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Harris Rosen honored by Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center Central Florida

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“Harris Rosen, whose name is most often associated with his world class resorts, hotels and restaurants, is also much admired for his philanthropy in Central Florida and beyond. He was honored by the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida in 2014 because his philanthropy speaks clearly to the Holocaust Center’s mission of working to create a more just, respectful and compassionate world. Mr. Rosen is a great example of the kind of philanthropist who does the most good. He gives because he is grateful. He gives from his heart and empowers the groups he serves. He is an inspiration for future generations of philanthropists.”

Pamela C. Kancher l Executive Director
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of FL

Bountiful Champagne Buffets and Relaxing Overnight Stays Take the Spotlight this Easter and Mother’s Day at Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando

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For more information contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR.
(407) 718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (March 21, 2016) – This Easter and Mother’s Day, Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando celebrates with special holiday brunches and welcome packages for the entire family to enjoy.

Featuring magnificent spreads that include seafood, breakfast entrees, salads, desserts and more – accompanied by champagne to toast the holidays – Rosen Hotels & Resorts will more than fulfill any and every Easter and Mother’s Day brunch expectation, creating more time for the important things, like spending time with family and friends, relaxing in the sun and celebrating the holiday in the true spirit of thankfulness and joy. Families can enjoy the complimentary valet parking always offered for all guests dining at one of the hotel restaurants.

In addition to its renowned brunches, guests can enjoy special weekend stays over Easter and Mother’s Day weekend – one more delightful way to say thank you to mom by giving the gift of bliss.

March 27 Easter Brunch and Overnight Stay Packages

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Easter Brunch
Annually hosted in one of its magnificent ballrooms with everything from ice sculptures to a full video wall with images of the season, Easter brunch at Rosen Plaza is always a delight. Guests enjoy a buffet feast of more than 30 dishes, a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne and complimentary valet parking. The magnificent brunch buffet spread includes soup, omelet and carving stations with Prime Rib and Smoked Pork Loin; antipasto and chilled salads, including oysters on the half shell, chilled shrimp, cheese plates, fruit, veggies and more; hot buffet items like Hibachi Grilled Chicken and Grilled Vegetable Ravioli; and a decadent dessert station with delicacies like Double Chocolate Torte and Easter Rum Cake to help satisfy every sweet craving. March 27 from 11am to 4pm; $41.95 per adult, $18.95 ages four to 10, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. $5 Florida resident discount automatically deducted at time of advance purchase. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-0256 or visit rosenplaza.com/Easter for more information and to make a reservation.

Rosen Centre Hotel

Easter Brunch
Guests enjoy the best of Rosen Centre’s culinary team on Easter Day for the hotel’s grand holiday brunch. Featuring a delightful buffet of holiday favorites paired with complimentary champagne and mimosas – from soups and salads to fresh fruit and cheese plates, a seafood station, specialty items like sushi rolls and braised pork, a risotto and pasta bar, entrees ranging from Herb Crusted Chicken to Braised Short Ribs, and a carving station featuring Prime Rib and Lamb. Traditional breakfast is available at the omelet and waffle station, as well as a mouth-watering array of desserts for a sweet finish. Buffet is available on Easter Day, March 27 from 11am to 5pm; $46.95 per adult, $17.95 for children ages four to 12, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-8551 or visit rosencentre.com/Easter for more information and to make a reservation.

Easter Stay Package Guests are invited to enjoy an Easter in the sun—full of delicious food, lovely surroundings and friends and family—with this bountiful holiday package that includes a guestroom at a special Easter rate, our exquisite Easter Brunch for two featuring everything from fresh seafood and sushi, to an omelet and waffle station and specialty entrees, accompanied by complimentary champagne and mimosas. Guests can relax and soak up the holiday with 20 percent off The Spa at Rosen Centre, complimentary valet parking and complimentary access to the fitness center. $189, plus tax. Available March 26 only. Call 407-996-9840 or visit rosencentre.com/Easter for more information.

Rosen Shingle Creek

Easter Brunch The perfect holiday delight, Rosen Shingle Creek’s bountiful Easter Day Buffet features unlimited champagne and mimosas and more than 40 classic favorites and inventive dishes. From a selection of soups and salads – like Corn Blini with Foie Gras Mousse, Salmon Tartare Cornets and Shrimp, Avocado & Blood Orange Salad with Pickled Ginger – to cheese, fruit, antipasto and bruschetta bars, as well as a seafood, dim sum, chef’s carving station and a variety of entrees, there is something for everyone. Even the “make your own pasta” station offers guests the opportunity to be their own chef. An extensive dessert buffet includes cheesecake to breakfast pastries to an abundance of chocolate treats– the perfect final course. Florida residents and hotel guests enjoy a 25 percent discount, not applicable to alcohol. March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $65.95 per adult, $29.95 for children four to 11, and ages three and under eat for free; not including tax and service charge. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-3663 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/Easter to learn more or to make a reservation.

Easter Stay Package Guests save more the longer they stay this Easter with the weekend retreat package offering relaxing stays in one of the hotel’s elegant guest rooms – an early visit from the Easter Bunny this year. Each stay begins with a complimentary Easter basket, and guests enjoy 25 percent off the renowned Sunday Easter brunch buffet at Café Osceola, as well as at the spa, golf club and more. Detective skills will be put to the test at the grand Easter egg hunt Sunday morning from 11 to 11:30am, with prizes ranging from stays at the hotel to hotel restaurant gift certificates, and one lucky guest will find the golden egg in his or her guest room. Available March 24-28, the packages start at $149 for one night, $139 per night for two nights and $129 per night for three nights, plus applicable taxes. Available March 24 – 28, plus applicable taxes. Call 407-996-6338 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/Easter for reservations.

May 8 Mother’s Day Brunch and Guest Packages

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Mother’s Day Brunch This Mother’s Day, the entire family is invited to celebrate mom in a grand way at the Rosen Plaza’s Mother’s Day Brunch, hosted in the hotel’s grand ballroom and featuring a delightful array of gourmet treats prepared specially for mom. Guests enjoy complimentary mimosas and champagne, and can choose from a host of options, like an omelet cooked to order, Florida Conch Chowder from the soup station, or Oysters on-the-Half Shell and Chilled Shrimp. The carving station features Roast Prime Rib and Roast Pork Steamship Adobe, and antipasto and chilled salads ranging from seafood and fresh fruit to garden salads and fresh pastries are just the beginning of a menu packed with delicious surprises, including a full dessert station. Mother’s Day, May 8, 11am to 4pm. $41.95 per adult, $18.95 for children aged four to 11, and children under four eat for free; tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-0256 or visit rosenplaza.com/MothersDay for more information.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay The ideal overnight retreat to spoil mom this Mother’s Day, this package says thank you with a restful stay in one of the newly refreshed guest rooms, complete with Mother’s Day brunch for two including mimosas and champagne and 25 percent off at Jack’s Place and Café Matisse. Mom and dad—or the entire family—can enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun poolside after enjoying a delicious buffet brunch in the Grand Ballroom that includes a soup, omelet and carving station, antipasto and salads like House Cured Lox and Chipotle-Lime Smoked Salmon and Baby Kale and Edamame Salad, entrees of Seared Chicken and Oven Poached Codfish, and a dessert station that starts with Mom’s Apple Crumb Pie. Starting at $149 per night, with an optional room upgrade to a suite for an additional $75 per night. Applicable taxes and fees not included. Available May 7, additional nights at $89 per night are available upon request (does not include holiday buffet). Call 407-996-9700 or visit rosenplaza.com for more information.

Rosen Centre Hotel

Mother’s Day Brunch What better way to say thank you this Mother’s Day than with a special brunch to celebrate mom together with the family at Orlando’s finest full gourmet buffet brunch with complimentary champagne to toast the holiday. Guests choose from a mouth-watering selection of soups, antipasto and salads to start, featuring delicacies like Couscous Salad with Shrimp and Mint, and Fresh Fruit Ambrosia, as well as an international and domestic cheese display. A seafood station offering snow crab claws, shrimp and smoked salmon, as well as a specialty station, risotto and pasta bar, entrée station and carving station serving Prime Rib and Garlic & Rosemary Crusted Spring Lamb are just the prequel to a delicious finale at the decadent dessert station. May 8 from 11am to 5pm; $46.95 per adult, $17.95 for children ages four to 12, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-8551 or visit rosencentre.com for more information and to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay What better way to show Mom the love than with a relaxing getaway with pampering from sun up to sun down! Enjoy deluxe accommodations and scrumptious breakfast buffet for two at the hotel’s Café Gauguin. Then spend the day poolside lounging or treat Mom to an array of treatments from facials, massage therapy and more with 20 percent off services at The Spa at Rosen Centre. Mother’s Day makeovers or primping for a night on the town is easy at the spa’s full service salon with hair, makeup and nail services. Package includes complimentary valet parking and complimentary access to the fitness center. $159, plus tax. Available May 6 – 8. Call 407-996-9840 or visit rosencentre.com for more information.

Rosen Shingle Creek

Mother’s Day Brunch Rosen Shingle Creek’s delectable Mother’s Day Buffet will entice Mom from the heart of her home to the heart of ours to enjoy more than 40 dishes from our dedicated culinary team… working almost as hard as Mom does to create a feast worthy of her family. Featuring unlimited champagne and mimosas and an array of chef’s stations, there’s something for every member of the family. Salads, soups, cheese and fruit displays, made-to-order omelets, pasta bar, carving stations, as well as seafood, sushi, Rosen’s Perfect Pizza, flowing chocolate fountains, cakes, pies and more galore. Florida residents and hotel guests enjoy a 25 percent discount, not applicable to alcohol. May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $65.95 per adult, $29.95 for children four to 11, and ages three and under eat for free; not including tax and service charge. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-3663 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/MothersDay to learn more or to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay Mom can relax at Orlando’s top AAA Four Diamond hotel. Complete with a stay in one of the luxurious guest rooms or suites, a delightful Mother’s Day brunch and activities to relax and rejuvenate, it’s the perfect getaway gift to say thank you this Mother’s Day. Guests enjoy a two-night stay in one of the elegant guestrooms for $399, or upgrade to a beautiful one-bedroom suite for $499. Each reservation includes a $50 food and beverage credit and a 25 percent discount on Mother’s Day Brunch, The Spa at Shingle Creek and individual golf lessons at Brad Brewer Golf Academy, as well as a special “I Love Mom Amenity.” Available May 6 – 8, tax and service charge not included. Must book brunch reservation at time of room reservation. Call 407-996-6338 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/MothersDay.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts first in Orlando and among the first in Florida to receive APEX Designation for Green Practices

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ORLANDO (September 14, 2015) — Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando announced today that the company’s three convention hotels have been awarded the coveted APEX designation for sustainable meetings standards. The APEX initiative is a partnership of the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and ASTM International and is the meetings industry’s first standards designation for environmentally sustainable meetings.

The 1501-room Rosen Shingle Creek, 1334-room Rosen Centre and 800-room Rosen Plaza are the first hotels in Central Florida to receive the coveted designation for venue and accommodations. To earn the certification, the company underwent a vigorous evaluation process, known as being one of the most detailed and comprehensive of its kind.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is a dedicated leader of environmental practices in the hospitality industry. The company’s three convention hotels were the first in Central Florida and the state to receive the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Two Palm designation in 2007 and Three Palm designation in 2009 for remarkable conservation practices. In 2009, owner Harris Rosen received the Legacy Award, Sustainable Florida’s highest honor. Most recently in 2012, the company built its first LEED Certified building, the 12,000 square-foot Rosen Medical Center, a Place for Healing and Wellness.

“As a company, we’ve always been dedicated to environmentally sound practices and keenly focused on evaluating and improving our green standards whenever possible,” said DeeDee Baggitt, Director of Engineering & Facilities, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “This spans to services that would benefit those hosting ‘green’ meetings at our hotels, which is why we are so honored and pleased to have obtained the APEX designation.”

Meeting planners looking for options for hosting an environmentally sustainable meeting or event will find a comprehensive menu of programs created by the company, and most importantly ways to measure results to show the impact a group’s efforts have made.

“Groups and meetings are as important to us as are our company’s green efforts — vital to how we evaluate our success as a business and as a global community partner,” said Leslie Menichini, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Marrying our environmentally sustainable business philosophy to those groups who want to make a positive eco-impact at their meetings at our hotels is just another way we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Groups interested in learning more about hosting a sustainable meeting or event at one of the three Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ convention properties can visit www.rosenhotels.com/greenmeetings.

Rosen Shingle Creek Named a 2015 Best In Stay Elite Hotel by Orbitz Worldwide Customers

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For more information, contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR.
(407) 718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (Nov. 24, 2015) – Rosen Shingle Creek is the winner of a 2015 Orbitz Worldwide Best in Stay Elite Award for being the highest-rated hotel in Orlando. The 2015 Orbitz Best In Stay Awards honor nearly 400 top-rated hotels in 125 popular destinations based on reviews by Orbitz Worldwide consumer brands (Orbitz.com, ebookers, and HotelClub) customers. There are up to three Best In Stay winners in each destination, and hotels with the highest customer rating are given special distinction as a Best In Stay Elite hotel.

“We’re elated to be named a Best In Stay Elite Hotel by Orbitz Worldwide,” said Leslie Menichini, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “It’s a distinction that means even more to us because it’s based on the guest experience and feedback. We are dedicated to providing our guests with exemplary personalized service and world-class guest rooms and amenities that only an independent hotel company like Rosen Hotels & Resorts can provide. Our guests are like family to us. It’s a pleasure and honor for us to be selected to serve them and to create their most memorable Orlando experience.”

Orbitz Worldwide Best In Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall numeric score of verified hotel reviews submitted by Orbitz Worldwide customers that have booked and stayed at hotels over the past year. Customers are asked to rate a variety of hotel attributes on a scale of 1 to 5, including amenities, maintenance, hotel staff, room comfort, location, and value. Those ratings are supplemented by input from Orbitz Worldwide hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the number of reviews, frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.

“Each day, our customers utilize the nearly two million reviews across our sites to get real-time advice from other customers on where to stay when planning vacations,” said Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel services for Orbitz Worldwide. “We are happy to once again honor the best-in-class hotels around the world that display outstanding amenities and service based on the review scores by Orbitz Worldwide customers.”

As a special recognition to Orbitz guests for the 2016 calendar year and based on availability, Rosen Shingle Creek will provide an upgrade to a suite for an additional $70.00 per night, plus tax at check in. For details, call (866) 996-6338.

Orlando’s Rosen Hotels & Resorts Once Again Named American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

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For more information, contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR
407-332-5212, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (March 11, 2015) – Rosen Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce that it has been named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This marks the 5th year that the Orlando-based independent hotel group has received this distinction.

To receive the gold level award, Rosen Hotels & Resorts fulfilled “key criteria” and demonstrated a “strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.” As an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite, Rosen Hotels & Resorts will receive recognition on the association’s website and local recognition at events and in communications materials. The hotel group also will be able to use the Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Seal on its communications. Its associates may also take advantage of free tools such as the American Heart Association’s online Activity Tracker.

The honor is just one of many bestowed upon Rosen Hotels & Resorts for its commitment to better health for its 4,600 associates and dependents. For more than 20 years, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has offered an innovative, in-house healthcare program for associates and dependents. In recent years, it added to that plan all students from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. In November 2014, the hotel group partnered with Wal-Mart to provide free generic prescriptions for those covered on its in-house plan. And, in 2012, the hotel group opened a brand new associate medical facility, The Rosen Medical Center, A Place for Healing and Wellness, located on International Drive.

“We are honored that the American Heart Association has once again recognized Rosen Hotels & Resorts for our commitment to the health and well-being of our associates and their families,” said Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “We hope that our in-house healthcare model is an inspiration to other companies and individuals who want to take control of their greatest asset – their own health and that of their associates.”

Features of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ associate healthcare program include an array of free preventative care opportunities such as annual physicals, comprehensive screening lab tests, well-baby care, pregnancy case management, weight management and dietician services, smoking cessation, flu shots and vaccines, mental health benefits, as well as exercise programs, classes and fitness groups.

For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com.