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June 3, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hilton Hotels Corp., the Beverly Hills-based U.S. hotel chain, hired two executives from rival Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. to boost expansion into luxury accommodations.
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March 25, 2014 | By Gale Holland
Steven M. Hilton is stepping down as head of his family's foundation, one of the largest charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area, which awarded $92 million in grants last year, the foundation announced Tuesday. Hilton, 63, is the grandson of the hotel magnate and founder of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, based in Agoura Hills. With a staff of 50 and an endowment of $2.4 billion, the foundation focuses on ending chronic homelessness, preventing substance abuse, helping children with HIV and AIDS and supporting youths moving out of foster care.  The group also gives out the $1.5-million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which last year went to EPCAT, a global network to end child prostitution and pornography and child sex trafficking.
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BUSINESS
October 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Hilton Hotels Corp. plans to add 150 Caribbean and Latin American properties, quadrupling its presence in the region within five years. Hilton has 42 hotels in the "development pipeline" in the area, where it already operates 51, the Beverly Hills-based company said. Hilton, bought last year by Blackstone Group for $20 billion, plans to add 1,000 hotels outside the U.S. within 10 years as it expands in fast-growing regions including Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and now Latin America.
NEWS
March 7, 2014 | By Paul Whitefield
Like young bucks at a county fair kissing booth, states are lining up for a chance to court Tesla Motors and its planned $5-billion battery factory. But fair warning, fellas: The intoxicating fragrance of Musk and his money masks a cold business heart. Already a loser in the race for this California girl's affections, though, is, well, California. Oh, sure, we're good enough to design and build the company's eco-luxe Model S. And Californians bought more than one-third of the $70,000-and-up cars last year.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. sued Hilton Hotels Corp. and two of its executives, saying Hilton stole confidential information from Starwood and used it to develop the new Denizen brand of hotels. Hilton said the suit was without merit and would be vigorously contested.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2009 | Ben Fritz and Harriet Ryan
When Perez Hilton was allegedly assaulted on Sunday night by the manager of Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am and didn't get an immediate response from police, the famed celebrity blogger felt he had only one place to turn: the Internet. In an age when even gossip blogs are becoming too slow and perhaps too filtered for Internet-savvy celebrities, Hilton's feud with will.i.am exploded on Monday over Twitter and in a series of competing online videos.
BUSINESS
November 13, 1997 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the oddly subdued climax to a nasty, 10-month siege, ITT Corp.--owner of Caesars Palace casinos and Sheraton hotels--Wednesday repelled a $9.3-billion hostile takeover bid from Hilton Hotels Corp. Shareholders at ITT's long-delayed annual meeting instead voted nearly 3 to 1 to accept a friendly $10-billion offer from Starwood Lodging Trust, the nation's third-largest real estate investment trust.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2006 | Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer
The Glendale Hilton has reached a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board over allegations that its managers threatened, interrogated and conducted surveillance of workers during a union organizing drive there last fall, hotel and union officials said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
These are boom times for the once quiet suburb of San Gabriel, which is in the midst of a transformation built on the growing international reputation of its Chinese food and services. Statistics show about a third of Chinese tourists who travel to the United States spend at least some time in Los Angeles. Some are shunning coastal resorts and Beverly Hills opulence in favor of San Gabriel, a city of 40,000 best known for its historic mission. “San Gabriel is famous in China,” said David Lee, chief executive of Hing Wa Lee Group, which recently opened a flagship jewelry store in San Gabriel a few hundred feet from a Hilton hotel, where many Chinese tourists stay.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991
In response to the letter from Y. Hilton of Lancaster, who said the parents in North Hollywood were "crazy" for turning in their children for school vandalism, who is "most of us" that would keep our children out of the hands of police, courts and jail? "Probably even for murder" yet. That would condone children committing crimes by publicly announcing parents would "stick up for them." The dregs of society raise their children to believe they are beyond the law. PATRICIA ZYGUTIS Kukuihaele, Hawaii
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | Frank Shyong
Chen Si, 35, and her husband visited Los Angeles from Shanghai for the first time in December, excited about local attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood. They were less enthused about the idea of American food. They booked a room in San Gabriel, where friends said they could find "acceptable" Chinese food in the surrounding neighborhood, Si said. The once-quiet suburb about 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of a transformation built on the growing international reputation of its Chinese food and services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | By Frank Shyong
These are boom times for the once quiet suburb of San Gabriel, which is in the midst of a transformation built on the growing international reputation of its Chinese food and services. Statistics show about a third of Chinese tourists who travel to the United States spend at least some time in Los Angeles. Some are shunning coastal resorts and Beverly Hills opulence in favor of San Gabriel, a city of 40,000 best known for its historic mission. “San Gabriel is famous in China,” said David Lee, chief executive of Hing Wa Lee Group, which recently opened a flagship jewelry store in San Gabriel a few hundred feet from a Hilton hotel, where many Chinese tourists stay.
BUSINESS
February 2, 2014 | By Hugo Martín
In most luxury hotels, if you want wireless Internet access, you are going to have to pay. That trend may be changing. Sort of. Loews Hotels & Resorts announced last month that it will offer free Wi-Fi at all 18 of its hotels, including the ones in Hollywood, Santa Monica and San Diego. If you want faster Internet to connect up to eight devices, however, that will cost $19.95 per day. In the past, many luxury hotels offered only one choice: Wi-Fi at a hefty price. Previously, Loews charged about $15 to $20 per day for the slower Internet that it now offers free of charge.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
After all the buzz Monday around that Barron Hilton beatdown, allegedly by Lindsay Lohan pal-of-a-pal Ray LeMoine over the weekend in Miami, it seems Lohan is, at this point, not part of the investigation at all. "[W]e are not investigating Lindsay Lohan," Miami police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told Celebuzz on Monday. “Lindsay Lohan's name was never mentioned. If she had orchestrated it, we would have been told. And we didn't receive that information on the scene. " But that doesn't mean she's not part of the apparent feud.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Someone made Paris Hilton the butt of a Twitter hoax Thursday involving "her" reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela, and girlfriend is not happy about it.  "RIP Nelson Mandela," the Photoshopped tweet read. "Your 'I Have A Dream' speech was so inspiring. An amazing man. " That's right, Hilton was supposedly so dumb she confused Mandela with Martin Luther King Jr., the fake tweet would have you believe. Photos: Celebrities react to the death of Nelson Mandela A quick check of Hilton's verified account at the time the hoax started revealed she was on a plane to Miami.
BUSINESS
December 2, 2013 | By Shan Li
Hilton Worldwide Holdings said it plans to raise as much as $2.4 billion in an initial public offering, in what would be the biggest IPO ever for a hotel company. The McLean, Va.-based company and its shareholders plan to sell 112.8 million shares for $18 to $21 a piece later this month, according to a regulatory filing. The sale could more than double the investment of the Blackstone Group, the private equity firm that sunk in about $26 billion to take Hilton private in 2007.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2014 | Frank Shyong
Chen Si, 35, and her husband visited Los Angeles from Shanghai for the first time in December, excited about local attractions like Disneyland and Hollywood. They were less enthused about the idea of American food. They booked a room in San Gabriel, where friends said they could find "acceptable" Chinese food in the surrounding neighborhood, Si said. The once-quiet suburb about 12 miles east of downtown Los Angeles is in the midst of a transformation built on the growing international reputation of its Chinese food and services.
TRAVEL
May 8, 1988
No B&B or "quaint country inn" can match a good chain hotel for facilities. I defy you to find a B&B that can compete with the aquatic possibilities of the Red Lion La Posada in Scottsdale, Ariz., with its splendiferous pool or the opulent ambiance of Ritz Carlton's entries in Laguna Niguel or Rancho Mirage. Nor does one need to confine oneself of hotels of the Ritz Carlton class. Any halfway decent Hilton or Sheraton runs rings around the typical B&B in terms of sophistication, staff attentiveness and other intangible components that fall under the umbrella heading of "service."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 2013 | By Gina McIntyre
SAN DIEGO - Strands of Christmas lights bathed the La Jolla Playhouse stage in a warm golden glow as singing, dancing sister act Violet and Daisy Hilton prepared to leave behind the companionship of friends. The Lizard Man and the Tattooed Lady, the Dog-Faced Boy and the Geek surrounded the conjoined twins in a show of support for the young women who were attempting to break out of the traveling circus to take a shot at real 1930s fame: vaudeville. It was the final day of rehearsals, and costumes still needed to be hemmed and musical arrangements tweaked.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Lady Gaga addressed a few of her famous feuds on "The Howard Stern Show" on Tuesday amid the release of her latest album "Artpop. " Her latest tiff with "Fashion Police" host Kelly Osbourne doesn't bother her and she said she was "not personally affected" by it. As for her long-running feud with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Mother Monster seemed exasperated by the whole thing. "All the feuds usually that people write about, they're very one-sided. It's me over here and somebody's feuding with themselves about me," the "Applause" singer said at the 23-minute mark during her interview.
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