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The groundbreaking in June for the $23^ million
San Francisco Hilton Inn inaugurated a major new
type of expansion. The Inn is located on a ten acre
site a half mile west of the terminal building of the
San Francisco International Airport. This is the
first step in a program which may well become the
fastest area of growth for the Corporation's revenues
and earnings over the next few years.
The 300 guest rooms will be arranged in a pair
of two-story buildings facing each other across a
100 foot wide garden and patio, which will contain
two swimming pools. The buildings will be connected by covered passageways. Floor-to-ceiling
sliding glass doors in each room will open onto an
enclosed balcony. Television, broadcast FM music,
and hi-fi radio, individually controlled air conditioning, automatic dial telephones, and sound
proofing will be standard. A separate circular building will house two restaurants, private dining rooms,
a kitchen, a cocktail lounge, and administrative
offices. Parking areas will accommodate 500 cars.
The Inn is expected to openonorabout May 1,1959.
A private club, to be known as The International
Club, will be an outstanding feature of the San
Francisco Hilton Inn. It will have separate facilities,
including a dining room and cocktail lounge with
orchestra and nightly dancing, swimming pool with
lockers, steam baths and massage. It is contemplated that each Hilton Inn to be constructed will
have a similar club and a membership card in
one club will be honored in all the others.
A 310-room Hilton Inn is scheduled for opening
about May 15, 1959, opposite Moisant International Airport, serving New Orleans. This Inn will
combine the best features of a resort, private club,
fine restaurant, and convention center, and will be
fully air conditioned. It will have three restaurants,
two cocktail lounges, two swimming pools, a wading pool, and parking for 500 cars.
Another Hilton Inn is planned for Tarrytown,
New York, on a ten acre tract on the New York
Thruway near the Tappanzee Bridge. The site is
20 miles from midtown Manhattan, and is easily
accessible by the New York and New England
Thruways, the Cross Westchester Expressway, Saw
Mill River Parkway, and other main thoroughfares.
This Inn, according to present plans, will contain
200 Rooms, cost $2 million, and will be completely
air conditioned. A central building, patterned after
the San Francisco Hilton Inn, is planned to contain
public areas, restaurants, and a cocktail lounge.
Architecturally, the design will be patterned after
the Dutch and Colonial themes reminiscent of the
Washington Irving country in which it is to be
located. Interior decor will follow the same pattern.
The Inn should open in 1960.
Agreements were recently reached for the construction of a 150-room Hilton Inn adjacent to the
El Paso (Texas) Airport. Plans are now being
drawn, and actual construction will soon begin.
Plans are being drawn for an ultra-modern 150-room Hilton
Inn, to be situated adjacent to the airport at El Paso, Texas.