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WHEN Queen Eliz­a­beth II cel­e­brated her sil­ver ju­bilee at the Parmelia Hilton in 1977, she ate off one of these gold Wedg­wood edi­tion plates, pos­si­bly the one pic­tured.

Parmelia Hilton gen­eral man­ager David Con­stan­tine shared this fact among oth­ers at a long ta­ble lunch cel­e­brat­ing the Perth ho­tel’s 50th an­niver­sary last week.

The Mill Street ho­tel opened on De­cem­ber 15, 1968. Next year the Hilton chain of ho­tels will cel­e­brate its cen­te­nary. Mr Con­stan­tine said the Hilton was the first ho­tel world­wide to have run­ning wa­ter and TVs and also in­vented the mar­tini and pina co­lada cock­tails. Break­fast favourite eggs bene­dict was in­vented at a Hilton ho­tel.

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