Coming to Miami Beach May 13th – Aqua Girl XVI

11149724_788775351200928_6580504974225362484_oOne of the nation’s biggest events for LGBT women, Aqua Girl is coming to Miami Beach May 13 to 17, and the Z Ocean South Beach Hotel is ready to help you make the most of it. With a variety of events spanning much of the city, our centrally located Miami Beach Hotel will be the destination of choice for getting in on the action.

Since 1999, Aqua Girl has grown from a one-night charitable drive, to an almost-weeklong extravaganza encompassing everything from dance parties on the beach to gourmet dining and more.

Despite all the sun and fun, the event remains true to its original mission, remaining the largest charity women’s week in the country: 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Aqua Foundation for Women, a nonprofit that provides grants, scholarships, and other support to lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community members in South Florida.  Your participation in the festivities will contribute to a very good cause.

Drawing women from all over the country and the world, Aqua Girl offers something for everyone amid the colorful backdrop of lively Miami Beach. These include the Aqua Rock, Sip and Savor Wine and Cheese Reception; the Aqualicious Pool Party, which offers cool poolside cocktails; and several nightly dance parties featuring the hottest hop-hop, house and Top 40 music.

Whatever your party of choice, you are sure to find it at Aqua Girl, especially if you’re staying at the Z Ocean Hotel South Beach. Located between Collins Avenue and Ocean Drive, we offer an excellent location near all the festivities. Choose from 79 intimate suites – many featuring private rooftop terraces with hot tubs – that are perfect for unwinding before, after, and during this event.

Our award-winning, LGBT-friendly staff will happily serve your every need and provide the ultimate five-star service. The Z Ocean Hotel South Beach guarantees a stay as unforgettable as Miami Beach Gay Pride.

To learn more about our South Beach Hotel, or to book your stay, please contact call 305.672.4554 or visit







Coming April 23rd – The Miami Beach Polo World Cup

zocean1The “sport of kings” is coming to the shores of South Beach this April 23-26 at the Art Deco District, between 20th and 22nd Streets. The Z Ocean Miami Beach Hotel puts you in close proximity to this exciting occasion.

Considered one of the most celebrated sporting events of its kind, the Miami Beach Polo World Cup pits several world-renowned teams from Argentina, Brazil, Germany, and beyond to compete for the coveted La Martina Trophy.

Since 2005, the event has welcomed an average of over 10,000 spectators, who watch the world’s top polo players square off in two tournaments: the La Martina South Beach Women’s Polo Cup V and the La Martina Miami Beach Polo World Cup IX.

Distinguished players taking part in the women’s tournament include Pamela Flanagan, Cristina Hosmer, Tiffany Busch, Stephanie Kraml-Suttle and Lynn O’Connor. The top ranked players competing in the men’s tournament include the U.K.’s Jamie Morrison, Dutch great Vincent Meskey, past Miami Beach winner Guille Usandizaga, and many more.

To top it all off, each day will include nightly VIP events and festivities, with a post-event awards ceremony held at the end of each tournament to commemorate both women’s and men’s competition winners. A portion of the funds from ticket sales will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami.

The Z Ocean Hotel offers an excellent and accessible location near all the action of the Polo World Cup. Moreover, our boutique South Beach Hotel provides a range of packages, services, and amenities that ensure an enjoyable and relaxing stay during the four-day event.

From the intimacy and comfort of our 79 lavish suites – some of which include rooftop terraces and hot tubs – to the scrumptious offerings of our Front Porch Café, the Z Ocean Hotel is a vacation onto itself.

For more information on the tournament and the events, or to purchase VIP tickets, visit or call 305-538-3809. To book a reservation at the Z Ocean Hotel, call 305.672.4554 or visit