Memories of Florida’s grand hotels featuring turn-of-the-century splendor spring to life with the unveiling of spacious new guest rooms at the new AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek. The lush backdrop of early 1900s Florida, with its natural charms and Spanish-revival flavor, sets the tone for the elegant, functional guest rooms and suites, in their jewel-tone colors.
Designed by W. M. Dodson, Inc., with comfort and luxury in mind, the oversized guest rooms at 436 gross square feet are among the largest in Central Florida. Each accommodation provides an inviting escape with plush Creek Sleeper beds, warm chestnut furniture, soothing deep cinnamon, gold and aqua fabrics and custom art of the area’s lush, natural surroundings. 32-inch flat screen TVs, high-speed Internet access and other high-tech conveniences complete each room’s tuned-in-yet-relaxed ambiance.
“We wanted our guest rooms to be warm, inviting and comfortable,” says Leslie Menichini, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts Convention Properties. “While every state-of-the-art amenity is provided, each room’s theme evokes the irresistible aura of a traditional, old-Florida hotel.”
The full-service convention hotel offers 1,500 guest rooms and suites, including 106 parlor suites, 30 hospitality suites and three sumptuous presidential suites. Firm but plush Creek Sleeper beds available in all guest rooms are classic super-pillow top style dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets, faux down blankets and warm cinnamon and gold decorative bed scarves, skirts and pillows. Crown molding, carved and burnished chestnut headboards and dressers add further warmth to each room.
In each guest room, original framed photographs in a canvas giclee (an ancient process used to give canvasses depth) by Rosen Hotels & Resorts Vice President and photo hobbyist Garritt Toohey provide a window on the world of meadows, streams, flora, fauna and other natural treasures of frontier Florida. Toohey’s nature works also are hung in common areas throughout the hotel, reflecting the lush, oak-and-pine-studded Shingle Creek waterway that serves as headwaters to the Florida Everglades and its treeline may be viewed from the guest hotel windows.
A stylish alabaster three-way dresser lamp provides soft nightlight illumination from its carved translucent base; nightstand lamps are antique gold with crystal accents and hand-sewn silk shades, and both nightstand and desk lamps come equipped with handy electrical outlets in each lamp’s base. Additional guest room features include an overstuffed lounge chair in custom medallion fabric of aqua and subtle gold, and rich wall-to-floor draperies in gold and aqua, with a Kingston valance trimmed with cinnamon fringe, with soft gold custom sheer to reflect the room’s overall color scheme. The fabric designer used a historic palm pattern from the early 1900’s from South Florida on the sheers. The ceiling is painted a soft aqua to provide a unique and calming atmosphere.
Conveniences like 32-inch flat screen TVs, which include connectivity panels for laptop, iPod, and other devices, take guest room technology to the ultimate level. The TVs feature NXTV technology offering each guest access to make restaurant reservations or schedule a spa appointment or tee time, as well as access to the Internet to view meeting schedules. The NXTV technology also allows the guest to use broadcast messaging (if attending a convention) and access an email address issued to them during their stay.
The email address allows those without remote email access or a laptop computer the ability to send and receive email through their guest room TV set and its wireless keyboard. In addition, each guestroom features two phones featuring individual speed dial numbers, its own directory and mass voice messaging.
Each guest bath is fitted with custom chestnut vanity, granite countertops. Chic curved shower rods offer a roomier bathing and shower area and towel bars in bronze finish accent the luxury bath, which also features soft gold, aqua and cinnamon tones.
“Form meets function in a dramatic new way in these distinctive guest rooms and suites,” says a designer with W. M. Dodson, Inc. “We’ve stayed true to the Spanish-revival splendor of early Florida while incorporating the hottest technology and style trends sure to pack a ‘wow’ with our guests.”
Groups up to 7,600 can enjoy one of the largest full-service convention hotels in Central Florida at Rosen Shingle Creek. The hotel’s 462,000 square feet of dedicated, state-of-the-art meeting/event space includes a 95,000-square-foot column-free ballroom. Amenities include the 13,000-square-foot Spa at Shingle Creek with nine treatment rooms and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, twelve restaurant and lounging options, four outdoor swimming pools, two lighted tennis courts, basketball, nature trails, fishing, volleyball and more.
Golfers can tee off at the hotel’s David Harman-designed, 18-hole, par 72 (7,228-yard) championship golf course opened in December 2003 and ranked one of the “Top 40 Best New Courses in the U.S.” by Golfweek Magazine.
Located on 230 acres within minutes of Orlando International Airport and area attractions, the hotel is the newest addition to the Rosen Hotels & Resorts group, which owns and operates six additional award-winning properties in the Orlando destination market. For more information about Rosen Shingle Creek, please visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call 866-996-9939.