LONDON – May 2019 – The London Hilton on Park Lane,
the first UK Hilton hotel, is opening an exhibition for guests and visitors as
part of their 100 years of Hilton celebrations.
The exhibition showcases
the iconic history of the hotel since opening in 1963 and explores the history
Hilton as a brand and the London Hilton on Park Lane as an institution across
the hospitality and London landscape.
A hotel of many firsts,
founder Conrad Hilton himself commissioned what was the biggest post-war hotel
build in Europe, standing at a majestic 28 floors. Conrad Hilton was noted upon
opening the London Hilton on Park Lane as saying:
“I have a great affection for London;
for its great past, its exciting present and its limitless future potential…”
The hotel is known to have
had a significant financial impact on the London economy, cited at around £7
million upon opening in 1963 and the hotel is proud to have helped redefine the
UK’s event industry; one valued at an estimated £18.1 billion today.
Mr. Michael Shepherd, the
longest serving General Manager of the London Hilton on Park Lane, commented:
“In a city as globally significant and as popular as London, standing out isn’t
easy or straightforward; for the Hilton to land here in the 1960’s and
immediately set the standard was quite a feat. To still be going strong and
remain one of this city’s great hospitality settings is fitting to the work of
the hotel staff, and shows that the Hilton brand is still timeless and
appealing to guests around the world today.
“As Hilton turns 100, the
celebrations will look at the positive, world-altering impact Hilton continues
to have on billions of lives and thousands of communities around the globe,
pioneering new travel markets and bringing people and cultures together, while
expanding new horizons and opportunities.”
The exhibition will be
displayed in the lobby area, and is open for guests and visitors to enjoy from
Tuesday 28th May to Sunday 2nd June.