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Suite Dreams

Conrad Hilton really wanted to be a banker. Instead, he parlayed the serendipitous purchase of a Texas fleabag into a multimillion-dollar hotel empire that...

Hotels: By Golly!

(See Cover) At one point during the lavish opening of almost every new Hilton hotel, the houselights dim and spotlights pick out a lean, tall man with a shy...

ISRAEL: Not Kosher

The Hilton's problems shouldn 't happen to a dog Jewish religious orthodoxy and the pragmatic business of survival have always had a special kind of...

REAL ESTATE: Two More for Hilton

Hustling Hotelman Conrad Hilton had a busy week. To the string of 17 hotels he operates around the world, he added an 18th, by a deal in Manhattan. To the six...

Corporations: Widening Father's Footsteps

When his second son, Barron, first approached him about a job in 1946, Hotelman Conrad Hilton was less than enthusiastic about the idea. A college dropout...

Business: His Name Meant Hotel

Dash and panache made Conrad Hilton innkeeper to the world He attributed his success to his rather square and old-fashioned philosophy that "man with God's help...

GOVERNMENT: Enter the House Detectives

Conrad Hilton did not know it, but almost since the day he began courting the Statler company's nine hotels, the house detectives have been snooping into the...

A Letter From The Publisher: Jul. 19, 1963

One way to see the world is to follow Conrad Hilton about. This is what Andy Kopkind of our Los Angeles bureau has been doing in recent weeks: interviewing his...

U.S. Business: Three at the Top

Three executives of major U.S. corporations were picked last week for bigger roles of command. The men: > H. I. (for Haakon Ingolf) Romnes, 57, was elected...

Letters: Jul. 26, 1963

Hotelman Hilton Sir: The TIME cover article [July 19] on Conrad Hilton almost catches the multiple paradox of a financial wizard who thinks and acts like a...

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