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Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report - Image 12. 1957. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 12, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/1056/show/1035.

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Hilton Hotels Corporation. (1957). Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report - Image 12. Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/1056/show/1035

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Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report - Image 12, 1957, Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives, Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, accessed August 12, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/1056/show/1035.

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Title Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
Publisher Hilton Hotels Corporation
Date 1957
Description Hilton Hotels Annual Report for calendar year 1957.
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  • Hospitality industry
  • Hotel management
  • Corporation reports
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  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
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  • annual reports
  • business records
Language English
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Original Item Location Conrad N. Hilton Papers
Digital Collection Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar
Repository Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston
Repository URL http://www.uh.edu/hilton-college/About/hospitality-industry-archives
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Transcript onnes-ti pansion Ground was broken in 1957 for the $15,000,000 Pittsburgh Hilton, a 22-story hotel located in the Gateway Center district of the Steel City's Golden Triangle. The structure, to be opened late in 1959, will feature a gold colored aluminum skin, cantilevered construction, floor to ceiling windows, 800 guest rooms, and one of the world's largest ballrooms, seating up to 2660 guests. Automatic elevators, a direct dial telephone exchange, high fidelity sound system and television in every room will be installed in the hotel. The hotel will be connected to other buildings in the Gateway Center development by underground entrances which will also give access to present and future underground garages. The service entrance will be underground as well so that deliveries will not conflict with traffic. A long period of advanced planning preceded ground-breaking for the Pittsburgh Hilton. Before any contracts were let, particular pains were taken to see that every detail was correct. So far as was humanly possible, the Pittsburgh Hilton was designed as a perfect hotel, one on which construction could go through from start to finish without costly changes and revisions. Using a scale model of the Gateway Center with its present buildings, fifteen various designs of the hotel were tested in block form before the final design was selected. Once the primary questions had been settled to the satisfaction of all concerned, mock-up rooms were constructed in the New York Statler Hilton and the reaction of guests and employees were evaluated. Movable walls and windows in these rooms were shifted many times in the study of sizes and decor. Rooms were fully equipped with furniture and lights and even plumbing fixtures and mirrors were set into the bathrooms. Such painstaking care is expected to yield dividends in lower operating costs and provide better and more convenient service for guests. King Management Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of this Corporation, has acquired a site for a future Hilton Hotel in San Francisco. The property acquired is located two blocks from Union Square in downtown San Francisco and is bounded by O'Farrell, Mason, Taylor and Ellis Streets adjoining the new air terminal building. After preliminary plans and a financial program have been developed, the matter will be further considered by your Board of Directors. All Statler Hotels were renamed The Statler Hilton Hotels early in 1958 to more firmly identify these hotels as constituting part of the Hilton system. 10