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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  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

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

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

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 or call (866) 996-9939. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit  

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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Mary Deatrick, DPR | 407-332-5212 ,

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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


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.


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.


  • 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 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

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 or call (866) 996-9939. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit