The 36th Miami Film Festival Celebrates The Best of International Cinema

Back for the 36th year, the Miami Film Festival is a celebration of the best of international cinema.

Film Strip on Reel The Miami International Film Festival returns March 1st through March 10th at Miami Dade College for what promises to be yet another memorable and thought-provoking event. This year’s festival will be star-studded, with appearances by Patricia Clarkson, who recently won a Golden Globe for Sharp Objects, as well as Barry Jenkins, Boots Riley and Aaron Stewart-Ahn. There will be more than 160 features, documentaries, and shorts from over 40 countries, including the opener, This Changes Everything, a documentary about gender inequity in the film and TV industry starring Meryl Streep, Sandra Oh, Taraji P. Henson. MIFF will also feature the North American premiere of Enrique Urbizu’s Gigantes, which will close the festival.

The CINEDWNTWN series will feature screenings of films including Singular, The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia, The Accused, and Huracán. Other noteworthy sections include the Made in MIA program, which features locally-produced films, the HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award competition and the Fashion in Film program. There will also be conversations with major film personalities as they discuss their careers and new works. Tickets are currently available online. Prices typically range from $30-$100 for special events, while standard prices for films are $13 for general admission, $12 for seniors and $10 for students, veterans and Miami Film Society Members.

If you’re attending festival, the Hilton Miami Downtown provides first-class accommodations to ensure your visit for the 2019 Miami Film Festival is both memorable and satisfying. Book your stay with us today to take advantage of our convenient location and make the most of your MIFF experience!

South Beach Wine & Food Festival Returns For 2019

SobeWFF - The five-day Miami destination event is back for 2019 with a star-studded lineup of chefs, culinary personalities and wine and spirits producers.

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The 18th annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival returns to the sands of South Beach for the last weekend of February, the 20th through the 24th, for what promises to be one of the year’s best cooking and dining events. SOBEWFF, sponsored by the Food Network® and the Cooking Channel®, features several dozen celebrity chefs and personalities, including Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Guy Fieri, along with many other highly regarded industry professionals. With demonstrations, tastings, parties, seminars and tribute meals with famed chefs, it’s a smorgasbord of fun for foodies!

Many of the events and parties take place right on the sand, giving the festival a very inclusive and welcoming vibe. This includes the Grand Tasting Village, a collection of food and wine sampling and seminars, along with Thursday night’s Italian Bites on the Beach hosted by De Laurentiis, Burger Bash hosted by David Burtka and Neil Patrick Harris and a Beachside BBQ hosted by Fieri. Some of the newer, can’t-miss events this year include Oyster Bash at the Loews, Tastes of Puerto Rico at SLS South Beach, Tacos After Dark at the Loews and a Wine and Cheese Happy Hour hosted by Martha Stewart at No. 3 Social Roof Bar & Lounge in Wynwood.  

If you’re descending upon Miami for SOBEWFF, the Hilton Miami Downtown is conveniently located to be your host. We offer our guests first-class accommodations and amenities, stunning views and an unmatched customer service experience. Book your stay with us today to make the most of the Wine and Food Festival!

2019 Miami Yacht Show and International Boat Show

One of the largest shows in the market and the premier luxury yacht show, the 31st annual Miami Yacht Show will take over the city from February 14 -18, 2019. This year, the event will be held at a new location, One Herald Plaza between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways on Biscayne Bay.  With a fresh new look and layout, it’s the ultimate showcase of the world's most breathtaking and uniquely designed yachts and superyachts from the top custom boat builders. This year's Yacht Show will be combined with the Miami International Boat Show.

Woman sitting on edge of yacht overlooking the water The 2019 event promises to be the most spectacular ever, with a 60-acre display featuring a 67,000-square-foot exhibition space and nearly 500 stunning yachts. The newly-enhanced experience will also include pop-up luxury retail, guest lounges and bars, exotic cars, private aircraft and some special events. Those interested in a VIP experience can also take advantage of Windward VIP, which will offer visitors a premium open bar, gourmet food, happy hour specials and admission to exclusive events.

The festivities will also coincide with Art Wynwood, Art Miami’s contemporary and modern art fair, which will be held adjacent to the Yacht Show. The show is also located next to the Adrienne Arscht Center for the Performing Arts and just minutes from renowned shopping districts.

If you’re visiting Miami for the Yacht Show, the Hilton Miami Downtown is conveniently located to be your ideal host. We offer our guests with stylish accommodations and amenities, a first-class atmosphere and a prime location near the festivities, Wynwood and many other top Miami attractions and eateries. Book your stay with us today for an unforgettable Yacht Show experience!

Special Offers Available at Hilton Miami Downtown

Searching for awesome deals for your next visit to South Florida? You won’t find better Miami hotel travel offers than those available at our Miami hotel.

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With a prime downtown location, close to many of Miami’s top attractions, luxury accommodations and an attentive, welcoming team, the Hilton Miami Downtown is a preferred destination for Miami travelers. Our travel and hotel offers sweeten the deal, giving you the power to personalize your experience.

Family Fun Package

Traveling with the family? You’re bound to have a lot of fun, and save, with our Family Fun package. Book you stay with us and we’ll include breakfast for four, high-speed internet access and deluxe accommodations.

Military Family Rate

We also offer exclusive savings for both active and retired military, veterans, and their families so they can make the most of of their time off. You deserve it!

Senior Discounts

One of our top Hilton Hotel Deals offers AARP members an opportunity to save big. Members save 5 percent off their stay with they book with us!

Breakfast and Parking Offers

Some of our other popular Miami hotel travel offers include our breakfast and parking discounts. With a weekend getaway stay, you can take advantage of our complimentary breakfast offer. We also offer a breakfast and Wi-Fi deal to help get your day started off right. Our parking offer, meanwhile, allows you to take advantage of free daily parking with each night of your hotel stay.

This is just a small sampling of the offers and packages we provide to travelers. Book your stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown today to take full advantage of your Miami experience!

Shopping In Downtown Miami - Brickell City Center & Miami Design District

Shopping in Miami provides endless opportunities for scoring good deals and discovering fantastic finds!

Miami is known for many things, one of which is shopping. We’re not talking about a cookie cutter mall experience, either. Like everything in Miami, shopping in Miami is unique and exciting, from curbside shopping on Flagler Street, to the individual boutiques inside Mary Brickell Village and the open-air shopping center and marina at Bayside Marketplace. That’s only a sample of the action, too!

Brickell City Center

With four levels of luxury, premium and world-class dining and entertainment, Brickell City Centre provides visitors with an all-day shopping experience. Miami’s newest shopping development has it all, from Sephora and Lululemon to  delicious food choices when you need a break. Plus, there’s a farmers market where you can shop for organically farmed produce and a luxury movie theater where you can eat a gourmet meal in a comfy recliner chair.

Miami Design District Miami Design District

The Design District is your one-stop destination for fashion - offering luxury watch stores, high-class fashion boutiques, home design showrooms, fine art galleries, showrooms, museums and more. You’ll also find a skate park, Tesla pop-up, barbershop and fitness centers. What more could you ask for?

If you’re planning on shopping in downtown Miami and need a place to get off your feet, consider staying with us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near all of the action and offer our guests with first-class amenities and accommodations. Book your stay with us today for an unforgettable Miami shopping experience.  

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The Fitbit Miami Marathon returns January 27th, 2019

There’s no better resolution than planning to complete the Miami Marathon!

Woman running under blue sky We’re barely into the new year, but it’s never too early to start making good on your New Year’s resolutions. The Fitbit Miami Marathon returns January 27th, bringing together 20,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes focused on accomplishing their first fitness goal of 2019.

A world-renowned event, the Miami Marathon takes participants through a gorgeous, almost all-flat course showcasing some of the most famous spots in Miami and Miami Beach. The race starts at American Airlines Arena, the home of the NBA’s Miami Heat®, and ends a few blocks away at Bayfront Park. As if the beautiful sights weren’t enough motivation, the race also features 20 entertainment stations to keep you moving along the course.

If a full marathon seems daunting, don’t fret, you can still participate. Adults can register for the Miami Half Marathon and Fitbit Tropical 5K, while children can take part in the 1.2-mile Fitbit Kids Run. In other words, it’s the perfect opportunity for runners, walkers and athletes of all ages to do something healthy and rewarding.

If you’re participating in any of the races, the Hilton Miami Downtown is ideally located to be your host. We’re located right by both the start and finish lines and offer all of our guests with first-rate accommodations and customer service. Book your stay with us today for a rewarding and memorable marathon experience!


Hilton Honors Perks at Hilton Miami Downtown

For Hilton Honors Members, the list of benefits is seemingly never-ending!


If you’re a frequent traveler, it certainly pays off in the long run to take advantage of the Hilton Honors program. With each stay, you can accumulate bonus points and access a variety of attractive membership benefits, including digital key check-in, complimentary entrance to our Executive Lounge and more. Plus, when you book direct with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown you know what you’re getting with each stay: a first-class experience in the heart of downtown Miami.

Digital Key Check-in

A convenient and secure way to access your guestroom, digital key check-in is available to all Hilton Honors members. You can use your Hilton Honors app to request your room and use it again as your key, bypassing the check-in counter. Plus, you can select your room preferences in advance. It’s the easiest and most convenient way to book, check-in and stay with us!

Ride with Uber

The Honors app also provides access to Ride with Uber, which allows you to request an Uber ride from the hotel and offers recommendations for trending hot-spots through Uber’s Local Scene feature.

Executive Lounge Access

As an Honors member, if you have achieved Diamond member status, you can take advantage of our Executive Lounge, as well. Access includes complimentary breakfast and Happy Hour with Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages.

If you’re visiting the Miami area, make sure to take advantage of the Hilton Honors membership program and book your stay with us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near many of the area’s top attractions and provide our valued guests with an unmatched customer service experience.

Celebrate the Culture of The Magic City During Miami Design - Art Deco Weekend

Presented by the Miami Design Preservation League, the best 3 days on Ocean Drive is the longest
running free community cultural festival in the South Beach area!

The Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) is committed to promoting the creative culture of Miami
Beach. If you happen to be visiting the area in January, we encourage you to check out their marquee
event, Miami Design - Art Deco Weekend - Jan 18-20, 2019.

Art Deco Palm Trees Events and Tours

The theme for the Miami Design weekend this year is Deco Dreams: Past, Present, Future. Throughout
the festival, taking place at Lummus Park along Ocean Drive, you’ll be able to experience over 85 unique
events highlighting different aspects of this creative focal point. From lectures and film screenings, to
health/wellness demonstrations and guided tours, it would be hard not to find some activity that speaks
to your personal creative soul.

Food and Drink

No celebration of Magic City culture would be complete without a smorgasbord of culinary delights and
lovely libations. Not only will all of the restaurants in the area, stretching from 6th Street to 14th Street, be
open for business, you’ll also find a variety of food booths and specialty dining areas, offering dishes to
please every palate. These include special pop-lounges, offering themed live entertainment and classic
cocktails that will be sure to get everyone of age into the spirit.

The Art Deco Kids Club

For the younger, non-cocktail drinking set, the MDPL has set up a special area for kids of all ages to
learn, create, and enjoy the arts. Karaoke performances, magic shows, art classes, and a rock climbing wall,
are just a few of the free attractions being offered this year.

Excited for Art Deco Weekend, but don’t know where to stay? Look no further than the Hilton Miami
Downtown. Located only a few miles away from Lummus Park, our luxurious accommodations and modern amenities  provide you with a comfortable home base for this cultural celebration. Check out our special offers and book your stay today!

Cruising out of PortMiami

Taking a cruise out of PortMiami? There’s only one convenient, first-class option for your land stay.

As the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami is a busy spot, to say the least. Millions of passengers travel through the port each year and, with 22 cruise lines sending out 55 ships, it’s the starting destination for the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico and many other exciting and fun destinations.

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While you’re in the area, you can easily visit Museum Park, including the Perez Art Museum Miami and Frost Science. You can also check out the new Brickell City Centre for great shopping. That’s not to mention top downtown Miami attractions including the Wynwood Arts District, Little Havana, Little Haiti and American Airlines Arena, home of the NBA’s Miami Heat.

Park, Stay & Go Package

If you’re planning to cruise from PortMiami, consider booking the Hilton Miami Downtown’s prime location and cruise package. Our Park, Stay & Go Package allows our guests to take advantage of great savings. This offer includes room or suite accommodations, valet parking for one car and Continental breakfast for two at our Brisa Bistro. It’s the best way to enjoy all that we offer our valued guests and save some money in the process! Book your stay with us today to make the most of your pre and post-cruise experience.

Hilton Miami Downtown - The ultimate destination for Happy Hour in Miami

If you're out and about in Miami and looking for fun Happy Hour themes, with the ultimate in drink and appetizer specials, look no further than the Hilton Miami Downtown on Biscayne Boulevard.

Thirsty Thursdays 1601 Lounge - Hilton Miami Downtown

Our Thursday night Happy Hour, which runs from 4-8 PM each week at our 1601 Lounge, features the tastes and flavors of Bimini, Bahamas. Join us for a Kalik beer or Bahama Mama cocktail and a plate of finger-licking Jerk Chicken Wings, but don’t leave before trying your hand at the Bimini Ring Toss Competition. The lucky winner receives a complimentary weekend stay at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini!

Latin Vibe Fridays

If you would rather let loose on Fridays, our Latin Vibe Happy Hour is the place to be. Every Friday, from 4-8 PM, also in our 1601 Lounge, we offer tasty Latin cocktails and a Latin sampler featuring tacos, empanadas, yucas, and plantains that you will be craving for weeks. Music is brought to you by DJ KIWI so come prepared to dance the hours away with friends and let loose!

If you love Happy Hour in Miami, the Hilton Miami Downtown is ideally suited to be your host. Come for the Happy Hours at our 1601 Lobby Lounge, but don’t hesitate to venture out, as we’re convenient located near many of Miami’s top attractions, including American Airlines Arena and Wynwood Arts District. Book your stay with us today to experience Happy Hour at its best!