Legendary Hilton New York Turns 50, Gets a New Name
When Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton opened the Hilton NewYork in June 1963 on Sixth Avenue, he named it the NewYork Hilton at Rockefeller Center. He envisioned a hotel in the heart of Midtown Manhattan where travelers, whether for business or leisure, would be literally a stone’s throw from all the best that NewYork has to offer.
“As the hotel celebrates its 50th anniversary on June 26, we have decided to return to rename it NewYork HiltonMidtown,”said Mark Lauer, hotel general manager.“The reference to midtown in the new name provides the hotel with a locator for guests and helps to identify the neighborhood the hotel is situated, which is extremely important to both business and leisure travelers visiting NewYork City.”
Located between West 53rd and 54thStreets in the center of Midtown, the 1,981-room NewYork Hilton-Midtown has always been popular with international and domestic travelers. The hotel, which is a short walk from Times Square, Broadway theaters and Fifth Avenue shopping, can accommodate large conferences and conventions, smaller meetings and elegant banquets.
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