07/08/2014

Miami’s Newest Art Museum Welcomes Record Number of Visitors

The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Miami’s newest art museum The Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) opened to the public in Miami’s Museum Park last December, and is already greatly exceeding attendance expectations. The Pérez Art Museum Miami is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Pérez Art Museum Miami was originally founded as the Center for Fine Arts with no collection of its own. Today the new museum building, set along Biscayne Bay, offers gorgeous water views. PAMM is spread over three levels and features some 200,000 square feet of exhibition space, filled with a mix of American, Latin American and international art.

A six-gallery permanent exhibit entitled AMERICANA brings together paintings, sculptures and installations by North, South, Central American and Caribbean artists from the mid-to-late 20th century through today.

Hilton Miami DowntownThe traveling exhibition “Caribbean: Crossroads of the World”, on view through August 17, has a section on Miami’s Caribbean community that was created especially for PAMM.  Through August 31 is “Edouard Duval-Carrié: Imagined Landscapes”, which presents new paintings by the Miami-based artist known for his distinctive art of Haiti.

On Thursday evenings visitors are invited to attend a weekly program which features a variety of talks, performances and screenings.  On third Thursdays, PAMM presents an eclectic range of DJs and musicians for an outdoor music series on the terrace by the bay, free with museum admission.

Hilton Miami Downtown is a just short walk from The Perez Art Museum Miami.  We offer the finest in downtown Miami accommodations, with majestic skyline views and first-class services.  After your day at PAMM, stop in for dinner at our own Brisa Bistro, offering savory dishes influenced by the many cultures of Miami. For more information or reservations, see our website or call 1-305-374-0000.

07/01/2014

The International Gospel Crusade is Coming to Miami

Reinhard Bonnke Gospel Crusade

Internationally renowned evangelist and author, Reinhard Bonnke is hosting a Gospel Crusade July 18 and 19 at 7 PM at American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami.

This major event will feature the inspirational Reinhard Bonnke, who has over 40 years’ experience in traveling across the world presenting uplifting crusades for millions of people each year. As an international evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke is known for his passion for people and his dynamic speaking with disarming simplicity.  

The Gospel Crusade is a region wide event where numerous local churches and individuals work together to invite family, friends, and neighbors to an atmosphere of encouragement and informative teaching. A recent crusade in Orlando, Florida drew more than 20,000 people.   Bonnke’s organization has been conducting historic, large-scale crusades with up to 1.6 million people in a single meeting for more than 40 years.

Gospel CrusadeAlso being featured will be worship leader and recording artist, Ingrid Rosario, who has over twenty-five years’ experience in performing and leading people in singing.  Teacher and evangelist Daniel Kolenda will also be speaking.

This is not a ticketed event and admission is free. Seats are on a first-come basis. For more information about the venue, see the American Airlines Arena website.

The Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel is within  minutes from the American Airlines Arena. We welcome those who are attending the Gospel Crusade to stay with us before or after the event. Our luxurious accommodations, beautiful views of downtown Miami, and rooftop pool can offer you a relaxing stay in the heart of the city. For more information about Hilton Miami Downtown or for reservations see our website or call 1-305-374-0000.

Image Source:  GospelCrusade.org

06/24/2014

Top Summertime Events at the Miami Seaquarium

It's a great time to visit Seaquarium in downtown Miami

If your summer plans include a trip to Miami, then you should take the family to the Miami Seaquarium,  a tropical paradise with spectacular skyline views,  shows where dolphins walk on water and killer whales fly through the air. Visitors of all ages can enjoy a world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and informative daily presentations.

Miami Seaquarium boasts a wide variety of marine life, remarkable educational programs and state of the art rescue and rehabilitation efforts. The 38 acre park has been entertaining and educating visitors since 1955. Their tropical location allows for year-round outdoor marine shows highlighting dolphins, sea lions and killer whales.

A special summer-only attraction is the Splashtacular Aquatic Playground, which includes seven waterslides with names like The Tsunami and Niagara Falls, numerous misting stations, and a playground with soakers and geysers. This seasonal water attraction is available through August 17.

Hilton Miami DowntownAny summer visit to the Miami Seaquarium should include:

  • Trained dolphin show
  • Lolita the Killer Whale show
  • Animal feeding and trainer presentation
  • Shark channel, tropical reef, and manatees exhibits

The Seaquarium also features Dolphin Odyssey, where a visitor can have a personal 30 minute session to interact and swim with a dolphin.  For more information on Seaquarium and all of their offerings, see their website.

For accommodations while you are in town, stay with Hilton Miami Downtown. Just minutes away from Miami Seaquarium, you and your family can relax in a deluxe guest room, enjoy the rooftop pool, and take in the Miami view from our floor to ceiling windows. For reservations see our website or call 1-305-374-0000.

06/17/2014

Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Week

Miami is Heating up this July with Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Week!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week is one of the hottest events in Miami this summer.  For ten years, swimsuit and resort wear designers have met in Miami Beach in July for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week, the global swimwear industry´s main event. This year’s Swim Fashion Week takes place over 5 days from July 17 to 21.

Hilton Miami DowntownEach day multiple designers will showcase their latest designs in swimwear, bikinis and resort wear in fashion shows that take place poolside. Thousands of reporters, models, fashion editors, photographers and celebrities will descend on Miami to participate in fashion shows, parties and displays of Mercedes Benz vehicles.  

Coinciding with the Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Week is SwimShow, the largest swim fashion trade show in the world at the Miami Beach Convention Center, sponsored by the Swimwear Association of Florida. Over 2,500 buyers from more than 60 countries will be viewing the latest in swimwear and cruisewear. SwimShow takes place July 19-22.

Hilton Miami Downtown wishes everyone a good time at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Swim Week!

06/10/2014

Looking for fireworks on the Fourth of July in Miami?

Look no further than these free fireworks shows on the Fourth of July in Miami!

 No matter how you celebrate Fourth of July in Miami, watching the night sky explode in celebratory pyrotechnics is the ONLY way to finish your holiday. And this year you can choose from two free fireworks shows in Downtown Miami.

America’s Birthday Bash is a family-friendly event held at Bayfront Park in Miami. Visitors can enjoy a free Kids’ Zone of hands-on activities, visit the Samuel Adams Beer Garden for some refreshing beer, as well as enjoy lots of live music, lawn games, giveaways, fun photo opportunities, and much more. Festivities begin at 3pm with fireworks starting at 9:30pm.

HOLIDAYS_PATRIOTIC_July4th-American-starburst-firework-effectCoca Cola Presents Fire on the Fourth, a spectacular fireworks display will be held 12pm to 10pm at 8th Street Beach at Lummus Park.  DJ Maximus3000 will get the crowd dancing starting at Noon, while the South Florida Symphony Orchestra Quartet will bring patriotic classics to life at 8:30pm. The City of Miami will be offering free shuttles for everyone to get to the action.

Cap off your Fourth of July in Miami with a relaxing stay at Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel. Our cool, luxurious accommodations, rooftop pool, and a host of pampering amenities will be the perfect way to celebrate. For reservations see our website or call 1-305-374-0000.

06/03/2014

Ready to escape? Celebrate Romance Month…and each other

June is Romance Month, and the perfect time to rediscover your love in Miami

When was the last time the two of you got away together? Life, career, family, it can be so hectic. It’s important to reconnect, and savor a night or a weekend away from it all. Just the two of you, just because…

While you don’t need a special reason to getaway from it all, June is Romance Month and it’s the perfect time to rekindle your love with our Romance Package. Created just for two.
Our exclusive Romance Package includes:

Romance Package

  • Sparkling Champagne in your room upon arrival
  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • Full American Breakfast for two

Hilton Miami Downtown guestrooms are thoughtfully appointed with modern amenities and feature Hilton’s exclusive Serenity bed by Serta. All guestrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows to take in the views. The two of you can enjoy our gorgeous rooftop pool with views of the Miami skyline, and work out in our modern exercise facility. Our own Brisa Bistro and The Gallery Lounge serve exceptional cuisine and delicious libations.

Hilton Miami Downtown is centrally located and just minutes from so many of Miami’s hot spots. To reserve your own Romance package see our website or call 1-305-374-0000.

05/27/2014

Summer Shorts Festival Miami Back on Stage

The Hilarious Summer Shorts Festival is the most fun 90 minutes you’ll have all summer!

Summer Shorts Festival Miami Over fifty thousand theatre-lovers have laughed their way through the hilarious and provocative annual Summer Shorts Festival Miami, presented each year at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s festival is scheduled for June 12 to July 6.

The Summer Shorts Festival is known as America’s Short Play Festival, with scripts written by some of the country’s best writers including City Theatre National Short Play Competition winners. Fast-paced and stimulating, the performances feature uproarious, thought-provoking plays, which run from two to 20 minutes, one right after another, with actors portraying dozens of characters.  

SUMMER SHORTS comes along once a year so reserve your tickets now! Afterwards, stay with us at Hilton Miami Downtown, just minutes from the Arsht Center. Our sleek guestrooms have spectacular views and first-class amenities, while our gorgeous, roof-top pool will help you relax after a busy day in Miami. For reservations see our website or call 1-305-374-0000.

05/20/2014

Father’s Day events in Miami for Everyone!

Treat Dad to a day out on the town with our round up of Father’s Day events in Miami

Dad means so much to you – and for all that he does throughout the year, why not celebrates him in style?  Miami is the perfect destination for Dad’s special day with plenty to do whether he loves sports, the ocean, cars, BBQ and more- check out our round up of Father’s Day events in Miami this year!

Father's Day Events in Miami Miami Marlins Home Game – Catch the Marlins as they go head to head with the Pittsburg Pirates at 1:10pm.  The first 5,000 Dads wil even be treated to a Miami Marlins Dads Ceramic Beverage Mug!

Father’s Day Cruise aboard the Island Queen or a Dinner Cruise with the Biscayne Lady Yacht – Spend the day aboard a private boat on the sparkling Biscayne Bay with tasty dining choices, and bar selections.

Peterson’s Harley Davidson- Father’s Day Hot Rods & Harleys – Every Dad who loves cars and bikes will love this event!

Father’s Day BBQ at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden  - a delicious and unique brunch event!

While in town for any Father’s Day events in Miami, consider rounding out your weekend with our luxurious accommodations inside the Hilton Miami Downtown.  

Happy Father’s Day on behalf of everyone here at the Hilton Miami Downtown!

05/13/2014

Thank You for Your Service! Active duty & Retired Military Hotel Discount in Miami

For all that you do, you deserve some time away to relax and unwind with family and friends. Please allow us to honor members of the U.S. Active Duty & Retired Military for the dedication and courage you have so faithfully put forth on our behalf.  We invite you to stay with us and take advantage of our very special Military Family Rate hotel discount in Miami and save.  

Military hotel discount in Miami Military Family Rate – Hilton Miami Downtown
Come relax, unwind and put up your feet and take advantage of 10% off leisure stays for active duty & retired Military (and their family) with our hotel discount in Miami. Guests of our hotel have access to our unique rooftop pool, luxurious accommodations, delicious dining at Brisa Bistro and convenience to all of the best Miami destinations.

The Hilton Miami Downtown is proud to support all of our Veterans as well as our active duty, reservists, and retired men and women of America's Military with our special hotel discount in Miami.  Stay any day of the week for some well-deserved R&R. More information is available by clicking here. Visit our website to book your Military hotel discount in Miami today.

05/06/2014

Get Your Sea Legs Ready! South Florida Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center

The South Florida waters beckon many sailors and boat aficionados every year – and what better time than the summer months to check out the latest in boats and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers?  Make your plans now to visit the South Florida Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center!

South Florida Boat Show Miami The 20th Annual South Florida Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center takes place May 30 – June 1, 2014.

Visitors will be able to check out hundreds of boat varieties from 8 foot inflatable’s, runabouts, sport fishers, flats boats, skiffs, power boats, catamarans, fishing boats to center consoles, high performance boats, bow riders, personal watercraft, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, canoes and more.

The South Florida Boat Show exhibits will also include diesel and gas engines, outboard motors, generators, marine electronics, clothing & apparel, nautical artwork, jewelry, fishing tackle, coolers, nautical gifts, boat lifts and all manner of marine related accessories.

From experienced boaters to fist time sailors, the South Florida Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center is the perfect place to learn what the new boating season has to offer!!!

There is a reason that the South Florida Boat Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center is considered to be one of Florida’s top boat shows!  The Hilton Miami Downtown hopes you enjoy your time at the show!