What’s in a name? A lot, if you’re Paris Hilton and you want to open a hotel. That’s exactly what Paris Hilton says she wants to do. She says she now wants to go back to her roots as a hotelier.
She says quote ”And right now that I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do, that would definitely be the next step, to open my own hotels.”
Paris Hilton is the heiress of the Hilton Hotels chain, founded by her great grandfather Conrad Hilton. Unfortunately for our wannabe hotelier, the Hilton family has already sold off the hotel business, and the Hilton chain is now owned by the Blackstone Group.
The point being that Paris Hilton no longer has the right to open a hotel named Hilton, or Paris Hilton or anything of the sort. Unless Hilton Worldwide wants Paris Hilton to open a new brand under the Hilton umbrella, the word ‘Hilton’ is pretty much out of the running.
So what does that leave? Here’s a few name suggestions for Paris Hilton’s flagship hotel:-
The Whitney – Betcha didn’t know Paris Hilton’s middle name is Whitney.
The Paris – There wouldn’t be any legal problems with that, and there’s a bonus. What happens if they have to open in Paris, France? It would be The Paris Paris, which is a flaky name and something Paris Hilton can identify with.
The Nic – Her sister is Nicky Hilton, one of her brothers is Barron Nicholas Hilton II, and her childhood friend and The Simple Life co-star is Nicole Richie. She has had a relationship with singer Nick Carter and also with Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III.
The Heiress - Paris founded her own record label, which is called Heiress Records. She has a perfume line, one of which is named Heiress. She’s also a published author with a bestseller called Confessions of an Heiress, and another one called Your Heiress Diary.
Photo – Peter Schäfermeier