In the late 1920's, Conrad Hilton provided San Angelo with a fine hotel and a West Texas landmark. The impressive tower and magnificent interior spaces established a tradition of elegant affairs, place of commerce, and quality accommodations. The Hilton Hotel (one of the original Conrad Hilton hotels), later to be renamed the Hotel Cactus, still stands as the tallest building in San Angelo. Stretching fourteen stories into the West Texas sky, it is visible from fifteen miles. The mission tile roof and stately tower have served almost six decades as a familiar reference point and historic landmark. The elegant interior offered unrivaled spaces for most of San Angelo's important meetings, receptions, and other public gatherings.