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July 2019

Get ready for Miami Spice Months 2019!

Miami Spice showcases the best of Greater Miami’s diverse cuisine.

Rock shrimp tempuraOne of the top events of the year, Miami Spice is a foodie’s dream. From August 1st through September 30th, 2019, locals and visitors alike can treat their taste buds to a variety of signature dishes from world-class chefs at reduced prices. With three-course meals starting at just $23 for brunch or lunch and $39 for dinner, it’s an unmatched opportunity to explore both regional and international cuisine.

Miami Spice 2019 isn’t limited to a handful of restaurants, either. The annual promotion, similar to Restaurant Weeks, features more than 200 participants, including 21 that are participating for the first time this year. These include Coral Gables’ Ad Lib, South Miami’s Fiola and MiMo’s La Placita. Among the other featured restaurants are Fooq’s Miami, 107 steak and bar, Lure Fishbar, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and La Petite Maison. It should be noted that every participating restaurant isn’t offering three options, and many do not offer the Spice promotion on the weekend. Please inquire before dining.

If you’re planning on taking advantage of Miami Spice Months 2019, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re located near many of the participating restaurants, as well as a mix of fun and unique South Florida attractions. Book with us today to eat your way around the greater Miami area!

A Look At Wynnwood

Miami’s art-filled neighborhood is as unique as the murals that line its streets.

Wynwood WallsWhether you’re a local or simply stopping by for the day, Wynwood is undeniably one of the top places to visit in Miami. The former warehouse district has quickly transformed into a must-see destination, offering an unconventional mix of outdoor art, fantastic dining, great shopping and more.

Wynwood Walls

Wynwood is best-known as the arts hub of South Florida. Although it started with murals, street art, and graffiti, the area has become much more than an outdoor art exhibit. Since the introduction of the Second Saturday Art Walk and the arrival of Art Basel, Wynwood has developed into a world-famous destination for art, culture, innovation, and creativity. With 200-plus street murals from well-known artists and up-and-comers, Wynwood Walls is something you need to see up close and personal to truly appreciate. You don’t need to attempt to absorb it all by yourself, however, as official walking tours of Wynwood Walls are offered daily.

Dining and Entertainment

Taking in all of that artwork on an empty stomach would be challenging, but you certainly don’t need to wander far to do so. You can treat your taste buds to a variety of international dining options, including Wynwood Kitchen & Bar, a Latin and Asian-inspired restaurant, and Joey’s Italian Cafe, a popular pizza spot and the first restaurant to open in the Wynwood Arts District. With 30-plus eateries, there’s something for everyone!

There are plenty of opportunities for shopping as well, with everything from thrift stores to boutiques, jewelry stores, fashion houses, antique shops and more. You definitely don’t want to miss The Wynwood Walls Shop, which contains a curated collection of gifts, books, prints, and more inspired by Wynwood Walls, either.

If you’re visiting Wynwood for an event like Second Saturday Art Walk or simply to check out the murals, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near the neighborhood, as well as a variety of other fun Miami attractions. Book with us today to discover all that Wynwood offers!

International Ballet Festival Of Miami

One of the world’s most acclaimed ballet festivals returns to Miami this summer.

Ballerina legs  outside venueFor the past 23 years, the International Ballet Festival Of Miami has been one of the highlights of summer in South Florida. This will be the case yet again this year, as the must-see festival invades Miami from July 27 through August 28, 2019. 

One of the most ambitious ballet projects, the festival captivates the resident and tourist audiences of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as Miami Beach. With ballet companies from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the USA, it's a stunning collaboration between renowned national and international ballet companies. Featuring spectacular performances, a dance film series, art exhibits inspired by dance, book presentations, workshops and master classes, it’s essential to the development and education of audiences in the appreciation of dance.

This year’s International Ballet Festival Of Miami will take place at various venues throughout Miami, including Manuel Artime Theater, Wynwood Walls, Lincoln Road Mall / Euclid Circle, The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, The Fillmore Miami Beach, and The Miami-Dade County Auditorium. You can purchase tickets now for specific performances, workshops, classes, and more.

If you’re planning on attending the festival, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located close to several of the ballet festival's host venues, including Lincoln Road Mall and Wynwood, and provide our guests with unmatched customer service and first-class accommodations. Book your stay with us today to make the most of your International Ballet Festival Of Miami experience!

Birth of The Piña Colada - Invented at a Hilton Hotel

Did you know the refreshingly cool, classic cocktail, Pina Colada, was originally created at a Hilton hotel?

Pina Colada and pineapplesThere’s no denying it - the Pina Colada’s status is one of the top frozen cocktails ever invented! It’s refreshing, tasty, and just about everyone has enjoyed one - with or without the alcohol! The Pina Colada has also played a role in the history of Hilton Hotels, as it was invented at Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The perfect mix of pineapple juice, coconut cream, and rum, this special cocktail was created by hotel bartender Ramon Monchito Marrero in 1954. After experimenting with the drink for three months, Marrero settled on the famously icy recipe that the frozen drink’s fans still enjoy today. He served the drink to guests of the Caribe Hilton for 35 years and, in 1978, Puerto Rico officially named the Pina Colada its official Island drink.

What makes the Pina Colada such a special drink is that it’s equally tasty with or without rum. If you’re looking for the perfect destination to celebrate this delicious drink on National Pina Colada Day, visit us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. Take in the picturesque views of Downtown Miami, and enjoy some time at our 1601 Lobby Lounge and CityVu Pool Bar with a delicious and refreshing Pina Colada. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!


Miami Swim Week 2019 - The World's Largest SwimShow

The World’s Largest Swim Show returns for what promises to be another memorable week.

Swim Suit Models at Hilton Miami Downtown PoolMiami Swim Week, which takes place annually in Miami, is the boldest and best swim show you’ll ever attend. The event, which runs this year from July 13th to the 16th, features a variety of can’t-miss special events, shows, and exhibits, bringing the best designers and vendors together under one roof. An essential for the industry, swim week offers an unmatched opportunity for building relationships and enjoying the latest in swimwear trends. Like other major fashion weeks, the show is generally industry only, but there are open-to-the-public, ticket-buying opportunities, as well. 

Swim Week 2019 will feature a variety of special events, including a retailer fit seminar, exhibitor fashion law seminar, retailer fit workshop, happy hours and high tea. You can also take advantage of a breakfast bar, as well as dry, braid, nail and make-up bars, and more. The show draws more than 7,500 attendees from all across the world, including 60 different countries. There are expanded men’s and children’s swimwear collections, and resort, lifestyle and unique accessories for all occasions. Collections cater to designer boutiques, department stores, mass merchants and everything in between.

If you’re planning on attending the world’s latest swim show, you should book your stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near the Miami Beach Convention Center, as well as many other top attractions, including Wynwood Arts District and South Beach. Don’t miss out on a valuable opportunity to experience Miami’s SwimShow!