Enjoy the South Beach Food and Wine Festival From Our South Beach Hotel

Sobe-American-Lifeguard-(IG)February is an exciting time in Miami Beach for many reasons; while much of the country is experience chilly and often times freezing weather, the city is at its most beautiful with crisp cool weather and sunny days, making it the perfect time to book a stay at a Miami Beach Hotel. But it is also the time when the South Beach Wine & Food Festival comes to town. If you are not familiar with the festival, you are missing out.

Founded in 1997, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival is a star-studded festival featuring an exciting line-up of food, wine and liquor related events with some of the finest food and most famous chefs in the country. Having celebrated its 13th year, the celebration has grown exponentially over the years from just a quaint one day festival to a four-day extravaganza that is now considered to be one of the best food festivals in the world.

Not only is there amazing food and drink presented at the festival but the event attracts many well-known food celebrities. Since the festival is presented in partnership with Food Network and Cooking Channel, you can catch your favorite food TV stars hosting parties, preparing food or leading cooking demonstrations! Over the past years, some of the talent to come to Miami includes Rachael Ray, Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Robert Irvine and many more. In addition, it is an opportunity to sample some of the best restaurants and chefs in the country as many famous restaurants come to Miami Beach to show off their cuisine.

Even though February is still some time away, it is important to book your South Beach Hotel as soon as possible as many rooms during South Beach Wine & Food Festival tend to sell out just as quickly as the tickets for the events do.

Z Ocean Hotel South Beach is the perfect hotel for your food festival stay! Located right on Ocean Drive, we are just a short walk away from where the event takes place, making us the perfect launch pad for your culinary adventure.

In fact, a stay at the Z Ocean Hotel is pretty much a vacation onto itself.We are right on the edge of the action, while remaining just secluded enough to offer a tranquil sanctuary from the hustle and bustle. When it comes time to unwind, there are plenty of great options, like our glass bottom pool and its relaxing lanai suites. But if you really want to kick it up a notch, the Z Ocean offers posh rooftop luxury suites like nothing else out there, equipped with private hot tubs for those crisp Miami Beach nights.

Your stay at the Z Ocean Hotel Miami Beach will most definitely be a memorable one. If you would like to book with us, or learn more, give us a call at (305) 672-4554.







Incoming Local Events to Enjoy from Our South Beach Hotel

Z Ocean ConcertsOur last blog highlighted the numerous world-class cultural and entertainment venues that make Miami one of the liveliest travel destinations in the world. If you have any plans to visit in the coming weeks, keep in mind some of these great events and performances that will be taking place within easy access of the Miami Beach Hotel Z Ocean South Beach..

In October, the American Airlines Arena – located in Miami just off the MacArthur Causeway – will be hosting two very big live performances. First there is the top salsa artist of all time, Marc Anthony, who will be on stage Friday Oct. 3 through Saturday Oct. 4 at 8:00 pm. Then on Sunday Oct. 26, two other big Latin stars, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, will share the stage for an AEG Live Fall tour that begins at 7:30 pm.

Then there are the vast offerings of the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. Located less than hour’s drive from our South Beach location, this adult playground has plenty great clubs, lounges, and events to enjoy.

On September 19 at 8:00 pm there is Experience Hendrix, which features some of the world’s greatest guitarists, while on September 27th at 8:00 pm is Foreigner, one of the biggest bands from the 80s. Classic rock band Chicago will be performing their hits on October 2nd at 8:00 pm, followed by other legends like Peter Frampton (Oct. 5 – 8:00 pm), Earth, Wind, And Fire (Oct. 15 – 8:00 pm), and Chicago (Oct. 2 – 8:00 pm).

If you want something closer and more intimate, there is plenty going on at the historic Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. The eclectic selection of performances includes former White Stripes front man Jack White (Sept. 21-22), Spanish pop quintet Formula V (Sept. 26), English indie singer David Gray (Sept. 30), and many more.

These are just some of the many fun and exciting events that await you in and around Miami Beach. With our plush suites and ample resort-style amenities, the South Beach Hotel is the perfect staging ground from which to enjoy these attractions. We are eager to welcome you, so please call 305.672.4554.

American Airlines

  • Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias : Oct 26 , 7:30pm
  • Marvel Universe Live: Nov 28, 7:00pm
  • Carlos Vives : Dec 6, 2015 8:30 pm
  • USHER – The U R experience Dec 13,   8:00pm
  • PHISH Dec 31 (7:30pm) till Jan 3 , 2015 ( 8:00pm)
  • Ariana Grande : March 28, 7:30


The Hard Rock Live

  • Foreigner Sept 27, 2014 8:00pm
  • Chicago Oct 2, 8:00pm
  • Peter Frampton : Oct 5, 7:00pm
  • Earth Wind & Fire : Oct 15, 2014 8:00pm
  • Motley Crue : Oct 17-18 8pm
  • Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias : Oct , 25 8:00pm
  • Judas Priest : Oct 30 , 7:30 pm
  • Natalie Cole : Nov 5 , 8:00pm
  • HEART : Nov 9, 7:00pm
  • Phillip Phillips with Saints of Valory : Nov , 15 8:00PM
  • Terry Factor : Nov , 22 8:00pm
  • Michael Bolton : Jan 23, 8pm