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Romantic Dining, Sensuous Spa Treatments to Delight Sweethearts This Valentine’s Day at Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek

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Classic Florida Luxury With a Twist of Romance Awaits Couples Visiting in February

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ORLANDO (Jan. 9, 2014) – Cupid’s arrow is aimed squarely at Orlando’s luxurious AAA Four-Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek, where delectable dining options and sensuous spa treatments will delight sweethearts this Valentine’s Day.  Known for its luxurious appointments, impeccable service and romantic, turn-of-the-century Spanish revival architecture, the hotel is the perfect setting to create a memorable experience to impress that someone special in February.

The award-winning chefs of Rosen Shingle Creek know the best way to any lovers’ heart begins  with a sumptuous meal.  At the hotel’s AAA Four-Diamond rated fine-dining restaurants – A Land Remembered and Cala Bella Italian bistro – sweethearts will swoon over impeccably prepared four-course wine pairing dinners.

The setting of A Land Remembered, the hotel’s signature fine-dining steakhouse, is the very epitome of romance – an homage to classic Florida cuisine, spirit and elegance.  Exquisitely prepared by Head Chef Brett Beavers, guests will dine on dishes featuring the finest of ingredients, including Harris Ranch all-natural prime Black Angus beef and seafood offerings such as the freshest Florida Rock Shrimp available. An impressive wine list will pair perfectly with the offerings.  The Valentine’s Day Four-Course Wine Pairing Dinner at A Land Remembered will be offered at $75 plus tax and gratuity, per person.  To make dining reservations, call 407-996-FOOD (3663).

The Tuscan countryside and rustic flavors of Italy await couples at Cala Bella Italian Bistro, Rosen Shingle Creek’s second fine-dining restaurant.  With its dramatic ambience of high-arched vaulted ceilings and beautiful paintings, it conjures up the very meaning of the word “amore,” as guests dine on unforgettable traditional Italian cuisine expertly prepared by Head Chef Ronald Bean.  Perfectly presented wine pairings will complete the experience.  The Valentine’s Day Four-Course Wine Pairing Dinner at Cala Bella Italian Bistro will be offered at $65 plus tax and gratuity, per person.  To make dining reservations, call 407-996-FOOD (3663).

Beyond indulging in fine food and wine, every sweetheart deserves a little pampering. The Spa at Shingle Creek, a one-of-a-kind spa experience rooted in the area’s rich history and surrounding landscape, has created special Valentine’s Day Treatments that will tantalize any sweetheart – or couple – with intoxicating aromas.  These sensuous offerings infuse the luscious scents of chocolate and raspberry oils, chocolate cake sugar scrub and a strawberry soak.

The Spa at Shingle Creek will offer the following Valentine’s Day treatments:

  • Chocolate and Raspberry Facial
  • Chocolate Lover’s Massage
  • Chocolate Lover’s Couple’s Massage
  • Chocolate Lover’s Body Retreat
  • Chocolate Lover’s Manicure
  • Chocolate Lover’s Pedicure

Any of the above may be paired with The Spa at Shingle Creeks other signature services – such as the Creekside Citrus and Cedar Body Revitalizer or the Orange Blossom Facial with Native Tea Peel – to create an entire day of beauty.  All of The Spa’s signature treatments draw on the restorative powers of the area’s indigenous fauna and are reflective of Rosen Shingle Creek’s Florida roots. Customized treatment options are also available.  For more information on special Valentine’s Day spa services at The Spa at Shingle Creek, visit www.spaatshinglecreek.com.  To make reservations, call 407-996-9SPA (9772).

Guests looking to treat their sweetheart to an entire weekend of pampering and fun can take advantage of all that Rosen Shingle Creek has to offer, including the 18-hole championship Shingle Creek Golf Club, multiple sparkling swimming pools and more than a dozen dining/lounging options and retail shops onsite.  For reservations, call 866- 996-6338 or visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com.

Rev Up to Ring In 2014 this New Year’s Eve with the “Eat. Play. Stay.” Package at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando

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ORLANDO (Nov. 18, 2013) – The anticipation, excitement and adrenaline all lead up to one moment—midnight. At Rosen Shingle Creek, the celebration doesn’t stop there. The fun continues well past when the clock strikes twelve with the hotel’s “New Year’s Eve 2014 Eat. Play. Stay.” package.  Guests can enjoy fine dining, New Year’s Eve festivities and deluxe accommodations to start the New Year off right.

The “Eat. Play. Stay.” package is available Dec. 31, 2013 and includes the following for $201.40 plus tax and gratuity, based on double occupancy:

  • Deluxe accommodations for two for New Year’s Eve night
  • Dinner for two at the AAA Four Diamond restaurants Cala Bella Italian bistro which includes a champagne toast for two and a four-course prix fixe menu
  • In-house festivities, including a street festival with Rockin’ Robin Karaoke, music and party favors, for guests age 21 and up New Year’s Eve Party featuring a DJ and the Times Square live ball drop broadcast in Headwaters Lounge
  • Poolside entertainment the afternoons of Dec. 29, 30 and 31.

Guests who want to start celebrating early can enjoy one of two additional overnight stay options.  A three-night stay package is available for $405 plus tax, double occupancy, Dec. 29 – 31, 2013.  Guests must stay all three nights to enjoy the special package rate.  For individual night stays of one or two nights on Dec. 29, 30 or 31, guests can book a rate of $159 plus tax per night, double occupancy.  These two additional overnight stay options include the New Year’s Eve festivities and poolside entertainment, but no dining.

Package rates do not include tax or gratuities and are based on availability. Packages do not apply to convention, meetings or other related group business and cannot be combined with any other promotions coupons or offers. To book, call 866-996-6338 and mention “Eat. Play. Stay.” or visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com/newyearseve.

Have a room, but need a place to dine and celebrate they night away? Dining-only packages are available for $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and offer guests an opportunity to enjoy the hotel’s festive atmosphere and New Year’s Eve entertainment.  Rosen Shingle Creek offers the choice of options at its two AAA Four Diamond fine dining restaurants — A Land Remembered and Cala Bella Italian bistro. While both four-course, prix fixe New Year’s Eve menus include a bottle of champagne, each boasts different specialties. Guests can enjoy Spice Crusted Ribeye Filet & Lemon Thyme Butter Poached Lobster at A Land Remembered. Cala Bella’s authentic Italian menu includes a choice of Citrus Pesto Grilled Atlantic Swordfish or Seafood Crudo Martini. Guests can enjoy casual dining on New Year’s Eve with the extensive, holiday-themed buffet at Café Osceola. Pricing is $49.95 for adults and $24.95 for children ages four to twelve.  Children three and under eat free.
To book, call 866-996-6338 or visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com/newyearseve.

About Rosen Shingle Creek
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 that 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.  

From Ice Skating by Palm Trees to Reindeer by the Pool, Rosen Hotels & Resorts Celebrates the Holidays in True Florida Style

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Dozens of Events and More Than 2.3 million Holiday Lights Will Spread the Spirit of The Season at All Seven Orlando Rosen Hotels & Resorts

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ORLANDO (November 6, 2013) – With the holiday season just around the corner, plans are well under way for the extravaganza of festivities planned at Rosen Hotels & Resorts Orlando properties. This year, all seven of the Rosen Hotel & Resorts in Orlando will participate with bedazzling in holiday décor and more than 2.3 million indoor and outdoor lights, arts and cultural performances, plus a smattering of free experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.

To allow everyone to take advantage of all the programming and festivities on deck, a complimentary shuttle will transport guests between all seven hotels on select dates in December. Departure times can be found at the front desk and posted in the lobby at each property. Special holiday packages and guest room rates are also available on select dates.

Rosen Hotel & Resorts will officially kick off the holidays on Thursday, December 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rosen Inn International, 7600 International Drive, Orlando, when an official tree will be lit and real snow will fall in the hotel’s beautifully adorned courtyard. Hosted by Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, the kick-off event is free and open to the general public and hotel guests. The official opening to the holidays will also feature fun festivities such as a deejay, carolers, holiday Karaoke, photo booth, winter characters for holiday photos and a cash bar.

While there is a charge for dining and other selected activities, many of events at each of the hotels are offered at no charge and are open to anyone in the community who cares to share in the spirit of the season. For a comprehensive list of the holiday events including specific details such as date, location and any cost, visit www.rosenhotels.com/holidays.

HOLIDAY EVENTS FROM FAMILY TO FANCY


Capturing the true spirit of the holiday season, two hotels will host events to benefit local charities. For the second year, the Rosen Shingle Creek lobby will showcase a Runway to Hope holiday tree with ornaments for sale to benefit the charity, while Rosen Centre will showcase a lobby tree decorated with doggy bows and puppy paw prints to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. Rosen Centre will also host free celebrity holiday storybook readings with Fred Schneider from the B52s and local Food Network talent Emily Ellyn to benefit CCI. The storybook readings are Sunday, December 8 and 15 from 3 to 5 p.m., with sales of ornaments and books to benefit CCI.

New this year, Rosen Centre invites holiday revelers to join them poolside, not for a swim, but for a skate! The hotel will offer ice skating on an outdoor rink located next to its palm tree-lined, tropical swimming pool for a true Florida holiday experience. The ice skating is available select days throughout December and will include plenty for guests to enjoy including interactive face painting, holiday characters, deejay, balloon art, photo booth and more.

Rosen Plaza celebrates the season with its first-ever free Chanukah Family Festival on Sunday, December 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. This community event will feature children’s games and activities, bounce houses, carnival games, traditional food stations, dreidel spinning contests, a latke cook-off among Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ chefs and musical entertainment. The hotel will also celebrate the Eight Nights of Chanukah starting Wednesday, November 27 with traditional music, treats and the lighting at 6 p.m. nightly of a seven-foot Menorah, located in the hotel’s lobby.

Rosen Shingle Creek celebrates its 6th Annual Holiday Lobby Showcase featuring free community entertainment amidst the hotel lobby’s lavish holiday decorations and festooned fireplace. Guests will enjoy the Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance and Windermere Ballet Community Theater performing selections from the Nutcracker Ballet on Friday nights in December and a variety of ballet, tap and contemporary holiday dances performed by Miriam and Val’s School of Dance and the Sanford Soda Pops on Saturday nights. New this year is the hotel’s European Winter Fair, Sunday, December 15 and 22, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring an outdoor European gift mart and culinary crafting with exquisite gifts, crafts, cocktails, chocolate workshops and cookie decorating, among booth offerings. Finally, the hotel reprieves the popular Winter Wonderland Festival for a second year, Friday, December 13 and 20 and Saturday, December 14 and 21, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., transforming the hotel grounds with gently falling snow, holiday carolers, the Shingle Creek Express train, a beautifully adorned 25-foot Christmas tree in the Rose Garden, holiday movies, karaoke, winter characters such as Snowflake Fairies and more. New additions include Christmas wagon rides, the first-ever “Live Remote Controlled Toys” and live Rosen Reindeer with Santa visiting from the North Pole.

The company’s four leisure hotels – Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando and Rosen Inn closet to Universal – invite families to visit each hotel’s lobby to write and mail letters to Santa via a special North Pole mailbox. On select nights, little ones can catch a glimpse of busy elves as they make their rounds emptying the boxes of wish-filled letters to deliver them to Santa. The elves will also share holiday cheer with story telling and sing-a-longs, while families can capture holiday moments with a special photo booth. For a girlfriend’s holiday getaway or for the arts and crafts enthusiast, the four hotels have created the “Making Memories, Scrapbooker’s Delight” package December 6 and 13 that includes a special evening of wine, cheese and scrapbooking.

HOLIDAY FEASTS AND DINING EVENTS


With more than 15,000 pounds of turkey and close to 6,500 pounds of ham to be served by Rosen chefs this season, feasts and holidays go hand-in-hand at Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek. Guests are invited to enjoy extensive holiday buffets with unlimited wine or champagne on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, as well as special menus and dining options at each hotel’s fine dining and casual buffet restaurants throughout the season.

Rosen Shingle Creek hosts its annual Nutcracker Tea with English-style service and ballet performances on Sunday, December 8 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., while Food Network personality Emily Ellyn is back for another “Mad Men” holiday cocktail party Saturday, December 7 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Ellyn will stir up retro-rad fun with cocktail making, hors d’oeuvre tasting and holiday cooking demos.

Sunday, December 8 and 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Santa and the Rosen Centre chefs will show guests young and young-at-heart the art of cake pop decorating. The hands-on event is included with the purchase of the Café Gauguin lunch buffet and includes a visit from Santa, holiday carolers and other activities. Santa returns to the buffet on Friday, December 6 and 13 and Saturday, December 7 and 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. to visit and help children write letters, included in the purchase of the Café Gauguin dinner buffet.

Santa will also make a stop at Rosen Plaza’s breakfast and gift event at Café Matisse Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Santa will visit with children, pose for photos, as well as help each child select a gift that can be wrapped. The holiday extras are included in the purchase price of the buffet. On Friday and Saturday nights beginning December 8 through 21 from 6 to 11 p.m., the hotel’s lobby lounge will come alive with the sounds of the season including carolers, Classic String Duo and live jazz courtesy of the Solid State Trio. The lounge will also offer special holiday drink specials.

ROSEN HOTELS & RESORTS HOLIDAYS BY THE NUMBERS


  • 2.3 million holiday lights
  • 15,236 pounds of turkey
  • 8,400 glasses of champagne
  • 6,420 pounds of ham
  • 3,670 pounds of sweet potatoes
  • 1,530 pounds of cranberries
  • 408 poinsettias

All seven Rosen Hotels & Resorts are centrally located within minutes of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks, attractions, shopping and entertainment. Each offers complimentary hardwired and Wifi internet access and complimentary daily scheduled transportation to select theme parks (reservations required). More than 30 dining and lounging options are available among the seven hotels to please any palate — from buffet dining and 24-hour onsite deli/convenience stores to tapas, sushi, flatbreads and Rosen’s Perfect Pizza. In addition, Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, Rosen Inn International and Rosen Inn closest to Universal feature a Kids Eat Free Program in their buffet restaurants, while upscale dining is available at Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza, Everglades at Rosen Centre and AAA Four Diamond A Land Remembered steakhouse and Cala Bella Italian Bistro at Rosen Shingle Creek. Complimentary transportation is available for any hotel guest to enjoy the award-winning Shingle Creek Golf Club, The Spa at Rosen Centre and The Spa at Shingle Creek.

For more information about holiday events, dining and overnight packages available at Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando, visit www.rosenhotels.com/holidays or call reservations at 866-337-6736.

Sleepy Hollow Sleepover Package Casts Spooky Spell Over Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando

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The AAA Four Diamond Hotel Introduces New Fall Festival Featuring the Flavors of the Season and Spooky Family Events to Create a Legendary Halloween Getaway

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ORLANDO (Sept. 10, 2013) – Halloween never tasted – or tantalized– so good with the luxury Rosen Shingle Creek’s new Sleepy Hollow Sleepover experience in Orlando that combines luxury accommodations with legendary Halloween events and dining that would tempt even Ichabod Crane to reappear.

Nestled on historic Shingle Creek, headwaters to the Florida Everglades, the hotel offers the perfect woodsy backdrop for it first annual fall festival full of spooky family fun – from horse drawn wagon rides complete with a storyteller spinning yarns to poolside Scary Karaoke where revelers can put the “boo” in boogie and horror-ific outdoor movies. Guests who watch closely may even catch a glimpse of the headless horseman on his stallion dashing through the creek.

Halloween Foodies will enjoy chef’s best special seasonal treats and spirited “shocktails” for sale at the festival, as well as extra-bewitching buffets at the hotel’s Café Osceola included in the package. After the spooky day’s events, guests can disappear to their luxury guest rooms – among the largest in Central Florida at 436, sq. ft. — featuring blissful Creek Sleeper beds, 40” flat screen cable TVs, sumptuous amenities and complimentary Wifi.

The “Sleepy Hollow Sleepover” Halloween package is available October 25 and 26, 2013, for $189 plus tax per night. For just $50 more — $239 plus tax per night – guests can enjoy their nights in an upgraded one-bedroom spooky suite. The offer can be booked at any time based on availability. The package includes:

  • One (1) night stay in deluxe guest room
  • Dinner buffet for two (2) (excluding alcohol) at Café Osceola
  • Breakfast buffet for two (2) at Café Osceola
  • Special fall festival activities including horse drawn wagon ride, outdoor movies, Scary Karaoke and other festival activities offered each night, Oct. 25 and 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • One (1) caricature drawing per guest room
  • One (1) photo booth visit per guest room
  • Two (2) complimentary cups from the “caldron” of Shingle Creek Swamp Punch
  • 25 percent off greens fees at Shingle Creek Golf Club and treatments (excluding spa packages) at The Spa at Shingle Creek
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Complimentary fitness center
  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi and Internet access in guest rooms and public areas

Package rates do not include tax or gratuities and are based on availability. Package does not apply to convention, meetings or other related group business and cannot be combined with any other promotions, coupons or offers. To book, call 866-996-6338 and mention “Sleepy Hollow Sleepover Package” or visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com/sleepyhollow.

About Rosen Shingle Creek
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.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts Joins Nation in Supporting Green Initiatives with March 23 Earth Hour Events

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ORLANDO (March 21, 2013) – While Rosen Hotels & Resorts prides itself on practicing green initiatives 24 hours a day with little fanfare or promotion, the company will be highlighting one of those hours this Saturday during the national Earth Hour celebration to help educate hotel guests about the importance of living as eco-friendly as possible.

Earth Hour is a global environmental initiative in partnership with WWF (World Wildlife Fund) in which individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday March 23, 2013 to show their support for environmentally sustainable action.

The seven Orlando Rosen Hotels & Resorts properties will be turning off all non-essential interior and exterior lighting to include the rose garden and fountains at Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Centre and Rosen Plaza. In addition, special activities such as candlelit dinners and glow drinks for guests will be served in hotel restaurants.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts and its seven Orlando hotels will be joining hundreds of millions of participants in more than 7,000 cities and towns, in 152 countries and territories, and across seven continents in showing support for the importance of sustainable action around the world.

“We don’t claim to be the first hotel group to implement a green meetings initiative, nor do we claim to be the experts, but we can say that we have been practicing conservation efforts for many years and continue to look for ways to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible,” said Harris Rosen, President & COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ three Orlando convention properties, the 800-room Rosen Plaza, 1334-room Rosen Centre and 1500-room Rosen Shingle Creek, were each designated Two Palm Green Lodges in 2009 under the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)’s Florida Green Lodging Program. Launched in March 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program establishes environmental guidelines for hotels to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution.

Long before Florida’s Green Lodging program was established, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has made efforts to be responsible stewards of the area’s resources. For example, each of the hotels offers guests the opportunity to use linens and towels more than once, and each has water-efficient toilets and washing machines. Outdoor lighting and back-of-house lighting is operated by sensors. Programmable thermostats, Energy-Star appliances and paper and newspaper recycling programs are among the many ways the hotels lessen their eco-footprint. Rosen Shingle Creek goes as far as to convert used cooking oil into bio-fuel to operate its golf course maintenance equipment. A website www.rosengreenmeetings.com shows meeting planners the ways in which Rosen Hotels & Resorts is already working to help the environment, provides 10 meeting planner tips for holding a greener meeting and offers numerous links to learning more about “going green.”

Rosen Hotels & Resorts also offers its associates the opportunity to conserve resources by offering Lynx bus passes via a payroll deduction program, posts a directory of associates interested in carpooling and offers alternate work schedules of four 10-hour days in certain departments to help reduce gas costs.

These energy-saving programs are imperceptible to hotel guests, proving that upscale accommodations don’t have to waste resources such as water and energy, to provide a superior guest experience. “Guests may never notice the small changes we’ve made to help save our planet, but we do them because it’s simply the right thing to do,” said Rosen. “Those guests who do take note applaud our efforts because they, too, are socially responsible citizens who are concerned about the effects man has on his environment.”

Over the past 38 years, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has grown from 256 to approximately 6,300 rooms, approximately six percent of the total guest rooms in Central Florida. Today, the Rosen family of hotels includes three award-winning meetings properties — Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Centre and Rosen Plaza — and four leisure properties — Quality Inn International, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, Rosen Inn closest to Universal and Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista. All seven Rosen Hotels are located in the Orlando tourism corridor and remain committed to providing outstanding value for all guests. For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com or call 866-33-ROSEN.

A Basketful of Savings… Easter “Stay and Play” Package is Eggs-actly the Right Deal for Those Seeking an Orlando Golf Getaway

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Offer Includes Room Night at Rosen Shingle Creek, Round of Golf for Two at Shingle Creek Golf Club and Discount on Champagne Easter Brunch

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ORLANDO (March 12, 2013) – As blizzards pound much of the country, the forecast remains sunny and warm in Orlando, where travelers seeking an Orlando golf getaway will find eggs-actly the deal they’re looking for at the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek hotel and its championship 18-hole Shingle Creek Golf Club.

The “Easter Stay and Play Special” is good from March 28 through April 2, 2013 and is just $179 plus applicable taxes per night. The package includes one deluxe guest room at the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek and two rounds of golf per room night booked at Shingle Creek Golf Club. The package also includes 25 percent off the hotel’s fabulous Easter Day Buffet Brunch on March 31 and complimentary in-room WiFi and internet, which is always free with any hotel stay.

The package is subject to availability and cannot be used by groups or meeting attendees or with any other promotions or offers. To book this offer, call (866) 996-6338 or visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com.

Rated a Golf Digest four star “Best Places to “Play,” Shingle Creek Golf Club is a David Harman designed 18-hole, 7,149 yard championship course features undulating fairways and interconnecting waterways bordered by the natural backdrop of dense oaks and pines along historic Shingle Creek. Shingle Creek Golf Club features a state-of-the-art practice facility, the award-winning Brad Brewer Golf Academy, a world-class clubhouse, golf carts with GPS yardage system, complimentary valet parking, full-service golf shop, and club and shoe rentals.

The 1,500-room luxury Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off exit 2 of the Beachline Expressway (S.R. 528) by the International Drive tourist district and ten minutes from the Orlando International Airport.

Rosen Shingle Creek’s Easter Day Buffet Brunch features unlimited champagne, a host of traditional favorites and a dessert extravaganza—all in all, more than 44 mouthwatering dishes to savor. Guests may dine any time between 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. for just $64.95 per adult and $29.95 per child ages 4-12, plus tax and gratuity, with a 25 percent discount extended to guests who have purchased the Easter Stay and Play Special or those who are Florida residents. Children 3 and younger dine free. The 25 percent discount in not valid on tax, alcohol or in conjunction with any other discount or offer. Reservations are suggested; call 407-996-6338. For a complete menu, visit RosenShingleCreek.com/Easter.

For more information about the Shingle Creek Golf Club and the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, please visit www.shinglecreekgolf.com or call (866) 996-9933. For Rosen Shingle Creek, please visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call (866) 996-6338.

Golfers of All Levels Invited to Celebrate Their Own Greatest Moments in Golf at the Monday after the Majors Tournaments at Orlando’s Shingle Creek Golf Club

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Two-Person Scramble Tourneys Immediately Follow the Masters, U.S. and British Opens, and PGA Championship this April, June, July and August

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ORLANDO (March 4, 2013) – Golfers who dream of the coveted green jacket of the Masters or the Claret Jug trophy from the British Open, but don’t have the uh, “time” to pursue a career in professional golf are invited to shoot for a slightly more attainable purse at Central Florida’s version of the Majors — the 2013 NBC Sports Radio 1080 The Team Monday after the Majors Tournaments at Orlando’s Shingle Creek Golf Club.

The four men’s majors golf tournaments are: the Masters, April 11-14 at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga.; the U.S. Open, June 13-16 at the Merion Golf Club in Havertown, Penn.; the British Open, July 18-21 at Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland; and the PGA Championship, Aug. 8-11, at Oak Hill in Rochester, NY. The four Monday after the Majors tournaments will be held at Shingle Creek Golf Club immediately following each Majors event: April 15, June 17, July 22 and Aug. 12, 2013. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

The tournaments are open to pairs and feature a two-person scramble format. Registration is $89 per person for the Masters tournament on April 15 and $79 per person for each of the remaining three tournaments. Driver’s Club members enjoy a 10 percent discount on registration. A BBQ buffet lunch and on-course beverages (including beer) are included. To register, visit www.shinglecreekgolf.com or call 407-996-1559.

“The NBC Sports Radio 1080 The Team Monday after the Majors tournaments are a fun and stress-free way for anyone who enjoys the game of golf to feel like they’re a part of the action of the Majors,” said Dave Scott, Director of Golf, Shingle Creek Golf Club. “You don’t have to play like Charl, Phil or Tiger to come out, enjoy a beautiful day on our championship course and take a chance at winning some great prizes.”

Prizes for the Monday after the Majors would include, but not be limited to apparel, equipment, certificates at local establishments, UCF sports season tickets in all three major men’s sports (football, basketball and baseball) and stay and play packages Rosen Shingle Creek.

The headline sponsor for the tournaments is Orlando’s NBC 1080 talk radio. Jerry O’Neill and Michael Tuck NBC Florida afternoon drive hosts will broadcast live from the events and will be on hand to offer commentary and award prizes at the BBQ luncheon.

Driver’s Club annual membership at Shingle Creek Golf Club offers local golfers the chance to enjoy exclusive discounts, including 10 percent off registration for the NBC Sports Radio 1080 The Team Monday after the Majors Tournaments, and the lowest rates available. Available to locals only, the annual membership is just $99 and includes:

  • A round of golf upon joining
  • Discounted greens fees year-round
  • Discounted guest greens fees year-round
  • A USA-GHIN Handicap for the year
  • Ten percent off food and beverage at the Par-Take and Clubhouse Grille
  • Discounted practice balls
  • Twenty percent off individual private golf lessons at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy
  • A second round of golf on your birthday

To sign up for the Shingle Creek Driver’s Club, visit www.shinglecreekgolf.com/the-golf-club/drivers-club/ or call 407-996-9933. Restrictions apply; offer not valid for citywide groups, conventions or with other offers or discounts.

Located at the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek hotel, Shingle Creek Golf Club has been rated one of Golf Digest’s four star “Best Places to Play” and features a state-of-the-art practice facility, the award-winning Brad Brewer Golf Academy, a world-class clubhouse, golf carts with GPS yardage system, complimentary valet parking, full-service golf shop, and club and shoe rentals. The David Harman designed 18-hole, 7,149 yard championship course features undulating fairways and interconnecting waterways bordered by the natural backdrop of dense oaks and pines along historic Shingle Creek. Tournament course conditions each day ensure golfers a consistently challenging game no matter their skill level. The 1,500-room luxury hotel is conveniently located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off exit 2 of the Beachline Expressway (S.R. 528) by the International Drive tourist district and ten minutes from the Orlando International Airport. For more information about the Shingle Creek Golf Club and the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, please visit www.shinglecreekgolf.com or call (866) 996-9933. For Rosen Shingle Creek, please visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call (866) 996-6338.

Philanthropy-Minded College Students Return to Orlando for “Alternative” Spring Break

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For Sixth Year, Hotelier Harris Rosen Sponsors Cornell Univ. Students Who Will Spend School Holiday Working with Tangelo Park Youth

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Mary Deatrick,DPR | (407) 332-5212, mary@deatrickpr.com

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ORLANDO (March 11, 2013) – For the sixth year in a row, students from Cornell University will come to Orlando to take part in an “alternative” spring break program in which they will mentor elementary and high school students from an underprivileged Orlando neighborhood.

March 16-23, Ivy League students from Ithaca, New York will spend their spring break working with youth in the Tangelo Park neighborhood of Orlando. The students will be hosted by hotelier and philanthropist Harris Rosen, who created the Tangelo Park Program (TPP) to benefit children and teens in the once drug- and crime-riddled neighborhood.

Created in 1994, the three-fold educational community service initiative provides free preschool for every two-, three- and four-year-old child living in the Tangelo Park neighborhood, full college or vocational school scholarships for every graduating high school senior in the area, as well as a Neighborhood Center for Families at which parents can take parenting courses and obtain counseling and other resources to help them become positive role models for their children.

The collegians will spend their days mentoring students at Tangelo Park Elementary and Dr. Phillips High School and working with preschool students at various Tangelo Park daycare facilities, and then spend their nights at Rosen’s luxurious AAA Four Diamond hotel, Rosen Shingle Creek. The students’ entire one-week stay, excluding airfare, is sponsored by Harris Rosen and the Harris Rosen Foundation.

“Not many college students would opt to spend their spring break serving the community, so we are grateful that these civic-minded young men and women have it in their hearts to make a difference,” said Rosen. “We applaud their choice to forge a different path and we guarantee they will leave here with a sense of pride and accomplishment for their sacrifice— as well as many new friends, young and old.”

Cornell students learned about Rosen’s Tangelo Park initiative after the philanthropist spoke at an entrepreneurial program at the university six years ago. After students inquired about how they could help, the Ivy League University then added Tangelo Park as one of several locations for Alternative Breaks, a program designed to provide student volunteers the opportunity to participate in alcohol and drug-free, community-based service trips during their spring and winter breaks.

Participants in the Alternative Spring Breaks program engage in reciprocal service in communities with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact with, learning about a variety of social issues, such as urban and rural poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness, the environment, domestic violence and juvenile delinquency. Students are immersed in culturally enriching experiences that challenge them to think critically about the social and environmental issues that shape society.

After meeting with the project’s planning committee: Harris Rosen (President & COO Rosen Hotels & Resorts), Alberta Masmoudi (Rosen Hotels & Resorts), Dr. Robert Allen (Chairman, Tangelo Park Program, former Principal of Tangelo Park Elementary School), Chuck Dziuban and Marcella Bush (both from University of Central Florida), the volunteers will begin their busy week. While at Tangelo Park Elementary, the college students will spend their mornings in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms, working with students and assisting teachers. Afternoons will be spent mentoring students from Southwest Middle School and Dr. Phillips High School. The college students will also have the opportunity to meet with the advisory board for the Tangelo Park Program, including the TPP Board of Directors: Dr. Robert Allen (President), Harris Rosen (Treasurer), JuaNita Reed (Recording Secretary); UCF Deans of College of Medicine, Health, Public Affairs, and Education, and other representatives from the University of Central Florida; as well as representatives from Orange County Public Schools, the Tangelo Park Neighborhood Center for Families, Head Start, Family Service Center, Two-Three-Four-Year-Old Program, Tangelo Baptist Church, Civic Association, YMCA, Sheriff’s office representative, Tangelo Park residents, Tangelo Park graduates and members of the Golden Stars Club.

Other activities include spending the day working with care providers and children at the ten Tangelo Park early childhood care centers that are funded through the project, helping with art projects for the Two-, Three- and Four-Year-Old program and helping with parent/students school activities.

Of those students in Tangelo who go on to four-year schools, either directly or through community college, 77% achieve a degree–far above the expectation for a community of this socioeconomic level. Of those who go on to graduate school 83% complete their programs. Tangelo students who enter community college complete their associate degree at the rate of 32%–again above the nation average. High school graduates entering vocational programs complete at a rate of 83%.

Since 1994, Tangelo Park Elementary students’ reading, writing and math scores have steadily increased. Tangelo Park Elementary School is one of very few urban elementary schools in Florida to receive an “A” grade six of the last seven years, based on the statewide scholastic FCAT exams.

Presently, the University of Central Florida is involved in a systematic study to determine the costs and benefits of the Tangelo Park Program to determine its return of investment. To date, the return appears to be $7 to society for every $1 spent.

Harris Rosen, a long-time Orlando resident, is the President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Florida’s largest independent hotel chain which includes Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and four value-priced properties including Quality Inn International, Rodeway Inn International, Quality Inn Plaza and Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista, for a total of approximately 6,300 guest rooms.

Rosen is a trustee at the University of Central Florida and donated the land and provided the funding to build the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Rosen also donated $3.5 million to build The Jack and Lee Rosen Southwest Orlando Jewish Community Campus, named in honor of his parents. He is an active conservationist and makes many other charitable donations.