Get Ready for SOBE Seafood Fest!

10712958_703072903104507_2036351694341505686_nOne of the reasons many book a vacation to a Miami Beach Hotel is to enjoy the city’s delicious food and the many food festivals that happen year round. There’s rarely a moment where you won’t have the opportunity to try delicious food. But one of the best times of the year particularly for seafood lovers is Stone Crab Season, which is when stone crabs become available to the public at many restaurants. One festival that seafood loving guests of the Z Ocean South Beach Hotel will particularly enjoy is the Hess Select South Beach Food Festival.

Now in its second year, the Hess Select South Beach Food Festival celebrates all things seafood. The event begins on Wednesday October 22 with a VIP kick off at Joe’s Stone Crab where guests will be treated to a four course dinner with wine and beer pairings and copious amounts of Joe’s famous stone crabs.

It will continue into Thursday, October 23 with the Seafood Shuffle Wine and Dine, where guests can get a free glass of wine at the 5 to 7 participating restaurants as well as $5 seafood bites. On Friday, October 24, guests can pass by the Chef Showdown at the Seafood & Sneakers Ball which will be a VIP gala experience that will include competition between top chefs in the area and will include open bars, tastings, raw bar, chef demos, live auction and more.

But the main event is what everyone is looking forward to. Seafood lovers can go to the grand tasting on Saturday, October 25 with an extraordinary amount of delicious grub from the ocean. 10 participating restaurants will show off their talents and set up pop-up stations where you can sample selections of fresh seafood plates made in a variety of ways. In addition, there will be bars, live entertainment, a Health Village, and a kids zone. It will be fun for everyone who attends with plenty of activities to enjoy.

If you wish to stay at a Miami Beach Hotel while participating in the SoBe Seafood Festival, there is no better choice than the Z Ocean South Beach Hotel. Centrally located and within minutes of the festival, the hotel offers a wonderful selection of amenities that rival top hotels on Ocean Drive. To learn more about the hotel or book a room, visit our website or call (877) 688-4232.







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