Please join Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, located inside the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, for an exquisite New Year’s Eve dinner. We will be open on December 31st from 5pm-9pm. This is one of our most popular events and will be busy all night, reservations are highly recommended at 408-437-2170! Contact Patrick Sarte, Director of Food & Beverage, at firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions.
The holiday season is upon us again, whether we like it or not! I sure do love the festive lights, the cheerful spirit, and spending time with the ones I love, but man are there some downfalls to the holidays. Not only are the malls a mess, but it’s so hard to shop for people these days. Most of the time I simply give a gift card and call it a day, but I found this awesome website called Fab.com that has the most hilarious (and inexpensive) items that would be perfect as gifts! Being that DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose is in the travel industry, here are some great travel gifts to give (or to suggest as a gift you may like). Enjoy!
“Being stuck at the airport during the holidays is no picnic, but these luggage tags from Flight 001 are here to make the harrowing experience more manageable. A great gift for the jetsetter with a sense of humor, or for the nomad who needs one, this set of four funny and colorful tags makes bags easily identifiable, while its rubber construction makes them durable enough for even the most frequent fliers.”
“Pan Am’s collection of totes, passport covers, and carry-ons are the chic offspring of a successful airline that peaked at the start of mass air travel. Given to only first class passengers, Pan Am bags became a status symbol carried by the rich, elite, and (often) famous. Here, the company shows off its favorites.”
“Being stuck at the airport during the holidays is no picnic, but the creative folks from Flight 001 are here to make the harrowing experience more manageable. For the jetsetter with a sense of humor, or for the nomad who needs one, this Sorry We’re Closed Eye Mask is the perfect gift to give ‘em a good laugh—AND a good night’s sleep!”
“Small enough to call it a wallet. Large enough that it keeps track of a large number of things. Fun, colorful and completely functional, this travel wallet features many pouches and pockets to keep all your important documents safe. Perfect for a jetsetter who has many cards, coins, keys and other small items to keep in order—or the everyday commuter who has a lot to keep track of on her way to work.”
Travel this holiday season to San Jose, CA and stay with us at DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose! With San Francisco only a 30 minute CalTrain ride away, Santa cruz just over the hill, and Monterey right near the bay you can enjoy the Bay Area without having to deal with the crowds and expensive travel expenses. Book with us today!
Nov. 18-Jan. 16 – Downtown Ice. Who says you have to be in the snow to be able to ice skate? The San Jose Downtown Association has brought the snow to us! A fabulous ice skating rink will be placed in downtown San Jose starting Friday, Nov 16th at 5pm on Market St. Come by the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose before you head to the skating rink and grab a nice warm beverage and delicious meal at 1 of our 3 great dining outlets!
Offering delicious cocktails and bar bites, 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar is a great place to come and relax.
Overlooking the pool the Sushi & Sake Bar offers California-inspired sushi & fresh seafood from around the world.
The finest juicy, tender Prime Steaks; succulent chops and sensational seafood served in a stately atmosphere at Spencer’s. A wide selection of wines, single malt scotches and small batch bourbons is available.
More details about this great San Jose Downtown Ice Skating Rink can be found at www.sjdowntown.com
120 S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 291-0525 (Rink) or (408) 279-1775 (SJDA)
2012-13 Hours: (Subject to severe weather conditions and private party bookings)
Nov. 16 – Dec. 14 and Jan. 6 – 13
*Monday-Thursday: 5-9 p.m.
*Friday: 5 p.m.-midnight
Sunday: noon-9 p.m.
* Due to private parties:
- Dec. 5 the rink will be open from 6-9 p.m.
- Dec. 12: 7-9 p.m.
- Dec. 14: 7:30 p.m. – midnight
Dec. 15 – Jan. 5 (Winter Break)
Daily: 11 a.m.-midnight
Special holiday hours
Nov. 22, Thanksgiving: 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Nov. 23, Day after Thanksgiving: 11 a.m. – midnight
Dec. 25, Christmas: 2 p.m. – midnight
Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Jan. 1, New Year’s Day: 2 p.m. – midnight
Children 10 & younger: $13
Pay with Cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover
Admission includes ice time and rental skates (skate sizes range from toddler 8 to men’s 13)
Skate all you want (no in-and-out privileges)
It’s almost the 4th of July! What is everyone doing tomorrow to celebrate our Independence?! Come to 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar, located inside the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, for a few drinks, great bar bites, and fun times!
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.
Happy Father’s Day to all those amazing father’s out there! We hope you all had a great day! Come into Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, located inside DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, for a delicious meal tonight until 10pm.
History of Father’s Day
Father’s Day is a celebration of fathers inaugurated in the United States in the early twentieth century to complement Mother’s Day in celebrating fatherhood and male parenting.
After the success obtained by Anna Jarvis with the promotion of Mother’s Day in the US, some wanted to create similar holidays for other family members, and Father’s Day was the choice most likely to succeed. There were other persons in the US who independently thought of “Father’s Day”, but the credit for the modern holiday is always given to Sonora Dodd, who was the driving force behind its establishment.
Father’s Day was founded in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Its first celebration was in the Spokane YMCA on June 19, 1910. Her father, the Civil War veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. After hearing a sermon about Jarvis’ Mother’s Day in 1909, she told her pastor that fathers should have a similar holiday honoring them. Although she initially suggested June 5, her father’s birthday, the pastors hadn’t enough time to prepare their sermons, and the celebration was deferred to the third Sunday of June.
It did not have much success initially. In the 1920s, Dodd stopped promoting the celebration because she was studying in the Art Institute of Chicago, and it faded into relative obscurity, even in Spokane. In the 1930s Dodd returned to Spokane and started promoting the celebration again, raising awareness at a national level. She had the help of those trade groups that would benefit most from the holiday, for example the manufacturers of ties, tobacco pipes, and any traditional present to fathers. Since 1938 she had the help of the Father’s Day Council, founded by the New York Associated Men’s Wear Retailers to consolidate and systematize the commercial promotion. Americans resisted the holiday during a few decades, perceiving it as just an attempt by merchants to replicate the commercial success of Mother’s Day, and newspapers frequently featured cynical and sarcastic attacks and jokes. But the trade groups didn’t give up: they kept promoting it and even incorporated the jokes into their adverts, and they eventually succeeded.By the mid 1980s the Father’s Council wrote that “(…) [Father's Day] has become a ‘Second Christmas’ for all the men’s gift-oriented industries.”
A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized. US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation. Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress. In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus “[singling] out just one of our two parents”. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.
The terms “Mardi Gras” in English, refer to events of the Carnival celebrations, beginning on or after Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday; in English the day is sometimes referred to as Shrove Tuesday, from the word shrive, meaning “confess.” Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. Popular practices include wearing masks and costumes, overturning social conventions, dancing, sports competitions, parades, etc. Similar expressions to Mardi Gras appear in other European languages sharing the Christian tradition. In English, the day is called Shrove Tuesday, associated with the religious requirement for confession before Lent begins.
Come on in to 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar and celebrate Fat Tuesday with us!!
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day,is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentinus. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. It is celebrated in countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.
Modern Valentine’s Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Happy Valentine’s Day from the DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose Airport Hotel. We wish you all a fabulous day for you and your loved ones!