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.

 

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

 

 

Fast & Furious is Now Open!

 

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This dynamic new ride, inspired by Universal Pictures’ blockbuster film and featuring cast members from the series, including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Luke Evans, is a technologically advanced mega-attraction designed to catapult guests into the high-stakes underworld of fast cars and international crime cartels.

Coupled with an intense blend of thrilling features, “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” takes guests on a wild ride that begins the moment they board the Studio Tour. The attraction fuses sophisticated special effects with state-of-the-art 3D-HD imagery projected onto the world’s longest and most expansive 360-degree screen.

After experiencing “Fast & Furious—Supercharged,” Vin Diesel reacted by saying, “Wow…wow was that cool.  It’s incredible, it’s really remarkable. It’s not like anything I’ve ever seen.  Everyone on the tram said, ‘Can we do it again?’  It’s super cool!”

Guests of Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City can enjoy twice the fun for the price of one! Book our Universal Studios Package and you will receive two day Universal Studios tickets for the same price as one day. Make your reservation now http://bit.ly/2dayPackage.

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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5th Sunday Brunch Club

U.S. ART STUDIO GALLERYDining is a social exercise that we engage in on a regular basis. We meet with old friends, family, and co-workers to catch up on the latest life news. Nothing showcases this ritual better than a gathering of the group known as the 5th Sunday Brunch Club. They meet up every fifth Sunday to enjoy delicious brunch delicacies at different restaurants, and catch up on all the latest happenings.

Our Executive Chef, George Sit, recently received an email from this group praising our Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet.

Dear Chef Sit, 

The brunch on Sunday, March 29, 2015 was FANTASTIC!!!!  Thank you for the Cioppino, it was great. 

The addition of the Fried Seafood Bar was OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!   We were pleasantly surprised to see the fried oysters, shrimp, scallops, FROG LEGS, grilled catfish and all the other fares provided.  Everyone commented, how “fresh” the food was. 

Our group unanimously agreed this was by far one of the better dining experiences we have had since we started our 5th Sunday Brunch Club. 

We are requesting an “Encore Presentation” on Sunday, May 31, 2015. 

Again thank you for being so gracious and accommodating.  

Sincerely,

5th Sunday Brunch Club Fans

 We are so delighted that the 5th Sunday Brunch Club enjoyed our Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet. We accept their challenge of an “Encore Presentation” and hope to soar above and beyond to deliver another exceptional dining experience. Stay tuned to find out the results…

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LA is WICKED Amazing!

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Returning to Los Angeles, at the iconic Pantages Theater, this amazing musical won’t disappoint.

A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz,Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good. The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember. As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.


Add this to your “Must See” list for your next Los Angeles getaway!

 Stay Just Minutes Away!

Treat yourself and your special someone to a magical night. Stay just minutes away or two Metro Stops from this amazing musical event.  Make your reservation today with rates starting at $169.00. http://bit.ly/HUCReservation2015

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Thanksgiving Buffet with a little Champagne to Celebrate

Cafe Sierra Restaurant is hosting a Holiday Champagne Brunch Buffet and Seafood & Prime Rib Dinner Buffet… and you are invited! Join us for a feast of Thanksgiving classics and and varied array of chef specialties. Entrees will include:

Roast Turkey and Giblet Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Candied Yams
Giblet Stuffing
Chocolate Fondue Fountain and much more!

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Selfie With Your Favorite Celeb

People from all over the world come to Hollywood for a chance to get a sneak peak of their favorite celebrity.  Meet Hollywood’s biggest stars at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, located next to the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame.

The famed attraction is Los Angeles’ premiere Hollywood destination offering guests the world’s only opportunity to interact with over 125 incredibly lifelike iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics.

 

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Introducing Taylor Swift!

Let us welcome the newest Madame Tussaud’s Figure, Taylor Swift! Swift is the #2 bestselling artist in the U.S., based on 54 million certified digital singles, and her figure debuts a brand new look just for Los Angeles, based on a 2013 outfit worn by Swift during her LA performance on her red tour.

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Don’t miss this one of a kind exhibit and don’t forget your camera! For more information visit: http://www.madametussauds.com/hollywood/

 

Stay Among the Stars

HH_bbnoggStay where the stars do in the Heart of it all. Book your weekend getaway with our Bed & Breakfast package. Enjoy special rates and breakfasts for two  – our Bed & Breakfast package is the perfect way for you to relax and recharge. Book your weekend escape today http://bit.ly/15bUVVZ

 

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