Orlando’s Newest Luxury Hotel Recognized for Quality, Guest Service
ORLANDO (June 22, 2007) – The American Automobile Association (AAA), one of the country’s most respected authorities on travel and hospitality, has just awarded Orlando’s newest luxury hotel, Rosen Shingle Creek, with its prestigious Four-Diamond Award rating for 2008. The 1,500 room hotel, which opened Sept. 9, 2006, is one of Central Florida’s premier leisure and meetings destinations with more than 462,000 sq. ft. of meeting/event space. Situated on 230 pristine acres at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades, the breathtaking Spanish-revival style architecture evokes images of Florida’s first grand hotels at the turn of the century, while offering guests the ultimate in modern day convenience, service and hospitality.
“We are thrilled that AAA has recognized our vision, hard work and commitment to guest service by awarding Shingle Creek with the Four Diamond award,” said Harris Rosen, President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “AAA’s trusted reputation as a travel authority brings an added peace of mind to our guests that they have chosen only the best accommodations during their visit to Orlando.”
To be considered for approval and rating by AAA, hotels and restaurants that meet AAA members’ basic hotel and restaurant requirements must first apply for an evaluation. If the application is accepted, an AAA evaluator will visit the establishment. Evaluations are unannounced to ensure that AAA professionals experience a hotel or restaurant just as a guest would. After a thorough inspection is conducted, establishments that meet AAA’s criteria become AAA Approved — indicating their ability to provide a quality experience for members. Next, each AAA Approved hotel and restaurant is assigned a AAA rating of one to five Diamonds, indicating the level of services and amenities provided.
According to AAA, the Four Diamond Award status, which was awarded to Rosen Shingle Creek, means that the property is “upscale in all areas,” with “accommodations (that) are refined and stylish (and) the physical attributes reflect enhanced quality throughout. The fundamental hallmarks at this level include an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.”
Rosen Shingle Creek boasts the onsite Shingle Creek Golf Club, an 18-hole, par 72 (7,228 yards) championship golf course named by Golfweek as One of America’s Top 40 New Courses for 2005, and One of Central Florida’s Top 10 Toughest Courses by Orlando Business Journal. Enhancing the course’s appeal is the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, which offers lessons and corporate/team building events. Brewer was recently named by Golf Magazine as a “Top 100 Teacher for 2007-2008.”
The hotel also offers twelve dining/lounging options, including fine dining Italian restaurant, Cala Bella, and the classic steakhouse, A Land Remembered. From late-night munchies at the 24-hour 18 Monroe Street Market to a poolside ice cream or evening cocktail, guests need never leave the spacious hotel to ease a craving.
Recreational activities abound at Shingle Creek, with four swimming pools, the 13,000 sq. ft. world-class Spa at Shingle Creek, with nine treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center. A video arcade and onsite babysitting facility keep kids entertained while parents dine or enjoy an afternoon of golf or spa treatments. Outdoor activities such as basketball, sand volleyball, tennis, nature trails and fishing offer plenty of ways to soak up some Florida sunshine.
When it comes to in-room relaxation, Shingle Creek has the corner on the market with spacious, 436 gross square foot guest rooms. A 32” flat screen TV with NXTV connectivity and in-room high-speed Internet connectivity keeps them plugged into work or personal e-mail. Plush robes, designer linens and first-class toiletries add to the environment of complete rest and relaxation. Those seeking even more space may choose to stay in one of the hotel’s 139 guest suites, complete with a beautifully appointed mini kitchen area, including a mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and serving/bar area with granite countertop.
Although Shingle Creek is a vacation unto itself, many come to Orlando specifically for its legendary theme parks. Just 10 minutes from Sea World and Universal Orlando, the hotel is a Destination Universal property, which means guests can purchase discounted tickets in the hotel lobby and enjoy complimentary scheduled transportation to both parks. The hotel is just a mile from the I-Drive tourist area and approximately 15 miles from Orlando renowned attractions.
For more information about Rosen Shingle Creek, please visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call 866-996-6338 for reservations.