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Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hilton Hotels, 1959 Annual Report - Image 24. 1959. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/1208/show/1195.

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Hilton Hotels Corporation. (1959). Hilton Hotels, 1959 Annual Report - Image 24. 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/1208/show/1195

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Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hilton Hotels, 1959 Annual Report - Image 24, 1959, Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives, Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, accessed May 29, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/1208/show/1195.

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Title Hilton Hotels, 1959 Annual Report
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
Publisher Hilton Hotels Corporation
Date 1959
Description Hilton Hotels Annual Report for calendar year 1959.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • 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 Carte Blanche is the only universal credit card endorsed by the National Restaurant Association. It is also the only card of its type with national coverage among gasoline service stations. There are 140,000 stations throughout the United States and Canada honoring it. Hilton Credit pioneered the use of universal credit cards for air transportation and is presently recognized for on-line transportation by more air lines than any similar credential. The card has been especially well-received by businesses because of its volume building appeal and its three distinctive advantages, namely, low service rate, immediate payment and elimination of bookkeeping. At December 31, 1959, the card was being honored by about 14,000 firms, a number of which have many outlets. The operations of the Hilton inter-hotel reservation system have been taken over by Carte Blanche and its services have been substantially expanded to the traveling public. During the course of the year, the number of Carte Blanche cardholders was increased above the 1,000,000 mark. With the renewal of the cards commencing in March, 1960, it was determined to distinguish between those who desire to utilize the universal privileges of Carte Blanche by authorizing the $6 membership fee and those who wish credit privileges only in Hilton Hotels which will continue to be extended without charge. This is being accomplished by the issuance of two types of cards. This program is expected to yield substantial revenue as well as enabling Hilton Credit Corporation to exercise more effective credit control while reducing expenses. The wide dissemination of the name Hilton Carte Blanche and the usefulness of this prestige credit credential everywhere will enable us to utilize this excellent tool in the continued promotion and development of Hilton Hotels business. Employee Relations Excellent relations were maintained with the 27,000 employees of the 39-hotel Hilton system. Staff benefit programs include group insurance plans and a pension plan. The company pays the entire cost of hospital, surgical and medical insurance benefits for its domestic employees. In addition, it shares the cost of supplementary life insurance for qualified employees. Contributions to the Hilton Hotels Pension Plan made by the Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates for 1959 totaled $1,005,310. Inter-departmental transfers and transfers to other Hilton Hotels and Inns serve as an informal on-the-job type of training which provide opportunities to study and work in different phases of operations. The Corporation has made available to its employees the American Hotel Institute home study courses. Hilton scholarships at Cornell University for international students provide training in the highly technical aspects of our business. The rapidly expanding Hilton Hotels organization is providing many opportunities for employee advancement in both the domestic and international fields. 22