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Celebrate Vibrant Arts in Miami at the Wynwood Life Festival

Embrace the spirit of South Florida at this lively street festival in Miami.

When it comes to art music, food, and fashion, there’s one part of Miami that does it all unlike any other – Wynwood. To pay homage to its eclectic and creative spirit, both locals and visitors celebrate the neighborhood’s uniqueness every year with a festival. Embrace the artistry at the Wynwood Life Festival!

Wynwood Life FestivalWynwood Life Festival
April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Mana Wynwood Front Lots

Whether you’re into music or you’re a foodie, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the Wynwood Life Festival and the fun goes from noon to the early morning. Over 100 vendors will be present, entertaining the masses on Wynwood’s streets outside of Mana. Watch street artists paint live, rock out at the Live Music Stage, seek fashion inspiration at the Style Lounge & Runway, explore Art House’s pop-up gallery, or even get some dining and cooking tips at the Wynwood Culinary Showcase. As the festival draws closer, you can find more details on the line-up of performers and events.

Looking for a hotel near Wynwood for the festival? Join us at the Hilton Miami Downtown

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, where you’ll rest in luxury with our beautiful, floor-to-ceiling views and newly updated accommodations. Each night, as you embrace the artistic culture of Wynwood, you’ll rest peacefully in our signature Hilton beds, ready for more excitement.


Shop ‘Til You Drop – Shop Miami Month is Officially Here!

Shop Miami Month

Enjoy savings and specials at your favorite malls and retailers this March in Miami.

As March brings us the start of spring, many are beginning to update their wardrobes in anticipation of the hottest months of the year and even updating their home design after partaking in spring cleaning rituals. Here in Miami, March is the perfect time to splurge a little and freshen up your style, as many of our city’s shopping centers and retailers are participating in Shop Miami Month!

Do your shopping in Miami from March 1st – 31st to take advantage of all the offers and events taking place as part of Shop Miami Month. Throughout the month, many Miami shopping centers will be offering specials, including Bayside Marketplace’s Premier Passport savings booklet to shoppers visiting from 50 miles away or more, $25 gift when you spend $350 or more at Miami International Mall, and two movie tickets with a $150 purchase at the Southland Mall. If you need to rest your feet while you explore participating Miami malls, you can enjoy restaurant offers and various Shop Miami Month events. Enjoy live entertainment at Bayside Marketplace, Southland Mall, and Dadeland Mall, and Easter fun for little ones at The Falls and Dadeland Mall.

Wondering where to begin your shopping shopping sabbatical? Check out our blog from the holiday season with recommendations on where to shop in Miami.

While you amp up your wardrobe and interior design, join us for a stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Our newly updated guest rooms, lobby, and eateries will serve as inspiration for your shopping trip. Our hotel, located near the MetroMover, offers a convenient location with easy access to Miami shopping centers, such as Bayside Marketplace. Get ready to splurge!


Say “I Do” at Our Downtown Miami Wedding Venue!

Downtown Miami Wedding Venue

Get married in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown.

February is not only National Wedding Month, it’s also the end of engagement season. Love is still lingering in the air after the most romantic holiday of the year, as recently engaged couples celebrate this new milestone in their lives. If you’re beginning to plan your special day and are wondering where to get married in Miami, the search is over – you can tie the knot right here at our Downtown Miami wedding venue!

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate ceremony, or a grand affair, the Hilton Miami Downtown’s event spaces are flexible and can accommodate events of any size. Our experienced wedding team can and has handled it all, making us the perfect choice for traditional and non-traditional weddings. If you’re looking to have a Jewish wedding in Miami, we over in-house Kosher catering. As an LGBT-friendly Miami hotel, we are also a great choice for same-sex weddings.

Get ready to wow your guests with our incredible banquet menus – whether you prefer traditional wedding fare or international flavors, we have plenty of of mouth-watering choices that will please everyone’s palates.

 Most importantly, the wedded couple-to-be will be taken care of by our team with complimentary upgrades and designated changing areas for each partner on the big day. After a night of fun and celebration, guests wishing to stay the night will receive special room rates.

With close proximity to the Miami International Airport and beautiful views of the Miami skyline and Biscayne Bay, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a top-rated choice for weddings in Miami. Featuring a newly renovated lobby, guest rooms, and food and beverage outlets, both you and your guests will enjoy comfort and luxury while celebrating such a special occasion.

Ready to get started planning your wedding? Fill out our request for proposal. We hope to be a part of the most special moment in your life. 


Erin go Bragh! Your Guide to St. Patrick’s Day in Miami

St. Patrick's Day in Miami

Show your shamrock pride at these Miami St. Patrick’s Day events.

Whether you’re Irish or not, it’s always exciting to dress up in green, embody the Irish spirit, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From traditional bagpipe music, to great food and drink specials, there are plenty of things to do for the holiday in our city. If you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Miami, you’ll definitely want to check out these events.

Coral Gables St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park | March 11th
Join the South Florida Emerald Society for a traditional Celtic celebration. Irish traditional, contemporary, and bagpipe bands, along with Irish dancers will entertain the masses at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. You’ll have the opportunity to sample authentic Irish fare, including soda bread and corned beef and cabbage. There’s plenty to do for kids, including face painting and a rock wall, and of course Irish whisky and stout for the adults.

St. Pat’s Wynwood 2017 at Mana Wynwood | March 17th
Embrace the shamrock spirit and sport your green to one of Miami’s most exciting St. Patrick’s Day parties! St. Pat’s Wynwood is free and open to the public. DJs will have you dancing into the early morning, as you sip on green beer.

St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party at Fadó Irish Pub | March 17th
Brickell Village is always a favorite hang for St. Patrick’s Day celebrators! Head to Fadó Irish Pub for Miami’s biggest St. Paddy’s bash! While the sun’s out and way past sunset, eat, drink, and be merry while taking in some festive live music. More details will be announced closer to St. Patrick’s Day.

Extend your time in South Florida and join us for St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Miami at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Between all the Irish-themed fun, unwind in the sunshine by our rooftop pool, while sipping on festive cocktails at our CityVu Pool Bar. There’s also plenty of fun to be had our new 1601 Lounge!


Bassheads, Are You Ready for This Year’s Ultra Music Festival?

Feel the bass and dance at one of the biggest music festivals in Miami.

Love house, drum and bass, dubstep, and other genres of EDM? Next month, one of the biggest music festivals to take place in South Florida is making its epic return. Get ready for entrancing beats, dancing the night away, and coming together with those who have similar taste in music at Ultra Music Festival!

Ultra Music FestivalUltra Music Festival
March 24th – 26th, 2017
Bayfront Park

As usual, some of the top live EDM performers and DJs will be performing at the festival. However, this year, the festival is split into Phase 01 and the Resistance. The 2017 Ultra lineup includes Major Lazer, Afrojack, David Guetta, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Jamie Jones, Matador, The Martinez Brothers, and many more, guaranteed to keep the bass dropping throughout the weekend in Bayfront Park.

Need a hotel for Ultra? Standard king and double rooms are still available at the Hilton Miami Downtown for $359! Experience newly renovated accommodations with a relaxing ambiance, perfect for resting up between sets. Work on your tan relaxing alongside our rooftop pool or sip on some of our incredible cocktails at our lobby bar. We have everything you need for your spring trip to Miami, all conveniently located just 15 minutes away from Miami International Airport and five minutes away from Bayfront Park.

To take advantage of this special rate, reserve your stay for Ultra through Ultra’s booking partners.


Get Down at the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival!

Miami Downtown Jazz Festival

Boogie with the best of them at this annual jazz festival in Miami.

Love smooth and Latin jazz? Make plans to be in Miami the last weekend of February. Some of the best jazz acts, locally and internationally, along with up-and-coming performers will be playing funky rhythms all weekend long. Get ready to get down at the Miami Downtown Jazz Festival!

Miami Downtown Jazz Festival
February 24th – 25th, 2017
Various Locations in Downtown Miami

This year, WDNA 88.9 FM Public Radio, South Florida’s prime time jazz station has put together an impressive lineup, including Grammy® Award-winner Bryan Lynch, MacArthur Fellow Dafnis Prieto, and more. Trios, quartets, sextets, jazz bands and more, featuring woodwinds, jazz singers, brass, drums, and more will be taking the stages at several locations in Downtown Miami. Some of South Florida’s finest jazz students will also be joining the stages, including Miami Charter School Jazz Band, New World School of the Arts Jazz Band, and the University of Miami Extensions. Several of this year’s venues for the jazz festival include History Miami, Miami Dade College, and the Olympia Theater Lobby. Visit their website for more details on stage locations and performers.

Between jazz events in Miami, grab a bite to eat at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Our newly-renovated Brisa Bistro boasts a melting pot of flavors, with dishes inspired by the Caribbean, Europe, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza or a mouth-watering seafood entrée, our Miami restaurant can cater to all cravings.


Treat Your Taste Buds at the 2017 SOBE Wine and Food Festival!

Foodies won’t want to miss out on the biggest food festival in Miami.

Do you consider yourself a foodie? If you love trying different wines, cocktails, dishes, and watching Food Network and the Cooking Channel, you’ll definitely want to make plans to be in Miami next month. Some of the best chefs and culinary celebrities are sharing their passion for fine dining, passing along their culinary knowledge, and serving those who are passionate about food and drink at the 2017 SOBE Wine and Food Festival!

2017 SOBE Wine and Food FestivalSouth Beach Wine and
Food Festival
February 22nd – 26th, 2017
Various Locations in
South Florida
 

Arrive with an empty stomach, ready to indulge and enjoy incredible dining in Miami! Tastings, seminars, brunches, lunches, and intimate dinners offer plenty of opportunities to treat yourself to incredible cuisine, crafted by South Florida eateries and top chefs. If you’re all about nightlife, late night parties offer more opportunity to sip and savor, and there are some great kid-friendly events as well if you plan on attending the festival as a family. Wondering who you can expect to see at this year’s SOBEWFF®? Anthony Bourdain, Aarón Sánchez, Tia Mowry, Martha Stewart, Trisha Yearwood, Emeril Lagasse, and Robert Irvine are just a few of the personalities that will be present at this year’s festival.

If you plan on also exploring Downtown Miami on your festival trip, give our restaurant, Brisa Bistro a try, which was recently renovated. At the Hilton Miami Downtown, we’re serving up fusion cuisine, combining the flavors of South Florida, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. We hope you have a blast at this year’s SOBE Wine and Food Festival!


Grab Your First Mate & Head to the 2017 Miami International Boat Show ®

Boat enthusiasts won’t want to miss the biggest boat show in Miami this year.

Love being on the water? Make plans to spend President’s Day Weekend in Miami this year, as some of the biggest boat and marine equipment and accessories companies will be in South Florida for one of the most anticipated Miami boat shows. Mid-February, stop by the 2017 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show®!

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February 16th – 20th, 2017
Miami Marine Stadium
Park & Basin 

Travel by land or sea to the boat show, where you’ll see plenty of boats on land and in the water. Throughout the show, there will be plenty of exhibitors offering the latest in nautical gifts, electronics, and more as well. Looking to improve your boating skills? Attend the workshops and seminars, and have some fun at the paddle sports demos.

Enjoy a discounted rate for the 2017 Miami International Boat Show® at the Hilton Miami Downtown! Experience the luxury of our newly renovated facilities with incredible views. Boat enthusiasts will love our views of the Biscayne Bay and the Port of Miami, where you can see cruise ships and other boats docking and sailing across the water.


Let Love Blossom on a Valentine’s Day Getaway in Miami

Celebrate your love this Valentine’s Day with one of our Miami hotel romance packages.

It may only be January, but romance is already in the air here in Miami with Valentine’s Day approaching! Whether you’re planning on celebrating on February 14th this year, or during the weekend, what better way is there to celebrate than by getting away? With several events, and incredible dining choices, and gorgeous views that spark up romance, you’ll definitely want to celebrate the holiday of love with a Valentine’s Day getaway in Miami this year.

The Hilton Miami Downtown offers several Miami romance packages for two:

Valentine's Day Getaway in MiamiBed & Breakfast Package

  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast for two at Brisa Bistro
  • Use of our rooftop pool & fitness center

Weekend Getaway Package

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Breakfast
  • Double Hilton HHonors Points
  • Late checkout

With February being Miami Romance Month, you’re sure to find Valentine’s Day events in Miami taking place both on Valentine’s Day and during the weekends. An event not to be missed is the annual Valentine’s Day Concert at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens, featuring award-winning jazz vocalist Nicole Henry this year.

Featuring impressive views of the Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami, newly updated guest rooms, and a rooftop pool, the Hilton Miami Downtown is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. Make your stay extra romantic with one of our amenity platters, such as our Chocolate-Covered Strawberries, French Bubbles, or Vino platters. Interested in a romantic dinner for two? Our Brisa Bistro offers mouth-watering, multi-cultural cuisines, adding to the perfect Miami romantic retreat.


New Year’s Wishes from Hilton Miami Downtown!

Hilton Miami Downtown

Our Hilton hotel in Downtown Miami wishes you a happy and healthy new year.

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

The final hours of 2016 are upon us, and all of us are excitedly looking forward to what 2017 will bring! Our family hopes the new year is everyone you are hoping for, filled with love, joy, prosperity, and good health.

Here at the Hilton Miami Downtown, we’ll be ending the year with an incredible Miami New Year’s Eve dinner! Our three-course meal includes your choice between three appetizers, three entrées, with our popular open face ravioli and seared sea bass making their return, and a tasting dessert trio. If you’ll be spending New Year’s Eve in Miami dancing the night away, you’ll definitely want to start your evening with a delicious, filling dinner to get you through the night.

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to travel more in 2017, we hope you’ll make Miami one of your destinations! Whether you’re planning a cruise out of the Port of Miami, or interested in exploring Miami’s incredible neighborhoods and beaches, the Hilton Miami Downtown offer a central, convenient location to do it all. In addition to offering close proximity to some of Miami’s best attractions, our location offers incredible views of the city and Biscayne Bay. With ample amenities, including a rooftop pool, our popular Brisa Bistro, and fitness center, you’ll have everything you need for the perfect stay.