12/17/2014

Celebrate the Human Form at Stamford Art Association Faces and Figures Exhibit

Stamford Art Association

The Stamford Art Association will celebrate the human form in its annual juried exhibit entitled “Faces and Figures,” from January 18th through February 5th.  The human form has been an endless subject that has been interpreted and inspired some of the most unforgettable works of art in history.  This multimedia show will feature sculptures, drawings, prints, and photography by 30 artists and their interpretation of the human face.  

Stamford Art Association Faces and Figures

Stamford Art Association Faces and Figures
39 Franklin St, Stamford. CT
Jan. 18 - Feb. 5, 2015
Gallery hours:
Thursday & Friday 11:00 - 3:00
Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 3:00

Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is located just a few minutes from Stamford Art Association and offers luxury accommodations and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for re-energizing after a day out and about with family and friends.  Visit our website to learn more about our fabulous packages we offer and to book your next stay.   

12/10/2014

Host Your Next Meeting in Style at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

Guests looking for meeting space or group accommodations will enjoy a first class experience at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.  We offer state-of-the-art amenities, impeccable catering and sophisticated conference rooms sure to make your next business meeting a success.

Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Offers:

  • More than 45,000 square feet of flexible event space, including the area's largest ballroom and adjoining meeting space (on one level), along with a climate-controlled tent/pavilion for outdoor events
  • IACC-certified, a rigorous process involving 30 stringent standards of criteria, including conference technology, meeting packages, and venue design
  • Attended business center, with fax, copy, and printing services
  • World-class catering, creating mouthwatering cuisine for diverse appetites
  • Dedicated meeting planner, to help you with every detail
  • Audiovisual equipment and support, for effective presentations
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access
  • Valet parking
  • Close to popular airports , including Westchester County Airport (32 mi.), LaGuardia International Airport (35 mi.), and JFK International Airport (25 mi.)
  • Complimentary Shuttle Services
  • Notary public ($10)
  • Office rental

Whether travelling for business or yearning for a weekend escape, Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center offers the highest level of elegant accommodations, fine dining and exceptional service.  Visit our website today to learn about our Meetings Simplified™ by Hilton Hotels and Resorts package we offer.

12/03/2014

Kick Start Your New Year Celebration at the Annual First Night Westport

First Night Westport

Get ready to say farewell to 2014 and ring in the New Year.  21st Annaul First Night Westport is a community based, family oriented celebration of New Year’s Eve through the arts.  Festivities begin at 4 PM and end at 10 PM on Wednesday, December 31st.  There will be music, dance, theatre, comedy, art, magic, refreshments and games the whole family can enjoy.  To finish the evening, fireworks will light up the sky at 10 PM. 

First Night Westport
 21st Annual First Night Westport
December 31st from 4 PM – 10 PM
Advance Ticket Purchase by Dec. 14th - $10
Dec. 15th – Dec. 31st Ticket Purchase - $15

21st Annual First Night Westport is a short drive from the Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center.  Book your New Year's Eve overnight stay with us and enjoy luxurious accommodations with amenities for the whole family to enjoy including our indoor pool.  Visit our website to book your stay.

Image source - 21st Annual First Night Westport

11/26/2014

Happy Thanksgiving from the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, all of us at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center would like to give thanks to all of our guests and the wonderful memories you have created for us this past year.  

Happy Thanksgiving from Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center

If you are traveling to Stamford for the Thanksgiving holiday, visit our website to see all of our hotel packages we offer including our Hilton's Bed & Breakfast, Getaway to Manhattan and AAA Family Fun packages.  Visit our website today to book your holiday getaway. 

11/19/2014

Enjoy the Holidays With a Night Out at the Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Looking for something to do this holiday season in Stamford and love the theatre?  Spend the evening with family and friends at the Palace Theatre.  Take your pick of plays, comedy shows, ballets and symphonies.  Whatever your preferences are, the Palace Theatre is a great place to see a variety of shows.

Palace Theatre

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
 
Gabriel Iglesias - Unity Through Laughter
Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8:00 pm
 
KLOVE Christmas Tour
Friday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 pm
 
Stamford Symphony with the NY Virtuoso Singers
Handel's Messiah Parts I & II
Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8:00 pm
 
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Thursday, Dec. 11 at 8:00 pm
 
LAUGHTRAX: Chicago City Limits
Friday, Dec. 12 at 8:00 pm
 
Showcase 61: Live & Local Featuring Dave and Emma Hart
Thursday, Dec. 18 at 8:00 pm  
 
Connecticut Ballet's The Nutcracker starring principal dancers from American Ballet Theatre
Saturday, Dec. 20 at 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 21 at 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm


Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is minutes away from the Palace Theatre and offers cozy accommodations perfect for a weekend getaway.  Stop by after the show for dinner at our restaurant, Senses.  Visit our website to choose from one of the deluxe packages we offer.   

Image Source - Palace Theatre

11/12/2014

Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop

Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop

Come and enjoy a fun and festive treat this holiday season at the Greenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop™ November 28th through December 24th.  Bring your family for a magical moment they'll never forget as they see and feed real reindeer and have their pictures taken with Santa for a nominal fee.  Don’t miss the Greenwich Reindeer Parade when Santa and his reindeer ride down Greenwich Avenue to kick off the holiday season!
 
Greenwich Reindeer FestivalGreenwich Reindeer Festival and Santa’s Workshop
November 28 - December 24, 2014
McArdle's Florist & Garden Center, 48 Arch Street, Greenwich
 
Greenwich Reindeer Parade
Greenwich Avenue to McArdle's Florist & Garden Center
November 28th at 2 PM
 
Photos with Santa Hours:
Monday - Friday: 12 noon - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 5 PM
 
Reindeer Feeding Time:
Daily from 9 AM and 4 PM
 
Please note:  The reindeer return to the North Pole December 23rd at 2 PM in order to prepare for their Big Trip Christmas Eve! Santa stays until December 24th till 3 PM. 
 
 
The Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is located less than 5 miles from the Annual Greenwich Reindeer Festival™ making it easy to enjoy the festivities and Santa's Workshop.  We offer our guests the opportunity to sit back, relax and unwind in luxury.  Visit our website to book your overnight stay in Stamford.
 
Image Source:  Greenwich Reindeer Festival

11/05/2014

Celebrate Santa’s Arrival at the Stamford Downtown Heights & Lights

Heights & Lights - Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting

Who said Santa needs a sled?  To kick-off the festive holiday season, Stamford Downtown and Reckson Associates will host their annual Heights and Lights - Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting festivities Sunday, December 7th beginning at 5 PM at Landmark Square.  Cheer on Santa as he makes his daredevil descent from the top of one of Stamford’s tallest buildings.  After his grand entrance, Santa will head up Bedford Street to Latham Park where he will join the Stamford Community for the lighting of the Holiday Tree and an evening of holiday music and fun! 

Heights & Lights - Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting
Heights & Lights - Rappelling Santa and Holiday Tree Lighting
Presented by Reckson Associates, A Division of SL Green
Sunday, December 7th at 5 PM
Landmark Square and Latham Park

If you are planning to spend the weekend in Stamford for the holiday tree lighting, Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center is the perfect place to stay.  We offer cozy accommodations all within minutes of the festivities.  Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa or enjoy dinner at our restaurant, Senses.  Visit our website today to book your holiday getaway in Stamford.

image Source:  Stamford Downtown

10/29/2014

How Long is Your Gift List This Year? Come Shop in Downtown Stamford

Holiday Shopping In Stamford Connecticut

Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday shopping season, and no place says shopping like Downtown Stamford.  From shops selling unique wares made by local artisans to nationally known brands at Stamford Town Center, Stamford has something for everyone, making it easy to find that perfect gift for even that most difficult to buy for person.
 
Shopping in Downtown Stamford this time of year is especially enjoyable as you stroll from shop to shop, taking in the decorations, music and spirit of the season.  If you need a break, entertain yourself with a show at The Palace or go ice skating at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.  

Holiday Shopping In Downtown Stamford

Whether you are looking for unique gift ideas or some Holiday family fun, Stamford has something truly special for everyone. 
 
Visiting Stamford for the Holidays?  Book your stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center and enjoy our hotel amenities including an indoor pool and heated whirlpool, 24 hour fitness facility, complimentary shuttle transportation and Senses Restaurant.  

10/22/2014

Did Someone say Chocolate? Check out Connecticut's Chocolate Trail!

Connecticut Chocolate Trail

Did you know that Connecticut is home to many of the world-renowned chocolatiers and chocolate artisans?  Surrender to your cravings and savor the decadent, smooth tastes of mild, dark and white chocolate while you tour our one-of-a-kind bistros, cafes and local chocolatiers.  Creative and full of rich flavors and variety, Connecticut's Chocolate Trail is not to be missed.  Start your ultimate chocolate excursions today!

Connecticut Chocolate Trail
Stop by these sweet spots near Stamford:
 Chocolate Rain Shop
Featuring a wide variety of handmade chocolates, French Macarons, Petit Fours, pastries and cupcakes at the shop.
 
Deborah Ann’s Sweet Shop
Enjoy homemade chocolates, ice cream and an array of candies, including chocolate-covered pretzels, granola and marshmallow caramel.  Watch as truffles are being hand-rolled, daily.
 
H. Mangels Confectioner
Truffles, truffles and more truffles!  Hand-made truffles that come in a variety of flavors including Grand Marnier, Double Dutch Chocolate, Chambord and Espresso, to name a few. 
 
Knipschildt Chocolatier / Café Chocopologie
Voted one of the Top Three Chocolates in the World by Gourmet Magazine, Knipschildt Chocolatier’s handcrafted specialties are in high demand.  Take a tour through Café Chocopologie, where you can watch the confections made by hand. Then, grab a seat in the dining area for a gourmet meal, finished with a five-piece chocolate sampler, bonfire s’mores, chocolate fondue, crepes or truffle beignets.
 
The Chocolate Lab
This unique chocolate shop and cafe features handmade truffles and filled chocolates, all handsomely packaged, as well as pastries, confections, espresso and coffee drinks, and an assortment of premium coffee and loose leaf teas.


After a day of indulging on some of Connecticut’s finest chocolates, come dine with us at our Senses restaurant.  Our Senses restaurant offers mouthwatering American cuisine menu options, set within a cozy, family-friendly atmosphere.  Make it a weekend getaway to the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center and take advantage of one of our custom-tailored packages we offer.  Visit our website today to book your next stay!

10/15/2014

Get Ready to Lace up for a Good Cause

Fight for Air Climb

The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events and will take place Saturday, November 22nd at Trump Parc Stamford.  This unique event will challenge participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps to the finish line.  Participants can either climb as teams or as individuals and are required to raise a minimum of $100, due by event day. Incentive prizes are offered for fundraising levels of $250 or more. Awards are also given to individuals and teams who raise the most money. 

Fight For Air Climb
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Trump Parc Stamford
 
Event Schedule:
8 AM - Registration opens
9 AM - First climber takes off
11 AM - Firefighter challenge begins
Time TBA – After Party at Tiernan's Bar & Restaurant

All of us at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center would like to wish the participants of the Fight for Air Climb good luck!  If you are looking for overnight accommodations in Stamford consider staying with us.  We offer the perfect place to relax and unwind before and after the race.  Don’t forget to take advantage of one of our vacation packages we offer.  Visit our website to book your next stay.

image source – American Lung Association

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