HOTELS: Connie's Baby

HOTELS Connie's Baby All week long the immense, Y-shaped hotel building in Los Angeles rattled and rang while an army of workmen struggled with crisis piled upon crisis. The air conditioning refused to work; the special refrigerators in each room went on the blink; the rooftop water tank overflowed into the handsomely decorated L'Escoffier restaurant, soaking the deep-pile carpets. Rats invaded the basement and chewed on the beautiful hand-woven furniture designed for the presidential suite; one woman employee caught a toe in a mouse trap. But this week, finally, Conrad Hilton, the world's biggest hotelman, was ready to open his...

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