A Night of Flamenco with the Gipsy Kings

gipsyKingsOne of the great things about music is how it manages to effortlessly transcend language barriers.  Whether or not the lyrics of a song are understood, a talented musician can evoke emotions and command a loyal following even if the listeners have no clue what’s being said.  South Florida is a multicultural hotspot where music from a variety of genres is always being played or performed somewhere.

The Gipsy Kings are one example of musicians that have gained a loyal international following.  Originally from France, the group is known for its flamenco-oriented music that incorporates heavy use of pop, salsa, funk, and more.  Since 1978 the group has earned Grammy awards and is known today for some of their joyous tunes including “Bamboléo”, “Djobi Djoba”, and “Volare”, originally performed by Italian singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno.  Their 1989 self-titled album is one of the few Spanish language albums to spend over 35 weeks on the American charts.  Despite being from France, the members were raised in a Spanish culture and their songs are performed with an Andalusian accent.

If you’ve never seen the Gipsy Kings in concert, two of the original members will be performing at the Seminole Hard Rock on Saturday, April 30th bringing their incredible musicianship and their large catalog of music.  Previous concertgoers have spoken favorably of the band’s continued talent and the lively mood.

Tickets for the Gipsy Kings range from $50 to $70.  If you’re planning on seeing them in concert, the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach provides the perfect beachfront backdrop.  We have 79 inviting suites in our Miami Beach hotel and a large selection of amenities to make your stay a wonderfully relaxing experience. Call 1.877.688.4232 to book a stay at our South Beach hotel and discover why the Gipsy Kings continue to be one of the most talented and respected musicians in the world.

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Discounted Rate for AAA Members

aaaStayWe may be in the middle of a beautiful spring season here in South Florida, but May is just around the corner and will signal the arrival of the sultry summer season. There is arguably no better place to enjoy the summertime than in Miami Beach, one of the best summer vacation destinations in all of the southeastern United States. Your accommodations will play a major role in how much you enjoy your experience, and by choosing a Miami Beach hotel like Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, you can be certain that your stay will not disappoint.

If you’re a AAA cardholder you can enjoy the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach experience at a fraction of the cost with our AAA Discount Rate. With our discounted rate, you can stay in one of our plush King Bed Suites and relax in one of the oversized baths. Some of the amenities in our hotel include a sushi bar, a glass bottom pool, a full service beach club, and the Z Spa providing several different services from massages and body treatments to facials and more.

Please note that you must book directly to receive the AAA discount rate and the taxes and gratuities are not included. You may also be subject to restrictions and blackout dates. Our 79 deluxe suites will make your summer stay wonderfully memorable. Call 1.877.688.4232 to book your stay at our South Beach hotel and get ready for an amazing summertime experience in sunny South Florida!

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Create New Memories in Our Rooftop Suites

rooftopSuiteWe strive to uphold the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach’s status as one of the finest lodging experiences in all of South Florida.  Our Miami Beach hotel has been name checked in travel magazines and we’re among the best rated hotel experiences on leading travel websites. In fact, we’re currently within the top ten of hotels in Miami Beach on TripAdvisor and over 90 percent of our former guests recommend us on Expedia.

When you book a stay at our hotel, you’ll be able to choose from four distinct and incredible suites: South Beach Suites, Pool Lanai, Spa Suites, and the one-of-a-kind Rooftop Terrace Suites. These Rooftop Terrace Suites provide the most optimum experience when you stay at our South Beach hotel.  The roomy balcony features a spiral staircase leading guests to a brilliantly lush landscaped oasis.  While you’re admiring the Miami Beach city skyline, the sun-kissed sands, and the seas of the Atlantic, you can unwind in one of the Roman hot tubs, sit back, and relax as you’re treated to a virtually unparalleled level of privacy and comfort.

If you’re looking to cool off from the sultry weather or want to grab some good food, visit the unique glass bottom pool and check out the various rolls available at our SuZushii bar or the assortment of great drinks and cocktails prepared by our friendly staff.

Celebrate the spring season in one of our 26 Rooftop Terrace Suites and see for yourself why Z Ocean Hotel South Beach continues to be one of the finest hotel experiences in the barrier island! Call 1.877.688.4232 or visit our website and book your memorable getaway today.

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Enjoy Sushi Plus Happy Hour in South Beach

sushiDrinks-1The location of Z Ocean Hotel South Beach makes it very easy to find a fantastic place to eat on any given day.  Visitors and guests staying in Miami Beach can choose from Joe’s Stone Crab and its various seafood plates to Smith & Wollensky’s meaty steaks and the Front Porch Cafe’s complete selection of choices available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner found next door to our Miami Beach hotel.  If you’re a fan of the Japanese cuisine, you may want to check out our sushi bar: SuZushii.

Head over to the hotel pool bar and you’ll notice a great selection of sushi.  There are plenty of different rolls to choose from and the ambiance is always invitingly relaxed and scenic as you enjoy the SuZushii bar and the spectacular views of the beach, the Atlantic Ocean, and all of the Miami Beach activity.  Our friendly and experienced staff will ensure your experience remains optimum.  If you’re looking for a post-sushi drink, head over to the Breezeway Bar and enjoy Happy Hour from 4 to 7 pm.

Whether you decide to go for some “Zushi” or decide to try something at one of the numerous eateries near our South Beach hotel, you’ll find more than 70 impeccably appointed suites and an attractive selection of amenities that include a rooftop terrace, hot tubs, the “Z Spa” and beach club, all available for your use during your stay. For more information or to book your stay and experience the food at the SuZushii bar, please call 305.672.4554.

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Celebrate Indie Movies at MiFo LGBT Film Festival

mifo-horizontalLast week we talked about the Miami Beach Gay Parade happening next weekend, but it’s not the only LGBT themed event taking place during the month of April.  Film festivals are frequently held throughout Miami and Miami Beach and next month will see the arrival of the 18th annual MiFo LGBT Film Festival, formerly known as the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

The MiFo LGBT Film Festival is designed to present a varied and culturally diverse array of films, video, and other media depicting the rich history and contemporary perspectives of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience.  It’s actually comprised of two different festivals happening in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the latter taking place in October.  The Miami version of MiFo has expanded from a three-day event into a ten-day event showcasing over sixty unique films and is now recognized not only for its rich showcase of films, but for also being the largest LGBT cultural arts event in South Florida.

This year’s MiFo LGBT Film Festival kicks off on April 22nd and tickets are currently on sale for $13 if purchased in advance.  There will also be an opening and closing night film after party featuring an open bar, dancing, and small bites.  The opening party has yet to be determined, while the closing night party will be taking place at the Albion Hotel on James Avenue in Miami Beach.

If you need a place to stay during the MiFo LGBT Film Festival, the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach prides itself on being very LGBT friendly.  You’ll find 79 inviting suites in our Miami Beach hotel and a varied assortment of great amenities to complement what’s sure to be a memorable stay. Call 1.877.688.4232 to book a stay at our South Beach hotel today and support the LGBT community.

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