In 1919, Conrad Hilton set out to establish a chain of hotels in Cisco, Texas. By 1954, his company became the subject of the largest real estate acquisition in the world with a valuation of over $100 million. By 1964, Hilton had locations around the world and was expanding at a rapid rate. For a short time, Hilton dabbled in casino gaming, but would divest from this business by the late 1990s. Today, Hilton boasts over 4,200 locations worldwide and annual revenue topping $8 billion.
Hilton has a classy, refined taste and sense of elegance. In order to convey its values, it developed the acrostic: HILTON. Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership, Now. The values focus on imploring worker to do the right thing and own up to decisions and actions.
What makes Hilton's unique?
In addition to seeking to bring world-class hospitality to all customers, Hilton prides itself on its corporate responsibility initiatives. Its LightStay technology monitors environmental impact of hotel facilities in real time.