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March 2015

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!

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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!

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  • 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

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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!

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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.