Illuminate Diwali Spirit with Special Events and Celebrations at Hilton

Diwali Festival of Lights, Hands holding oil lamp. Photo Credit: wong yu liang/Shutterstock

Photo Credit: wong yu liang/Shutterstock

The Festival of Lights, Diwali, is one of the most vibrant and significant celebrations in the Hindu calendar. This ancient festival, which falls on Nov. 12 this year, signifies the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. Across the world, families come together to illuminate their homes with colorful lamps, exchange gifts and indulge in delicious feasts.

Hilton hotels and cities worldwide also help families celebrate this special time with events and experiences so travelers can immerse themselves in the magic, no matter where in the world they may be.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island - Exterior and Pool
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island - Exterior and Pool

With stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is a most vibrant and spectacular setting that beckons travelers seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. The waterfront resort is offering a special Diwali event on Nov. 11 and 12 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Themed the “Diwali Spice Market” at the Capila Pool Bar & Grill, guests will be transported to the heart of India with tandoori and tikka meats, freshly grilled paneer, traditional Masala chai served on a bike and a range of Indian-inspired beverages. Kids will have their own corner with special activities throughout the night. For reservations and inquiries, email dineatcapila@hilton.com.

Hilton Palacio del Rio

Hilton Palacio del Rio Exterior and River Walk
Hilton Palacio del Rio Exterior and River Walk

As the largest Diwali event in the U.S., San Antonio’s Diwali SA celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2023 with its celebration taking place on Nov. 4. Held at the Arneson Theatre and Hemisfair from 4:30 p.m. - midnight, the free event is a dazzling spectacle of dance, music and mouthwatering Indian cuisine that captures the essence of San Antonio’s sister city, Chennai, India. When it’s time to rest, Hilton Palacio del Rio awaits just on the other side of the river with its own River Walk-facing rooms and dining at the River’s Edge, which serves traditional Mexican cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Rincon Alegre Lobby Bar, perfect for light evening fare; and Durty Nelly’s, where nightly sing-a-longs take place.

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown

Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown - Standard King Room
Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown - Standard King Room

Seattle’s free year-round cultural events known as Seattle Center Festál features Diwali-Lights of India on Nov. 11 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Held at the Armory Food & Event Hall, immerse yourself in the rich traditions of this iconic festival, right in the shadow of the Space Needle. Enjoy dazzling dance performances, savor delicious Indian cuisine and shop for exquisite handicrafts before unwinding after the festivities at Hampton Inn & Suites Seattle-Downtown, just three blocks away. The hotel offers free hot breakfast daily, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center and pet-friendly accommodations during your stay.

Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station

Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station - Exterior Twilight
Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station - Exterior Twilight

Known as “Little India,” Chicago’s Devon Avenue is a magical place to experience Diwali, as the avenue comes alive with a riot of colors, joyful music and the tantalizing aroma of Indian spices wafting through the air. In celebration of Diwali, the streets are adorned with intricate decorations and storefronts showcase vibrant attire and intricate jewelry. Less than 30 minutes from Devon Avenue sits Hampton Inn Chicago North-Loyola Station. Its comfortable accommodations, warm hospitality and convenient location make it an ideal homebase for visiting the buzzing avenue, and its rooftop terrace provides beautiful views of Lake Michigan.

DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka

DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka - Exterior
DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka - Exterior

Spend a dazzling Festival of Lights with those near and dear to you savoring the finest festive flavors at the Colors of Diwali Dinner Buffet. Taking place on Nov. 12 from 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Melaka, highlights include special biryani, tandoori-spiced fried chicken with curry leaves, Gulab Jamun and Payasam. The buffet is offered within the hotel’s Makan Kitchen, an authentic regional Malaysian restaurant with an interactive show kitchen and several cooking stations featuring specialties from Malay, Peranakan, Portuguese, Chinese and Indian cooking to give a true flavor to the area’s local cuisines.

Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park

Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park
Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park

Extending heartfelt greetings for a radiant Diwali, the dual properties are sharing a thoughtfully curated assortment of lavish gift hampers. Designed to include all the cherished delicacies and delightful bites held close during the festive season, Hilton Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park and Hilton Garden Inn Bengaluru Embassy Manyata Business Park are offering assorted gift baskets to add to room bookings, including gourmet chocolate, laddu, pak, peda, burfi, spiced nuts and chocolate-covered fruits. Contact the hotel directly to purchase.

SINGAPORE – Asia Pacific is once again asserting itself as a vibrant hub for travel, boasting diverse landscapes and a myriad of activities for travellers. Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangkok and Kathmandu are just some of the sought-after destinations Hilton is expanding its footprint in.

Whether you're part of the growing tribe of 'GenerAsian travellers' – Asians who are inspired by self-discovery and desire a deeper understanding of their own cultural and ancestral heritage through travel – or a wanderlust enthusiast, Hilton invites you to explore, escape and discover new and inspiring destinations around the world with an exciting range of properties, from lush tropical escapes to vibrant urban retreats, in the coming year.

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Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts - Main Pool Day

Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts – Bali, Indonesia

Perched on Bali’s southern cliffs at Ungasan, Umana Bali features 72 luxurious all-pool villas with unparalleled views of lush landscape and the Indian Ocean. The resort’s dining concepts include a restaurant serving an array of international and Southeast Asian cuisine, a Mediterranean specialty restaurant, an ocean-inspired lounge and a pool bar. A clifftop chapel sets the stage for memorable weddings against Bali’s iconic sunset hues, and other facilities include expansive event spaces, a fitness centre, an extensive spa, and kids’ club. As the first LXR Hotels & Resorts property in Southeast Asia, the resort offers unique, immersive experiences defined by local Balinese culture and tradition. From local heritage crafts and ancient healing techniques to authentic epicurean experiences and traditional Balinese culinary arts, guests seeking a sense of personal adventure can look forward to forging connections rooted in culture and community at every facet of their journey.

Opened 23 November 2023

La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton - Lobby

La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton – Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Offering a taste of the Amalfi Coast in Vietnam, the one-of-a-kind La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton is set to debut on the western coast of “pearl island”, in the heart of Sunset Town, just minutes away from trendy cafes, restaurants and Sun World attractions. Charming guest rooms featuring Mediterranean-inspired design overlooking a private beach with excellent sunset views make this an ideal romantic island escape. Savour a range of cuisines including Italian2Italian, Mediterranean and Vietnamese, as the resort is slated to offer four vibrant and interactive dining venues with live cooking stations.

Opens 21 December 2023

Conrad Singapore Orchard Bedroom View

Conrad Singapore Orchard – Singapore

Steps away from Singapore’s vibrant Orchard Road shopping district and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Conrad Singapore Orchard will welcome a new conscientious luxury experience with its bold approach to artistry and authentic connection to nature. Featuring 445 sophisticated residential-style guest rooms, which includes 46 thoughtfully designed suites with double terraces, Conrad Singapore Orchard allows every guest to experience Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ meaningful hospitality and purposeful service. Guests can enjoy an award-winning culinary collection of stylish bars and a Michelin-starred restaurant, over 1,500 square metres of meeting and event spaces, a contemporary executive lounge, a pet-friendly program and a fully equipped fitness centre and pool. 

Opens 28 December 2023

Conrad Singapore Orchard Bedroom View

Hilton Saigon – Saigon, Vietnam

A beautiful addition to the city skyline, Hilton Saigon enjoys a premium location in the heart of the Central Business District and lies within close proximity to popular attractions such as Saigon Notre Dame Basilica, Saigon Opera House and Reunification Palace. Perfect for both leisure and business travellers, Hilton Saigon will feature 228 modern guest rooms, spa, swimming pool and meeting and event spaces that can accommodate up to 1,200 people. Late afternoon sundowners at the hotel’s rooftop destination bar are the best way to enjoy spectacular sunsets, while culinary aficionados will enjoy a delightful experience at the modern Chinese restaurant overlooking the river and city.

Opens 29 December 2023

Hilton Kathmandu - Rooftop

Hilton Kathmandu – Kathmandu, Nepal

Hilton Hotels & Resorts debuts in Nepal with Hilton Kathmandu, situated in the heart of the Kathmandu Valley. The hotel embodies a harmonious blend of Nepal's rich heritage and modern design, offering panoramic views of the majestic Himalayan mountain range. The hotel boasts 173 guest rooms, complemented by versatile event spaces that can be customised to suit different occasions. Dining options include an all-day dining restaurant, an iconic rooftop bar that provides a stunning vantage point, and a grab-and-go deli with a unique street market concept. Throughout the property, guests can immerse themselves in the charm of local art and culture, evident in the meticulously crafted detailing and incorporation of traditional motifs. 

Opening Q1 2024

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok - Premium Guest Room Riverview - Credit Hilton

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand

Hilton Garden Inn Bangkok will be housed opposite ICONSIAM, one of Bangkok’s mega-lifestyle malls which opened in 2018. Ideally located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, guests can access this dynamic part of the city through boats and water taxis that offer a backdrop of stunning temples, palaces, and historic landmarks. A plethora of leisure attractions, retail malls, and trendy food and beverage options can be easily accessed from the hotel along the Chao Phraya River Express Boat route. The hotel will feature 241 well-appointed rooms, along with an all-day restaurant, and three spacious meeting rooms with glass windows, allowing natural light to flood in. Guests looking to unwind can enjoy the fitness centre and an outdoor swimming pool.

Opening Q2 2024

Motto by Hilton Hong Kong Soho

Motto by Hilton Hong Kong Soho – Hong Kong

A lifestyle hotel with a stylish urban vibe, Motto by Hilton Hong Kong Soho seamlessly combines cleverly compact guest rooms, engaging social spaces, and curated food and beverage offerings, making it the ultimate launchpad for urban explorers. The first ever Motto by Hilton in Asia Pacific, the hotel in Hong Kong is nestled in the prime district of Sheung Wan, renowned for its array of dining options, charming boutiques, and art galleries, immersing guests in the buzzing energy of the city. Catering to urban explorers, the hotel presents new ways to stay with 274 premium micro rooms, including rooms that can be connected and set up as suites, or cater to bigger families or groups. As a prime spot for locals to grab a morning coffee or hang out after a workday, the hotel features unique activations including local creative events, weekend block parties, third-wave coffee in partnership with local roasters and more.

Opening Q2 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane

DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane – Vientiane, Laos

Hilton debuts in Laos with DoubleTree by Hilton Vientiane. Located at the intersection of Rue Setthathilath and Rue Manthatourath, it is close to That Dam, an iconic stupa in the heart of the city centre. This downtown area is home to beautiful colonial French architecture and a wide range of quaint restaurants and cafes. Several iconic cultural and historic attractions, such as the Presidential Palace and Sisaket Temple lie within a short distance from the hotel, making it convenient to explore on foot. Local markets, such as the Talat Sao Morning Market and Riverside Night Market, are also easily accessible from the hotel. The hotel is also conveniently located about five kilometres from Wattay International Airport.

Opening Q2 2024

Hilton Shanghai City Centre - Guest Room

Hilton Shanghai City Centre – Shanghai, China

Located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, this conversion project enjoys a prime location adjacent to major transportation hubs and a plethora of attractions such as CBDs, People's Square, historical venues, and city parks. This property is set to be transformed into a Hilton hotel, offering 382 keys to guests. The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant and a lobby lounge, providing a variety of culinary options. Additionally, the hotel will boast a generous total meeting space of over 1,000 square meters, catering to the needs of business travelers and event organizers. Positioned as Hilton's flagship brand in central Shanghai, this upcoming hotel will further strengthen the presence of the Hilton brand in this established market.  

Opening Q3 2024

Hilton Shanghai City Centre - Guest Room

Hilton Dili Palm Springs – Dili, Timor-Leste

Hilton Dili Palm Springs will be the first international hotel in Timor-Leste. Situated in Dili’s embassy and business district, the hotel boasts views of the tropical mountains and sparkling ocean of the north coast. With contemporary design and locally inspired décor, the hotel is poised to serve as a relaxing escape for business and leisure travellers alike. Hilton Dili Palm Springs will feature 150 sophisticated rooms and suites with Timorese décor and private balconies, four distinctive dining venues, eight meeting and event spaces including a rooftop event space with picturesque mountain views, an executive lounge, outdoor pool, fitness centre and Pilates studio.

Opening Q3 2024

Hilton Kyoto - Lobby

Hilton Kyoto – Kyoto, Japan

Hilton Kyoto will open in Sanjo-Kawaramachi, the heart of downtown Kyoto, near the central business and shopping districts, surrounded by classical Buddhist temples, Zen gardens, Shinto shrines, and museums. Hilton Kyoto will be within walking distance of major attractions including the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Yasaka Shrine and Gion area. Guests will also be able to delight in authentic Japanese delicacies nearby at the Nishiki Market ("Kyoto's Kitchen”), or Pontocho, one of Kyoto's most atmospheric dining areas. As guests explore the city, they will be able to enjoy convenient access to transportation hubs, with the hotel being just a few minutes' walk from Kyoto City Hall Station and Sanjo Station, or approximately 15 minutes from Kyoto Station by car.  The 313-room hotel will feature four dining outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a bar and a café. Guests can also enjoy a range of facilities such as a fitness center, spa, indoor pool, an executive lounge, and banquet and meeting rooms. 

Opening Q3 2024

Canopy by Hilton Osaka Umeda – Osaka, Japan

Canopy by Hilton Osaka Umeda – Osaka, Japan

Marking the brand’s launch in Japan, Canopy by Hilton Osaka Umeda is a seamless blend of old and new. Spanning 16 storeys, the 308-room premium lifestyle hotel is poised to be the stomping ground of the cool and culture-set who value the experience of exploring the city like a true local. The hotel comes to life through thoughtfully local design, contemporary service rituals and a blend of comfort and sophistication that’s all about aspirational city living within a boutique-hotel setting. Guests looking for an authentic dining experience will enjoy celebratory yet relaxed restaurants with menus inspired by Osaka culture, while guest rooms feature clean lines, thoughtful use of space and just a touch of glamour to make you feel right at home.

Opening Q3 2024

Conrad Chongqing

Conrad Chongqing – Chongqing, China

Perched atop a soaring skyscraper that reaches a staggering height of 260 meters, Conrad Chongqing offers a truly elevated experience in the Nan’an district. As guests step into the highest lobby lounge in Chongqing, they are greeted with awe-inspiring panoramic views of the hilly megacity. Meticulously designed by the renowned and award-winning hotel interior design consultant, Cheng Chung Design (CCD), the hotel exudes an atmosphere of luxury and sophistication. With 275 luxurious rooms, guests can revel in breathtaking vistas of the majestic Changjiang River. The hotel boasts a stylish lobby lounge, a specialty restaurant, and intimate Private Dining Rooms. Furthermore, Conrad Chongqing provides a remarkable 1,300-square-meter versatile meeting space and over 800-square-meter outdoor garden, ensuring the seamless execution of various social events and special occasions.

Opening by Q4 2024

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Conrad Orlando - Rendering - Exterior Resort Pool

Conrad Orlando – Florida, United States

Conrad Orlando will debut with 433 rooms, including 51 impeccably designed suites and 10 spacious family suites offering oversized accommodations that deliver all the comforts of home. Other features include 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a tranquil Conrad Spa with a private water garden, and numerous dining options including a signature rooftop experience. As part of Evermore Orlando Resort, bordering Walt Disney World® Resort, guests will enjoy a 20-acre tropical beach and 8-acre crystalline lagoon, aquatic activities, and two Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole golf courses. 

Opening Q1 2024

Signia by Hilton Atlanta guestroom

Signia by Hilton Atlanta – Atlanta, United States

With 976 rooms, Signia by Hilton Atlanta will offer direct access to the Georgia World Congress Centre via a pedestrian walkway and is located next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena, perfect for sports and entertainment fans. Guests and locals alike will enjoy the hotel’s eight signature food and beverage experiences, including three restaurants and three bars. Additional hotel amenities include a spa, beauty bar and fitness centre with yoga stations, Peloton bikes and more. Signia by Hilton Atlanta will offer more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space, including the largest hotel ballroom in Georgia, an outdoor event deck and an outdoor event lawn.

Opening Q1 2024

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island - Aerial Shot - Credit Hilton

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island  – Platte Island, Seychelles

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island will create a new benchmark for luxury in the Indian Ocean, with the resort just over 130 kilometers south of Mahé, in a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests and migratory seabirds and turtles protected by its own lagoon and coral reef. The resort will be home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, featuring up to five-bedroom villas for unique vacation experiences, all equipped with their own private pool and personal concierge. Home to native Hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, manta rays and whale sharks, much of Platte Island’s surrounding scenery remains beautifully untouched, promising a plethora of firsts and an unrivalled sense of magic for guests. 

Opening Q1 2024

Conrad Bahrain Financial Harbour - Day View 2 - Credit Hilton

Conrad Bahrain Financial Harbour – Bahrain

The highly anticipated opening is part of the Bahrain Financial Harbour, a commercial waterfront development located in Bahrain Bay. With 96 suites and two penthouses, the property will provide an exceptional location for hotel guests and residents to enjoy spectacular coastal views of the Arabian Gulf while being conveniently located in the heart of the capital city’s up-and-coming business and residential district. 

Opening Q1 2024

Canopy by Hilton Seychelles - Anse la Mouche - CGI Seaside View

Canopy by Hilton Seychelles – Mahé Island, Seychelles

Located on Mahé’s Anse à la Mouche beach, famed for its calm and shallow waters, this resort is set to bring a new sense of vibrancy to the oceanfront community. The first Canopy by Hilton resort property in the world will offer 120 locally inspired guest rooms and spaces to accommodate more intimate meetings and events. Guests can enjoy exquisite dining at the resort’s two dining venues, opt for a relaxing getaway at the spa, swim laps at the pool with direct beach access, or snorkel in the resort’s crystal-clear waters. Canopy by Hilton Seychelles in a 10-minute drive from Jardin du Roi Spice Garden and a 20-minute drive from Seychelles Golf Club. 

Opening Q1 2024

Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown - Lobby Bar

Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown

Slated to be the brand’s second open property, Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown is situated off the buzzing Broadway, surrounded by a wide range of restaurants, bars and Music City hotspots. Complete with a Bluestone Lane, the brand’s signature guest rooms with Get Ready Zones and wellness-oriented amenities, the hotel is another strong addition to Hilton’s Nashville portfolio of hotels and exemplifies the Tempo by Hilton brand. Wellness rooms complete with a Peloton bike will also be available at Tempo Nashville Downtown.

Opening Q1 2024

Embassy Suites By Hilton Gatlinburg Resort - Pool

Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort – Gatlinburg, United States

Located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort is the perfect escape for families and individuals looking to enjoy the outdoors. The property features a resort style pool, complete with a slide and lazy river, as well as a restaurant and bar. At the first Embassy Suites in Gatlinburg, Tenn. guests will enjoy the brand’s signature spacious suites, complimentary made-to-order breakfast and light bites and drinks at the daily Evening Reception. The resort also offers over 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, providing many ways to bring events to life.

Opening Q1 2024

Motto by Hilton Bentonville - Exterior

Motto by Hilton Bentonville – Arkansas, United States

A debut for the brand in both Arkansas and the Southeast US, Motto by Hilton Bentonville is located two blocks from the City Square. Surrounded by local shops, restaurants and attractions, the hotel is the ideal launchpad to explore Northwest Arkansas – especially by bike. With urban paved and world-class mountain biking trails nearby, the hotel offers bike storage.

Opening Q2 2024

Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton - Outdoor Area - Credit Hilton

Anglo American Hotel Florence, Curio Collection by Hilton – Firenze, Italy

 Situated in the historic city centre, two blocks from the famous Arno River in a tranquil neighborhood of central Florence, this elegant hotel reflects the history and the charm of the city with an outdoor courtyard serving a Tuscan menu and a design emphasis on restoring the existing property’s unique finishes.  

Opening Q2 2024

Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton – Infinity pool

Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton – Bermuda

Bermudiana Beach Resort, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will be located steps away from pristine pink coral sand beaches. The 111-room resort will offer a clifftop bar and restaurant overlooking turquoise reefs. Guests can relax at the ocean-view pool bar and grill, walk on the secluded beach accessible by elevator, snorkel along the coast or unwind at the lavish spa, yoga terrace and fitness center.

Opening Q3 2024

Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton - Aerial

Zemi Miches All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton – Dominican Republic

Enviably located north of Punta Cana in the coastal town of Miches, the brand-new 502-room beachfront all-inclusive resort will welcome travelers to an area known for its pristine beaches, sprawling mountain landscapes and lush natural surroundings. Nine food and drink options will tempt palates with exceptional cuisine, from Asian, Taino, Italian and seafood to an all-day buffet, lobby bar, sports bar and more. Guest amenities include a night club, kids club, retail shops, sprawling pool complex with water park, state-of-the-art fitness center and juice bar, and a dedicated spa building with ten treatment rooms, a beauty salon, sauna and more.  

Opening Q4 2024