Hilton Hotels

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Hilton Hotels Corporation is a large hotel chain based in Beverly Hills, California, U.S.A., with hotels in over 80 countries around the world. Brands include Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, and Hampton. The Conrad brand has upscale lodging. The Homewood Suites brand has long-term stay. [1]

Barron Hilton, Co-Chairman of Hilton Hotels, has a personal wealth of US$2.3 billion and is in position 195 in the Forbes list of the world's richest people. [2] [3]

The Blackstone Group, a private investment banking firm, is in the process of buying Hilton Hotels Corporation. [2]


Hilton Hotels spent $360,000 for lobbying in 2006, all of it going to the lobbying firm Venable LLP. [4]


Key executives and 2006 pay: [5]          Options
Stephen F. Bollenbach, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer    N/A    N/A
Matthew J. Hart, Chief Operating Officer    $850,000    $5,840,000
Robert M. La Forgia, Chief Financial Officer    $1,150,000    $388,000
Ian R. Carter, Chief Executive Officer of Hilton International    $2,910,000    N/A

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [6]

Contact details

9336 Civic Center Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: 310-278-4321
Fax: 310-205-7678
Web: http://www.hiltonworldwide.com

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch


  1. Hilton Hotels Profile, Hoovers, accessed October 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Profile William Hilton, Forbes, accessed October 2007.
  3. Profile William Hilton, NNDB, accessed October 2007.
  4. Hilton Hotels lobbying expenses, Open Secrets, accessed October 2007.
  5. (Archive) Hilton Hotels Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed October 2007.
  6. Board of Directors, Hilton Hotels, accessed October 2007.