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Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hilton Hotels, 1956 Annual Report - Image 16. 1956. 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/598/show/577.

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Hilton Hotels Corporation. (1956). Hilton Hotels, 1956 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/598/show/577

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Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hilton Hotels, 1956 Annual Report - Image 16, 1956, 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/598/show/577.

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Title Hilton Hotels, 1956 Annual Report
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
Publisher Hilton Hotels Corporation
Date 1956
Description Hilton Hotels Annual Report for calendar year 1956.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hotel management
  • Corporation reports
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
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  • annual reports
  • business records
Language English
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  • 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
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Transcript JfT E IC3-ZST The operation of Hilton Hotels International has evolved from a unique philosophy. Rather than assume the role of invaders intent upon siphoning back all profits to the United States, Hilton joins hands in a business fellowship with foreign entrepreneurs. Local capital—sometimes private, often governmental—provides the land, the hotel buildings, and furnishings. Hilton International supplies the operating capital, know-how, and efficiency which provide fine service for guests and a profit to the owners. From these profits, Hilton generally derives a one-third share, with the balance remaining in the country of its origin. As part of its operating procedure, Hilton International brings a number of young men and women from each country to the United States, where they are trained in Hilton methods. When they return to open their hotel, they have had a schooling equal to that given employees in our domestic hotels. Nearly all employees in the Corporation's international hotels are citizens of the land in which the hotel is located. Highlighting operations of Hilton Hotels International during the year was the gala opening, on December 8, 1956, of the 400-room Continental Hilton in Mexico City, Mexico. This V-shaped, latest addition to Mexico's hotel industry is located at the crossroads of the famous Pasea de la Reforma and Avenida Insurgentes. The five- day inaugural ceremonies for the fully air-conditioned 16-story structure were attended by an international assembly of celebrities in government, financial and industrial circles, as well as entertainment figures from many nations. The Istanbul Hilton completed its first year of oper ation in June. The initial year of operation proved so successful that the Turkish government commemorated the event with the issuance of a special stamp and postmark portraying the hotel. The Turkish government credits the Instanbul Hilton with much of the nearly 60% increase in tourist travel to Turkey throughout 1955. An occupancy rate of over 91% was maintained during the first full year of operation. The new Istanbul swimming pool, the finest in the Middle East, was opened to celebrate the hotel's first anniversary. Arrangements for the operation of four additional hotels abroad have been signed by Hilton International within the past twelve months. They are, in chronological order: a 450-room hotel in Tokyo, to be built by the Tokyo Electric Express Railway Ltd., which is part of one of the largest industrial aggregations in Japan; a 300- room hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, to be financed under the sponsorship of Her Majesty, Queen Rambhai Bharni, who will participate in the project as a major stockholder; a 300-room hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, financed by the government of Iraq; and a 300-room hotel in Athens, Greece, to be jointly financed by the Greek government and Apostolos Pezas, Greek financier and ship-owner. All hotels will be air-conditioned. In addition to the hotels mentioned, Hilton Hotels International operated the Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the Castellana Hilton in Madrid, Spain. Hotels presently under construction include the Habana Hilton, Havana, Cuba; the Nile Hilton, Cairo, Egypt; the Acapulco Hilton, Acapulco, Mexico; the Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Canada; and the Berlin Hilton, West Berlin, Germany. 14-