07/29/2015

Say “I Do” With Us

Wedding venues near NYC make that special day even better for excited couples!

When choosing where to get married in Stamford CT, many couples have their weddings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. We don't just have one basic ballroom, but multiple spaces just waiting to be decorated and enjoyed in an elegant fashion. Each couple has a unique concept for their special day, so allow our professionals to guide you toward a wedding package that works for both families. We can accommodate a small, casual affair or formal affair with over 100 guests.

Weddings at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting CenterCustom-create your wedding day with various features including special room pricing for all your guests and the wedding party. We are one of the Connecticut weddings venues that offer both an indoor and outdoor setting. Our garden is delightful nearly any time of year because of our tented configuration. We'll drape the area in gorgeous decor down to the elegant chairs surrounding each table.

If your wedding celebration will include alcohol, be sure to peruse our open-bar packages. You can treat your guests to as little or as much party atmosphere as you like with a bar tended by our professional staff. We'll even top off your event with a luscious catering experience accenting cuisines you select personally.

At the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, you have the power to design the wedding of your dreams. Explore the event rooms and oversee any last minute decorating. Our staff is pleased to work directly with the wedding party to create the perfect event. When you're tired from all the planning and excitement, relax in your comfortable room, grab a bite at our restaurant or soak in our whirlpool. Visit our website for more information on our hotel and wedding packages.

07/22/2015

Take a Trip Through History with the Bruce Museum

Madagascar and the Deadly Sins come to Stamford and the Bruce Museum

The Bruce Museum has been a one of the top museums in Stamford CT since it opened more than 100 years ago. Visitors to this popular attraction can revel in more 15,000 pieces of fine art, historical artifacts and scientific discoveries. While it can be fun to bring the whole family, this is one of the things to do in Stamford CT geared more towards adults. Spend a day out of the sun enjoying art, science and natural history with friends.

Bruce MuseumOn display from April 11 through November 8, 2015, the Madagascar Ghosts of the Past exhibit at the Bruce Museum brings you closer to the 88 million years of history locked onto Madagascar. Visitors will learn about three distinct periods of Madagascar history. The journey begins with the giant dinosaurs that once ruled the Earth. Next on the Malagasy history tour, learn about a variety of extinct animals including the elephant bird, which laid eggs equivalent to the volume of 150 chicken eggs. Finally, the journey through time returns to the present. See the affect humankind has had on this mysterious island.

The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride is a new installation and will display from June 27 through October 18, 2015. It features art pieces, historical artifacts and video presentations. The central theme tying all of these pieces together is the pride of man as well as the inevitable fall that always follows. From May 2 through September 6, 2015, enjoy 7-foot tall oil studies at the Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann exhibit. Visit the Bruce Museum website to find more information about their current exhibits.

After a day at Bruce Museum, our Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is happy to invite visitors over for a nightcap in our lounge or a bite to eat in our fine dining restaurant. Find out more about our hotel by visiting our website.

07/15/2015

Join Us for A Grand Summer Night Dine Around

Come Hungry for the Grand Summer Night at UConn Stamford Campus on August 12, 2015

Mark your calendars for the Stamford Downtown Grand Summer Night, as the area's best restaurants gear up to bring you a night of exquisite food and drink. This year's event is scheduled for Wednesday Aug. 12.

Stamford Downtown Grand Summer NightYour evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with hors d'oeurves and cocktails provided by fabulous restaurants like The Capital Grill, Villa Italia and Hudson Grille. At 7:30, you and your friends will be moved on to your restaurant of choice for dinner, dessert and coffee. We recommend the Macadamia Nut Chicken from Kona Grill, the tapas from Barcelona Wine Bar and the Mahi Mahi from F.I.S.H.

Hosted by the Friends of Stamford Downtown, your ticket will include your dinner, a cocktail party and three fantastic door prizes. Your ticket doubles as a raffle ticket, and you could win a 60-inch LG LCD HD television or one of two $250 Stamford Town Center gift cards.

This event offers more than just a salute to the local area's fine dining establishments. Participants also celebrate the rich art scene in the area. The proceeds of this year's event will be used to purchase and install outdoor art in the downtown area. After dinner, why not treat yourself to a stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center? Make a night of it in one of our well-appointed guestrooms or suites and enjoy our indoor pool. Our hotel is centrally located in Downtown Stamford, not far from the festivities of the Grand Summer Night. Join us at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center for a night of food, fun and friends this August!

07/08/2015

Tour the Amazing Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Visiting Museums is among the top things to do in Stamford CT.

The kids are off for the summer, and now that the “no school” honeymoon is over, they are clamoring for something to do. “I’m bored,” is the mantra of all school-aged children two weeks after school lets out. So, why not take a short break from your work to plan a family mini vacation? You can schedule a weekend of museum visits, with a special emphasis on the natural history collections of the Stamford Museum & Nature Center. Museums in Stamford CT feature history, art, nature and science displays that will fascinate and entertain. Plus, the memories you create while exploring the rich heritage of the Constitution State are sure to last a lifetime.

Stamford Museum & Nature CenterIn addition to the natural history collections, there are many family-oriented activities at the museum. You and your family can choose to celebrate International Mud Day, and learn all there is to know about soil and the ecological conditions required to create healthy earth. You can even stomp through the mud together and splash around in this amazing interactive exhibit.

You might decide to see what a day in the life of a Connecticut farmer is like. You can learn how to milk a cow, groom a horse and care for baby animals.

If weather permits, you and your family can choose to explore the night sky together at the museum’s observatory. While there, you will learn about the stars and trace out constellations as you view the heavens through a 22-inch research telescope.

To make your exciting weekend complete, we invite you to stay at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. We are located only 5 miles from the Stamford Museum and within 10 miles of several other museums in CT, making us central to an unforgettable museum getaway weekend.

07/01/2015

Experience Outdoor Movies in Mill River Park

Outdoor entertainment equals summer fun for the whole family at Mill River Park.

Summer nights are surely meant to be spent outside. Outdoor movies sponsored by Avon Theatre Film Center are a perfect way to spend quality time with the family, snuggle with your sweetheart or even unwind after a long day of meetings.

Beginning in July, a whole slew of cinema favorites are being offered as outdoor movies at Mill River Park. You can enjoy a night at the movies without dealing with the hassle of long lines or high ticket prices. Head down to the park and just sit back and enjoy the film. The balmy breezes and starry skies of summer are here to be taken advantage of. Why not take in a great film in the great outdoors? This year's theme for the movies shown in Mill River Park is "Parks and Recreation," and all the movie events selected take place in a park and feature other outdoor activities.

Movies in Mill River Park

Upcoming outdoor movies include:
Jurassic Park - July 3
Kicking and Screaming - July 10
Heavyweights - July 17
Alloy Orchestra: The Black Pirate - July 24
The Great Outdoors - July 31
Bad News Bears - August 7
Peoples' Choice - August 14

Friday movie nights will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the Grand Steps and will include pre-show entertainment. The featured film will begin as soon as the sun sets.

If you're looking for a fun Friday activity, there's no better way to enhance your stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center than to unwind with a favorite film under the stars. Mill River Park is just minutes away and also offers a playground for the kids as well as a serene setting for all to enjoy. 

06/24/2015

Celebrate 4th of July with New York City Fireworks

4th of July in NYC is even better when you have a stellar hotel package to immerse your family in luxury.

Every year, New York City fireworks take over the night sky. You may have seen them on television because they're some of the most well-planned and impressive displays you can see. There's even a musical score that accompanies the festivities. For those not living in the Manhattan area, perhaps it's time to book your vacation so you and your entire family can see this unforgettable event.

4th of July in NYCWhen booking your stay, take a look at our Getaway to Manhattan package for a convenient way to enjoy the event. You can expect free hotel parking as you arrive from home, but you can let the hotel do the rest of the driving for you. A complimentary shuttle can take you to the train station for an instant ride into NYC; train tickets are included in this package. You can take along two children and two adults for the July 4th celebrations in NYC. You'll be amazed at how spectacular the fireworks are up-close as compared to on TV.

When you choose a getaway package at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Macy's fireworks in NYC are easy to get to while you can enjoy premium amenities. The kids might be tired from your initial travel, but take advantage of your train tickets and enter the city early. Fireworks can't be set off until nighttime, so visit local attractions to fill the time. There's nothing like an NYC experience to tantalize the mind and taste buds. After your 4th of July experience, bask in the comforts of our hotel to come down from all the excitement. You can hop in the pool or enjoy our restaurant. It's your vacation getaway.

06/17/2015

Fun Times at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Ease into summer 2015 with hotel packages in Norwalk to please the entire family.

Whether you're a kid or an adult, everyone enjoys seeing wild animals and their escapades. During summer of 2015, take advantage of our AAA discount hotel package while visiting the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Being a AAA member has never been more valuable. You'll be eligible for amazing accommodations while immersing yourself with exotic wild animals and underwater creatures. Grab your loved ones and head out to Connecticut!

Visiting the Stamford and Norwalk areas of Connecticut are wonderful ways to connect with your family. The Aquarium is open all summer long with various exhibits waiting for every guest. A favorite of many visitors and locals alike is the butterfly exhibit in Norwalk. These insects aren't pinned to a wall for inspection, but actually flutter around you in an enclosed exhibit. If you're lucky, they'll land on your arm for a closer inspection. With exotic species metamorphosing each day, you could visit multiple times and see different butterflies.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Don't forget about the seals, sharks and hundreds of fish housed inside the Aquarium itself. Spend all day under the sea with friends and family to truly understand the importance of this huge ecosystem. At the end of a long day, returning to the hotel will be an enticing idea.

Use your AAA member discount to book your stay at the Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center. Visit our website to see even more details about this deal. You'll receive 5 percent off your entire room charge along with free breakfast each day for four people. If that isn't enough, we even provide you with free Internet access. Your vacation is complete as you rest and rejuvenate in our hotel with ample access to social media and other Internet needs. Our hotel and Maritime Aquarium are waiting for you this summer!

06/10/2015

Stanford Summers Get Hotter With Alive@Five and Jazz Up July

Columbus Park will be hosting a vast array of Stamford Downtown summer concerts.

When you think of musical havens, Stamford, CT, might not be the first city that comes to mind. However, locals know that the summer concerts in Columbus Park are one of the city's most surprising secrets to outsiders. This year, the performances cover 10 days spread over the months of July and August, featuring a broad selection of genres and talents.

Stamford Downtown Summer ConcertsWednesday nights feature the Jazz Up July outdoor Stamford concerts. For four weeks, locals and visitors are serenaded by international stars like Gloria Gaynor, funk legend the Commodores, Tito Puentes, Jr., and ska-swing act the Cherry Poppin' Daddies. Jazz Up July has been a Stamford tradition since 2011 and has recently expanded to include acts beyond the jazz genre. Local bands open for the international headliners, adding a regional flavor to the experience.

On Thursdays, Columbus Park fills up for the Alive @ Five Stamford outdoor concerts. This series runs through July and into August with a full list of hit-makers headlining. Guster, Boyz II Men and Sister Hazel fill out the 2015 line-up of nostalgic superstars. These concerts make the perfect cap for a day seeing the sights in Stamford. You can find full details for the line-up and sponsors at the Alive@Five event page.


Both concert series begin in the early evening, meaning they're the perfect refresher following a day of work or to top off a tour of the town. July sees concerts on Wednesdays and Thursdays, making it the ideal excuse for a two-day vacation in the middle of the week. We hope you decide to visit us and see what makes Stamford special. Visit Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center to book your stay and enjoy these exciting concerts this summer.

06/03/2015

Celebrate Independence Day in NYC

39th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Celebrate your patriotism and take in breathtaking display of fireworks exploding into the sky at the 39th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show.  This year’s show will be bigger and better than ever before with two locations instead of one, Midtown and South Street Seaport, making it visible to more parts of the city.  The 25-minute show will begin at 9:20 PM July 4th and fire an astounding 40,000 pyrotechnic shells into the night sky.
 
Independence Day Celebration in NYCPlanning to attend the 39th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show?  Then you will want to book your stay with Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center’s Getaway to Manhattan special package!  Enjoy a two night minimum stay in any of our deluxe accommodations along with a one day round trip train tickets (off-peak) for two adults and two children to NYC, complimentary shuttle service to the train station from the Hilton Stamford, breakfast each morning, and free hotel parking!
 
Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center offers luxury accommodations and a relaxed atmosphere perfect for re-energizing after a day out and about with family and friends in New York City.  Visit our website to learn more about our fabulous packages we offer and to book your next stay.   

05/27/2015

Celebrate the Local Flavor of Stamford at the Downtown Farmers Market

Stamford Downtown Farmers Market

Shop for gourmet delights and fresh-picked fruits and vegetables at the Downtown Stamford Farmers Market every Saturday from June 20th through October 31st, 2015.  The Farmers Market offers shoppers a wide range of products produced by area farmers and artisans to choose from including beautiful plants, fruits and vegetables, soap and body products, baked goods, meats, eggs and handmade granola to name a few.
 
The Stamford Downtown Farmers Market is not just an opportunity to shop for local products but is also a social event too with live music and demonstrations.  For more information, please visit the Stamford Downtown website.

Stamford Downtown Farmers Market
 Downtown Stamford Farmers Market
Bedford Street at Forest Street
Saturdays, June 20 through October 31, 2015 from 9 PM-3 PM

Visiting Stamford for the summer?  Book your stay at Hilton Stamford Hotel and Executive Meeting Center and enjoy our hotel amenities including an indoor heated pool and whirlpool, 24 hour fitness facility, complimentary shuttle transportation and Senses Restaurant.  Visit our website to learn about our money saving packages we offer including our "Park & Stay to Watch your Team Play", Hilton's Bed & Breakfast and Book 3 - 3rd is Free packages.  

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