For more information, contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR
PICTURED: David Gabri (second from right), CEO of ALHI, presented the award to (from left): Katie Bellas, Director of Sales, Rosen Shingle Creek; Dan Giordano, General Manager, Rosen Shingle Creek; Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts; and Leslie Menichini, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts.
ORLANDO – (Oct. 15, 2014) – Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), which serves the meetings and incentive marketplace with its Global Sales responsibilities for its membership of more than 160 Four- and Five-Diamond quality hotels and resorts worldwide, presented Rosen Shingle Creek with its prestigious “Chairman’s Award” as the “ALHI Hotel of the Year” for 2014. The award is presented annually to the ALHI member hotel or resort that best displays exemplary leadership and commitment to performance in the preceding year, while epitomizing the ALHI Global Sales Organization (GSO) and property teamwork and cohesion in serving the meetings industry. The award was presented at ALHI’s prestigious Industry Advisory Council conference, which was recently held at the “new” Hotel del Coronado in Coronado (San Diego), California.
“We are very appreciative of this prestigious award, and more importantly, our relationship with ALHI,” said Dan Giordano, General Manager, Rosen Shingle Creek. “Simply put, ALHI is an extended arm of our sales team, and we work closely together to ensure meeting planners and their attendees receive exceptional service.”
“Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando is especially deserving of this special recognition and award,” said David Gabri, CEO of ALHI. “It is an outstanding convention hotel complex with an extraordinary leadership team and staff, led by their owner Harris Rosen, and executive team of Dan and Leslie. They work so well with our valued clients and our ALHI Global Sales team in serving the meetings and incentive marketplace. We are proud to recognize Rosen Shingle Creek with this distinguished honor.”
“We have an amazing partnership with ALHI and this recognition is something we are extremely proud of as it is earned by the entire team of associates at Rosen Shingle Creek with very passionate leadership,” said Leslie Menichini, Vice President, Sales, Rosen Hotels & Resort.
The AAA Four Diamond, 1,500-room Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off the International Drive tourist district and 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Among the many honors the hotel has earned is Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine’s Gold Platter Award, a “best of the best” award which is given only to the top catering departments at convention properties across the country. To book a room, guests may call the Rosen Shingle Creek reservations line at (866) 996-6338. For more information, visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call (866) 996-9939. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit www.rosenhotels.com.
First Ever Holiday Confection Competition in partnership with the Florida Hospital Foundation to benefit the Florida Hospital Transplant House, Opening in 2015
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ORLANDO (Oct. 2, 2014) – Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek is well known for its exceptional dining and artfully crafted pastries, handmade by world renowned executive pastry chef, David Ramirez, and his team. But now, the hotel is inviting other local chefs, pastry enthusiasts and members of the hospitality community to share in the confectionary fun as it introduces the inaugural Rosen Shingle Creek Gingerbread House Competition. The contest will benefit the new Florida Hospital Transplant House, scheduled to open in 2015.
The competition will be judged by Ramirez, former winner of the Food Network USA Pastry Challenge and former team captain for Team USA in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, or World Pastry Cup; members of the Florida Hospital’s Gourmet Soirée committee, Chef Emily Ellyn and Bill Sullivan; and other community leaders.
“We are thrilled to introduce this wonderful new holiday tradition to Rosen Shingle Creek,” said Leslie Menichini, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “The Gingerbread House Competition not only will provide a charming holiday backdrop for our guests, but also, the proceeds will go to a very worthwhile cause, the Florida Hospital Foundation to benefit the Florida Hospital Transplant House to aid organ transplant recipients and their families.”
The gingerbread houses will be on display Dec. 1-22 at “Gingersnap Station” in the hotel’s main lobby. Judging will take place on Dec. 18 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. During the judging, competitors and guests may enjoy a Gingerbread Reception featuring complimentary light fare and a cash bar. Guests may enter to win a variety of giveaways, including hotel stays, gift certificates and other prizes.
Entries will be judged on originality, overall appearance, choice and use of materials, and difficulty of design. All gingerbread houses must be original; no kits may be used. The main components of the house, including the walls and roof, must be constructed of gingerbread and all components of the house must be edible
The deadline to register for the gingerbread competition is Oct. 15 by 5 p.m. Registration forms and a complete list of rules and acceptable gingerbread house dimensions may be found at www.rosenshinglecreek.com/holidays. All participants must attend a Gingerbread House Entry Reception the evening of Oct. 23 to review the rules of the competition. Installation of the gingerbread houses will take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 1. All prize money will be donated to the Florida Hospital Foundation to benefit the Florida Hospital Transplant House. For more information, prospective participants may contact Amy Leniz at ALeniz@RosenShingleCreek.com.
The Gingerbread House Competition is just one of many holiday events at Rosen Shingle Creek this season. Gingerbread-makers-in-training can learn the tricks of the trade as Ramirez leads Gingerbread University on Dec. 13 from 11 to 12:30 p.m., as well as cookie decorating and chocolate making sessions on Dec. 20. Other festive holiday events include a Holiday Entertaining workshop with “Retro Rad” Chef Emily Ellyn; the Big Band Dinner Show Series, featuring a performance by Michael Andrew & The Atomic Big Band and A Blast from the Past Original ’50s Holiday Revue; as well as a Nutcracker Ballet Performance and Tea; performances by local choirs; and much more. A variety of specially priced accommodations packages are also available for holiday getaways. Visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com/holidays for more details.
The AAA Four Diamond, 1,501-room Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off the International Drive tourist district and 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. Among the many honors the hotel has earned is Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine’s Gold Platter Award, a “best of the best” award which is given only to the top catering departments at convention properties across the country. To book a room, guests may call the Rosen Shingle Creek reservations line at (866) 996-6338. For more information, visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call (866) 996-9939. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit www.rosenhotels.com.
The Florida Hospital Transplant House provides a ‘Home away from Home’ for patients and their families during treatment and recovery. It will also provide opportunities for interaction with other families facing similar health challenges. For more information, visit: https://www.floridahospital.com/foundation/areas-support/case-support-transplant
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