Jimmy Fallon Becomes Immortal

One of the funniest men in late night TV, Jimmy Fallon, joins a star studded line-up of Hollywood wax royalty by being immortalized at Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood. You are invited to mingle, take a photo, and update your status with this hilarious celebrity on your next Los Angeles getaway.

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Enter to Win! Take a selfie with Fallon in the month of April, with the hashtag #MTFallonSelfie, or enter here and you can win a trip to your choice of Hollywood, San Francisco, New York, Orlando or Washington DC!

Madame Tussuds is more than just a wax museum! It is a celebrity experience.

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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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Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City Continues to Collect Green Accolades

Celebrating Four Impactful Years of Sustainability

LOS ANGELES, C.A. (March 1, 2012) ─ Energy and environmental enthusiasts are increasingly calling on businesses to take green action and implement sustainable initiatives.  Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is making great strides in this endeavor and is proud to be one of the few environmentally conscious “Green Seal Silver” certified lodging facilities in California.

There are presently 15 recycling programs established in the hotel that divert to 80-85% of its total waste from being sent to local landfills.  Cardboard, printing paper, light bulbs, guestroom amenities, batteries, toner cartridges, aerosol cans, food waste, yard waste, and kitchen deep fry oil have all been included in the recycling process.  The food waste, for example, goes from the hotel’s compactor to a material recovery facility where it is separated and turned into organic compost.  In paper and food waste alone the hotel’s efforts saved 724 trees and did not take up 198 cubic yards of landfill space.

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Since the program’s progressive start in 2009, the team at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City has recycled the following material:

  • 268.48 tons of cardboard and mixed materials (paper, plastic, glass, and aluminum)
  • 5,927 light bulbs, 185 ballasts, 596 toner cartridges, and 575 aerosol cans
  • 5,476 lbs of plastic containers and 8,770 lbs of soap from leftover guestroom amenities were donated to the Clean the World non-profit organization  
  • 171 lbs of  AA batteries, 4,280 lbs of appliances and 11,499 lbs of e-waste
  • 1,051 tons of recovered yard and food waste

But recycling is just a fragment of the hotel’s green operations to protect our land, air, and water resources.  The Hilton also initiates environmentally friendly policies by purchasing less hazardous chemicals for its laundry, dish washing, and housekeeping departments.  In addition, they have added energy efficient lighting and motion sensor timers in meeting rooms; installed water conserving toilet fixtures throughout the hotel, and they offer a towel & linen conservation reuse program to guests who stay multiple nights.

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City continues to look ahead and innovate with green practices.  In 2009 the hotel began working with Green Seal, a non-profit organization that developed life cycle based sustainability standards for lodging properties.  This institution sets the environmental norm in the hospitality industry and offers third party certification for those who meet the set criteria.  In 2010, the Hilton began by attaining the Bronze Level certification, and has since recertified at Silver Level every year. Earlier this year, the California Green Lodging Program (a division of California Dept. of General Services/Statewide Travel and Meeting) also granted the hotel their highest rank sustainability prize, the Environmentalist Level award. In addition, there are currently discussions about pursuing LEED certification via their existing building evaluation process.

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The hotel’s executives understand that sustainability is meeting present needs without comprising the earth’s future generations, and have shown their commitment to energy-conservation and waste-minimization by implementing environmentally friendly operations.  By doing this, the hotel is not only helping to reduce the greenhouse emissions that impact global climate change and save energy, but is also improving efficiency, lowering operating costs, providing a cleaner and healthier hotel environment, and setting a positive example for employees that boosts morale and property loyalty.

Hilton HHonors’ Teacher Treks Wants to Send You on an Adventure

Some would say that the very act of teaching is an “adventure” already.

Whether analyzing a historic work of art or telling a riveting account of an ancient civilization, teachers are the ultimate conduits to cultural enlightenment.  But how much better would your lesson be if you could recount first-hand experience to your students?

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Hilton Worldwide has long believed in the power of travel to bring people together and foster greater understanding between countries.  As nuturers of future generations of travelers, teachers play an important role in spreading tolerance and understaning of other cultures and can have a profound impact on their students’ lives.  With this in mind, Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program of Hilton Worldwide, is giving teachers a passport to see the world and bring their experiences back to the classroom through the Teacher Treks Travel Grant Competition.

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Teachers are invited to submit an essay stating where they would like to visit, what they want to see and how their experiences will be translated into lessons for their classroom.  30 finalists will be selected from entries submitted by March 15th.  From there an expert panel along with public votes will decide the 15 winners who will receive the trip of a lifetime to experience the cultural destination of their choice.

So if you’re a teacher who’s always dreamed of adventure travel, here’s your chance to experience it.  Visit www.hhonors.com/TeacherTreks or the HHonors Facebook page for full details and to enter by March 15th.  Good luck!

Hilton HHonors launched Teacher Treks  at the NBCUniversal Golden Globes Awards After Party.  Celebrities like Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Murray, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jason Isaacs signed an illuminated chalkboard of the world map specially created for the program.  It’s now on display in our lobby so you can get an up close look at this amazing exhibit.

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Based on a recent survey*, nearly all teachers believe travel provides cultural education that can’t be fully taught in a classroom (93%) yet nearly half of U.S. teachers travel less than once or twice a year (*Hilton HHonors survey of 1,000+ U.S. teachers grades K-12).  So when you have the opportunity to travel, keep in mind these tips from Perea Blackmon, 2012 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year, to get the most out of your journey.

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Perea Blackmon, 2012 District of Columbia Teacher of the Year / Hilton HHonors, YouTube.com

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logoHH_stacked_color_posHilton Honors Member? Learn more about our member rewards program at the official HHonors website or book your next travel experience at Hilton.com. We hope to see you in Universal City!

Meet The Staff – Rory Franklin

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Front Desk Agent – 8 months of service
“I enjoy the daily one-to-one interactions with
our guests.  Every day is always a new adventure.

Meet The Staff – Jesus Ceja

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Room Serivice Supervisor
17 Years of Service

“The best thing I like about my job is taking care of our guests so they feel this is their home away from home.”

As the room service supervisor, Jesus is able to take part and contribute to some the most memorable moments for guests. Special amenities, gifts or surprises are all arranged through his department for birthdays, anniversaries, and much more. http://bit.ly/HUCDinning

Last Minute Labor Day Getaway!

Labor Day signals the end of summer, so make the most of these last days. Book  with us by August 31st and save during our three day sale! Stay with us from Sept 4th-9th and enjoy rates starting at $145/Night. This is the time to enjoy all LA has to offer.There are so many attractions just minutes away from the hotel, perfect for end of summer memories.

Universal Studios and Citywalk Hollywood

Just a short shuttle ride away, up the hill from our hotel, is a theme park like no other. Universal Studios theme park, has something for everyone. Face the action head-on in heart-pounding rides and shows that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies, like Jurassic Park-The Ride. Come face to face with King Kong in the most intense 3-D experience on the planet. Visit the largest expansion of movie set streets in Hollywood history built out of  Steven Spielberg’s imagination. Take the next dimension in the attraction that puts you in the action with hair-raising, eye-popping excitement in Shrek-4-D. Ride along with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie as you embark on a wild ride, over-the-top ride through the theme park. There is something for every age and the memories will last a lifetime.

Stroll through Universal Studios CityWalk Hollywood after your day at the park. Enjoy shopping , dining, unique musical entertainment, catch a flick or bowl a game. CityWalk has hours of entertainment. Nights heat up with night clubs like Howl at the Moon and Infusion Lounge.

Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Walk among the stars on Hollywood’s famous Walk of Fame, or stand in the footprints of a Hollywood legend at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Hollywood is filled with movie magic so soak it in.

Visit Madame Tussuads and mingle among your favorite celebrities. Snap a shot with Lady Gaga for your next Christmas Card.

Take the kids to Disney’s El Capitan Theater for Beauty and the Beast and enjoy lunch at Disney’s Soda Fountain Restaurant. Don’t forget to have a milkshake!

Soar above the ground with Cirque Du Soleil’s “Iris”. Take this fantastic voyage through the history of cinema. Amazing acrobatics will thrill you, entrance you and make you want more.

Whether taking in the sights of Hollywood, spending a family day at Universal Studios or relaxing in one of our cabanas by the pool ordering lunch, enjoy the last of what summer has to offer. Soak up the sun, snap those pictures, and save with your stay by booking our 3 Day Sale.

Treat Your Valentine to a Weekend Away!

Rekindle the romance this Valentine’s Day with an Amazing Dance and Dinner event at the Hilton Los Angeles Universal City Ballroom. The perfect get away includes:

  • Overnight deluxe guest room accommodation
  • Two adult entries to the Concert Dinner/Dance Event – “SONORA SHOW/LATIN FLAVOR” (Saturday the 12th only)
  • Two adult dinners at the ballroom with the event
  • Two buffet breakfasts next morning
  • In-room champagne* and chocolate dipped strawberries

Show that special someone how much you love them and book today.

Please call hotel directly for details or questions at 1-818-509-205

Cajun Creole Cuisine Comes to Universal City

Join us every Thursday night in Universal City for New Orleans Creole Cuisine favorites, plus a few of our chef’s own specialties. Relish the cajun flare in sight and sound of the live entertainment from J. Curtis music.

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