Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report
Image 16
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report - Image 16. 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/1039.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Hilton Hotels Corporation. (1957). Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report - Image 16. 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/1039

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hilton Hotels, 1957 Annual Report - Image 16, 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/1039.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
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.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hotel management
  • Corporation reports
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
Genre (AAT)
  • annual reports
  • business records
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
  • Image
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
Use and Reproduction No Copyright - United States
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Image 16
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name hiltonar_201609_010_016.jpg
Transcript An important objective of Hilton Hotels Corporation is to make its properties appreciate in value over the years, rather than depreciate. To accomplish this and at the same time to assure that our hotels offer only the finest accommodations, large sums have been expended in a continuing improvement program. In 1957, expenditures for improvements and maintenance were greater than in any previous year. A number of major programs, underway for many months, were completed during the year. One of these was a mammoth air-conditioning program which, over a period of eighteen months, involved the expenditure of $8,000,000. At The Conrad Hilton in Chicago $3,000,000 was spent on a completely new centralized year-around air-conditioning and heating system. The scope of this project is indicated by the fact that it required 116,000 feet of copper tubing, 55,000 fittings and necessitated completing conversion of the electrical system in the hotel to alternating current from direct current. Other major air-conditioning programs were completed over the past two years at The Waldorf-Astoria, The Palmer House, and The Statler Hilton Hotels in New York, Cleveland and Detroit. A new, direct dial telephone exchange was completed at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York. This is a forerunner of a design which eventually will become standard at Hilton hotels. Installed at a cost of $250,000, the new exchange permits direct dialing by guests, not only of local and long distance calls, but of other rooms and service departments. The Savoy-Plaza is building a new Trader Vic restaurant in space formerly occupied by the Red Coach Inn. The new restaurant, which will open in April, will be similar to other Traders restaurants at The Beverly Hilton and Palmer House. Another Trader Vic is being built at the new Habana Hilton. At The Shamrock Hilton in Houston, Texas, forty-four lanai cabanas facing the $1,000,000 swimming pool were completed during 1957. The cabanas, built at a cost of $400,000, have individual terraces or lanais, affording an expansive view of the swimming pool. A glass-enclosed walkway leads to the hotel proper. The Conrad Hilton's convention service facilities were expanded in 1957 through the acquisition of the Eighth Street Theatre and an adjoining seven-story building. The theatre, which adjoins the hotel, has an unusually large and well equipped stage ideal for convention presentations. A $400,000 program to double the seating capacity of the Bali Room in The Beverly Hilton was undertaken in 1957 to meet a pressing need for enlarged banquet and convention facilities. The new Bali Room, when opened in April, will seat 1600-1800. The Beverly Hilton's coffee shop is also being enlarged. An additional banquet room at The Statler Hilton in Los Angeles, the building of cocktail lounges at both The Netherland Hilton and Terrace Hilton in Cincinnati, and the construction of luxury suites in the Buffalo and Detroit Statler Hiltons were among the other important improvements completed in 1957. Plans were drawn for the construction of lanai cabanas and swimming pool adjacent to the San Antonio Hilton, together with another pool and restaurant on hotel property. 14