By Adam Marker
Took over is fathers general store at the age of 21.
Served in the New Mexico State Legislature.
Fought in WW1.
Bought the Mobley Hotel in Cisco, TX.
The rest is history...
History/ Background of Hilton Hotels
First hotel was the Mobley Hotel in Cisco, TX.
Started adding more hotels in the state of Texas.
Had troubles during the Great Depression, but business survived.
Formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1946.
Expanded all over the United States.
Changed name to Hilton International Company in 1949.
Started opening hotels all around the world.
Became one of the largest hotel businesses in the world.
The company expanded out into credit cards and car rentals.
Conrad passed the reigns of the company over to his son Barron in the 1960's.