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Hilton's History

“To achieve big things you have to have big dreams.” – Conrad Hilton

Conrad Hilton , the founder of Hilton Hotels, was born on December 25, 1887 in San Antonio, New Mexico. He took over his father's general store at the age of 21 and served in the New Mexico State Legislature. After fighting in WWI, Hilton bought the Mobley Hotel in 1919 in Cisco, TX and grew it into a hotel empire.


Since then, we’ve led the industry with our innovative approach to products, amenities, and service. Today, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader of hospitality. Take a look at some of our most important, guest-focused firsts along the way.



100th Anniversary 

We're kicking off Hilton's 100th Anniversary with a giveaway you don't want to miss! 


Head on over to Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, take a photo in our Anniversary frame outside of the Pinot Pit by Wakatipu Grill and tell us why you love Hilton!

Hashtag your image with #Hilton100 and tag Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa for your chance to win a

Five night stay in our stunning Relaxation Room with a $100 credit per night!

Winner will be drawn on May. 31, 2019






Earth Week is when we come together and celebrate the ongoing work our Team Members around the world do to help preserve the environment!



In celebration of our 100th birthday, our goal was to plant 100 seedlings, 100 plants and remove 100 wilding pines which we accomplished! Our guests also used their pedal power to create delicious smoothies during Earth Hour on our converted stationary bike!



Our Team will be popping up around Queenstown and its surrounding areas with special treats, surprises, and building hype for the BIG day!


But what would an anniversary be without a big celebration?!


Hilton Kawarau Village has something BIG in the plans to celebrate Hilton's 100th Anniversary on 31 May, 2019, but you will just have to keep following our posts on Facebook and Instagram to find out what it's all about...!

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eforea spa

eforea spa is offering a Very special treat for each milestone of the anniversary countdown!


With almost 25 days left until the big day, eforea spa will be giving out a special treat to five lucky individuals on Monday, May 6, 2019.


Be sure to stay connect for further details through their social media accounts and this website! 

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