CORPORATIONS: Hilton Rides Again

Hotelman Conrad Hilton, who hates to pass up a good deal, last week was busy roping still another hotel into his bulging corral. Hilton announced that he had bought Houston's lavish (TV, air conditioning, Muzak, a 165-ft. swimming pool), 1,100-room Shamrock Hotel, opened in 1949 by Wildcatter Glenn McCarthy. The seller was the Equitable Life Assurance Society, which took over the $21 million hotel in 1952 as part payment on a defaulted $34 million loan to McCarthy Oil & Gas Corp. Equitable's price to Hilton: $18 million, including $7,000,000 for 500 surrounding...

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