Fashionistas! Be Ready for Miami Fashion Week of the Americas at the Miami Beach Convention Center

If you are into fashion, then you know that Miami Fashion Week of the Americas is the place to be this May! Fashion designers, and Fashion houses come together to display their latest collections in runway shows and stunning events for three days in Miami. Come see what's "in" and what's "out" for the season!

Taking Place May 15 – May 18, see the latest catwalk collections in women’s wear, men’s wear, swimwear, jewelry and accessories with all shows and special events featuring designer and celebrity personal appearances.

Miami Fashion Week at Miami Beach Conveniton Center

The week of events culminates with the Miami Moda & Music Awards®, a celebrity fashion and entertainment awards show featuring special guest designers and international recording artists.

One of the highlights of Miami Fashion Week of the Americas is the Culinary Style Café sponsored by Whole Foods Market®  with Miami celebrity chef appearances and incredible 3-course tasting menus that highlight the countries of the designers featured in the fashion week events.

While in town, we invite you to stop by the Hilton Miami Downtown and enjoy a delicious meal at our onsite restaurant, Brisa Bistro or meet up with friends over cocktails at our Gallery Lobby LoungeMiami Fashion Week of the Americas at the Miami Beach Convention Center will truly be thrilling event and everyone here at the Hilton Miami Downtown cannot wait to see what fashion brings for the coming season!

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Everyone Likes Free! May is Miami BOGO Museum Month

Who says there isn’t anything you can get for free anymore?  Plan your visit to Miami this May and you will – it’s time for BOGO Museum Month!

Presented by The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, visitors taking part in BOGO Miami Museum Month can:

Miami BOGO Museum MonthBUY ONE, GET ONE FREE — During May, all will be offered "Buy One, Get One Free" admission at participating museums.

JOIN ONE, SEE THEM ALL — Already a museum member for one? During this month-long program, membership at any one of these participating museums will work as a free pass to any of the other museums.

Miami BOGO Museum Month is the perfect chance to experience the area’s inspiring museums and cultural vibe.

2014 Participating Museums include:  Ancient Spanish Monastery ¤ Art Center/South Florida ¤ Bakehouse Art Complex ¤ Bass Museum of Art ¤ Black Police Precinct & Court House Museum ¤ Coral Gables Museum ¤ Gold Coast Railroad Museum ¤ Haitian Heritage Museum ¤ Historic Old Town Hall Museum ¤ HistoryMiami ¤ Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach ¤ Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU ¤ Lowe Art Museums, University of Miami ¤ MDC Museum of Art + Design (Freedom Tower of Miami-Dade College) ¤ Miami's Auto Museum & Event Space @ Dezer Collection ¤ Miami Children's Museum ¤ Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami ¤ Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science ¤ Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ¤ Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) ¤ Vizcaya Museum & Gardens ¤ Wings Over Miami Air Museum ¤ The Wolfsonian FIU

*Please check individual participating museum pages for exclusions and limitations.

The Hilton Miami Downtown warmly welcomes those staying for the night in the city for Miami BOGO Museum Month this May.  Located just minutes from all of the participating museums, we invite you to enjoy luxurious accommodations and pampering amenities.  Click here to browse our available accommodations and valuable savings packages at Hilton Miami Downtown


Florida Resident? Special Getaway Savings in Miami!

Calling all Florida Residents! You need not travel far to experience a great getaway in Miami  and now we invite residents of The Sunshine State to stay with us and save!  It Pays to Get Away at The Hilton Miami Downtown!  

Explore the famous sites right in your own backyard:  Take in a game or event at AmericanAirlines Arena, visit cultural hotspots like the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts or Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.  Cruising?  Make the Hilton Miami Downtown your pre- or post cruise accommodations, just minutes from the Port of Miami.  

Florida Residents: It Pays to Get Away with our Special Getaway Savings in Miami

The Sunshine State has so much to offer.  Explore it all with this exclusive offer just for Florida residents. Book a stay of at least two nights and enjoy Deluxe Accommodations and a $25.00 property credit to be used for golfing or dining.  

Simply book and stay by December 31, 2014.  Now, you can get away from it all without going very far at all.


The Hilton Miami Downtown features spacious guestroom and suite accommodations with only the best of amenities.  Enjoy dining at our on-site restaurant, Brisa Bistro, take a dip in our rooftop pool or just sit back and relax in style while taking in the Miami skyline views. Visit our website for more information and reserve your room now with one of our Florida Residents special getaway savings in Miami. 


The Marathon of Open Water Swim Races - Swim Miami 2014

Since 1989, swimmers have been flocking to Miami to be a part of what is considered to be the marathon of open water swim races.  Swim Miami 2014 has been recognized as one of America’s Swim Miami 2014 Top 100 Open Water Swims for its unique beauty and interesting course.   Open water swimming is one of the most intense endurance sports and participants brave rough waters from oceans to lakes and rivers.  

The original idea and concepts for Swim Miami came about due to a demand to bring open-water swim races to the forefront of aquatic sports with intentions of developing it into an Olympic sport as well as a way for swimmers to give back to the sport that was able to give them a life of health and fitness.  Proceeds of the race benefit The H2O Foundation – Helping Others Swim to eliminate downing in South Florida through educational opportunities.  

 This self-proclaimed “Marathon of Swimming” takes place April 19, 2014 has been heralded as  Active.com’s  “One of the 7 Swims to do Before You Dieand focuses on Olympic-style swimming and its elite swim field. Past Olympians and professionals to swim in the event have included Gary Hall, Jr., Milorad Čavić, George Bovell, Ricardo Monasterio, Anthony Ervin, Ed Moses, Nathan Adrian, Robert Strauss, and Tiffany Cohen.

Swim Miami currently consists of four swims: a ten-kilometer swim, a five-kilometer swim, the Miami Mile, and an eight-hundred meter swim and starts from Watson Beach at Parrot Jungle and the course takes participants past gorgeous beach-front homes of noted celebrities.  

Good luck to all participants of Swim Miami 2014 from the HiltonMiami Downtown!

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Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014 – 2 Days – Parties, Festival & Parade!

Established by former Miami Beach Mayor, Matti Bower, as an initiative of the Miami Beach Gay Business Development Council, Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014 celebrates the unique spirit and culture of the LGBT community. An estimated 80,000 attended the 2013 event which attracted not only South Floridians,but also visitors from throughout the world.

Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014 Miami Gay Pride
April 11 -13, 2014

This two-day celebration features a Beach Party, Festival & Parade with more than 125 LGBT-friendly vendors and businesses, celebrity appearances, musical performances, food and a family-friendly play area. This year’s Parade Grand Marshalls will be Gloria Estefan & Kenny Ortega.  Don’t Miss the High Heel Race, the Festival Stage featuring Courtney Act from RuPaul’s Drag Race, the Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade and the Pride closing fireworks and party.  

2014 marks the sixth year for Miami Beach Gay Pride which is considered to be the largest, two-day event of the entire year in Miami Beach!  

While in town, why not meet up with friends for drinks or a bite to eat at the Gallery Lobby Lounge in the Hilton Miami Downtown.  We are centrally located and just minutes from the festivities.  We hope everyone enjoys their time at Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014! 


Miami Marlins Baseball Schedule is Out! Check out a Game this Season!

Spring is officially in the air when baseball makes its way back and the 2014 season will be in full swing for Miami’s Favorite Team this March!   The Miami Marlins baseball schedule is out and there will be plenty of opportunities to check out South Florida’s favorite team starting with their first home game on March 31, 2014 against the Colorado Rockies.  

Miami Marlins Home Game ScheduleUpcoming Miami Marlins Baseball Home Schedule Includes:

vs. Rockies March 31 (official home opening game), April 1, 2 & 3
vs. Padres April 4, 5 &  6
vs. Nationals April 14, 15, 16
vs. Mariners april 18, 19, 20
vs. Braves April 29, 30 & may 1
vs. Dodgers May 2, 3, 4
vs. Mets May 5, 6, & 7 vs. Phillies May 20, 21, 22
vs. Brewers May 23, 24, 25

For the Marlins full season schedule, click here.

Miami Marlins ticket holders looking for post-game accommodations should look no further than the Hilton Miami Downtown.  Our stunning downtown Miami hotel is located just minutes from Marlins Park and offers upscale accommodations with first class service. Luxuriate in our guest rooms and suites, appointed with every modern comfort while you enjoy unrivaled views of Miami’s skyline.  Visit the Hilton Miami Downtown online to reserve your room now.


Say I Do at the Best Miami Wedding & Reception Venue – the Hilton Miami Downtown

two halves of the
same soul
joining together in life’s journey

~ Author Unknown ~

Planning your wedding?  From the I Do all the way to the last bite of cake, you want your day to be extra special. We invite you to plan your special day with the Hilton Miami Downtown – the best Miami and reception venue.  

Discover exceptional warmth and dedication provided by a team of catering professionals at the Hilton Miami Downtown, ready to make your special day all you ever dreamed of. Our Miami wedding venue offers an elegant yet welcoming setting and upscale amenities to make your gathering unforgettable. We can accommodate a variety of events, from intimate gatherings to large scale celebrations with over 45,000 square feet of total space.

Our catering team will work with you to develop a custom menu to perfectly complement your event, and our outstanding service delivers on our promise to exceed your expectations throughout your special day.

  • best Miami wedding & reception venue Over 45,000 square feet of modern event space, accommodating from 20 to 2,500 guests
  • Symphony Ballroom, one of the largest in Miami
  • Concerto Ballroom, featuring an elegant ambiance and holding up to 750 guests
  • Seven smaller salons, for more intimate affairs of up to 100
  • Downtown Miami's only Kosher Kitchen
  • Professional event planning
  • Bride and Groom changing area
  • Variety of wedding packages

The 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 at our Miami wedding and reception venue, visit the Hilton Miami Downtown online


Shoppers Paradise! Bayside Marketplace Miami Offers Shopping, Dining & More

What could be better than a little retail therapy?  Retail therapy while strolling in the warmth of the Miami sunshine, that’s what!  Bayside Marketplace in Miami is the place to go for shopping, dining and more right in the heart of downtown.

Bayside Marketplace Miami Grab your sunscreen – while there is plenty of shade opportunities, this is one shopping experience that will have you outside and enjoying the sunshine and amazing waterfront views in downtown Bayside Marketplace Miami shopping Miami.  This 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.  Not to be missed are the free concerts and entertainment by street performers!

Shop till you drop and stay close to the action! The Hilton Miami Downtown is located about 12 blocks from Bayside. Step just outside our front door and hop aboard the MetroMover electric tram system with a stop one block from Bayside Marketplace!  We feature 527 guestrooms including 58 suites that overlook Biscayne Bay and the downtown skyline with the best of amenities and comforts.  For more information about the Hilton Miami Downtown and to learn about our money saving packages just perfect for your retail therapy adventure, please visit our website.  

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Cruise Season? Check out our Hotel Savings Packages & Stay just Minutes from the Port of Miami

We are in the height of the cruise season here in Miami!  Cruise vacations are one of the most popular ways to get away and enjoy multiple destinations in one trip and Miami welcomes so many travelers as they make their way on a journey across the sea.  Ready to set sail?  Plan your trip to include one of our valuable hotel savings packages and stay just minutes from the Port of Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown!

hotel Port of Miami Park And Cruise
Take the Stress out of Cruising. Check in to Hilton Miami Downtown and leave your car with us for the duration of your cruise!
•    Room Accommodation
•    Breakfast for 2 in our Brisa Bistro Restaurant
•    Up to 10 nights of parking in the hotel parking lot

Specials-Packages, Hilton Miami DowntownBon Voyage Package
Let the Hilton Miami Downtown be the first to wish you Bon Voyage
Your savings package includes:
•    Room Accommodations
•    Breakfast for two at Brisa Bistro
•    Transfer to the Port of Miami

*All packages are subject to availability.  Terms and restrictions may apply.

Located just one half mile away from the Port of Miami and minutes from a host of other hot Miami destinations, Hilton Miami Downtown provides stunning views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.  Start your vacation early or get your land legs back after your trip and relax in one of our well-appointed, luxurious guest rooms.  Make your vacation that much more enjoyable with a hotel savings package near the Port of Miami.   Visit our website for more information and to book your stay or call the Hilton Miami Downtown at 305-374-0000. 


DJ Music at its Best! Ultra Music Festival 2014 Takes over Bayfront Park Miami this March

ULTRA Music Festival 2014 is ready to take over Bayfront Park in Miami with some of the world’s best electronic musicians for 3 days of music, experimentation, and South Florida excitement!  This gathering of worldwide DJ's, and party people is spring's ultimate music festival - from Avicii to Zedd, there’s definitely something for everyone!

Ultra Music Festival 2014Ultra Music Festival 2014 at Bayfront Park Miami
March 28, 29 & 30
See Empire of the Sun, Avicii, Tiesto, Jamie Jones, MgMT, The Glitch Mob, Sub Focus, Amtrac, Andrea Oliva, Craze, Figure, Golfish and more. 

For a complete line up of DJs and musical acts, please visit the event website.

 The Hilton Miami Downtown is excited to welcome this amazing annual music event to the area.  Why not stop by our Gallery Lobby Lounge and enjoy some drinks with friend before the big weekend events at ULTRA Music Festival 2014?  Visit our website to see all that we have to offer – from stunning guestroom accommodations to our unique rooftop pool and a number of amazing hotel packages just in time for the event. Located just 1 mile from Bayfront Park, the Hilton Miami Downtown offers the perfect accommodations for the ULTRA Music Festival!

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