windows which reduce glare and summer heat. Its
distinctive character provides an appeal different
from the other Hilton Hotels in New York City.
A 27-story 500-room Hilton Hotel is nearing completion in the Pacific port city of Portland, Oregon.
The 500 guest rooms are in a 22-story tower which
rises above a five-story base housing the public areas.
There are panoramic views of the Willamette River,
Mount Hood and other peaks of the Cascades from
the upper floors. The hotel will provide the newest
convention facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
Scheduled for opening near the end of the year
is The Kahala Hilton. Honolulu's newest luxury
hotel is located on a six-acre leased site adjacent to
the Waialae Country Club. The 300-room ocean
front property is located east of Diamond Head,
about three miles from Waikiki.
The 1,200-room San Francisco Hilton is now expected to be completed in mid-1964. The 18-story
structure is located downtown, adjacent to the airport bus terminal. Parking will be available next
to the guest rooms on the fourth through the tenth
floors as well as in a 350-car underground garage.
The 1,200-room Washington Hilton in the nation's
capital is a joint venture with Uris Buildings Corporation. The eight-story hotel will have a resort flavor
in the midst of a large city because of its landscaped
gardens, tennis courts and heated swimming pool
with cabanas. When opened late next year it will be
able to accommodate large conventions. The hotel
is situated in the Temple Heights section of Washington, about one mile from the White House.
The Kansas City Hilton Inn was opened on
August 10, 1962. It is being managed under a 20-
year contract. Hilton does not lease or own the
seven-story 189-room inn and has no investment in
the project. The Inn's owners, recognizing Hilton's
leadership in the operation of hotels, contracted for
its management services. The inn is near downtown
and the airport. Private meeting and function rooms
accommodate up to 360 persons.
Hilton also has signed a 20-year management
contract for the operation of a motor hotel in
Worcester, Massachusetts, which will be owned by
local interests. Ground was broken for the project in
late 1962. The $6,000,000 ten-story building will be
located in the heart of the business district. The
hotel will contain 250 guest rooms. Opening is
scheduled for the Spring of 1964.
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Eight International hotels, scheduled for opening
during 1963 are: the 261-room Royal Tehran Hilton
in Iran; the 512-room London Hilton in England;
the 480-room Athens Hilton in Greece; the 400-
room Cavalieri Hilton in Rome, Italy; the 275-room
Rotterdam Hilton in Holland; the 506-room Tokyo
Hilton in Japan; the 850-room Hong Kong Hilton
and the 288-room Montreal Airport Hilton in Canada.
During the next three years, Hilton Hotels International expects to open hotels for which contracts
have been signed or are already under construction
in the following cities: Addis Ababa, Brussels,
Caracas, Dublin, Guadalajara (Mexico), Kuwait,
Manila, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico), Nicosia (Cyprus),
Orly (Paris Airport), Paris, Rabat, Tel Aviv, Tunis
and Willemstad (Curacao).
When all of these projects are completed, Hilton
Hotels abroad will number 37 with in excess of
12,000 guest rooms. There will be 13 hotels in
Europe, three in the Middle East, four in Africa,
two in Canada, five in the Caribbean, seven in
Central and South America, and three in the Pacific,
not including the two Hawaiian hotels.
The Royal Tehran Hilton was opened early in
1963. With its 15 stories, it is one of the taller hotels