Paris Hilton: It's the three-syllable name with at least 30 potential titles. Socialite ? No, that leaves too many things out. Television star Paris Hilton? Maybe, but that only refers to the start of the megastar's robust career.
Whatever you call the heir to the Hilton fortune and creator of the ubiquitous "That's hot" catchphrase, she may soon have a title that's the closest to her roots yet: real estate mogul and hotelier. Apparently, it runs in the family.
Blonde-haired, pink-loving Hilton, now 35, is preparing to launch a luxury hotel chain in Dubai, New York and Las Vegas, according to . The hotels will bear her name and are just one part of a giant empire she's been building for years.
In the past 15 years, Hilton has built a successful design business and will soon be an investor in an undisclosed virtual reality project (which will also feature her name), reports Forbes. Meanwhile, her 18 fragrances have earned her $2 billion in revenue as of last year, she has about 50 in the Middle East and Asia that sell her own line of accessories, and she runs a Paris Hilton Entertainment business that has hundreds of employees, according to
Whew, we're out of breath.
Oh, and she casually helped design a beach club in the Philippines. Naturally, it's named .
But it wasn't always business. Hilton notoriously rose to fame as an airy heiress in the entertainment world on her her debut show, "," following the conveniently-timed leak of a sex tape scandal. The show was followed by "" (2008 – 2009), "" (2011) or her autobiography, "."
Then of course, there was her debut as a singer with "Paris" in 2006 (does "" ring a bell?) and as a DJ with an Afrojack collab in 2012.
Now, it seems completely fitting that Hilton might return to the hospitality business that made her an heiress in the first place. Though there haven't been many details released on the luxury hotel chain yet, it certainly appears that Hilton has come full circle.
We can only wonder — will the rooms be pink?