PARSIPPANY — The employees and management of Parsippany Hilton / Hampton Inn celebrated Hilton’s 100th Anniversary on Friday, May 31 at 1:00 p.m.
Joining in the celebration was Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano, Councilman Michael dePierro, Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce President Robert Peluso, Executive Board Member Frank Cahill, Board members Ildiko Peluso and Nicolas Limanov and Hanover Committee Chairperson Barbara Freda.
Hilton, the world’s first global hotel company, celebrated its milestone 100th anniversary on May 31, in the midst of the most dynamic year in the company’s storied history. The hospitality brand that pioneered air-conditioned lobbies, in-room televisions, the computerized reservation system and even the now thrives in 113 countries and territories, with more than 5,600 properties and a new one opening every day.
It is a remarkable moment for a company that began in 1919, when Conrad Hilton purchased his first hotel in the tiny town of Cisco, Texas, to hosting over 3 billion guests, employed 10 million Team Members and contributed $1 trillion in economic impact.”
But the future looks even more exciting. With one of the industry’s fastest-growing pipelines across 17 distinctive brands, Hilton is doubling down to expand to more than 20 additional countries by 2020. There are already more than 2,300 hotels in Hilton’s construction pipeline, and one of every five hotel openings in the world is a Hilton.
Hilton’s legacy began on May 31, 1919, when New Mexico-born Conrad Hilton traveled to Texas with plans to buy a bank. While that deal fell through, Hilton’s pioneering spirit did not falter – he instead bought the hotel where he had been staying.
Through the times good and bad, Hilton continued adding new hotels to his collection. By the early 1950s, Hilton had established the first coast-to-coast hotel chain in the United States; opened his first hotel outside the continental U.S, the iconic Hilton Caribe in Puerto Rico; expanded overseas with the Hilton Istanbul, the first hotel built from the ground up in Europe after WWII; and became the first hotelier to appear on the cover of TIME magazine.
Soon, Hilton hotels would circle the globe, introducing and popularizing innovations that in many ways created the modern hospitality industry. This includes now customary amenities such as room service, a central reservation system, airport hotels and the well-loved mini-bar.
The Hilton / Hampton Parsippany is pleased to be in the Hilton family, and has the distinction as being the first dual-branded Hilton product in the world!
Hilton Parsippany and Hampton Parsippany are members of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce.