The Hilton Hotels & Resorts group dates back to 1919, when it was founded by Conrad N. Hilton.
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If the name Hilton rings a bell, it mustn’t come as a surprise that the famous actress and model Paris Hilton is related to the hotel chain, as the great-granddaughter of its founder. Formerly known as Hilton Hotels, the group has its headquarters at McLean, Virginia in USA.
Boasting of over 570 properties, this hotel group serves in over 80 countries across six continents. The group functions by owning, managing as well as franchising properties under the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Among its famous properties are included the Waldorf-Astoria, Double Tree, Conrad, Hampton and Homewood Suites. The hotel group also has to its name the tallest hotel in Canada, situated at the Niagara Falls. The brand caters to both business and luxury travellers, and has recently also forayed into the midscale category in the US and Canada with the launch of its new brand Tru by Hilton. The hotel chain has also shown its commitment to sustainable energy usage by upgrading to intelligent energy saving controls for heating, etc. at several of its properties in the UK. The discussion about this hotel chain is incomplete without the mention of its famous rewards and loyalty programme HHonors. The HHonors loyalty programme lets the guests avail of the various amenities and services provided at its properties such as free Wi-Fi, selection of room, electronic check-in, among other discounts and rewards only exclusive to its members. Known for its stylish and innovative approach to services, the hotel chain claims that travellers all over the world have been saying “Take me to the Hilton”, and rightly so, as the travellers themselves vouch for it.