Four Nights of Phish in Miami!

Phish at American Airlines Arena in Miami

The amazing and popular band Phish will celebrate New Year’s Eve at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL. The show will be the first of a four-night stand that will run through January 3, 2015.

Hilton Miami DowntownPhish is an American rock band noted for their musical improvisation, extended jams, blending of musical genres, and dedicated fan base. Their music blends elements of a wide variety of genres including rock, jazz, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, funk, folk, bluegrass, and blues.

Phish has become one of the most significant live music phenomena of all time. By word-of-mouth about their performances, the band grew from playing club gigs along their native East Coast to drawing over 100,000 music fans at shows all across the country.

Fans can purchase a four-day pass or tickets for individual nights to their Miami run. For more information and tickets, see American Airlines Arena’s website.

Hilton Miami Downtown is within walking distance from the American Airlines Arena. Phish fans can make it a weekend getaway with luxury accommodations at our beautiful hotel. For hotel information and reservations see our website or call 305-374-0000.


Don’t Miss Florida’s Premier Race

2015 Miami Marathon & Half Marathon

Heading South this January for the 2015 Miami Marathon and Half Marathon? Considered to be one of the fastest-growing races in the nation, the Miami Marathon and Half Marathon brings some of the top runners from around the globe to beautiful and scenic South Florida to compete alongside thousands of everyday road warriors.

The Miami Marathon & Half Marathon takes you through the streets of Miami starting in the downtown area, to the scenic beaches, through the art district and back around to the bay area. You won’t want to miss one of South Florida’s premier events!

Hilton Miami Downtown

Miami Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Race

January 25, 2015

Hilton Miami Downtown is within walking distance from the start of the race at American Airlines Arena!  Whether you are running or planning to cheer on a runner, make the most of your experience by staying at the Hilton Miami Downtown. With modern design elements, first class service and spectacular skyline views, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the perfect choice for overnight race accommodations. Come early and carb-load with a delicious meal at our on-site restaurant, Brisa Bistro or take a dip in our unique rooftop pool and work out those pre-race jitters! Visit our website or call 305-374-0000.


Ring in 2015 With Amazing Events in Miami!

New Year’s Eve in Miami

Take a look at a few of the great events taking place on New Year's Eve in Miami:

Hilton Miami Downtown

Phish New Year's Eve Bash
American Airlines Arena
December 31, 2014,   8:00 pm
Rock out 2014 with this all-American band!

Capital One Orange Bowl 2014
Sun Life Stadium
December 31  8:30 pm
Watch this thrilling match of two champion college football teams!

Bayfront Park’s New Year’s Eve Celebration
December 31  8:00 pm
The celebration will begin early at Bayfront Park with live entertainment and amazing fireworks.

Disney's Beauty and The Beast
December 31   8:00 PM
Ziff Opera House, Adrienne Arsht Center
The Broadway musical returns to Miami!

Hilton Miami Downtown wishes everyone celebrating New Year’s Eve in Miami a fabulous and safe evening! For hotel accommodations close to all of these great NYE events, look no further than Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel. For more information and reservations, see our website or call us 305-374-0000.


Our Top Picks for Miami Holiday Events

Holiday Happenings in Miami 2014

Get in the spirit of the holidays this year in Miami!  Miami is magical and there are so many things to do and see - from a performance of the Nutcracker to the holiday lights at Zoo Miami and even an early Santa sighting or two!  Check out our top picks for holiday events in Miami this year.  

George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the Adrienne Arsht Center
December 18-24
Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies, and an epic battle between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice, starring a large cast of talented children accompanied by our international ballet stars.

Hilton Miami DowntownSanta’s Enchanted Forest
Now through January 4
Called the world’s largest holiday theme park!  Now in its 25th year, you and your family can enjoy over 100 rides, shows, games and attractions including South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree!  

Holiday Music at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
December 14, 2014
Kick off the holiday season with classics performed by the Fairchild Ensemble Players under the direction of James Judd, Musical Director.

Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami
December 16 - 23
See bright animal-shaped lights and thousands of dazzling tree lights enhanced with your free pair of 3D glasses, hear yuletide carolers, try out zoo Miami’s version of Ice-skating and enjoy winter-themed snacks.   

Hilton Miami Downtown is so close to all of these great holiday events in Miami. Make us your holiday getaway hotel with luxury accommodations and lounging by our rooftop pool this holiday season. You can check our specials and book your stay online or call the Hilton Miami Downtown for more information: 305-374-0000.


Gather With Your Family for Thanksgiving in Miami

Hilton Miami Downtown Thanksgiving Dinner

Join us for a very special three-course Thanksgiving Dinner with Miami ambiance. We invite you and your loved ones to celebrate the holiday with us this year!

Hilton Miami DowntownThanksgiving Dinner
Brisa Bistro Restaurant
5:00pm to 11:00pm
Price: Adults $43 per person; Children 6+ $9.75, 5 & under free
(Plus 9% tax and 18% service charge)
Reservations: (305) 374-0000

To start off your Thanksgiving feast you will enjoy our Harvest Butternut Squash Soup, drizzled with cinnamon pumpkin seed oil.

Next, choose from our luscious Oven Roasted Turkey, Honey Mustard Baked Ham, or local Florida Snapper Filet, each with delicious side dishes created especially for the holiday by Executive Chef Gerd Richter.

And what Thanksgiving is complete without dessert? You will delight in our decadent Dessert Trio of Autumn Eggnog Crème Brule, Petit Traditional Pumpkin Cheesecake and Chocolate Covered Strawberry with Pistachios.

For the complete menu see our website.

Enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends at Brisa Bistro Restaurant inside the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel. We invite you to stay overnight at our beautiful hotel in Downtown Miami, centrally located to numerous attractions. For more information see our website or call us 305-374-0000.


December is a Great Time to Enjoy Live Theatre!

Holiday Happenings at The Adrienne Arsht Center 2014

December is a wonderful month to enjoy a night out with your special someone or the entire family at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The Arsht Center has a lineup that includes a Broadway show and some magical family performances.

The Book of Mormon
December 7-14
The nine-time Tony Award winning Best Musical which the New York Times called “the best musical of this century”.

Miami City Ballet in The NutcrackerGeorge Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
December 18-24
The Miami City Ballet’s rendition of The Nutcracker is a magical treat for all ages, complete with beautiful sets, lavish costumes, dazzling special effects and glorious music!

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast
December 29-January 4
The smash hit Broadway musical is returning to Miami! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye-popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. The classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song.

Make the most of your holiday season in Miami and plan a getaway to enjoy a show at The Arsht Center.   The Hilton Miami Downtown is conveniently located just 0.5 mile from The Arsht Center. Other nearby attractions include Bayside Marketplace, Miami Zoo, Jungle Island and Miami Beach. Enjoy holiday savings with one of our great hotel packages when you book on our website. For more information call us 305-374-0000.  (Image: ArshtCenter)


Let Us Plan The Party of Your Dreams

Holiday Parties and Special Events at Hilton Miami Downtown

For a stunning departure from the typical holiday party site, we invite you to discover the Hilton Miami Downtown. Enjoy breathtaking Biscayne Bay views while treating your guests to an exhilarating and sophisticated destination. We specialize in unique private and corporate events of any size. From flawless celebrations to festive parties in our Symphony Ballroom, we are the perfect Miami destination for your special event.

Hilton Miami Downtown - Professional event planning
- Creative, customized catering
- Concierge service

45,000 square feet of modern event space, accommodating from 20 to 2,500 guests

Symphony Ballroom, one of Miami’s largest

Concerto Ballroom, featuring an elegant ambiance for up to 750 guests

Seven smaller salons, for more intimate affairs of up to 100

Downtown Miami's only Kosher Kitchen

The Hilton Miami Downtown features sleek guestrooms, impeccable service, and exceptional convenience to downtown attractions.

Planning the perfect holiday party or corporate event in Miami need not be a daunting task – visit the Hilton Miami Downtown online today or call 305-374-0000.


Make Miami Your Holiday Getaway!

Enjoy Holiday Savings on Hotel Packages

The holiday season is just around the corner. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, the holiday season is the perfect time to make Miami your holiday getaway! And now, you can enjoy significant savings with one of our holiday hotel packages:

Holidays at Hilton Miami DowntownMiami Family Fun Package
Enjoy accommodations, breakfast for four, free high speed Internet.

Bed & Breakfast Package
Start the day off with the most important meal of the day! Package includes: Deluxe accommodations, breakfast for two at Brisa Bistro Restaurant and use of rooftop pool and fitness center

Cruising Out of Miami?
Save with our Park & Cruise Package or our Bon Voyage package.

Whether you will be in Miami visiting family and friends for Thanksgiving, or you're staying in town for a Miami Heat game or holiday concert, your luxury accommodations at Hilton Miami Downtown await you! Enjoy dining at our on-site restaurant, Brisa Bistro, laying out by our rooftop pool, or just enjoying the amazing Miami views from your room, you’ll love spending the holidays with us!

Be sure to reserve your holiday accommodations in advance by visiting our website or call 305-374-0000.


The Books Are Coming!

Miami Book Fair International 2014

The books are coming! And the readers and writers will follow, as they do by the hundreds of thousands every year for the Miami Book Fair International, an eight-day literary party taking place November 16-23.

First called Books by the Bay in 1984, the two-day street fair has evolved into the largest and finest book fair in America. The Fair has blossomed to encompass numerous special programs including Evenings With ..., Ibero-American Authors Program, Children's Alley, Student Literary Encounters and Antiquarian Annex.

Miami Book Fair

The Fair, in its 30th year, will open Sunday November 17th with the popular Evenings With… series, featuring six nights of readings and discussions with noted authors from the United States and around the world.

On Friday, the Street Fair gets under way. The highlight of the Street Fair is the Festival of Authors, with more than 350 authors reading and discussing their work. Thousands of schoolchildren will help kick off the Street Fair, making the trip downtown Friday to hear authors and participate in Children’s Alley activities. Comics and graphic novels will also be featured.

Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel is just minutes away from the Miami Book Fair. Stop by our restaurant Brisa Bistro for lunch or dinner during the fair. Better yet, make it a Miami getaway with luxury accommodations at our beautiful hotel. See our website for reservations and money-saving packages or call us 305-374-0000.    (Image source: miamibookfair.com)


Halloween Fun for All

Halloween Happenings in Miami

There are plenty of fun Halloween activities taking place this October in Miami! Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly day trip, or something to do for a girl’s night out, make your plans now to get out on the town for some scary fun!

Miami Seaquarium Monster SplashMiami Seaquarium (Oct 24-26)
Bring the kids for some Monster Splash fun, trick-or-treating at Sharky’s Sweet Tooth Station, kiddie rides, bounce houses, Flipper’s Dance Party and the only place in Miami to enjoy Halloween themed marine animal shows.   

House of Horrors (Through Nov. 2)
South Florida's largest haunted house with 10 terrifying rooms, 20 amusement rides, carnival games, food, fun attractions like “Malice In Wonderland”.

A Spooky Symphony (Oct. 26)
The Miami Youth Symphony and the Alhambra Orchestra host a free family concert with music from "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Lord of the Rings" and "Scheherazade".

Zoo MiamiZooBoo (Oct. 25-26)
Family-friendly event trick or treating, costume contest, crafts and watching zoo animals get their Halloween treats.

Hilton Miami Downtown is just minutes away from all of these great Halloween happenings. Stop by Brisa Bistro for a meal before heading out for your Halloween fun. Or make it a weekend getaway with accommodations. We offer some great hotel packages with savings on breakfast and more. See our website for information or call us 305-374-0000.

Image Sources:  Miami Seaquarium and Zoo Miami