Conrad Hilton bought his first hotel, the 40-room Mobley Hotel in Cisco, Texas, in 1919, when a bank purchase fell through. The hotel did such brisk business that rooms changed hands as much as three times a day, and the dining room was converted into additional rooms to meet the demand. He went on to buy and build hotels throughout Texas, including the high-rise Dallas Hilton, opened in 1925; the Abilene Hilton in 1927; Waco Hilton in 1928; and El Paso Hilton in 1930.
The Conrad Hilton Center is now very multifaceted. For instance, there are five divisions in the museum alone, including The Innkeeper Gallery, The Cisco Museum, The Walls of Fame, The Cisco Pictorial and The Santa Claus Bank Robbery. Embedded within the original hotel, one will find "The Steve Hilton Room", a 32' by 50' meeting room perfect for weddings, receptions, reunions, parties, and business meetings of all types.
Conrad N. Hilton Center