Of New York Hotels in Midtown, the New York Hilton Midtown Carries a Storied History

In 2013, New York Hilton Midtown celebrated 50 Years of Excellence and Legendary Service

 On June 26, 1963, New York Hilton Midtown opened its doors as “The New York Hilton at Rockefeller Center,” immediately generating awe and gathering accolades that continue to this day.

New York Hilton Midtown is what Conrad N. Hilton believed a hotel should be-a city, in which anything could be found.

50 Year Anniversary of New York Hilton Midtown

Over the past 50 years, New York Hilton Midtown’s renowned hospitality and generous proportions have brought millions of visitors and thousands of notables through its doors. The hotel has hosted every President since John F. Kennedy; in 1964, The Beatles stayed at the hotel during their visit to the Ed Sullivan Theater; in 1973, Dr. Martin Cooper made the world’s first public cellular phone call from a sidewalk outside the hotel; in 1996, Princess Diana is named “Humanitarian of the Year” during an awards ceremony.


If New York is the “City that Never Sleeps,” New York Hilton could appropriately be named the “Hotel that Never Rests.” Not only has the hotel undergone numerous renovations in its 50-year history, but it has also inspired and engaged guests and visitors with its classic New York experience.