“The Rosen Centre is the ONLY venue we will come back to time and time again. It goes without saying the proximity to the airport and convention center is a huge benefit, but it goes way beyond that for us. The hotel itself is equipped with just the right amenities and dining outlets, has more than ample meeting space, is sustainably conscious, and let’s not forget the AWESOME poolside bar and on-site deli!
The staff is incredible. The team’s attention to detail and eagerness to please (even with our insane requests) are the sole reasons we continue to use the facility. They never let us see them sweat. They never say no and always pull out all the stops to make sure our programs are as turn-key as possible”
– Heidi Pascale, Director, Corporate Events
“The Rosen Centre is a meeting planner’s dream with multiple meeting rooms sized to accommodate any group, diverse catering options, an exceptionally creative team and an excellent location on International Drive. Owner Harris Rosen and the entire Rosen Centre staff have always been willing to go above and beyond to not only meet, but to exceed, their client’s requests. I’ve held many events at the hotel and each time our group has been made to feel as though they were being welcomed home.”
– Elaine Ellison, CMP, Senior Conference and Events Coordinator
Lockheed Martin Corp
“We’re always delighted with the culinary staff. And connecting to the OCCC has added an even higher level of satisfaction for our attendees and exhibitors.”
-Jana Brown, CMP, Director of Conference Events
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
“Each year, we’re challenged with outdoing the previous year’s meeting, taking it to the next level to keep attendance up and our attendees excited. The staff at Rosen Centre have become an extension of our team and a true partner in helping us plan this path to success. For example, Executive Chef Michael Rumplik and his culinary artists outdid themselves for our first conference, going beyond the typical catering menu, creating world-class dishes to satisfy the many varied tastes of our international crowd. We know they’re invested in providing the best.
There were nine of us on a recent call brainstorming ideas for transforming the hotel’s 35,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom. It was the hotel who suggested we consider including the reception area outside the ballroom in our plan and recommended building an incredible video wall that we knew will be a hit with our tech-savvy group. They know their property and guide us to push the limits. It’s extremely helpful and rewarding to have the entire hotel group invested in our mutual success.”
-Jolene Cannon, Senior Manager, Marketing Events
“I believe that this year’s conference was the best in our history and that is no small part due to the support we received from you and your staff, from the bid process through the execution of the conference.”
– Lynn Daines, Executive Vice President
Governor’s Hurricane Conference, Inc.
“From the first stages of site searching and negotiating with your Sales staff to the final goodbyes by the bell staff, this program was 5 star! Our Sales Manager was thorough and always well versed regarding the property and very prepared regarding the client! They stayed with the process long after the sale had been made and provided a continuity that was greatly appreciated.
The Convention Service team was phenomenal! They spent many hours absorbing the intricacies of this program in preparation for the group. This dedication was rewarded with a flawless program. The staff, at all levels, were superb and had a fantastic attitude. Once on site, your entire management team were very hands on and were there for all major functions and involved in solving any challenges that were presented.
Chef and his staff were incredible in preparing culinary delights for almost 2,000 people. Their presentation, whether plated or on buffet, was a work of art! The attendees all raved about the food!
The entire hotel rose to the occasion and provided service and quality that were amazing. I have been in this business for over 20 years and this was one of the best programs I have ever operated, due in no small part to your hotel and staff. You have an excellent group at the Rosen who operate in the truest sense of a very complete team. Both C. R. Bard and Trinity Ventures, Inc., found the partnership with your property to be mutually rewarding and a fantastic experience.”
– Deborah G. Burner, President
Trinity Ventures, Inc.
“The experience was flawless. The catering staff were very prompt and accurate with orders. The hand-passed appetizers were on time, delicious and well proportioned. The general wait staff were very flexible and always seen with full platters of food. The rooms were very clean and upscale, perfect for all of our executives. The VIP services provided to our staff were greatly appreciated.
In our experience with over 50 events at various hotels around the United States, which includes the Four Seasons and the Ritz-Carlton, we have never been treated so much like royalty than at the Rosen Centre.”
-Dean Villegas, Director of Corporate Services
“As an Events Manager, I cannot possibly shine as bright as I did last week without the enormous tasks executed by your team. As I’ve said before, I still believe your team sleeps at the hotel! They were always there ready to help me and each team worked very well with each other and stepped in without delay on any request I had for them. From the banquet managers to the A/V team, to even the folks responsible for keeping up the bathrooms, everything was 5 star across the board!
If we go to Orlando again, it will definitely be the Rosen Centre!”
-Karen Carey, CTSM Events Manager
Secure Computing Corporation
On November 3rd, 2016, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2016 Autumn Imperial Decorations. President & COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts Harris Rosen is one of the 96 foreign recipients and he received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, one of the highest ranking civilian honors awarded to those from other countries.
“In serving as the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Orlando from November 2010 to October 2016, Harris has been an avid supporter of and invaluable resource to Japanese residents, visitors and companies in the Orlando area,” said Ken Okaniwa, Consul General of Japan for Florida. “In addition, he has given generously to further the student exchange program between Orlando and its Sister City of Urayasu, and assisted the relief efforts for the victims of the 2011 Japan Great East Earthquake and Tsunami. This recognition is greatly deserved.”
Orlando is home to the most concentrated community of Japanese nationals in Florida and also welcomes Japanese tourists to local attractions. Additionally, 25 Japanese companies located in and near the Orlando area are expanding. Rosen has supported all of them in the stead of the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami due to the distance between South Florida and Orlando. He has also provided a venue for Japanese consular services.
Florida’s largest independent hotelier and a noted philanthropist, Rosen donated the honorarium he received as Honorary Consul General to the Orlando Hoshuko, which teaches Japanese language and culture to the children of the region’s Japanese community. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, he organized numerous charity events and presented $100,000 toward relief efforts.
For more information about the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, visit
or call (305) 530-9090.