Tuxedos and Shorts Take Center Stage as Beach Polo Returns to Hotel Del Coronado September 7-9, 2018

Beach Polo returns to Hotel del Coronado on September 7-9, 2018. Beach Polo at Hotel del Coronado is the social event of the summer season. Those who enjoy fine dining and world-class polo in a party atmosphere are in for a special treat.

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The Kentucky Derby has hats as its signature fashion statement. On Friday night at Beach Polo it’s white tuxedo jackets, black tie and wild surfer shorts. The Friday night attire makes for a festive evening. Hotel del Coronado staff is getting into the swing of the white Tuxedo attire. Harold Rapoza, Jr., General Manager of The Del, said he’ll be there in a white tuxedo jacket and surfer shorts. We wonder if he’ll be wearing the surfer shorts we saw in one of the shops at the hotel… There is also a fashion contest for best dressed couple. We know what the men are wearing. What will the women do to compete?

The festivities begin on Friday, September 7th as the 10,000 square foot VIP Tent on the beach is transformed into a giant cocktail lounge. The Friday night Silver tickets this year include two complimentary drinks and a souvenir Beach Polo hat. As in the past the front row is designated as Millionaire’s Row – sixteen luxurious boxes featuring white leather furniture with seating for ten.

We invite you to see the best professional polo players and ponies compete on Hotel Del’s private beach. This marks the third year of the Ganzi’s participation. The last two years the Ganzis have brought in all four teams. They are becoming synonymous with Beach Polo.

There are several new additions this year. The first is a sand sculpture contest. Some of the country’s best sand sculptors will be competing. The theme is Beach Polo. We can’t wait to see what they come up with.

Another new addition is “The Humidor.” We have created a cigar smoking lounge in one of the tents. Guests will be able to purchase cigars and enjoy a good smoke as they watch the game. The Humidor will be about 80 feet from the VIP Tent.

On Saturday and Sunday (September 8 & 9) guests can choose a box in Millionaire’s Row, a Gold VIP table or Silver tickets. New to Millionaire’s Row this year is the inclusion of twenty complimentary drink tickets. Gold VIP seating is on the front row of the second terrace in the VIP Tent. Ticket holders are treated to a formal three-course luncheon and wine provided by Hotel del Coronado. Each day Grayse will have informal modeling during polo and the luncheon. Millionaire’s Row boxes and Silver tickets will have the option of purchasing an array of culinary delights from Hotel del Coronado.

On the top row of the VIP Tent, luxury shopping takes precedent. Attendees will be able to purchase anything from a new Porsche to a Silver Seas Yacht or a new wardrobe from Grayse and Bradys.

Image: Polo America

Ticket prices range from $100 to $125 for Silver tickets (two drinks included), Gold tickets are $250 or $2500 for a table of ten (three course lunch and wine), and Millionaire’s Row box seats $200 or $2000 (20 drink tickets).

We look forward to seeing you in September. To purchase tickets please go to https://poloamerica.com/beach-polo-at-hotel-del-coronado-tickets/ or call us at 760-668-6093.

Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA
September 7-9, 2018


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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com