Hotel del Coronado and Polo America’s Beach Polo Cup Weekend
Located a few minutes away from downtown San Diego, Hotel del Coronado is a sophisticated, elegantly designed hotel at the edge of the Pacific that offers guests from all around the world an opportunity to experience an exhilarating stay. It is a unique destination surrounded by scenic ocean views and remarkable beauty. It is a sensational and quintessential choice for any traveler.
Del Coronado is a sanctuary for sea-lovers from near and far. The resort serves as an escape to leisure in glittering sands in the cool breeze of rushing tides. The hotel boasts an exceptional collection of guest rooms, designed in different styles. You can choose to relax in the historic charm of the Victoria or indulge in the contemporary styles of the spacious Ocean Towers and California Cabana. There are also more luxurious options at Beach Village.
Whatever you choose, the resort runs across 28 acres of beautiful land, with everything you’d require for a wondrous getaway. Visit the Hotel del Coronado website for more information on accommodations.
Beach Polo Cup:
On September 3rd and 4th, Polo America partnered with historic Hotel del Coronado to present Beach Polo over this beautiful holiday weekend.
It’s going to be a complete weekend with polo matches, polo lessons, a Grayse Fashion Show, delicious cuisine, a cool hat contest and the opportunity to dance the tango with Polo players, plus so much more.
In the competition, 12 polo players and more than 50 horses take to the beach for the very first time on the West Coast.
Some of the Polo Teams included…
Aspen Valley Polo Club — Grant Ganzi (1); Juanicito Bollini (3); and Agustin Merlos (9)
Hoffman International Properties — Riley Ganzi (0); Juan Bollini (7) and Carlitos Gracida (5)
Flexjet — Melissa Ganzi (0); Lucas Lalor (6); and Julio Novillo Astrada (7)
Porsche San Diego — Bash Kazi (10); Tito Gaudenzi (3); and Jason Crowder (7)
Coronado has a long history of beach polo, dating to the early 1900s when the Spreckels Cup was first played in 1909 (Polo Challenge). It consisted of local and international teams, usually comprising navy officers. This remarkable event has been organized with the sole purpose of reviving this old forgotten tradition and to entertain guests, celebrities and polo players from all around the globe.
Over this Labor Day weekend, the Coronado Patch reported about some of the events at Beach Polo at the del Coronado, explaining that “attendees will be treated to two polo games each day, plus activities such as a meet-and-greet wine reception with players, a gourmet lunch provided by Hotel del Coronado, a fashion show by Grayse, a hat contest, a tapas dinner and tango dancing with the polo players.” It’s sure to be great as it’s put together by Polo America.
In the Coronado Eagle & Journal, Randy Russell of Polo America explained that the last event today would include tango with the players. “We hired instructors to teach the Tango and attendees can dance with the players. The weekend will have a little bit of everything. It’s the other events around the polo matches that will make the weekend fun.” So cool!
The proceeds earned through this event will be forwarded to Rady Children’s Hospital.
ABOUT POLO AMERICA
Polo America is the oldest and largest marketing firm that specializes in the sport of polo. The company’s expertise includes creating and producing a variety of world-class Polo events throughout the United States.
ABOUT RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility that provides the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside, and Imperial counties. It is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and it is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. Rady Children’s Hospital relies on donations to support its mission. Proceeds from Polo America’s Beach Polo Event at Hotel del Coronado will help fund Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary Endowment for Neuroscience. Money from the endowment provides clinical genetics, clinical trials, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, and education to help treat and find cures for neurological diseases and disorders in children. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org.
Whether you’re a polo or beach lover, celebrate the first-ever West Coast Beach Polo event September 3-September 4 on these beautiful sands. Enjoy a weekend full of polo matches, gourmet dining, lessons from polo players and more, with proceeds benefitting Rady Children’s Hospital. Learn more here.
Presented By: Ermenegildo Zegna, Silver Seas Yachts, Grayse, Porsche of San Diego and Coronado Tourism Improvement District.
Sponsors for Polo America Presents Beach Polo include: Polo America, men’s clothier Ermenegildo Zegna, women’s fashion design house Grayse, Porsche San Diego, the Hotel Del Coronado, Modern Luxury San Diego, the Coronado Tourism Improvement District, the U.S. Polo Association, and Hoffman International Properties.