$30 Million Renovation at Sheraton

$30 Million Renovation at Sheraton


For nearly 40 years, the Sheraton Universal, located in the Hollywood Hills, had a starring role for guests wanting an entertainment escape to Universal Studios, CityWalk and countless other diversions. By mid-summer 2008, guests will have more reasons to visit as the hotel completes more than $30 million in renovations, its first major redo since 1978.  In true Hollywood fashion the remake will be worth the price of admission and include all guest rooms and public space, finishing just in time to celebrate the legendary hotel’s 40th anniversary.

A special 40th Anniversary “All Access” package will be offered throughout 2008, allowing guests to experience star treatment during their stay, including two front-of-the-line Universal Studios passes, two-night suite accommodations, preferred dining room seating, reserved lobby bar cabanas, access to the Club Lounge and valet parking. The All Access package is available on select dates from $699 per suite for a two-night stay. Taxes and gratuities are additional.           

Since its opening in 1969, Sheraton Universal has become known as the “Hotel of the Stars” stemming from its warm, friendly, discreet staff, close proximity to Universal and other Hollywood studios and its base camp for hundreds of film, television and music entertainers, including Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Tom Hanks, John Travolta, Dolly Parton, Sophia Loren, Ava Gardner and Matthew McConaughey, just to name a few. Some even lived there, including Telly Savalas. 

Once the revitalization is complete this summer, the property will be a scene stealer with 451 guest rooms, several specialty suites, beautiful poolside Lanai rooms, California’s restaurant, private dining rooms and two bars, semi-private cabanas in the lobby bar and refreshed pool area allow guests to connect socially with friends and colleagues. More than 30,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space and a more extensive spool renovation are slated for 2009.

"The Love That Dog Program" includes the Sweet Sleeper Dog Bed, 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 will feature amenities and service fit for a studio exec, from the Express Power Breakfast to the Evening Jumpstart featuring hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.  

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. The Sheraton Universal is located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608. For more information, www.sheratonuniversal.com or call 1-800-325-3535.