Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino celebrated the 100th milestone anniversary of Hilton, the world’s first global hotel chain, on May 31, 2019, concluding a century of innovation, hospitality, and revolutionized travel.
To mark this special occasion, the extensive celebration program included a variety of events and special activities involving resort guests, team members and the community at large.
Under Hilton’s slogan “Random Acts of Hospitality”, the resort invited students from IBERO American high school and organized an interesting orientation session for them, followed by job shadowing and a number of fun social activities.
The team also invited 25 residents of Imeldahof children’s home, entertaining them with a unique karaoke party. The kids were also treated to a Zumba class followed by hotdogs, pizza, soft drinks, and dessert.
During the morning peak hours, the management team handed out chocolates festooned with the 100-Years of Hospitality logo to passing motorists on the busy main traffic artery in Noord. Dressed in their commemorative t-shirts, they shared the joyous news of Hilton’s anniversary with passing cars.
During the anniversary week, the resort celebrated the milestone with guests by hosting a Customer Appreciation party in the lobby, over snacks, cocktails, steelpan music and a customized photo booth, manned by a professional photographer. The pool & beach team also surprised guests with blue popsicles and cupcakes, balloons for the kids, and surprised different guests with decorated beach palapas, and coolers with refreshments and treats.
In the resort, lobby and in rooms screens came alive under the 100-Year Hospitality banner, playing interviews with various team members’ videos sounding anniversary wishes. A highly visible 100-Year logo was also projected unto the Aruba Tower, seen along the entire Palm Beach hotel strip during the weeks leading up to the big day.
As an extra act of appreciation, members of management welcomed the team members with a sumptuous breakfast & afternoon snack at the team member’s entrance. Team members were especially pleased with delicious BBQ celebration at the team members restaurant on May 31st.
To top the extensive celebration program, a first ever live streaming with Hilton CEO Chris Nasetta was watched by teams around the globe, united for a universal moment of celebration.
“I think the world is a better place because Hilton was born into it one hundred years ago,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton. “And if we continue to do our job, the world will be a better place because Hilton is in it for the next one hundred years.”
It is apparent that what started in 1919, when Conrad Hilton purchased his first hotel, the Mobley in Cisco, Texas, has evolved into a vision that filled the world with the light and warmth of hospitality. Who would have thought that this one hotel would grow into 5,600+ hotels over a century, employing nearly 10 million team members in 113 countries, and generating $1 trillion in economic impact, with more than 3 billion people as guests. It’s nothing but phenomenal.
*Article written by Hilton Aruba Resort & Casino