Art Basel Events at Z Ocean Hotel South Beach

@sohodh (1)Art Basel kicks off in just two days and is set to bring a worldwide array of artists to Miami Beach.  Its ever-growing popularity has elevated its status as one of the most important art-related events in South Florida and each year it draws more and more people looking to admire and enrich themselves with the art culture.  At the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, we are huge Art Basel enthusiasts and we are proud to host a pair of events.

We are launching Art Basel week today, December 2nd, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an exhibition by the talented artist, Victoria Sheridan.  Sheridan’s work has been featured extensively in galleries, museums, publications and newspapers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and she continues to teach the History of Photography at Dominican University in California.  Attendees can sample the Front Porch Café’s delectable hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails while admiring the artwork from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Beginning on December 3rd through the 6th, our Miami Beach hotel will host the art rugs by Soho Design House, a boutique art rug brand based in Los Angeles, California.  A fusion of contemporary art and high-end design, these limited edition rugs by world-renowned artists like Tristan Eaton, Fernando Chamarelli, and Katsuya Sugimoto are meticulously hand-knotted, honoring the culture of the artist.

These two events are part of the much larger Art Basel experience and we look forward to having you stay at our South Beach hotel during the festivities and various exhibitions.  Call 1.877.688.4232 to book one of the 79 suites today.

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End of the Year with the Capital One Orange Bowl

orangeBowlLogoOne of South Florida’s biggest sports traditions is the Orange Bowl, an annual event that first launched on 1935.  Sponsored by Capital One, this event focuses on college football and has been hosted at Sun Life Stadium for more than 15 years.  Originally the game was designed as a means of boosting South Florida tourism, but it has since become an important college football event making a huge economic impact and providing a lot of media exposure to South Florida.  It is also recognized for its charitable contributions and the efforts to reach out to the community, establishing itself as one of the most important fundraising events of the region.

This year, the 2015 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl is being held on New Year’s Eve.  The participating teams won’t be announced until Sunday, December 6th but considering the date, it’s going to be one of the most exciting games and events of the year.  You’ll be able to watch an excitingly competitive game of football while celebrating the end of 2015 with fireworks and a lively audience that will keep that atmosphere at a high energy during the game and the end of the year festivities.

The start time for the Orange Bowl will be determined by the Semfinal matchups, but in the meantime you can begin your New Year’s preparations by making your reservations at the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach.  Our Miami Beach hotel is in the middle of all the New Year’s festivities in the barrier island and our 79 inviting suites ensure you can welcome 2016 in comfortably luxurious accommodations.  Call 1.877.688.4232 to book your reservation at our South Beach hotel and experience why there is practically no better way to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

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Holiday Shopping on Lincoln Road

Lincoln RoadThanksgiving is this Thursday, which means shoppers will be out in droves exploring and buying gifts at all of the eclectic stores in and around Miami Beach this Friday.  Arguably the biggest and most important day for shoppers, you’re sure to find many great deals.  If you’d rather not brave the crowds, the open shopping mall near the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is the perfect place to get started on your holiday shopping this weekend.  With its profusion of varied stores and boutiques, you’re bound to find the perfect gift for your friends and family.

For the Apple fan or techie in your life who always wants to have the latest gadgets, a new iPhone 6S or iPad is an excellent option and you can find an Apple Store on Miami’s epicenter for shopping, Lincoln Road. Many of us have pooches we like to pamper or know someone who does, and the Dog Bar on Jefferson Avenue has everything you need for your four-legged best friend, such as toys, beds and outfits.  E-readers may be common, but there is nothing like the feel of physically turning a page when you’re reading a bestseller or that novel your friends have told you so much about.  Books & Books is a Lincoln Road mainstay and sells many of the more obscure titles.

Attending any holiday parties?  Apparel and accessory stores are aplenty on Lincoln Road as well, from major names and brands like Anthropologie, H&M, Forever 21 and Banana Republic to local boutiques like the premium denim sold at 7 for All Mankind.  Support a small business during the holidays and look stylish while you enjoy amazing savings this Black Friday.

Complement your holiday shopping with a stay at our South Beach hotel!  We provide 79 inviting suites with plenty of plush amenities, and our staff can recommend some of the best stores on Lincoln Road and near our Miami Beach hotel.  Grab a bite at the Front Porch Cafe before heading off and experience why Lincoln Road shopping remains so popular. Call 1.877.688.4232 to book your reservation before we’re all booked for the holidays.

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Basketball Fans Unite at the HoopHall Miami Invitational

hoophallMiami-1Are you a fan of professional or college basketball?  Here in South Florida we have some of the best teams in the country, like the Miami Heat and the Miami Hurricanes, respectively.  During events such as the NBA playoffs, Miamians come together to cheer on our team at the American Airlines Arena, which you may have heard about the traditional banging of the pots and pans when they win.  This year, there is a new event on the horizon that will bring college basketball fans together.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will be hosting its first ever HoopHall Miami Invitational, a showcase of college basketball teams set to be held on Friday, November 27th at 5:00 PM, the day after Thanksgiving at the American Airlines Arena.  Designed to bring the enthusiasm and passion of college basketball, the event will host Kentucky Wildcats versus South Florida Bulls and Ohio State Buckeyes versus Memphis Tigers.  Several names from the NBA Hall of Fame will also be making an appearance, including former Miami Heat coach Pat Riley and retired basketball player Alonzo Mourning, who also served as a Miami Heat team member.

The American Airlines Arena is less than twenty minutes away from Z Ocean Hotel South Beach, and there are still tickets available for the HoopHall Miami Invitational.  If you plan on attending the event, our Miami Beach hotel provides luxury accommodations.  Enjoy a relaxing stay and then explore the many stores and boutiques offering Black Friday deals nearby.  Call 1.877.688.4232 to book one of the 79 South Beach hotel suites and get ready to cheer on your favorite team!

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November

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The 14th Edition of Art Basel Returns to Miami Beach

artBasel-1Miami Beach remains one of the top cities in South Florida when it comes to art-related events.  With its rich Art Deco style, there is always something new going on in the city, but few events match the allure of Art Basel.  The annual event is a stunning showcase of contemporary creativity held each December that draws hundreds of thousands of people.  Its status has elevated to one of the most important art-related events in South Florida, and it typically draws many acclaimed artists and designers from around the world.  Nowadays, Art Basel is considered one of the best platforms for showcasing the latest developments in the visual arts and this year’s event will be the biggest one yet.

Starting on December 3rd and culminating on the 6th, the 14th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach will be spotlighting galleries from all over the world, including North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa.  Visitors will experience a kaleidoscope of creativity that includes mediums like sculpture, paintings, photography, and film.  Some of the exhibitors this year include the 303 Gallery in New York, A Gentil Carioca from Rio de Janeiro, London-based The Approach, and SCAI The Bathhouse from Tokyo.  With more than 260 galleries to explore, art aficionados will find plenty of visually captivating pieces to admire and many new artistic faces to meet.

Art Basel Miami Beach is held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, less than fifteen minutes from Z Ocean Hotel South Beach.  With the numerous artists and art lovers expected this year, we encourage you to book ahead and experience a luxury stay at one of our 79 suites at our Miami Beach hotel.  Experience Art Basel and make sure to grab a bite at the Front Porch Cafe next door to our South Beach hotel before heading out to explore all of the artwork.  Call 1.877.688.4232 to book your stay.

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