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Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek Awarded Prestigious Three Palm Status in Florida DEP’s Green Lodging Program

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Award-Winning Convention Property Improves Conservation Efforts to Graduate from Two to Three Palm Designation

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Mary Deatrick, DPR
407-332-5212, mary@deatrickpr.com
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ORLANDO (Nov. 14, 2014) – Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek is proud to announce that it has earned Three Palm Status in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Green Lodging Program. The award-winning hotel has been designated a Two Palm property since 2008.

The voluntary initiative designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources, offering designations at four levels. The program’s environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance. To become designated, facilities must conduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations: Communication and Education (Customers, Employees, Public); Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling; Water Conservation; Energy Efficiency; and Indoor Air Quality.

“We at Rosen Shingle Creek are proud to be named a Three Palm property and to demonstrate that environmental conservation and protection is not just a passing trend but a real priority for all of us at Rosen Hotels & Resorts,” said Leslie Menichini, VP of Sales and Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts Convention Properties. “We started this process before DEP’s program began, and we plan to continue our efforts, exceeding the state’s standards, because it’s a cause to which we are deeply committed.”

To earn Three Palm status, the 1,501-room convention and leisure property implemented several new programs and practices, on top of its existing energy-saving policies. Among them, its staff gives tours to college students and groups, speaks at outside conferences to promote green business practices, and promotes green meetings to incoming convention groups. The hotel provides a “green suggestions” box at the associate cafeteria and has dedicated an environmental section in its facility newsletter, as well as enrolling in Green Destination Orlando, a hospitality advocacy committee. Additionally, Rosen Shingle Creek instituted a reduced packaging policy, uses refillable containers instead of single-use packets/containers, and prints all advertising, educational and promotional pieces on recycled paper.

In terms of facilities, the hotel installed photo sensors on toilets, urinals and faucets; installed tap flow controllers with auto shut-off; and uses final rinse water as pre-rinse water for subsequent cycles in its Milnor Tunnel energy-efficient washing machines. Rosen Shingle Creek uses biodiesel from used cooking oil, an onsite renewable energy power source, and conducts periodic thermal imaging to look for leakages. A daily inspection of laundry exhaust vents, grounds equipment and vehicles keeps the machines running efficiently. The hotel uses LED exit lighting and programmable thermostats for HVAC, and also provides preferred parking locations for guests and staff driving fuel efficient vehicles. Rosen Hotels & Resorts is committed to conservation efforts in all its properties. The associate medical center, Rosen Medical Center, A Place for Healing and Wellness, was built in 2012 according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified standards as outlined by the U.S. Green Building Council. In 2007, Rosen Shingle Creek, along with its sister properties, Rosen Plaza and Rosen Center, were among the first 50 properties – the top one percent in Florida – to receive One Palm designation. All three properties achieved Two Palm status the following year. The 800-room Rosen Plaza and 1,334-room Rosen Centre have retained their Two Palm lodging status. For more information about the Florida Green Lodging program, visit: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/greenlodging/default.htm

Rosen Shingle Creek Awarded by ALHI with Prestigious “Chairman’s Award” as the “ALHI Hotel of the Year” for 2014

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



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.

Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel Spreads Holiday Cheer with Inaugural Gingerbread House Competition and Display

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

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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