Hilton Hotels had its 100th Anniversary on May 31, 2019 and hotels threw parties or cocktail receptions to celebrate this milestone.
Many hotels still have signs up about this celebration, but I came across this brief history of Hilton for the very first time yesterday at their CDG property.
You can access Hilton’s website here.
Here are the zoomed in images:
Here’s Hilton’s firsts at a glance PDF:
I certainly wasn’t aware that the Martini was invented at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York or that the tropical Pina Colada adult beverage came from the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico. I certainly have had more than a few each of these.
It is always nice to learn something new about the history of these large corporations. There are not many that are still around after 100 years.