Show Your Pride at the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride!

Celebrate the LGBT community with two days of parties and fun.

For the last six years, thousands of members of the LGBT community have gathered in Miami Beach to celebrate their sexuality in an exciting way. From beach parties to parades, everyone will be out and about at the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride!

2015 Miami Beach Gay PrideMiami Beach Gay Pride
April 11th - 12th, 2015
Various locations in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Gay Pride was originally started by former mayor Matti Bower to unite community members as an initiative by the Miami Beach Gay Business Development Council. For two days, attendees will enjoy musical performances, food and refreshments, and more in addition to being able to interact with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses. On the last day of Pride, Ocean Drive along the Art Deco District will shut down, as crowds gather for the Pride Parade. This year’s Grand Marshall is Mario López! 

Miami Beach Gay Pride is the perfect time to take advantage of the Go Out travel package at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Enjoy a complimentary one-year digital subscription to OUT magazine, along with other amenities you can enjoy during your stay.

We hope you have a blast at the 2015 Miami Beach Gay Pride!


Baseball Season is Back! Get Your Tickets for Miami Marlins April Home Games.

Head to Marlins Park in April for live action at the start of baseball season.

The bases are waiting to be loaded and the seats to be filled at Marlins Park. Baseball lovers won’t have to wait too much longer, as the start Major League Baseball season is less than a month away. Get your tickets and be sure to attend Miami Marlins April home games this season!

Miami Marlins April Home GamesMiami Marlins 2015 April Home Games

  • April 6th - 8th vs. Atlanta Braves
  • April 10th - 12th vs. Tampa Bay Rays
  • April 24th - 26th vs. Washington Nationals
  • April 27th - 29th vs. New York Mets

The Miami Marlins will kick off their first home game of the season on April 6th against the Atlanta Braves. With the roster of teams scheduled to face the Marlins at home, April will certainly be a month filled with plenty of excitement on the field. To add to all the fun, there will be plenty of exciting promotions taking place at April’s games, including All You Can Eat Seats, Chevron Crazy 8’s Wednesdays, and Fireworks Fridays.

Looking for a place to stay near Marlins Park? The Hilton Miami Downtown is less than 10 minutes away! Celebrate a Marlins win with burgers and drinks in our Gallery Lobby Lounge. Our accommodations feature 32 inch LCD flat screen televisions, along with ESPN and FOX Sports, so you can stay up to date with sports news on all of your favorite teams while you’re in Miami. 

We hope to see you next month for Miami Marlins April home games!


5 Wedding Tips to Get You Started Planning Your Wedding in Miami


Planning a wedding is a lot of work but it can be fun too.
Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy.  

Congratulations on your engagement! When planning a wedding, there are countless decisions to make including the very basic: Where to say “I Do!” Whether your are looking to have a grand affair or an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and friends, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the perfect place for your wedding ceremony and reception.

Placing-ring-on-fingerHow do you get through the process of planning your big day without going crazy with all of the details? Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and with our team of professional on-site event planners, it's sure to be the spectacular wedding you've always dreamed about.

Be sure to check out our wedding planning tips below to help as you bring your vision to life.

Wedding Planning Tips

  1. Start planning early. Your dream destination wedding may be a year or more away but, the time to begin making your plans is now. From flowers to travel, locking in your plans early can save you money. 
  2. Get referrals. Solicit advice and suggestions from friends, family, and wedding professionals regarding reputable vendors. 
  3. Hand off some of the work. Whenever possible, let someone else take care the details. Professional planners are available to help and can alleviate stress while freeing up time for you to do other things.
  4. Be flexible. There will undoubtedly be certain things that are non-negotiable but try to remain open to substitutions in other areas. No one, other than you, will know that your original choices were changed out. 
  5. Enjoy. Planning your special day is something you have always dreamed about. Don't overwhelm yourself; sit back and have fun with the planning process and of course on the big day. Too many brides and grooms let themselves get bogged down with details, with execution and worries. It's your wedding - enjoy! 

Wedding-cakeThe Hilton Miami Downtown provides breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay and easy access to South Beach and downtown Miami. You and your guests will have an enchanting event amid the spectacular colors of our uniquely designed Miami banquet facilities or take the celebration outside and allow the radiant colors of the Florida sunset be the backdrop of your lovely moment. We offer sleek guestrooms, flawless service and extraordinary convenience to downtown attractions. To request more information and to reserve space for your Miami destination wedding, visit our website.


Love to Shop? Check out the Bayside Marketplace When Visiting Miami!


If you love to shop, and who doesn't, Miami is the place for you! The Bayside Marketplace offers shopping, dining & more.

Grab your sunscreen before heading out on your shopping extravaganza at Bayside Marketplace. The open-air Miami shopping destination is located on 16 waterfront acres and features 150 shops, restaurants, bars, an International Food Court, Hard Rock Café and the Pier 5 Market – a showcase for artisans and entrepreneurs.

Bayside Marketplace
401 Biscayne Blvd., R106
Miami, Florida

Enjoy the sunshine and amazing waterfront views in downtown Miami as you shop till you drop. Additionally, the open plaza features free nightly concerts and entertainment by street performers!

Stay close to the action! The Hilton Miami Downtown is located about 12 blocks from Bayside. Step outside our front door and hop aboard the MetroMover electric tram system with a stop one block from Bayside Marketplace! Our hotel overlooks Biscayne Bay and the downtown skyline and offers the best of amenities and comforts.  For more information about shopping destinations in the area or our hotel, please visit our website.


Ready to set sail? Check Out our Pre or Post Cruise Hotel Packages Minutes from the Port of Miami!

Port of Miami

Say Bon Voyage and simplify your trip with one of our
cruise packages at the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel!

Are you planning a trip on the high seas to escape the winter blahs? There is nothing quite like a cruise vacation to rejuvenate you and cure your cabin fever. The Hilton Miami Downtown is located just a short distance away from the Port of Miami and offers cruise-goers the perfect place to start or extend their vacation. Your trip is simplified and enhanced when you take advantage of our valuable cruise packages.

Park And Cruise

Take the Stress out of Cruising. Check in to Hilton Miami Downtown and let us do the rest.

Your Package includes:

  • Room Accommodation
  • Breakfast for 2 in our Brisa Bistro Restaurant
  • Up to 10 nights of parking in the hotel parking lot


Bon Voyage Package

Let us be the first to wish you Bon Voyage

Your package includes:

  • Room Accommodations
  • Breakfast for two in our Brisa Restaurant
  • Transfer to port



The Hilton Miami Downtown provides stunning views of Biscayne Bay as well as the Miami skyline and offers well-appointed, luxurious guestrooms. Make your vacation that much more enjoyable with a hotel savings package near the Port of Miami. Visit our website to book your stay or call the Hilton Miami Downtown at 305-374-0000.



Get Ready to Rock Out at the World's Premier Electronic Music Festival - Ultra Music Festival!


Are you ready? Ultra Music Festival 2015 happens next month!

Downtown Miami is getting ready to pump up the volume!  Next month, the annual three-day outdoor music festival kicks off on March 27th!  The vibe is all about fun and the sights and sounds of Ultra Music Festival will leave you amazed.  If you are lucky enough to be visiting the area during the last weekend in March and you love a good party, this is the event for you.  The festival brings together some of the best DJs in the world and is something that should be experienced at least once in your life!

Tickets are selling out fast so make sure to get yours soon.

Ultra Music Festival 2015

Bayfront Park - Miami
March 27, 28, 29 - 2015

This year's lineup includes Hardwell, Steve Angello, Adam Beyer, Odesza and many more.  Visit the official Ultra Music Festival website for the complete list of artists. 

All of us at the Hilton Miami Downtown hope that everyone enjoys
the phenomenal music at this year's festival in Downtown Miami!


It's Time to Roll Out the Red Carpet for the Miami International Film Festival


See the latest in Cinematic excellence at this year's
International Film Festival in Miami.

The 32nd Miami International Film Festival will feature 125 films including 25 documentaries and short films from filmmakers from 40 countries! Opening the festival will be the highly anticipated comedy, Wild Tales at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center. 

This exciting event draws more than 400 industry professionals, over 60,000 audience members annually and is often a star-studded event attracting many famous faces. In previous years, star appearances have been made by Candice Bergen, Kevin Kline, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, and Antonio Banderas.

FilmFestival-MiamiThe 32nd Miami International Film Festival
March 6 - 15, 2015

Screening venues include:
Olympia Theater
Regal South Beach Cinemas
MDC’s Tower Theater
O Cinema Miami Beach
Coral Gables Art Cinema

Tickets go on sale February 13th for general public!

Planning to attend the Miami International Film Festival this year? Why not meet up with friends before or after one of the screenings for drinks or dinner at Brisa Bistro inside the Hilton Miami Downtown?

We hope everyone enjoys their time at
this year's events!


Tennis Anyone? The Miami Open Kicks off Next Month!


This year the Miami Open celebrates its 30th anniversary!

The Miami Open takes place this March with the best of the best going head to head. It's a prestigious tennis event that is highly anticipated and widely viewed. The event is broadcast in 193 countries and attended by over 300,000 spectators.

2015 Miami Open presented by Itaú
March 23-April 5
Crandon Tennis Park

It's more than just tennis, the Miami Open attracts celebrities from the word of music, entertainment and sports to witness the games leading to the title prize of the Butch Buchholz Championship Trophy. 

Come be a part of this amazing event and soak up the warm and wondrous Florida sun!

The Hilton Miami Downtown is less than 9 miles from Crandon Tennis Park. We offer luxury accommodations and amazing Miami views! Visit our website for reservations and money-saving packages or call us at 305-374-0000.


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.