Barron Hilton, head of the Hilton Hotel chain, is shown in Chicago on May 20, 1980. Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father’s chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, has died. Hilton’s family says he died Thursday of natural causes at age 91 in his Los Angeles home. He transformed Hilton into the industry’s top brand during his 30 years as its chief executive. (AP Photo/Charles E. Knoblock, File)

Barron Hilton, head of the Hilton Hotel chain, is shown in Chicago on May 20, 1980. Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father’s chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, has died. Hilton’s family says he died Thursday of natural causes at age 91 in his Los Angeles home. He transformed Hilton into the industry’s top brand during his 30 years as its chief executive. (AP Photo/Charles E. Knoblock, File)

Barron Hilton, hotel magnate and AFL founder, dies at 91

Transformed Hilton into the industry’s top brand during his 30 years as its chief executive.

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