NUMBER OF ROOMS AVAILABLE AT YEAR END
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opened in May. It is situated in the central section of
the city, overlooking the Hofplain Square Fountains.
The dynamic city of Rotterdam is Europe's largest
seaport. Hilton has been operating the 276-room
Amsterdam Hilton in Holland's capital city since
July 1962. This is the first European nation to have
two Hilton hotels.
The 478-room Tokyo Hilton in Japan was opened
in June. It is located in the Diet Building section, near
the glittering Akasaka entertainment area and the
Marunouchi business district in the world's largest city.
Hilton International opened and assumed management of the 869-room Hongkong Hilton in June, 1963.
It is located at the junction of Queens Road Central
and Garden Road on Hong Kong's Victoria Island.
The 26-story hotel is the largest in the Far East.
The 283-room Montreal Aeroport Hilton in Canada
was opened in September. It is located in the town of
Dorval, Quebec, adjoining the new International Airport serving Montreal.
The International company assumed operation of
the 222-room Dorado Riviera in Dorado, Puerto Rico
on July 1. The renamed Dorado Hilton, originally
opened in February 1963, features an 18-hole golf
course. On July 12 Hilton International took over
operation of the 176-room Arawak Hotel in Ocho Rios,
Jamaica. The renamed Jamaica Hilton was originally
opened in December 1957. Additional Hilton International hotels are under construction in Guadalajara,
Mexico; Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; Tel Aviv, Israel;
Tunis, Tunisia; Orly and Paris, France; Brussels,
Belgium; and Rabat, Morocco.
On January 1, 1964, Hilton International assumed
management of the 562-room Hotel Vancouver in
Vancouver, British Columbia. The agreement is similar to the existing arrangement governing the operation of The Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. The
Canadian National Railway, which owns the Hotel
Vancouver has begun a three-year modernization
program on the hotel.
Other hotels are in the planning stage at Addis
Ababa, Barbados, Caracas, Curacao, Dublin, Manila,
Cyprus, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Malta
and Aswan and Luxor in Egypt.
When these hotels are completed, Hilton Hotels
International will have 45 hotels with 14,940 guest
rooms. There will be 14 hotels in Europe, 3 in the
Middle East, 6 in Africa, 3 in Canada, 8 in the
Caribbean, 6 in Latin America and 5 in the Pacific
and Far East not counting the two Hawaiian hotels.
With the rapid growth in operating units, the abilities
and attitudes of the Corporation's 40,000 employees
are essential to the sound development of the total
enterprise. A personnel development committee under
the direction of James J. Roche, Jr., who has been
elected vice president, has been set up to coordinate,
advise and consult on all personnel and training
matters within the organization.
Specific training programs are designed and implemented to round out the experience of otherwise
qualified people. Such training programs may include
specific courses in schools and universities as well as
actual on-the-job training with Hilton Hotels. Through
such programs aimed at developing the capabilities
of all the able persons in Hilton Hotels around the
world, the Corporation will assure orderly development through making the most of each opportunity.
The energy and cooperative attitude of Hilton employees is the foundation of the worldwide system.
Management is deeply appreciative of the employee
effort during 1963.