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Hilton Introduces a New Dawn in Café Culture: Moonsong Bar + Café at Tempo by Hilton

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Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu
Unique consulting partnership between Tempo and Bluestone Lane brands results in custom café concept that delivers world‑class solution to owners

MCLEAN, Va. – Building on its innovative food and beverage offerings around the world, Hilton today announced the forthcoming launch of its all-day café concept with help from Bluestone Lane for the Tempo by Hilton brand. Moonsong Bar + Café, which will debut spring 2024 at Tempo by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu and Tempo by Hilton Raleigh Downtown, promises to deliver a premium, dawn-to-dusk café experience for guests and a custom, efficient food and beverage solution for Tempo owners. 

“By uniting two leading lifestyle brands, Tempo by Hilton and Bluestone Lane, we have seen great success in providing unique solutions to travelers who strive to find a balance in their travel routines and crave delicious, healthful food and beverage offerings wherever they go,” said Adam Crocini, senior vice president and global head, food and beverage brands, Hilton. “Moonsong Bar + Café leverages the strength of Hilton’s hospitality and Bluestone Lane’s acclaimed coffee recipes to create a unique dining experience. Guests can look forward to enjoying a variety of healthful and satisfying options, transitioning seamlessly from energizing morning meals to relaxing evening drinks, including signature cocktails from the Tempo brand.”

According to Hilton’s 2024 Trends Report, 82% of travelers seek out hotels that feature a noteworthy restaurant while on the road. In that vein, Moonsong Bar + Café will leverage Bluestone Lane’s first-rate recipes and methodologies and Hilton’s signature hospitality to ensure guests’ needs are exceeded at every meal. Designed to transition from the morning’s bright and uplifting energy to a more intimate evening setting, Moonsong Bar + Café will offer guests a wide range of satiating and healthful options, from grilled halloumi breakfast bowls to blackened salmon tacos. The beverage program at all Moonsong Bar + Café outlets will include the Tempo brand’s signature Spirited and Free-Spirited cocktails

"We are thrilled to partner with Hilton to redefine their hospitality food and beverage offerings," said Nicholas Stone, founder and CEO, Bluestone Lane. "Moonsong Bar + Café represents an innovative collaboration that perfectly aligns with the refined tastes of today’s traveler."     

Hilton first partnered with Bluestone Lane, an Australian-inspired premium coffee roaster, café, and lifestyle brand, in October 2021 to provide a unique, on-property food and beverage experience at Tempo by Hilton properties. Tempo by Hilton Times Square, which opened in August 2023, features hearty and healthy breakfast and lunch options designed by Bluestone Lane, while Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown features the city’s first Bluestone Lane Café. Reinforced by the brand’s renowned approachable service, Bluestone Lane is known to offer sophisticated, clean, and natural foods with a variety of options for every taste bud and dietary need alongside beverage-forward programming.

"Moonsong Bar + Café is just one of the ways Tempo by Hilton's partnership with Bluestone Lane is brought to life," said Kevin Morgan, global brand leader, Tempo by Hilton. "It allows our owners and Bluestone Lane partners to have flexibility in discovering what healthy, plant-forward dining outlet is best for each property. Whether it's a traditional Bluestone Lane café or an all-new Moonsong Bar + Café, guests will enjoy an uncompromised food and beverage experience at Tempo."

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About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 23 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.  

About Tempo by Hilton

Tempo by Hilton is a stylish, contemporary lifestyle hotel brand designed for the ambitious traveler looking to maintain a sense of balance and momentum. With the recent debuts of Tempo by Hilton in Times Square and Nashville, with nearly 50 additional properties under development, Tempo by Hilton offers re-imagined guest rooms designed with well-being in mind, dynamic communal spaces for collaboration or focused work, healthy café-style dining developed in partnership with Bluestone Lane, a leading-edge beverage program featuring spirited and free-spirited cocktails, and next-level fitness facilities both in the hotel and with Tempo Wellness Rooms designed to match an at-home experience. Experience Tempo by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Tempo by Hilton at

About Bluestone Lane

Bluestone Lane is a New York-born Australia lifestyle and hospitality brand and currently operates over 60 premium coffee shops and cafés across the United States. The US Champion and global Bronze medalist, specialty coffee roaster was named as one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing private companies based in NYC, Bluestone Lane has enjoyed rapid adoption from consumers looking for superior coffee, an elevated experience and healthier menu options. The brand is leading the movement to modernize US coffee culture with its emphasis on the quality of its coffee and menu items and a hyperfocus on offering a world-class hospitality experience to serve its locals, not customers. Melbourne Australian native, Nick Stone founded Bluestone Lane to infuse a personal connection into the American café experience, making it feel more like personalized daily-ritual, and less like a transaction. Bluestone Lane also offers a broad suite of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), whole bean coffee, compostable espresso coffee pods, teas, sparkling waters and cold-pressedjuices. Visit us at and on Instagram.