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Event Space at Hilton Miami Downtown

If you’re searching for the perfect Miami event space, look no further than the Hilton Miami Downtown.

Hilton Miami Downtown BallroomWhether you’re looking for a place to host a social event, business meeting, or local convention, the Hilton Miami Downtown hotel is the perfect venue. Centrally located just minutes from the Miami International Airport and dozens of prestigious area businesses, we offer over 45,000 sq. ft. of flexible Downtown Miami meeting space. This includes a 17,000 sq. ft. ballroom -  the largest in the downtown area. The ideal destination for corporate and fundraising events, the Hilton Miami Downtown is suited to host banquets for up to 1,350 people and meetings for 10 to 1,000 attendees. Plus, our dedicated sales and catering team will customize your event to meet your needs and exceed your greatest expectations!

When booking an event at our hotel, you can also take advantage of great savings with our wide range of special packages. This includes our Rooms Only Deserves Extra Perks, The Perk Is Yours To Pick, and Meetings Simplified packages, which all include a variety of enticing and unique perks.

Don’t settle for a second-rate event space. Book your next social event, business meeting or fundraiser with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We offer first-class accommodations, amenities and facilities, as well as a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing all of our guests with a only the best customer service experience!

 


Hilton's 100th Anniversary - 100 Years of Hospitality

Hilton's 100th Anniversary culminates this week with Hilton 100 celebrations - May 27th through the 31st.

Named the number one place to work in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine, Hilton is celebrating 100 years of hospitality in 2019. Over the past century, we have grown from a single hotel in Frisco, Texas to a brand with 5,600 hotels and 17 brands in 113 countries and territories. With a variety of experiences available for every type of traveler and trip, it’s no surprise Hilton has become one of the most trusted and respected companies in the world.

The world’s first global hotel company, Hilton pioneered air-conditioned lobbies, in-room televisions, the computerized reservation system and even the piña colada! We’re not nearly satisfied yet, though. This year, we will continue the ongoing introduction of Connected Room - the first truly mobile-centric room. Connected Room puts your room key, TV, temperature and lighting controls on a smartphone app, the next transformative impact on the hospitality industry. With one of the industry’s fastest-growing pipelines, we will expand to more than 20 additional countries by 2020, too.

If you’re planning a visit to Miami, there’s no better starting place than the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near a variety of fun attractions and restaurants, and offer our guests with Hilton’s commitment to a first-class guest experience. Book your stay with us today to soak up the best of Miami from the comfort of the hospitality industry’s leaders. We Are Hilton!




Visiting Miami? GoBrightline.

With so many attractions and sightseeing in our area, getting around Miami might seem challenging to visitors. If you’re worried about maximizing your time in South Florida, stop fretting. The Brightline train is a convenient, quick service for tourists (and locals enjoying their home town), taking passengers to and from local destinations throughout Miami.                   Brightline Train at station     

With modern stations in the heart of downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale & West Palm Beach, you can experience all that South Florida has to offer no matter how long you’re visiting. Plus, when you travel with a group of colleagues, friends or loved ones, you can take advantage of reliable express train service, discounted rates and exclusive services, such as access to private charter or coach rides, reserved areas in-station and a conference room with A/V support. There are also a variety of special offers, including student discount programs, easy access to Marlins Park to watch a baseball games and much more. Simply put, Brightline is your best bet if you’re looking to make the most of your Miami experience, including visiting top attractions such as PortMiami, Wynwood and American Airlines Arena.

If you’re visiting Miami, Brightline can get you there and the Hilton Miami Downtown can provide you with an ideal starting location. We’re conveniently located near many Miami destinations and restaurants, and offer our guests with first-class accommodations and amenities. Book your stay with us today to see Miami up close and personal!


2019 Hyundai Air & Sea Show - Miami Beach

The greatest show above the earth invades Miami Beach this Memorial Day Weekend.

Planes Flying Over in Air ShowMemorial Day Weekend 2019, put on your patriotic gear for one of the top events in South Florida. The Hyundai Air & Sea Show and Music Explosion will be making its return to Miami Beach May 25th and 26th, showcasing America’s military might. Featuring all five branches, the event showcases the Blue Angels, Stealth Bombers and the US Army’s Golden Knights Parachute team, as well as offshore powerboat racing and extreme watersports demos.

A salute to our military heroes and first responders, the air and sea show is a perfect celebration for the military holiday. Look up for awe-inspiring aerial shows by Blue Angels, Stealth Bombers, Lancer Bombers, HH60 Helicopters, Fighting Falcons and more. Keep an eye out for the Army’s Black Dagger parachute team, Navy Leap Frogs, the Coast Guard Sea Rescue chopper, Tuskegee Airmen Redtail Squadron and the Heritage Flight team, too!

The show isn’t limited to the sky, either. Following opening acts by Young Musicians Unite, the Army’s As You Were Band, the Air Force’s Max Impact Band and Honor Guard Drill team, acclaimed musician Flo Rida will take the stage at The Beach Club on Lummus Park. The Music Explosion culminates with a nighttime pyro-parachute demonstration by the Army’s Golden Knights Parachute team and a breathtaking fireworks show.

There will also be an Action Zone & Display Village at Lummus Park, offering guests a free, interactive, hands-on experience. Spanning four city blocks, the village features Air Force flight and navigation simulators, Army tactical training equipment, Marine Corps rifle range simulators and other displays. There’s even a Kids Zone with waterslides, military-themed bounce houses and face painting.

If you’re visiting Miami for the Hyundai Air & Sea Show, stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located for attending the show and offer our guests first-class accommodations, service, and amenities. Book your Memorial Day weekend stay with us for an unforgettable, fun-filled experience!


2019 Coconut Grove Food And Wine Festival

The 2019 Coconut Grove Food And Wine Festival returns May 25th for what promises to be a fun and delicious day for locals and visitors alike. With food, wine, music, entertainment and family-friendly activities, Regatta Park is the place to be!

Food and Wine OutdoorsFoodies will be pleased to hear there will be a variety of local Coconut Grove eateries participating in the festival, offering samples of their best dishes. Some of the top restaurants making an appearance this year include Flannigan's, Sapore di Mare, Mayfair Kitchen and Monty's Coconut Grove. With a mix of regional fare including steaks, burgers, Italian, seafood and Latin cooking, there’s something for every taste! The festival will also feature culinary demonstrations, craft beer, fine wine and spirits, including a rum bar sponsored by Big Daddy’s Liquors.

With live music and other entertainment, both kids and adults will enjoy themselves. This year’s Coconut Grove festival will feature a Kids Zone, arts and crafts exhibits, entertaining spectacles like a Waiters Race and Harley Davidsons on display. You can also look forward to live music performances by Blues Revival and Viva Rock & Roll!

The event, which takes place from 1-9 pm, offers a range of ticket options from $25 to $125. VIP passes include drink tickets or unlimited beverage packages. All proceeds will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, as well.

If you’re attending the festival, you should consider staying at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently and strive to provide a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere. Book with us today to make the most of your Coconut Grove festival experience!


Get Away This Summer With Our Downtown Miami Family Fun Package

Unlock your dream vacation with the Hilton Family Fun Package!

Family smiling in poolIt’s no secret Miami is one of the top family vacation destinations. However, if you want to make the most of your Miami experience it’s important to book your stay in an advantageous location. With so many family-friendly activities and attractions near the Hilton Miami Downtown, you’ll spend less time getting there and more time enjoying yourselves. We’re close to the Adrienne Arsht Center if you’re in the mood for a show and right by American Airlines Arena, which is home to the NBA’s Miami Heat and hosts a variety of family shows, sporting events, and concerts throughout the year. Plus, when you book our Hilton Family Fun Package, you'll save and have fun at the same time!

Family Fun in Miami starts with a good breakfast and Wi-Fi, which are both included with our package. Fuel your fun with our selection of fresh and delicious breakfast foods and post your photos and videos of your family adventures to capture the magic of a fantastic getaway!

With our prime downtown location as your starting point, you’re bound to make a lot of memories. Experiencing local culture is easy, as we’re close to Wynwood Arts District, and you can even fit some shopping in by visiting the nearby Bayside Marketplace and Coconut Grove. That’s not to mention the infamous South Beach, which is only a quick ride away! If Miami isn’t your final destination, the Hilton Miami Downtown is also ideally located to host your pre-cruise stay out of PortMiami, the Cruise Capital of the World.

No matter what type of family fun you’re planning, we’re committed to offering our guests a first-class experience. We want you to make the most of our location, but don’t forget to take in the views and enjoy a relaxing soak in our rooftop pool - or try some of the tasty cuisine we offer at Brisa Bistro, our onsite restaurant, too! Book your stay with us today to make some unforgettable family memories here in Miami.

 


Your Guide to Miami Breweries

Miami breweries are among the most well-received in the world.

Craft breweries are all the rage these days and it should come as no surprise that Miami is at the forefront. The Miami area is home to a variety of popular and top-rated breweries, meaning there’s a brew for every taste. Simply picking up one of these beers from a convenience store doesn’t quite tell the story, though. Pay a visit to any of Miami’s breweries and you’ll discover new beers, see the process up-close and learn a lot. You’re likely to make some new friends, too!

Wynwood Brewing Company

Founded in 2011, Wynwood Brewing Company is relatively new to the scene, but has quickly established itself as a destination for beer enthusiasts. Miami’s first craft production brewery pays homage to its founders’ Puerto Rican heritage, along with its namesake neighborhood, Wynwood Arts District - one of the most vibrant art communities in the world. With Miami-centric murals on the walls and spray-can tap handles, Wynwood Brewing is unique, quirky and a lot of fun.

Veza Sur

A collaboration between the Bogota Beer Company and 10 Barrel Brewing in Oregon, Veza Sur is famous for its Latin America-inspired beer. The light, warm-weather flavors blend in perfectly in Miami! Along with their free brewery tours, you can enjoy some great food at their outdoor bar and food truck. It’s a great place to spend a sunny afternoon.

J. Wakefield Brewing

Wakefield’s humble beginnings make it one of the most endearing and down-to-earth breweries in the Miami area. This Wynwood brewery was started by Jonathan Wakefield, a popular homebrewer who used crowdfunding to get J. Wakefield Brewing off the ground. Aside from their great brews, the brewery is also home to a Star Wars-themed taproom that you just have to see for yourself.

If you’re planning on visiting these or any of the many other breweries in the area, book a stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near the Wynwood Arts Disctrict, as well as other non-brewery attractions. Don’t miss out on a memorable Miami beer pilgrimage. Reserve your stay with us today!


2019 SOFLO Cake & Candy Expo

The 2019 SOFLO Cake and Candy Expo is a sweet tooth’s paradise.

Cake and candy South Florida’s largest baking and sweets trade show, the SOFLO Cake & Candy Expo is open to everyone who has an interest in candy and cake. The fresh, fun, and innovative expo, which is taking place at the Miami Airport Convention Center from April 26th to 28th, 2019, is a memorable experience for vendors, sponsors, instructors and attendees alike. In other words, you don’t want to miss it!

Classes

There will be a variety of fun and informative classes available, which are typically between three and eight hours long. Some of the classes include cookies art, Marbled + Metallic Cube Cake, Realistic Wafer Paper Floral Arrangements, Korean Buttercream Flower Dress Cakes and much more. While you don’t need a general admission ticket to take classes, you must buy tickets to individual classes, which can be purchased online.

Competitions

The expo will also feature some great competitions, including the wedding cakes, sculpted cakes, non-cakes, cookies and gravity defying competitions. As if the thrill of a good competition isn’t enough, each showdown will also feature big cash prizes!

If you’re attending the Cake & Candy Expo, you should stay at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re a quick drive from the convention center and conveniently located near many of the area’s top restaurants and attractions, including Wynwood Arts District, American Airlines Arena and South Beach. Book with us today to make the most of the expo and experience all that Miami has to offer!


Experience some of Miami's top attractions at a discounted rate.

Experience some of Miami's top attractions at a discounted rate during Miami Attractions & Museums Months.

From April 1st to May 31st, 2019, Miami locals and visitors alike can benefit from Miami Attractions & Museums Months, a fantastic opportunity to discover all that South Florida has to offer. With deep savings on admissions, memberships and more, there’s something for every taste!

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Downtown Miami Offers

Downtown Miami will be the hub of the fun during Attractions and Museums Months, with participants including Jungle Island, the Miami Children’s Museum, Frost Museum of Science and the Perez Art Museum Miami, among others. Offers include 50 percent off adult and child admission to HistoryMiami Museum, 20 percent off admission to the Children’s Museum and Jungle Escape and Escape Room savings at Jungle Island.

Wynwood Offers

Miami’s famous Wynwood neighborhood is also getting in on the fun, with a buy one, get one free admission offer to the Rubell Family Collection. One of the world’s finest contemporary art collections, Rubell features paintings, photographs, sculptures and videos from 1980 to the present. Whether you live in the area or are simply visiting, you don’t want to miss it!

Coconut Grove Offers

If you’re in the Coconut Grove area, you have to check out the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. As part of the Attractions & Museums Months deal you can take advantage of their buy one, get one half-price admission offer. The Renaissance-inspired estate is also a sight to see, with 10 acres of pristine gardens and an ambitious style. It’s one of Miami’s most popular locations for photo shoots for good reason!

If you’re planning on making the most of these Attractions and Museums Months promotions, stay with us here at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located near many of these attractions, especially those in the downtown, Wynwood and the Coconut Grove areas! Book your stay with us today to see Miami in a new light.

 


The 2019 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run

The Mercedes Benz Corporate Run, Florida’s largest office party, returns to Miami this April.

Runner's feet in white sneakers on pavement

One of the most-anticipated corporate events of the year is just around the corner. Fresh off three consecutive years of record-breaking participation, the Mercedes Benz Corporate Run will take over Miami on April 25 following stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Each will race benefits their city's local chapter of the United Way, with $1 per participant going to the organization.

The 35th annual wellness journey will start at Bayfront Park, and offers beginners with an opportunity to ease into exercise and gain motivation to improve overall health, and competitive runners with an opportunity to lead their corporate team to victory. It’s a great platform to promote fitness and inspire your organization's employees. As they say - healthy employees create healthy companies!

Last year, 28,265 participants from 850 companies walked, jogged and ran in the 5K race (3.1 miles), proving the South Florida business community is one of the most driven and healthy around. The race night experience is a lively event, with businesses creating custom company T-shirts and tent decorations. Many companies invite others they do business with, or would like to do business with, to their tent for post-race refreshments and healthy food, too!

If you’re participating in the 2019 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run, we hope you choose to stay with us at the Hilton Miami Downtown. We’re conveniently located a few minutes from the event, just down Biscayne Boulevard and offer stunning views from our relaxing rooftop pool. Book your stay today to take advantage of this unique corporate experience!