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The Beverly Hilton to Sponsor 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards
October 5 Red Carpet Event Honors Heroic Hounds
October 02, 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Beverly Hilton has joined forces with the American Humane Association to recognize the frequently unsung four-legged heroes at the third annual Heroic Dog Awards to be held at the hotel on October 5. The red carpet event will be hosted in The Beverly Hilton’s renowned International Ballroom, home of the Golden Globe Awards, with an appearance by film and television icon and animal rights activist, Betty White, and a performance by Frankie Moreno.
The Hero Dog Awards highlights the powerful relationship between dogs and people honoring canines that have shown incredible love, loyalty and innate intelligence in serving people. The public has an opportunity to vote for the finalists in categories including: Law Enforcement/Arson Dog, Service Dog, Guide Dog, Therapy Dog, Military Dog, Search and Rescue Dog, Hearing Dog or Emerging Hero Dog (an ordinary dog who does extraordinary things). The eight finalists and their handlers will attend the star-studded award presentation at The Beverly Hilton where the 2013 American Hero Dog of the year will be named.
“We are thrilled to partner with the American Humane Association and dedicate our time and resources to this worthy cause,” said Sandy Murphy, general manager, The Beverly Hilton. “Many of us have been touched by a hero dog at some point in our lives and it is an honor to be able to bring attention to the important work done by dogs every day.”
Tickets for the Hero Dog Awards gala at The Beverly Hilton may be purchased online at www.herodogawards.org.
The red carpet arrivals and award ceremony will be nationally broadcast in a two-hour television special on the Hallmark Channel on October 30.
About The Beverly Hilton
Opened in 1955 by distinguished hotelier Conrad Hilton, The Beverly Hilton, a Forbes Four- Star hotel, combines the excitement and entertainment of Hollywood with the prestige of Beverly Hills. Nestled at the crossroads of the iconic Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the 569-room hotel features 101 suites including nine private luxury suites within The Penthouse Collection. With more than 60,000 square feet of indoor and open-air event space, The Beverly Hilton boasts the most technologically advanced meeting space of its kind in the country. The hotel’s renowned International Ballroom plays host to glamorous annual events including the Golden Globe Awards Show, Oscar Nominee Luncheon, Pre- Grammy Gala, and the Milken Institute’s Global Conference. The legendary Aqua Star Pool is Beverly Hills’ largest pool and is the setting for numerous recognizable photo shoots. The adjoining Aqua Star Spa offers red carpet-ready treatments from Babor Beauty in a secluded setting. Circa 55 restaurant entices guests with locally-sourced cuisine in a stylish setting overlooking the pool, while Trader Vic’s Lounge, a Hollywood staple for generations, offers a lively scene with Polynesian flair.
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