It’s a Fiesta Every Weekend in August

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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.

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A Presidential Visit

Blog editedOn July 16th, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City had the pleasure of welcoming back President Ma Ying-Jeou of Republic of China (Taiwan).   President Ma had journeyed to Republic of China’s diplomatic allies, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua.  On his return trip home to Taiwan, the President stopped over in Los Angeles for one night and once again chose Hilton Universal City for his stay.  It was President Ma’s 4th time staying at our hotel.

Over 400 supporters gathered outside the hotel to get a glimpse and a handshake from the President.    The excited group of supporters cheered and took pictures as President Ma arrived at the hotel and stepped onto the red carpet.  President Ma was welcomed back to Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City by Chairman Denn Hu, General Manager Mark Davis, and over 50 proud members of our team.  The President graciously took the time to personally greet and shake hands with many of our team members as he made his way through the lobby.

In the evening 400 loyal Los Angeles residents attended a special dinner hosted by the President in our Sierra Ballroom.  The guests enjoyed a specially prepared five course meal created by Executive Chef George Sit, assisted by our Mandarin Chef, Barry Chan.  All the dinner guests had the opportunity to take a picture with President Ma, and at the conclusion of the event everyone joined the President in singing a Taiwanese Song.  It was truly a magical and unforgettable evening for all!

When President Ma departed the next day, after a morning jog with Chairman Hu, our Hilton team and 200 Taiwanese guests gathered to wish him farewell.  As he left through the main entrance of the hotel everyone waved Taiwan & US flags and chanted his name.  Thank you, President Ma, for choosing Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City as your home away from home.

 

The Thrill is in the Grill

Treat your Dad like the king he is this Father’s Day with our
Seafood, Prime Rib & BBQ Buffet. 

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Saving Lives One Story at a Time

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To raise awareness and funds for the Esophageal Cancer, on Saturday, May 2, 2015 more than 40 brave men and woman rappelled down the 24 stories of our hotel, almost a 300 foot drop. We were honored to be a part of this event that was spearheaded by Esophageal Cancer Action Network, in partnership with Over the Edge USA.

DSC_0222A welcome evening reception kicked things off on Friday night. Attendees were treated to a buffet dinner created especially by our Executive Chef, George Sit. The music played and the cocktails flowed as those who gathered remembered loved ones they have lost or that are struggling with this type of cancer. They shared stories, laughed and reminisced on the reasons that had lead up to this challenge.

Saturday’s sun shone clear and bright as the harnesses were secured to the rigging on the top of our 24DSC_0294 story glistening mirrored building. On lookers gathered in our pool area, under the shade of our palm trees, as they watched each person descend down our tower. Supportive cheers filled the air as each person safely reached the ground. There was something for everyone, including a rock climbing wall for the little ones, background tunes provided by a DJ and food trucks to feed the hungry crowd.

DSC_0330This was definitely an amazing day and an event we all will not soon forget. It isn’t too late to support ECAN. Donations for those who did the descent are being accepted until June 2, 2015 – simply go to http://www.storiestosavelives.org/donate/ to place your support.

Ready. Steady. Go! Fast and Furious- Supercharged!

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Hold on tight for the all-new Fast & Furious – Supercharged! Ride along with the all-star cast from the hit movies on an exhilarating high-speed chase that exceeds 120 miles per hour and catapults you into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels.

You’ll be engulfed in a world of cutting-edge, hyper-realistic special effects, including 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s most expansive 360-degree screens! On June 25th, put the pedal to the metal and be the first to ride Fast & Furious – Supercharge!

 

Experience All The Speed Two Days for the Price of One

Room Vroom PackageGet two days admission for the price of one. Twice the Minions, twice the speed of Fast & Furious, twice the memories all for the price of one day when you book our Universal Studios Package. Experience our AAA Four Diamond spacious accommodations just steps away from the entrance to the park. Book your stay now! http://bit.ly/HUCReservation2015

Chef’s Caramelized Chipotle Chicken

What’s for dinner tonight? Make Chef’s Caramelized Chipotle Chicken.

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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.

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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

HHN…More Dead Than Ever!

Universal Studios Hollywood is serving up extra screams this year with the most terrifying 360 degree Halloween event in Los Angeles. Experience an all-new nightmare featuring bone chilling terrors from some of Hollywood’s scariest movies, TV shows and music.

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Face 7 new mazes this year featuring The Walking Dead, Aliens vs Predator, From Dusk Till Dawn, An American Werewolf in London, SyFy’s Face off, Dracula Untold and Clowns 3D: music by Slash. Get ready for more screams when you experience the all-new Terror Tram:invaded by The Walking Dead. If you still haven’t had enough terror there are also 5 new scare zones featuring The Purge: Anarchy, The Walking Dead, Mask-A-Raid, Dark Christmas and Skullz.

The fear is endless! Experience Halloween Horror Night Hollywood~ More Dead Than Ever! If you dare!

 

Don’t Miss A Scream

Stay just steps away from all the spine chilling horror of Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios with rates starting at $169. Book your stay today! http://hiltonuniversal.com/