From historic foods to natural expanses, Rosen Shingle Creek has so much to offer that guests often relax, play and work without ever leaving the property.
Rosen Shingle Creek is in an ideal location for exploring Orlando, yet you may choose to enjoy your Sunshine State visit right on the manicured grounds. With lodging, dining, golf, spa services and 524,000 square feet of event facilities within its 255 acres, the hotel is a self-contained escape for both business and leisure travelers. No wonder the Northstar Meeting Group named Rosen Shingle Creek as its prestigious Stella award winner for the Southeast’s best golf resort in 2017.
Here’s why you might want to hang around.
A Doorway to Nature
While Rosen Shingle Creek is filled with modern amenities, it also provides access to Old Florida nature. The hotel’s backdrop is the waterway Shingle Creek, itself one of the headwaters of the state’s scenic Everglades. For guests with a yen for outdoor adventure, Rosen Shingle Creek provides a nature trail. Meander amid towering grasses, graceful Spanish moss trees, dramatic pine tree stands and blooming flowers. As you stroll, native birds will be your companions. In season, the hotel offers for fishing off the charming dock overlooking the Shingle Creek Golf Club’s manicured greens.
AAA doesn’t hand out high ratings freely, so it’s significant that Rosen Shingle Creek has two restaurants with Four Diamond ratings. At Cala Bella, chefs bring the best of Italian flavors to Orlando, whether you want a daring dish like squid ink spaghetti with butter-poached lobster, or a fine take on a traditional one such as chicken Parmesan or veal Marsala. A Land Remembered is a top-quality steakhouse featuring Harris Ranch Black Angus Five Diamond beef, yet it also honors Florida’s pioneer days, as does the book for which it’s named. Diners can go modern with, say, goat cheese fritters, or embrace Cracker culture with alligator stew.
Golf Games and Education
The respected Arnold Palmer Design Company created the Shingle Creek Golf Course, weaving in undulating fairways, dense pines and oaks, and closely mown runoffs and chipping areas among the 18 holes, which themselves are placed around natural preserves. To improve your skills for the par-72 challenge, sign up for instruction at the Brad Brewer Golf Academy, which has state-of-the-art technology, or simply take advantage of the 15,000 square feet of practice areas and the 70,000-square-foot driving range.
For many, diffusing in or by any of Rosen Shingle Creek’s four pools is the ultimate in relaxation, perhaps with a friendly volleyball game on the sand court for diversion. For yet more serenity, book yourself some pampering at The Spa at Shingle Creek. Go simple, with a mani-pedi or De-Stress massage. Or go for the gold, choosing perhaps a Creekside Citrus and Cedar massage, which includes a foot scrub, or a Calusa Cocoon, which involves a full-body brush, exfoliation, a moisturizing wrap and a zip of citrus essences. Before and after your scheduled treatment, spend time in the sauna, steam room, whirlpool and relaxation room. Get an updo or blowout for the evening’s event at the salon before heading back to your guestroom.
Yes, your meeting, conference or convention will be in exceptional spaces, with excellent service and amenities, at Rosen Shingle Creek. Yet the extras may entice you to stay around longer.