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Points of Pride

  • Hilton College was founded in 1969 by hotel icon Conrad N. Hilton and is consistently ranked among the top hospitality programs in the world.
  • Many of our faculty members are internationally recognized researchers who are involved in cutting-edge research projects with industry partners.
  • The Hospitality Industry Hall of Honor, created in 1995 to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of some of the industry’s most iconic figures and brands, is housed at Hilton College.
  • The Hospitality Industry Archives, the world's largest repository for the hospitality industry, are located in the Massad Family Library Research Center at Hilton College. The archives offer more than 3,000 linear feet of artifacts, papers, memorabilia and more from iconic hospitality companies.
  • The Hilton University of Houston, a full-service, 86-room hotel, serves as a teaching facility for our lodging students.
  • Our state-of-the-art wine lab, the Spec's Beverage & Food Appreciation Laboratory, is the only facility of its kind between the coasts.
  • The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) Information Office and the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Research Office are housed at Hilton College.
  • Hilton College is a producing partner of the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair, the region’s largest food and wine festival.
  • Our bi-annual career fairs feature recruiters from some of the top hospitality companies in the world.
  • More than 80 percent of our students have jobs lined up upon graduation.
  • Hilton College boasts 15 student organizations, including the nation’s largest student chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE).