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Hilton Hotels Corporation. Hilton Hotels, 1952 Annual Report - Image 26. 1952. Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/736/show/733.

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Hilton Hotels Corporation. (1952). Hilton Hotels, 1952 Annual Report - Image 26. 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/736/show/733

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Hilton Hotels Corporation, Hilton Hotels, 1952 Annual Report - Image 26, 1952, Annual Reports from the Hospitality Industry Archives, Hospitality Industry Archives, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston, accessed November 16, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/hiltonar/item/736/show/733.

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Title Hilton Hotels, 1952 Annual Report
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
Publisher Hilton Hotels Corporation
Date 1952
Description Hilton Hotels Annual Report for calendar year 1952.
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Hospitality industry
  • Hotel management
  • Corporation reports
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Hilton Hotels Corporation
Genre (AAT)
  • 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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Title Image 26
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Transcript Upholstery is fastened to the frame by means of an ingenious clip to make for easier cleaning of the fabric, saving time and labor. The storing of sofas and chairs is always a problem, but it has been solved by redesigning them so they can be stacked one on the other as seen in the photo. They are set on dollies for easy movement. MAINTENANCE IS AN IMPORTANT FUNCTION Radio repairs are handled in the hotel's own shop by experienced technicians, thus keeping the instrument always in the best of condition. A yearly survey of rooms is made by each hotel, and an inspection report filled out. This report shows the condition of walls, ceiling, carpet, radio, upholstery, spread, drapes, blinds, lamps and pictures. A tally is taken of the rooms and a program of work is laid out for the entire year in order that all rooms be kept in excellent condition. Work is planned a floor at a time to keep the moving of equipment at a minimum. An inventory is kept of each room for easy reference ... as to when the room was last painted, when the carpets were laid, new pictures hung, etc. The housekeeper on each floor reports any needed repairs to the Rehabilitation Department who sees that it is immediately taken care of. A report is also made of all finished work. In this way the department functions smoothly and everything taken care of in the least amount of time. The Rehabilitation Department not only services the rooms but it originates ideas to save time and money. A new method of upholstery has been developed and shown on this page . . . drapery patterns have been designed so that there is no waste in cutting and they are made of washable material to save dry cleaning costs . . . furniture frames are purchased and the upholstery done in the hotel's own shop, enabling the hotel to use fabrics otherwise not available in the chair styles desired . . . the decor of the rooms have been so planned that furnishings are interchangeable . . . tables and chairs for convention functions have been so designed that they can be conveniently stacked and save valuable storage space. Any idea developed at one hotel is shared with the remaining Hilton Hotels. In addition, information of any tests made on paints, fabrics or the like, are also passed on. The Rehabilitation Department is often called upon for many special services by convening conventions. The recent political conventions held at The Conrad Hilton are an illustration . . . when several hundred rooms had to be converted from guest rooms into reception rooms, office space, radio and television studios. In many cases special construction work had to be done to meet specific requirements. Another service of the department is the rental of draperies and furniture to exhibitors ... all of which are maintained and stored in the hotel for easy accessibility. 24