Since Conrad Hilton opened his first hotel in Texas in 1919, the company has grown to include hundreds of hotels located throughout 100 countries. Today, those properties operate under one of the corporation's 13 brands, all aimed at providing smart, functional design, thoughtful amenities, and an authentic and contemporary experience. Here’s a list of the various Hilton hotel brands

Familiar Names Around the Globe

The signature brand formerly owned by the Hilton family, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, continues to deliver the stylish, forward-thinking service that has propelled the hotel chain into one of the leading hospitality companies in the world. These properties bridge the gap between budget and luxury brands, offering quality rooms, amenities and services without breaking the bank.

With more than 700 locations worldwide, Hilton Garden Inn focuses on the simple things in life that makes travel better. This includes offering comfortable rooms outfitted with quality amenities, onsite restaurants and all the business tools needed for completing work on the road.

Through the years, Hampton by Hilton has built a reputation for providing a wealth of free amenities every traveler desires. These include a free hot breakfast served daily, free Hampton's On the Run Breakfast Bags for those on the go during the week, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the entire hotel and free coffee and tea in the lobby 24 hours a day.

Seeking to provide a warm, comfortable experience, Doubletree by Hilton starts every visit by greeting guests with a warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, guests can expect to feel at home no matter where they are in the world.

With more than 230 properties in the United States, Canada and Latin American, Embassy Suites by Hilton is an all-suite hotel brand well-known for its free perks. These include free breakfast served daily and an evening reception featuring complimentary snacks and beverages.

Something Unique

Claiming to present guests with an original hotel experience, the Tapestry Collection by Hilton features five U.S. properties that tout their own personality and style. The goal of these hotels is to immerse guests with a sense of place unique to where they are. For example, a stay in New Orleans will differ greatly from a stay in Washington, D.C., although both will encompass the quality service for which Hilton is known.

Focusing on creating the best hotel experience possible, Canopy by Hilton seeks to provide "simple, guest-directed service" that is an extension of the hotel's local neighborhood. The upper-midscale brand has over 30 properties worldwide in peak neighborhoods in their locations. The rooms feature Nespresso machines, walk-in showers and decor inspired by their respective neighborhoods.

A new brand in the Hilton portfolio, Tru claims to be "vibrant, affordable and young at heart." Onsite amenities range from the free "Top It" breakfast and semi-private alcoves in the lobby to free Wi-Fi and charging outlets scattered throughout the hotel. These hotels seek to inject new life into a traditional Hilton stay.

Upgrading to a Luxury Hotel

Since 1930, the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts gained a reputation for personal service in a luxurious environment, one that today extends to nearly 30 locations worldwide. Every guest is assigned a personal concierge who coordinates every detail of the stay, making sure guests receive everything they expect and more.

Named for the founder of Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts was introduced by Conrad Hilton's son in 1982. Today, the brand operates almost 40 locations around the globe aimed at the luxury traveler. One of the brand's specialities is offering one-, three- or five-hour experiences based on such activities as food, arts and culture, adventure, family and more.

The Curio Collection and LXR Hotels & Resorts share a common goal of embodying the culture and spirit of the property's community. By doing so, the hotels provide an authentic experience for its guests. Directed at the upscale, luxury traveler, properties range from internationally known hotels to quietly hidden local favorites.

Backed by the Hilton Honors program, Signia is a newer brand that is built to host an array of events. Signia by Hilton only has three locations – Atlanta, Georgia; San Jose, California; and Orlando, Florida. Notable luxury features in this chain include cutting edge business centers in each location, high-count thread sheets in all rooms, and on-site world class dining.

Extended-stay Options

Both Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton offer plenty of space for guests traveling for just one night or checking in for a long-term visit. Their spacious guest rooms include sitting areas and full service kitchens in addition to comfortable bedrooms. These are good choices for both business travelers as well as families on the go.

Hilton Grand Vacations is for those who want to have a rental in paradise. Hilton’s timeshare brand began in 1992 as Hilton Worldwide, and has been focused on providing guests with memorable experiences ever since. It has around 150 Hilton properties in places like cosmopolitan New York or bustling Beverly Hills. It offers various levels of rentals and packages, which can be found on its website.