The Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas will always be associated with Elvis Presley, the man who made more money for the hotel than any other act in history, but news just in shows that the name, The Hilton Hotel will become a thing in Vegas history as the famous hotel name will vanish as of January 1st 2012.
Hilton Worldwide notified the owner of the famed Las Vegas Hilton that it plans to terminate its franchise license agreement by the end of the year.
Hilton Worldwide said that as of Jan. 1, its franchise agreement with Colony Resorts LVH Acquisitions LLC, owner and operator of the Las Vegas Hilton, will have been terminated, forcing the off-Strip hotel to give up the Hilton name and loyalty program.
In 1969, Elvis performed 58 consecutive sold-out shows, playing to 130,157 fans. The King broke his own attendance record three times in February 1970, August 1970 and August 1972. Elvis also maintained a residence at the Hilton until December 1976.
Source; elvisexpress.com / EpGold