explore.
Hilton has firmly established its legacy around the globe not only as a pioneer hotel group but also as a company that positively impacts the lives and culture of the people. The leading global hospitality company, which just marked a 100 years, has 5,700 hotels across 113 countries.