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Barron Hilton

American hotelier

Barron Hilton is ...


Born 23 October 1927 in Dallas
Died 19 September 2019 in Los Angeles
Age 91 years, 11 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Birth name William Barron Hilton
Father Conrad Hilton
Mother Mary Adelaide Barron
Sibling Conrad Hilton, Jr., Francesca Hilton and Eric Hilton
Spouse Marilyn June Hawley
Child Richard Hilton, William Barron Hilton, Jr., Hawley Anne Hilton, Stephen Michael Hilton, David Alan Hilton, Sharon Constance Hilton, Daniel Kevin Hilton and Ronald Jeffrey Hilton
Occupation entrepreneur, financier and socialite
Residence Holmby Hills
Educated at University of Southern California

About Barron Hilton

Barron Hilton: The Hotelier Who Built an Empire

Barron Hilton, born on October 23, 1927, was an American hotelier who built an empire that spanned the globe. He was the son of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels, and inherited the company in 1966. Under his leadership, Hilton Hotels became one of the largest and most successful hotel chains in the world.

Hilton was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up in a family that valued hard work and entrepreneurship. He attended the New Mexico Military Institute and the University of Southern California, where he studied hotel and restaurant management. After serving in the Navy during World War II, he joined his father's company and began working his way up the ranks.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Hilton oversaw the expansion of the company into new markets, including Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He also introduced new innovations, such as the first airport hotel and the first hotel with a central reservation system. His vision and leadership helped Hilton Hotels become a household name and a symbol of luxury and hospitality.

Hilton was also a philanthropist and a dedicated member of the aviation community. He founded the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, which supports humanitarian causes around the world, and was a passionate pilot who flew his own planes for many years.

Hilton passed away on September 19, 2019, at the age of 91. His legacy lives on through the Hilton Hotels brand, which continues to be a leader in the hospitality industry. He will be remembered as a visionary leader and a true pioneer in the world of business.


- "Barron Hilton, Hotel Magnate and Philanthropist, Dies at 91." The New York Times, 20 Sept. 2019,

- "Barron Hilton." Hilton Foundation,

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