Eric Hilton, American hotelier and philanthropist, Died at 83


Eric Michael Hilton was born on July 1, 1933, in Dallas, Texas, and died on December 10, 2016.

He was an American heir, hotelier, and philanthropist.

Eric’s father, Conrad Hilton, was the founder of the Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Hilton’s mother was Mary Adelaide Barron.

He grew up in El Paso, Texas, Hilton.

He was educated at the El Paso High School and graduated from Texas Western College.

Hilton served in the Korean War.

He started his career at the Hilton Hotels Corporation in 1949.

He had initially worked at the El Paso Hilton, working his way up from “bellman, doorman, steward, cook, elevator operator, desk clerk and telephone operator”.

In one decade, in 1959, Hilton became the manager of the Deshler Hilton in Columbus, Ohio.

Two years later, in 1961, Eric became the manager of the Shamrock Hilton in Houston, Texas.

Later, Eric served as its executive vice president.

Hilton also served on its board of directors.

Hilton served as its vice chairman from 1993 to 1997, after he retired.

He was married to wife, Bibi, and four children: Eric M. Hilton, Jr., Beverly Hilton-Neapolitan, Linda Hilton-Buschini, Joseph Bradley Hilton

Eric Hilton passed away at 83 years old.