Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Hilton Worldwide (formerly, Hilton Hotels Corporation) is a global hospitality company. It is owned by the Blackstone Group, a private equity firm. As of November 2010 Hilton brands encompass over 3,600 hotels with 600,000 rooms in 82 countries.[1] Hilton is ranked as the 36th largest private company in the United States by Forbes.[2]

The company owns, manages or franchises a portfolio of brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations Company, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and The Waldorf-Astoria Collection.

It was founded by Conrad Hilton in Cisco, Texas and was headquartered in Beverly Hills, California from 1969 until 2009. The company moved to Tysons Corner, unincorporated Fairfax County, Virginia, near McLean in August 2009.[3][4] [5]

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History

Conrad Hilton founded the original company in 1919 with one hotel in Cisco, Texas. The Hotel's name is Mobley Hotel.

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