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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...

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