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Conrad Hilton

A story on Conrad Hilton

jonah goddard

on 14 May 2010

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Transcript of Conrad Hilton

tHE STORY OF A MAN NAMED CONRAD HILTON Conrad hilton was born San Antonio, New Mexico As when he was a young boy he worked
in his fathers shop and developed special business
skills he bought his first hotel in Cisco, Texas in 1919 the first highrise hotel he bought was in Dallas, Texas, which opened in 1925 he served two years in the army and in that time his father died from a car accident he married is first wife Marry Adelaide Barron in 1925 but was divorced a few years later During the Great Depression he was almost forced into bankruptcy and lost some of his hotels he served 2 years for the U.S
national army in WWI. while he was over in the war his father died in a car accident he married actress Zsa Zsa Gabor in 1942 but got divorced in 1946 he founded the Hilton Corporation in 1946 and the Hilton InternationalCompany in 1948 the hilton hotel chain was the first hotel chain to go coast to coast in the United States in 1937 he bought the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Fransico, California In 1954 he purchased the Statler Chain of Hotels and made them into Hilton Hotels By 1979 when passed away, he had 185 hotels in the Undited states and 75 hotels World wide
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