When Conrad Hilton donated his $1.5 million naming gift to establish the Conrad N. Hilton School of Hotel and Restaurant Management on October 28, 1969, he could only have imagined the impact that his gift would make in the world of hospitality education. To mark Hilton College’s 50th anniversary, our communications team produced a special commemorative book, which was printed in August 2019. This collection of stories celebrates the 50 reasons why we are hospitality. It also details Hilton College’s progress from our first class of 39 students and three professors to our standing today as a world leader in hospitality education. Here is the digital version of our story.