The 2015 South Beach Wine & Food Festival is Just Around the Corner!


Mark your calendar, the 2015 South Beach Wine& Food Festival (SOBEWFF) kicks off on Thursday, February 19th!

The world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs and culinary personalities will come together for four days during the highly anticipated South Beach Wine & Food Festival! Whether you are a culinary chef or just love to see the masters create their art, you're sure to enjoy the star-studded gathering and the festivals demonstrations, seminars, tastings and chef dinners taking place at the various area restaurants.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
February 19-22, 2015

Some of the highlights of the SOBEWFF include:

  • The Whole Foods Market Grand Tasting Village where you can sample cuisine, wines, and spirits.
  • Countless seminars and demonstrations from the best of Food Network and Cooking Channel as well as world renowned wine and spirits experts.
  • Wine Spectator's Best of the Best is where you will find gourmet samplings from the country's top chefs, paired with wine.
  • Celebrity chefs will be in abundance including Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, and Emeril Lagasse.
  • The family-friendly event, Fun and Fit, offers kids a chance to explore, play and have a great time.

We hope you can come to Miami to check out the 2015 South Beach Wine & Food Festival and that you have a great time.   If you are visiting from out of town and need overnight accommodations, consider a stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown.  To learn more and to book your stay, please visit our website.



Time To Set Sail For The Miami Boat Show!

Progressive Miami International Boat Show 2015

See what’s new at the “Greatest Boat Show in the World”! Florida's largest annual event spans three locations—the Miami Beach Convention Center, the New Yacht & Power Boat Show at Sea Isle Marina and Miamarina at Bayside—and features more than 3,000 boats and 2,000 exhibitors from all over the globe. There’s no better place to preview the new boating season!

Hilton Miami Downtown February 12-16, 2015, the Miami Boat Show will allow you to check out the latest in powerboats, sailboats and engines to cutting-edge marine electronics and accessories to the best in nautical gifts, services and apparel. In addition to the boats and exhibitors, there will be attractions and activities celebrating the boating lifestyle and offer entertainment for everyone.

Hilton Miami Downtown is close to all the action of the Miami International Boat Show locations. We offer refreshingly beautiful guestrooms with amazing Miami views, just minutes from all three Show venues. For money-saving packages and more information see our website.


The World’s Largest Indoor Antique Show

Miami Beach Antiques Show 2015

Hilton Miami Downtown

The Original Miami Beach Antique Show, the world’s largest indoor antique show, will once again be held Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2015 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

This must-attend event showcases 1,000 established dealers from across the globe, featuring Renaissance to Art Deco era collections such as fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, and more.  No other show in the world can compare with this event in terms of merchandise and the sheer variety of the items displayed on the show floor.

The Original Miami Beach Antiques Show is great for finding one-of-a-kind jewelry, art, furniture, china, and more. There will be so many vendors that visitors are invited to spend the weekend scouting out the treasures they love. Single day passes and weekend passes are available. For more information see their website.

Hilton Miami Downtown is so close to the Miami Convention Center. Our luxury hotel will be the perfect getaway for your antique-hunting adventure! For room reservations and money-saving packages see our website.


Wishing you a Very Happy New Year from Hilton Miami Downtown!

New Year’s Wishes From Hilton Miami Downtown

“New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

Hilton Miami DowntownWhy don’t you join us in Miami for New Year’s Eve?  We invite you to stay at Hilton Miami Downtown with the best of luxury accommodations. Save with our Romance Package and enjoy a beautiful room, sparkling champagne, and breakfast for two. See our website for this and other money-saving packages.

We'll be offering a fabulous New Year's Eve Buffet in Brisa Bistro and Gallery Lounge for $58. Buffet stations will be available from 7pm to 11pm on New Year's Eve, along with DJ Valdemare, from 8pm to 1am in the Lounge.  New Year's Day we will feature our bountiful Breakfast Buffet for the early risers until 11am. For those whose New Year's Day will start a bit later, we have a very special Brunch Buffet from 11am to 2pm in Brisa for $34.

Whether you plan to go out on the town for New Year's Eve, or you'd rather a more quiet evening  while enjoying the Miami views from your guestroom, celebrate with us.

May every day of 2015 be filled with warmth and happiness for you and your family. 

Happy New Year from Hilton Miami Downtown!


Warm Holiday Thoughts From Our Home to Yours

Happy Holidays from Hilton Miami Downtown

A special greeting at this holiday season to express to you our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty.  We are deeply thankful for our guests and extend to you our best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.  

Hilton Miami DowntownIf you will be in the Miami area during the holidays, we invite you to stay with us at Hilton Miami Downtown.  Centrally located in Miami, we’re close to so many holiday activities and local attractions including Zoo Miami, Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Phish concerts and Miami Heat games at American Airlines Arena, and Beauty and The Beast at the Arsht Center.

Brisa Bistro, our on-site restaurant, will feature a very special three-course Prix Fixe Christmas Eve dinner for $58, from 7pm to 11pm.  And on Christmas Day, Brisa will serve their bountiful breakfast buffet until 11am followed by a special Christmas Brunch Buffet 11am to 2pm for $34 (not including tax and gratuity. Reservations are being accepted now.)

Book your stay with one of our money-saving packages, including our Family Fun Package (with breakfast for four and internet access), or Bed and Breakfast Package (accommodations and breakfast for two).  Spending some holiday downtime at our beautiful rooftop pool will really make your holiday merry and bright!  See our website for more information.

From all of us at Hilton Miami Downtown, we wish you the very best of holidays!


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.