Barron Hilton, who led Hilton Hotels Corporation for 30 years, has passed away.
“Today the world of hospitality mourns for one of the greats,” said Hilton president and CEO Christopher J. Nassetta. “Barron Hilton was an incredible family man, business leader and philanthropist. From his leadership of our company for more than three decades, to the transformative work he led with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for many years, Barron was a man unlike any other. I always found inspiration in how he saw the tremendous potential of hospitality to change the world for the better – and in the unique and meaningful ways he sought to make that happen.
“On behalf of everyone at Hilton, I extend our deepest condolences to the Hilton family.”
Hilton was born in Dallas October 23, 1927, moving with his father, Conrad N. Hilton, to Los Angeles in 1937. Following a deployment…