2nd Annual LA Food & Wine Fest

The second annual Los Angeles Food & Wine festival will be held August 9-12 throughout Southern California and once again, it features a mouthwatering serving of culinary events and delectable presentations by both acclaimed local and celebrity chefs, including Wolfgang PuckGuy Fieri and Giada De Laurentiis.

The festival offers an array of gourmet  lunches and dinners at some of the area’s finest restaurants, including Cut, ink., and Street.  It also offers a variety of presentations with tempting names like Swine & Wine: The Marriage of Pigs & Pinot, Cooking with Cheese, and The Southern Bunch, Perfected. Take a peak at last years amazing event that had any foodie coming back for more.

Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Vincent’s Meals on Wheels. Last year, the chefs raised $400,000.  For more information on Los Angeles Food & Wine, click here.

Make it a Weekend

The Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival is a three day event. Why not stay close to the action and enjoy all three days. Make the most of your weekend and book a Bed & Breakfast package which includes overnight accommodations, and complimentary breakfasts for two – from healthy to decadent – our Bed & Breakfast packages are the perfect way for you to relax, recharge and stay close to all the delicious action. Book your weekend escape today http://bit.ly/HUCBBPkge.

Blog Source: RadarOnline.com

Steps away from the #4 destination in the world!

 

UnivGate2_USH10_loIf you’re searching for a summer vacation the whole family can enjoy, then Universal Studios Hollywood is the answer.

TripAdvisor recently came out with a list of the top amusement parks in America, from its Traveler’s Choice Awards for Amusement Parks and Water Parks. Winners were based on the quantity and quality of reviews. Ranking #4 is Universal Studios Hollywood located steps away for our hotel.

Don’t miss a minute of the action and Hollywood magic. Stroll down Springfield, join a high speed chase on Fast & Furious Supercharged, and experience behind the scenes at dusk with the new Nighttime Studio Tour. No matter your age, this destination has something for everyone.

Enjoy blockbuster fun and AAA Four Diamond accomodations on your next getaway. Book Now!  http://bit.ly/HUCReservation2015

 

 

And The Award Goes To…

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The stage was set, every glass sparkled, and the red carpet rolled out as our Sierra Ballroom had the distinguished honor to welcome the who’s who in Daytime television at the 42nd Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards hosted by Florence Henderson and Alex Trebek. As each nominee took their place on the Red Carpet, they were welcomed with interviews and photographers trying to snap the perfect shot. Once they reached the end, they were escorted into our Sierra Ballroom where an evening of reception and awards awaited.

In addition to the evening’s famous hosts, an illustrious group of presenters for the evenings awards included Darin Brooks and Lawrence Saint-Victor of “The Bold & the Beautiful” (CBS), Laura Wright and Chad Duell of “General Hospital” (ABC), Hunter King and Lachlan Buchanan of “The Young & the Restless” (CBS), Casey Moss and Jen Lilley of “Days of Our Lives” (NBC), Judge Marilyn Milian of “The People’s Court” (Syndicated), John Tesh of “Intelligence for Your Life” (Syndicated) along with many others all gathering to honor those that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make our favorite daytime line-up happen each day.

The attendees reception started with white glove butler passed appetizers which included; Beef Carpaccio Canapes, Balsamic Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Miniature Fried Wanton Cups and Ahi Poke. Once the awards began, attendees dined on a three course dinner created by our Executive Chef, George Sit. The champagne flowed as the awards were given to each lucky recipient.

Lifetime Achievement for Craft was the final evening’s award going to Producer/Director Michael Gargiulo. Mr. Gargiulo is known for producing iconic shows like “Password,” “Match Game,” “I’ve Got a Secret,” “To Tell the Truth,” “The Price is Right,” and directing  “Jackpot” on NBC, and later, the “$10,000 Pyramid.” It was a great evening for Daytime television and a shining event for Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Hotel.

 

Oh What A Night!

Oh What a Night is what you will be saying after an evening with Jersey Boys!

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From the minute you walk into this enchantingly detailed theater you will feel old Hollywood all around you. From the glittering gold touches to the red carpet, the stage is set for an unforgettable evening. As you are ushered into your seat, you are grabbed from the first note. This talented cast of Jersey Boys draws you into the lives of these four complex men and their rise to fame. This iconic group gave us some of the best cutting edge music that has stood the test of time. Generations to come will know many of their top hits through movies, commercials and TV.

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Your night will be filled with incredible music, laughter and the drama these boys lived through. Don’t miss this must-see musical during your next trip to Los Angeles.

Stay Just Minutes AwayPano_Skyline2_RM10_hi

Don’t miss a note and stay just minutes away from the Pantages Theater. Located just 3 miles away and only two stops over on the Metro Red Line, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is the perfect place to stay while in LA. Book your stay today with rates starting at $159 per night. http://www.HiltonUniversal.com

Celebrate The Moon Festival 2014

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as The Moon Festival is a popular harvest festival dating back over 3,000 years. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays in the Chinese Calendar.

The festival is full of legendary stories. Legend says Yi (or Houyi) was very good at archery. There were once ten suns in the sky, which made plants wither, and fierce beasts run wild to imperil people. It was too hot to live under the suns. To save the people, Yi started to shoot the suns. He shot down nine of them one by one, and he might have shot the last one if it was not called off by others. Thus the severe drought was gone. He also got rid of those fierce animals for the people.

It is said Yi’s wife was Chang’e, a legendary lady in the famous story, “Chang’e flying to the moon.” Chang’e swallowed the elixir stolen from her husband, and she flew to the moon and became the goddess of the moon, who has lived in the palace on the moon ever since. You may see Chang’e dancing on the moon during the festival.

The Moon festival is also an occasion for family reunions. When the full moon rises, families get together to watch the full moon, eat moon cakes, and sing moon poems.

Cafe Sierra

Join us September 28th for a specialty dinner buffet. Bring the whole family to this annual event with instrumental entertainment from live Chinese musicians. Enjoy chef specialties and featured items, including the following: Seafood soup – abalone – Chinese cold cuts – lobster & prime rib carving stations– assorted sushi & sashimi – fresh seafood selections – authentic Chinese entrees – honey walnut shrimp – Live stir fry Mandarin action station-Whole BBQ roasted pig-Peking duck – Alaskan wild snails – salt & pepper shrimp – Chinese egg custard-assorted fresh pastries & desserts – chocolate fondue fountain – cotton candy – authentic moon cake.

Saturday, September 7th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday, September 8th from 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Adults $56 / children (3-10) $28

Make your reservations today by calling (818) 509-2030 or clicking this link http://bit.ly/CafeSierraReservatons

Sunset Strip Rocks LA

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Get ready to return to The Sunset Strip for the biggest party of the year when SSMF returns September 20th & 21st! The two-day street festival will include three outdoor stages, interactive experiences, food, beverage and much more, transforming the Sunset Strip into the ultimate concert destination. With headliners like Jane’s Addiction and Empire of the Sun, this two day music festival will rock LA! Click HERE for tickets and more information

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Stay Minutes Away!

Don’t miss out on a single minute of this musicpalooza! Stay just minutes away from the action and travel in your Enterprise rental car to the festival when you book our Room Vroom Package which includes Overnight accommodations, Mid-size car (Corolla, Caliber, and similar) each night of your stay provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car® local office – upgrades available with deals, and Complimentary self-parking at our hotel during your stay. Book your stay today http://bit.ly/ROOMVROOMPackage