To showcase the iconic history of the hospitality brand, Hilton has opened an exhibition at the London Hilton on Park Lane, the first UK Hilton hotel.
Since opening in 1963, the London Hilton on Park Lane has been an institution across the London landscape. Conrad Hilton commissioned the biggest post-war hotel build in Europe with 28 floors during that era and was noted saying: “I have a great affection for London; for its great past, its exciting present and its limitless future potential…”
Over the years, the hotel has had a significant impact on the economy of the city and helped redefine the UK’s event industry — valued at an estimated GBP 18.1 billion today.
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 1960s and immediately set the standard was quite a feat.