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4 posts from June 2012

06/26/2012

Miami Beach Botanical Garden – Enjoy A Secret Garden in South Beach & Amazing Bed & Breakfast Hotel Package

Established in 1962 by the City of Miami Beach, The Miami Beach Botanical Garden is a tranquil and unexpected oasis within the city. This 4.5-acre botanical garden is a stunning showcase for orchids, tropical plants and trees, a Japanese Garden and “living wall” vertical landscape.  Stroll through the grounds, relax in vibrant green spaces and attend amazing cultural programs.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden
“Urban Greenspace in the heart of South Beach”

Located across from the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Garden is a place to come and get Flower Poppyaway from it all. Operated by the Miami Beach Garden Conservancy, the Garden was transformed in 2011 by a $1.2 million landscape renovation designed by South Florida landscape architect Raymond Jungles.  The all-new landscape showcases native Florida plants and trees including bromeliads, palms, cycads, orchids and many others. There is a Japanese garden, native garden and bio-swale, and water gardens including ponds, fountains, and a wetland with mangrove and pond apple trees. The renovation also expanded the Great Lawn area for corporate and social events, established a plant nursery and event plaza, and enhanced the nighttime lights, entrance gate, and pathways.

Planning a trip to the Miami Beach Botanical Garden?  Why not make a weekend of it and book your stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown and enjoy our Bed & Breakfast Package?

“Bed & Breakfast” Miami Hotel Deal
Available now through October 01, 2012, this special promotion includes:

  • Overnight accommodations with our deluxe Serenity Bed Collection
  • Breakfast for two at our restaurant, Brisa Bistro
  • Use of rooftop pool and fitness center

The Hilton Miami Downtown is located just 10 minutes from the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and offers refreshing, beautiful guestrooms at an exciting and vibrant South Florida address.  Visit the Hilton Miami Downtown website for reservations.

06/19/2012

Free Live Music – Downtown Miami Concert Series at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

The Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts is a shining star in the world of South Florida arts and entertainment and allows the area’s diverse community and international guests a unique cultural experience that defies comparison. Back again this summer is the Downtown Miami Concert Series, a FREE community concert event presented by John S & James L. Knight Foundation and the Miami Downtown Development Authority

DWNTWN Miami Concert Series at the Olympia Theater - Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

Grupo Trio
July 13
With more than 6 million YouTube views, Grupo Treo, one of the most exciting Latin bands from Venezuela, sizzles with the perfect fusion between Tropical, Urban and Pop. Grupo Treo has been leading the radio charts nationally and internationally with their smash hits "Pegate," and their latest release "Mi Amor" included in their newest album titled “PEGATE.” Don’t miss GRUPO TREO at the Downtown Miami Concert Series as they perform their hits “Mi Amor”, “Pegate”, “A Concert - Crowds of people having fun on a music concert
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, and many more!

The Wailers
August 10
Together with Bob Marley, the Wailers have sold in excess of 250 million albums worldwide. In England alone, they’ve notched up over twenty chart hits, including seven Top 10 entries. Outside of their groundbreaking work with Marley, the Wailers have also played or performed with international acts like Sting, the Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, and Alpha Blondy, as well as reggae legends such as Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Burning Spear. As the greatest living exponents of Jamaica’s reggae tradition, the Wailers have completed innumerable other tours, playing to an estimated 24 million people across the globe. They have also been the first reggae band to tour new territories on many occasions, including Africa and the Far East.

The Downtown Miami Concert Series at the Olympia Theater is FREE and open to the public – be sure to get there early! Everyone at the Hilton Miami Downtown is looking forward to this exciting event.  For accommodations just 1 mile from the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, please visit the Hilton Miami Downtown’s website or call, 305-374-0000. 

06/12/2012

Summer Fashion is Heating Up! Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week 2013 Miami Beach

Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week (MBFW) 2013 kicks off in Miami Beach in mid-July with a full schedule of designer runway shows, special events, press interviews and industry parties.  Now it its 8th year, MBFW attracts thousands of fashion professionals to Miami Beach to preview what’s in store for the swimwear industry in 2013!

Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week 2013 – Miami
July 19-23, 2012

Image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week
image courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

The country's largest, and most important fashion week for swimwear will be showcasing hundreds of designers 2013 swim collections. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is a star-studded event that could only take place in exotic South Beach, Miami!  No couture dresses here - Swim Week is all about showing some skin!

Five days of invitation-only shows and events will see over 12,000 journalists, photographers, buyers, and celebrities pass through two full runway venues.  Shows will include collections from: White Sands Australia, Beach Bunny Swimwear, Crystal Jin, L*Space by Monica Wise, Wildfox Swimwear, Caffé Swimwear, Dolores Cortés, Mara Hoffman Swim, Aqua Di Lara, A Ché, Natori, Cia.Marítima, Luli Fama, Luxe by Lisa Vogel, Aguaclara, A.Z Araujo, Kooey Swimwear Australia, Nicolita and True Religion and more!

With such an exciting lineup of designers and events, the Hilton Miami Downtown hopes everyone enjoys their time at Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week 2013 in Miami Beach this year!



06/05/2012

Ready to Celebrate? Where to find 4th of July Fireworks & Events in Miami

Happy Birthday USA!  What can be more patriotic than enjoying the holiday with fireworks?  There are so many events happening this Independence Day from pyrotechnics to parties - check out these great 4th of July celebrations with fireworks in Miami!

4th of July Fireworks & Independence Day Events in Miami

Bayfront Park Downtown Miami-JULY 4th 2012 CELEBRATION!!America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park
Celebrate the birth of our great nation at downtown Miami's Bayfront Park with a spectacular fireworks display, children's activities, food and drinks.

Coconut Grove July 4th Celebration & Fireworks at Peacock Park
Enjoy live music, food, kids zone and fireworks

An American Celebration – 4th of July on Miami Beach
Whether you’re looking for a patriotic ceremony or a July 4th party at the beach, the City of Miami Beach Fourth of July Celebration is sure to fit the bill. Free concerts and fireworks featuring blues and jazz music.

Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade
This uniquely American celebration features high-school marching bands, musicians, stilt dancers, trail riders, bagpipers and highly original floats

Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic – Barnacle Historic State Park
Kids can make their own kites, toy boats, and paper dolls in order to understand how different children's lives were a hundred years ago. Prizes are awarded to those kids that complete a historical scavenger hunt.

4th of July Celebration at Miami Children’s Museum
Celebrate 4th of July in style. There will be art, watermelon, water games and more. There will even be a signing of the Declaration of Independence with Ben Franklin.

The Hilton Miami Downtown offers the perfect holiday accommodations - whether you are headed
out to enjoy a day at the beach or to any of the other 4th of July fireworks and events in Miami. Located in the heart of downtown Miami, we offer a variety of exciting hotel packages to create the perfect holiday getaway.  Enjoy stylish and comfortable guestrooms with stunning views and the best of amenities. Visit our website for more information and to make your reservations today.

*Image courtesy of Bayfront Park