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Sheraton Universal

February 13, 2009 20:14 ET

Sheraton Universal Turns 40! Iconic Hollywood Hotel Celebrates $25 Million Renovation and Four Decades as the Hotel of the Stars™

Beginning on Feb. 14, 2009, Sheraton Universal Kicks Off Yearlong Celebration With an Extraordinary Package Offering 50 Percent Savings and Six-Course Dinner

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 13, 2009) -

WHAT:      On Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, Sheraton Universal, the Hotel of the
           Stars™, kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 40th
           anniversary.  Valentine's Day marks the date that the 451-room
           hotel opened its doors in 1969.  Over the years, the hotel
           earned its moniker as the 'Hotel of the Stars' for hosting
           hundreds of film and television stars working at nearby studios
           from the likes of Ava Gardner, B.B. King, Tom Hanks, George
           Clooney and Jennifer Aniston.  Additionally, the hotel regularly
           serves as a backdrop on such TV shows as "Desperate Housewives,"
           "Chuck"  and "CSI."

           To celebrate the anniversary and the completion of a $25 million
           renovation featuring Hollywood Regency design, the hotel invites
           guests to experience the revitalized hotel with an extraordinary
           anniversary package.  The package offers 50 percent savings and
           an unforgettable six-course dinner at the re-launched
           Californias Restaurant.

WHERE:     The Sheraton Universal is located adjacent to Universal Studios
           and Universal CityWalk, is one Metro stop from Hollywood &
           Highland and in close proximity to the heart of Hollywood, LA's
           most popular beaches, Rodeo Drive and Pasadena.

WHEN:      Package available throughout 2009.

HOW:       To check on the package's availability or to book, please visit
  or call 1-866-716-8130.

To honor the anniversary, the hotel is offering the following package:

Ruby Anniversary Package

This package, named after the gem that symbolizes a 40th anniversary and royalty, invites guests to experience star treatment from the moment they step foot into their spacious suite to their elaborate dining experience -- a culinary journey with an emphasis on fresh, Californian fare that finishes with an intimate in-room dessert. Rate starts at $349 per night... a savings of more than 50 percent!

The package includes:

--  A luxurious, spacious executive suite offering a beautiful view of the
    Hollywood Hills, cozy living area and either a king bed or two double beds
--  A six-course dinner for two with wine pairings in the newly re-
    launched Californias Restaurant
--  An intimate dessert served in-room after dinner featuring a bottle of
    Dow Late Bottled Vintage ruby port with sumptuous chocolate truffles

Want to surprise your sweetheart by adding ruby glitz and glam to your package? Upgrade your package to include a beautiful pair of crystal ruby dangle earrings from Geary's of Beverly Hills for a total package cost of $844.

* Rate is based on single/double occupancy and does not include a $16 daily self-parking fee. To book the package, guests must mention the code 40THANIV.

About Sheraton Universal

The Sheraton Universal is owned and managed by Destination Hotels &Resorts, a leader in the management and repositioning of upscale and luxury hotels and resorts. Its $30 million renovation, which will be fully complete with the updating of meeting space and pool area next year, artfully blends Sheraton's four-star service with the history of an iconic Hollywood hotel. Each guest enjoys a warm and welcoming experience in one of the newly renovated 451 guestrooms. The 21-story hotel offers more than 30,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space as well as Sheraton's latest, sought-after amenities including Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, Shine by Bliss bath products, Starbucks 1-cup service, " LCD HDTVs, iHome iPod docking station/clock radio, wireless Internet throughout hotel and cool refreshments and appetizers in the new lobby bar, In the Mix. Additional services include a 24-hour Sheraton fitness center programmed by Core Performance, and in the lobby, the Link@Sheraton communications hub will offer an inviting space where guests can connect with others through the Internet and interact with fellow travelers. The hotel's Club Lounge feature amenities and service fit for a studio exec which includes hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Hundreds of film, television and music entertainers have also been guests at the "Hotel of the Stars" including Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Tom Hanks, John Travolta, Dolly Parton, Ava Gardner and Matthew McConaughey, just to name a few.

The Sheraton Universal is located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, California 91608. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-325-3535.

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