You don't need us to tell you that the Hilton brand is one of - if not the most famous hotel chain worldwide. Founded in 1919 by Conrad Hilton, there are now over 500 Hilton branded hotels spanning the globe. In 1943, Hilton became the first coast-to-coast hotel chain in the United States, having started out as a single hotel in Texas just 24 years earlier - how's that for rapid growth? You can now find a Hilton hotel at pretty much every major airport in the UK, so there's no excuse not to sample some of that world-famous hospitality before (or after) your trip. You deserve it!