Miami Swim Week Brings Fashion to the Beach

swimWeekSummer is here and if you’ve spent any time in Miami Beach lately, chances are you’ve seen plenty of plenty of people perfecting their suntan, walking around in swimsuits, or staying cool with a refreshing dip in the ocean. On top of the various “fun in the sun” themed events going on in and around the city, July is also when Miami Swim Week takes place.

Contrary to what its name may suggest, Miami Swim Week has very little to do with most people’s idea of what ‘swim’ means. The annual, week-long event consists of a variety of trade shows, parties, and fashion shows all centered around celebrating major swimwear brands as well as up and coming designers looking to have their original swimwear designs showcased to the masses. The event continues to grow in popularity every year and has attracted some of the largest names in fashion including French fashion heavyweight Chanel.

As with any major fashion event, Miami Swim Week is as much about celebrating the latest swimwear fashion as it is hanging out at the most popular Miami Beach hotel hotspots, restaurants, and clubs sure to be filled with models, photographers, designers, and more. The event begins on July 13th and you can check out the full event calendar at the following link: http://www.swimweekcalendar.com/. Z Ocean Hotel South Beach will be in the middle of all the fashion and we’ve got a superb selection of suites to experience. Call 1.877.688.4232 to make a reservation today at our South Beach hotel and get ready to check out all of the amazing designs.

Share

Tweet

Pin

Share

June

30

Celebrate Independence Day at Nikki Beach

nikkiBeachPartyMiami Beach is one of the best cities to celebrate Fourth of July festivities. Since the city is a barrier island, there are plenty of places to plop down a beach towel, grab a drink, and watch the dazzling kaleidoscope of fireworks commemorating another year of the country’s independence from the British Empire back in 1776. Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is in the center of all the celebrations including the Miami Beach Fire on the Fourth Festival at North Shore Bandshell Park.

For the ultimate Fourth of July experience in South Beach, you can’t go wrong by visiting Nikki Beach. The Miami Beach landmark is well known for its beach club, its acclaimed restaurant and cabana bar, boutique, and its always-active nightclub. On Monday, the venue is once again hosting its IndepenDANCE July 4th Beach Party featuring all of the fun you’d expect from a beach party plus DJs from around the world spinning plenty of fantastic tunes to get you in the celebratory mood. You’ll also be able to optionally purchase VIP daybeds and an “Ultra VIP Table” located right on the stage.

Nikki Beach’s IndepenDANCE party kicks off at noon on Monday and continues until 5am the next day. Our all-suite Miami Beach hotel is less than ten minutes north of Nikki Beach as well as all of the other events happening in the city and Miami. Call 1.877.688.4232 to make a reservation today at our South Beach hotel and get ready for an incredible and memorable Fourth of July experience at one of Miami Beach’s best hotspots.

Share

Tweet

Pin

Share

June

28

Pride Month and the Impact of the LGBT Community

prideMonthFor decades, the month of June has been unofficially recognized as Pride Month for the LGBT community around the world. It is as much a celebration of the community as it is a reminder of the importance of protecting the community rights. Traditionally, Miami Beach has been very LGBT friendly, welcoming visitors and denizens from around the world. With Pride Month in full swing, it’s a perfect time to take a look at how the community has positively affected the economy.

Not many people know that the LGBT community is responsible for contributing over $1 billion to Miami-Dade County’s economy per the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the county continues to strongly advertise to LGBT travelers. Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is one of the many Miami Beach hotels that strongly supports and welcomes its LGBT guests.

Moreover, during the past three years same sex marriages have contributed just over $180 million to Florida’s economy according to a report released by the Williams Institute at the University of California – Los Angeles School of Law. Expenses on weddings and tourism are among the major contributing factors.

The above figures show that each year, the LGBT community continues to become an important part of South Florida’s tourism. If you’re planning on touring Miami Beach during Pride Month, we would love to have you as our guest. Book a stay at our all-suite South Beach hotel by calling 1.877.688.4232 and celebrate with us!

Share

Tweet

Pin

Share

June

22

Stay for Less with IHG Rewards

FB_IHG-1Are you a member of IHG Rewards? The hotel loyalty program is intended to give you the freedom to do the things you love most and earn points while doing it anytime you stay at one of the 4,500+ IHG hotels worldwide, including Z Ocean Hotel South Beach. The points you earn can be redeemed for flights, merchandise, hotel nights, and much more!

The IHG Rewards program just got even better thanks to the launch of the new Your Rate program where IHG Rewards members can stay at our Miami Beach hotel at a lower rate. This rate is discounted from the best flexible rate and may vary depending on the dates you plan to stay. To receive the discounted rates, guests should book directly. Enjoy luxurious kind bed accommodations, oversized baths, and many more exciting amenities.

Some of the amenities you’ll enjoy at our South Beach hotel include a beach club with personalized service, the Z Spa and its various services like massages and facials, and a unique glass bottom pool. Our hotel is only a couple of feet from the beach and close to numerous Miami Beach hotspots like Lincoln Road, The Fillmore, and Lummus Park. You can also enjoy a great meal at the Front Porch Cafe located next door to the hotel.

Enjoy your IHG Rewards stay in one of the inviting suites at our Miami Beach hotel and stay at one of the best hotels in the barrier island. Please note that taxes and gratuities are not included in your discounted rate. Call 1.877.688.4232 or visit https://is.gd/CurDdy to make a reservation today!

Share

Tweet

Pin

Share

June

21

Happy Hour Drinks and Bites at Front Porch Cafe

FPhappyHourHow have you been spending these last couple of days of spring before the summer officially arrives? Whether it’s shopping on Lincoln Road, a good time clubbing with friends, dining or waking up to the sounds of the ocean with a stay a South Beach hotel, in Miami Beach there is absolutely no shortage of activities to make the most of the fantastic weather.

At the Front Porch Cafe, next door to Z Ocean Hotel South Beach on Ocean Drive, you can enjoy happy hour from 4 pm to 7 pm in our breezeway bar with a cool drink to stave off the sultry summer heat.  Drop by after your workday or this weekend and take advantage of drink specials at half price plus a delicious selection of appetizers for less than their regular price. A blackened shrimp taco, fried calamari, or the always-dependable basket of fries and chicken wings represent a few of the appetizers you can munch on during happy hour. Watch the NBA Finals with your friends or fellow Front Porch Cafe patrons, or play a friendly round of pool during our happy hour and take a load off of responsibilities in an ambiance that’s perennially relaxed thanks to the nearness of the Atlantic Ocean and the beaches.

If you’d prefer a more fulfilling meal than an appetizer, the Front Porch Cafe provides a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu serving items such as French toast, The Porch Burger, and filet mignon, respectively.  Make your dining experience even better with a stay at one of the 79 inviting suites at our Miami Beach hotel and enhance your weekend with plenty of great amenities including spa treatments, a glass bottom pool, and much more.  Call 1.877.688.4232 to make a reservation today!

Share

Tweet

Pin

Share

June

15