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Rosen Hotels & Resorts Offer Three Exquisite Courses at Four Stunning Restaurants for One Delicious Price During Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

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Rosen Hotels & Resorts Offer Three Exquisite Courses at Four Stunning Restaurants for One Delicious Price During Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

For more information contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR.

ORLANDO (August 10, 2016) – Food lovers rejoice! September is Magical Dining Month, where Orlando restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners with an appetizer, entrée and dessert for an exceptional value of $33. A special preview week begins August 29 and continues through October 2. Now in its 11th year, Magical Dining is a timely opportunity to enjoy Rosen Hotels & Resorts fine dining restaurants. One dollar from each meal will be donated to The Russell Home for atypical children. Rosen Hotels & Resorts is proud to have four of its fine dining establishments participating this year. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or just need an excuse to head out for a night on the town, an evening at a Rosen Hotels restaurant is magical indeed. The executive chefs and their teams at each restaurant have gone to great lengths to prepare special menus, showcasing the skill, creativity and signature flavors that make each venue unique. If you have not had the opportunity to visit the following restaurants, here’s just a taste of what you will find.

AAA Four Diamond A Land Remembered, Rosen Shingle Creek

This opulent creek-side restaurant is the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening, from the warm rich décor to the elegant lighting. The Magical Dining menu offers four choices of appetizers, entrees and desserts, each prepared with the freshest ingredients and presented with impeccable service. Start the evening off with a Boca Grande Crab Cake with Scallion Aioli and Red Chili Pepper glaze, or Grilled Hearts of Romaine with warm Goat Cheese. A few of the main courses include Florida fresh catch of the day, and an exquisitely prepared Filet Mignon with Herb Butter using herbs from the restaurant’s on-site organic herb garden. Linger over a glass of wine before moving on to dessert, which is prepared under careful supervision of world renowned Executive Pastry Chef and Chocolatier David Ramirez. Savor a slice of Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberry Ganache, or perhaps the Warm Bread Pudding with Rum Raisin Ice Cream. Take an after dinner stroll around the hotel and enjoy the nature trails and lush scenery to complete a truly magical evening. Visit or call 407-996-FOOD.

AAA Four Diamond Cala Bella, Rosen Shingle Creek

You’ll feel transported to Tuscany at Cala Bella, surrounded by stunning Italian artwork, soaring vaulted ceilings and arched entryways. Relax with a glass of bubbly and drink in the view of the evening sky over the hotel’s pool deck and golf course as you peruse the classic Italian and Mediterranean dishes on the Magical Dining Menu. Start with crispy Calamari Fritti in a spicy Peppadew Coulis followed by a traditional Chicken Parmesan, or perhaps enjoy a Roasted Beet Salad with organic baby greens and Blood Orange Vinaigrette followed by a succulent Grilled Tuscan Ribeye. The open kitchen allows diners a peek into the action, including the two-sided hydroponic garden that hangs over the prep station. This edible wall art allows the chef to pluck tender greens moments before serving for the ultimate in freshness. Top off the evening with an espresso and Tiramisu or Cappuccino Crème Brȗlee. Visit or call 407-996-FOOD.

Everglades Restaurant, Rosen Centre

At the Rosen Centre Hotel, the Everglades Restaurant offers fine dining in a fun atmosphere that celebrates the flavors of Florida and pays homage to the world’s largest tropical wetlands. Diners are surrounded by flora and fauna in the décor, which creates a unique ambiance. Daily supplies of fresh Florida native fish, along with select prime cuts of meat are carefully and creatively prepared with bright flavors and Southern accents such as fried green tomatoes and watermelon. The Magical Dining menu features several starters that Everglades is famous for, such as the Alligator Bay Chowder developed by Head Chef Fred Vlachos, and the George Barley salad that pays tribute to the late Everglades conservationist and features Florida Rock Shrimp Tempura, croutons, mixed greens and grilled pineapple. There are entrée choices for meat and seafood-lovers, and a wine list that offers sustainable organic wine choices in keeping with Rosen’s commitment to the environment. Can’t decide between Key Lime Pie and Double Chocolate Fudge Overload for dessert? Have both with a duo of dessert shots, a few bites of brilliant decadence to end the evening. Visit or call 407-996-2385.

Jack’s Place, Rosen Plaza

Step into this casual fine dining restaurant in a modern atmosphere on I-Drive and you’ll be surrounded by the world’s largest collection of autographed celebrity caricatures, created by Jack Rosen, the father of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ founder Harris Rosen. This venue is sure to be a sell-out during Magical Dining Month, since guests who dine on Friday and Saturday nights will receive a complimentary caricature done by a local artist in addition to a fabulous meal. Start the evening off with a salad or Spicy Shrimp and Grits, followed by an expertly prepared Filet Mignon or Florida Gulf Coast Red Snapper served with basil garlic pappardelle pasta. Executive Chef Michael McMullen sources ingredients locally whenever possible, including deliveries of fresh herbs and produce grown by at-risk youth at Orlando’s Edgewood Children’s Ranch. Visit or call 407-996-1787.

Rosen Hotels and Resorts in Orlando to participate in FLRA #DineOut Orlando to benefit the OneOrlando Fund

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Five of the Hotels’ fine dining eateries will provide 25 percent of their day’s sales

For more information contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR.

ORLANDO (June 28, 2016) – Hotels and resorts owned by Harris Rosen are participating in the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Dine Out for Orlando United event this Thursday, June 30. To benefit victims and families affected by the tragedy at Pulse, fine dining restaurants at Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Centre, Rosen Inn and Rosen Plaza will contribute 25 percent of their sales that day to the OneOrlando Fund.

“I am proud of Orlando and the visitors who have provided such an outpouring of support for the community,” said Harris Rosen, President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando. “Our hearts go out to those touched by this tragedy. We’re honored to offer our support to the FRLA’s Dine Out for Orlando United event.”

Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek offers the regional cuisines of Italy, from Tuscany to Naples to Sicily, along with classic Italian-American comfort food, all served in a grand setting. For details, call 407-996-3663 or visit

A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek celebrates Florida’s pioneers, with a spectacular view of lush landscape and a menu featuring Harris Ranch Prime steaks, fresh seafood, local specialties and sustainable ingredients. For details, call 407-996-3663 or visit

Everglades restaurant at the Rosen Centre serves some of Florida’s best seafood and steaks, in surroundings that reflects the natural beauty of the state. For details, call 407-996-8551 or visit

Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza is a world-class steakhouse where diners can view caricatures of famous people drawn by Harris Rosen’s father. For details call 407-996-1787 or visit

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse at the Rosen Inn, offers skilled Teppanyaki chefs, who entertain the family while cooking meals at iron griddle tables. For details, call 407-352-1607 or visit

About Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Celebrating more than 42 years in service, Rosen Hotels & Resorts comprises more than 6,300 guest rooms at seven Orlando hotels. For more information, visit

About OneOrlando Fund

The Fund was created to respond to the needs of the community after the effects of the Pulse tragedy. The distribution of the funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation.

Bountiful Champagne Buffets and Relaxing Overnight Stays Take the Spotlight this Easter and Mother’s Day at Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando

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For more information contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR.
(407) 718-4640,

ORLANDO (March 21, 2016) – This Easter and Mother’s Day, Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando celebrates with special holiday brunches and welcome packages for the entire family to enjoy.

Featuring magnificent spreads that include seafood, breakfast entrees, salads, desserts and more – accompanied by champagne to toast the holidays – Rosen Hotels & Resorts will more than fulfill any and every Easter and Mother’s Day brunch expectation, creating more time for the important things, like spending time with family and friends, relaxing in the sun and celebrating the holiday in the true spirit of thankfulness and joy. Families can enjoy the complimentary valet parking always offered for all guests dining at one of the hotel restaurants.

In addition to its renowned brunches, guests can enjoy special weekend stays over Easter and Mother’s Day weekend – one more delightful way to say thank you to mom by giving the gift of bliss.

March 27 Easter Brunch and Overnight Stay Packages

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Easter Brunch
Annually hosted in one of its magnificent ballrooms with everything from ice sculptures to a full video wall with images of the season, Easter brunch at Rosen Plaza is always a delight. Guests enjoy a buffet feast of more than 30 dishes, a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne and complimentary valet parking. The magnificent brunch buffet spread includes soup, omelet and carving stations with Prime Rib and Smoked Pork Loin; antipasto and chilled salads, including oysters on the half shell, chilled shrimp, cheese plates, fruit, veggies and more; hot buffet items like Hibachi Grilled Chicken and Grilled Vegetable Ravioli; and a decadent dessert station with delicacies like Double Chocolate Torte and Easter Rum Cake to help satisfy every sweet craving. March 27 from 11am to 4pm; $41.95 per adult, $18.95 ages four to 10, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. $5 Florida resident discount automatically deducted at time of advance purchase. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-0256 or visit for more information and to make a reservation.

Rosen Centre Hotel

Easter Brunch
Guests enjoy the best of Rosen Centre’s culinary team on Easter Day for the hotel’s grand holiday brunch. Featuring a delightful buffet of holiday favorites paired with complimentary champagne and mimosas – from soups and salads to fresh fruit and cheese plates, a seafood station, specialty items like sushi rolls and braised pork, a risotto and pasta bar, entrees ranging from Herb Crusted Chicken to Braised Short Ribs, and a carving station featuring Prime Rib and Lamb. Traditional breakfast is available at the omelet and waffle station, as well as a mouth-watering array of desserts for a sweet finish. Buffet is available on Easter Day, March 27 from 11am to 5pm; $46.95 per adult, $17.95 for children ages four to 12, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-8551 or visit for more information and to make a reservation.

Easter Stay Package Guests are invited to enjoy an Easter in the sun—full of delicious food, lovely surroundings and friends and family—with this bountiful holiday package that includes a guestroom at a special Easter rate, our exquisite Easter Brunch for two featuring everything from fresh seafood and sushi, to an omelet and waffle station and specialty entrees, accompanied by complimentary champagne and mimosas. Guests can relax and soak up the holiday with 20 percent off The Spa at Rosen Centre, complimentary valet parking and complimentary access to the fitness center. $189, plus tax. Available March 26 only. Call 407-996-9840 or visit for more information.

Rosen Shingle Creek

Easter Brunch The perfect holiday delight, Rosen Shingle Creek’s bountiful Easter Day Buffet features unlimited champagne and mimosas and more than 40 classic favorites and inventive dishes. From a selection of soups and salads – like Corn Blini with Foie Gras Mousse, Salmon Tartare Cornets and Shrimp, Avocado & Blood Orange Salad with Pickled Ginger – to cheese, fruit, antipasto and bruschetta bars, as well as a seafood, dim sum, chef’s carving station and a variety of entrees, there is something for everyone. Even the “make your own pasta” station offers guests the opportunity to be their own chef. An extensive dessert buffet includes cheesecake to breakfast pastries to an abundance of chocolate treats– the perfect final course. Florida residents and hotel guests enjoy a 25 percent discount, not applicable to alcohol. March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $65.95 per adult, $29.95 for children four to 11, and ages three and under eat for free; not including tax and service charge. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-3663 or visit to learn more or to make a reservation.

Easter Stay Package Guests save more the longer they stay this Easter with the weekend retreat package offering relaxing stays in one of the hotel’s elegant guest rooms – an early visit from the Easter Bunny this year. Each stay begins with a complimentary Easter basket, and guests enjoy 25 percent off the renowned Sunday Easter brunch buffet at Café Osceola, as well as at the spa, golf club and more. Detective skills will be put to the test at the grand Easter egg hunt Sunday morning from 11 to 11:30am, with prizes ranging from stays at the hotel to hotel restaurant gift certificates, and one lucky guest will find the golden egg in his or her guest room. Available March 24-28, the packages start at $149 for one night, $139 per night for two nights and $129 per night for three nights, plus applicable taxes. Available March 24 – 28, plus applicable taxes. Call 407-996-6338 or visit for reservations.

May 8 Mother’s Day Brunch and Guest Packages

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Mother’s Day Brunch This Mother’s Day, the entire family is invited to celebrate mom in a grand way at the Rosen Plaza’s Mother’s Day Brunch, hosted in the hotel’s grand ballroom and featuring a delightful array of gourmet treats prepared specially for mom. Guests enjoy complimentary mimosas and champagne, and can choose from a host of options, like an omelet cooked to order, Florida Conch Chowder from the soup station, or Oysters on-the-Half Shell and Chilled Shrimp. The carving station features Roast Prime Rib and Roast Pork Steamship Adobe, and antipasto and chilled salads ranging from seafood and fresh fruit to garden salads and fresh pastries are just the beginning of a menu packed with delicious surprises, including a full dessert station. Mother’s Day, May 8, 11am to 4pm. $41.95 per adult, $18.95 for children aged four to 11, and children under four eat for free; tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-0256 or visit for more information.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay The ideal overnight retreat to spoil mom this Mother’s Day, this package says thank you with a restful stay in one of the newly refreshed guest rooms, complete with Mother’s Day brunch for two including mimosas and champagne and 25 percent off at Jack’s Place and Café Matisse. Mom and dad—or the entire family—can enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun poolside after enjoying a delicious buffet brunch in the Grand Ballroom that includes a soup, omelet and carving station, antipasto and salads like House Cured Lox and Chipotle-Lime Smoked Salmon and Baby Kale and Edamame Salad, entrees of Seared Chicken and Oven Poached Codfish, and a dessert station that starts with Mom’s Apple Crumb Pie. Starting at $149 per night, with an optional room upgrade to a suite for an additional $75 per night. Applicable taxes and fees not included. Available May 7, additional nights at $89 per night are available upon request (does not include holiday buffet). Call 407-996-9700 or visit for more information.

Rosen Centre Hotel

Mother’s Day Brunch What better way to say thank you this Mother’s Day than with a special brunch to celebrate mom together with the family at Orlando’s finest full gourmet buffet brunch with complimentary champagne to toast the holiday. Guests choose from a mouth-watering selection of soups, antipasto and salads to start, featuring delicacies like Couscous Salad with Shrimp and Mint, and Fresh Fruit Ambrosia, as well as an international and domestic cheese display. A seafood station offering snow crab claws, shrimp and smoked salmon, as well as a specialty station, risotto and pasta bar, entrée station and carving station serving Prime Rib and Garlic & Rosemary Crusted Spring Lamb are just the prequel to a delicious finale at the decadent dessert station. May 8 from 11am to 5pm; $46.95 per adult, $17.95 for children ages four to 12, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-8551 or visit for more information and to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay What better way to show Mom the love than with a relaxing getaway with pampering from sun up to sun down! Enjoy deluxe accommodations and scrumptious breakfast buffet for two at the hotel’s Café Gauguin. Then spend the day poolside lounging or treat Mom to an array of treatments from facials, massage therapy and more with 20 percent off services at The Spa at Rosen Centre. Mother’s Day makeovers or primping for a night on the town is easy at the spa’s full service salon with hair, makeup and nail services. Package includes complimentary valet parking and complimentary access to the fitness center. $159, plus tax. Available May 6 – 8. Call 407-996-9840 or visit for more information.

Rosen Shingle Creek

Mother’s Day Brunch Rosen Shingle Creek’s delectable Mother’s Day Buffet will entice Mom from the heart of her home to the heart of ours to enjoy more than 40 dishes from our dedicated culinary team… working almost as hard as Mom does to create a feast worthy of her family. Featuring unlimited champagne and mimosas and an array of chef’s stations, there’s something for every member of the family. Salads, soups, cheese and fruit displays, made-to-order omelets, pasta bar, carving stations, as well as seafood, sushi, Rosen’s Perfect Pizza, flowing chocolate fountains, cakes, pies and more galore. Florida residents and hotel guests enjoy a 25 percent discount, not applicable to alcohol. May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $65.95 per adult, $29.95 for children four to 11, and ages three and under eat for free; not including tax and service charge. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-3663 or visit to learn more or to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay Mom can relax at Orlando’s top AAA Four Diamond hotel. Complete with a stay in one of the luxurious guest rooms or suites, a delightful Mother’s Day brunch and activities to relax and rejuvenate, it’s the perfect getaway gift to say thank you this Mother’s Day. Guests enjoy a two-night stay in one of the elegant guestrooms for $399, or upgrade to a beautiful one-bedroom suite for $499. Each reservation includes a $50 food and beverage credit and a 25 percent discount on Mother’s Day Brunch, The Spa at Shingle Creek and individual golf lessons at Brad Brewer Golf Academy, as well as a special “I Love Mom Amenity.” Available May 6 – 8, tax and service charge not included. Must book brunch reservation at time of room reservation. Call 407-996-6338 or visit

Rosen Centre Expands Popular Wine Dinner Series to Include Distinguished Winemaker Appearances

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First 2016 Event Features Five-Course Gourmet Meal and Special Guest Reception with Winemaker Eric Weis of Acclaimed Silver Oak Cellar

For more information, contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR.
(407) 718-4640,

ORLANDO (March 6, 2016) – Rosen Centre’s popular wine dinner series kicks off its 10th year of culinary adventures with the same delectable menus from the hotel’s acclaimed Everglades restaurant, but with a new twist and a new name. The popular events are now expanding to feature not only a five-course gourmet dinner expertly paired with wines of equal stature, but now guests of the newly named Vine & Dine Winemaker Series will be able to enjoy meeting and becoming intimately educated by the winemaker themselves.

The 2016 Vine & Dine Winemaker Series will feature three dinners this year, starting with the March 14 event which will showcase selections from the acclaimed Silver Oak Cellar and a special appearance from Silver Oak winemaker Nate Weis. The event begins with a special reception at 6:30 p.m. where guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Nate Weis in one of the hotel’s opulent Presidential Suites, a special treat to kick off the series.

After enjoying a 2014 Twomey Cellars Sauvignon Blanc in the suite, guests will then adjourn at 7 p.m. to the renowned Everglades restaurant, offering a comfortable, yet refined setting that evokes the natural beauty and relaxed atmosphere of the Florida Everglades. Here they will enjoy a four-course dinner with seasonal ingredients punctuating each course expertly created by Head Chef Fred Vlachos, inducted in 2014 into Orlando Magazine’s Dining Hall of Fame, and wines selected by Weis that feature favorites from the Silver Oak and Twomey Wine Cellars to perfectly complement the menu.

Chef Fred will start guests with Seared Scallop with Celery Root Cream, Roasted Cipolini Onion and Candied Grapes paired with the 2014 Twomey Cellars Sauvignon Blanc. For the second course, Braised Rabbit with Dijon Rosemary Sauce is paired with the 2013 Twomey Cellars Russian River Pinot Noir. A Coconut Pineapple Sorbet follows to cleanse the palate. A tantalizing fourth course features Porcini Crusted Lamb Rack with a Smoked Paprika Sauce paired with 2011 Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. For the fifth course, guests are invited to enjoy a fromage selection featuring Mimolete, Petite Basque, Reypenaer Gouda served with Apricot Moscato Puree, Fig and Port Puree paired with 2011 Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Freshly brewed coffee and petit fours finish the elegant meal.

Weis, who earned his Master’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from University of California Davis and his Executive Master of Business Administration degree in Wine Business from Sonoma State University, has been a Cellar Master at Etude Wines, Assistant Winemaker at Patz & Hall Wine Company and Winemaker for Antica Napa Valley and Aril Wines.

Vine & Dine guests will be able to purchase bottles of Silver Oak wine which Weis will autograph that evening.

The first event is Monday, March 14, 2016, with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Price is $125 per person plus tax and service charge and includes complimentary valet parking. Each Vine & Dine event is an intimate dining experience at the hotel’s award-winning Everglades restaurant, limited to 50 guests. Reservations are required, 407-996-8560. Rosen Centre is at 9840 International Drive in Orlando.

About Rosen Centre Rosen Centre is a recipient of the Meetings & Conventions’ prestigious Gold Platter Award, given to select properties throughout the nation that demonstrate creative and culinary excellence. The hotel features nine dining and lounging options ranging from ample sumptuous buffets to fresh sushi, inventive tapas, New York Jewish-style noshes to contemporary poolside dining and sophisticated dinners at Everglades restaurant. For pre- or post-dining relaxation, guests are invited to enjoy luxurious treatments at The Spa at Rosen Centre. Just minutes away from the Orlando International Airport and the area’s most popular theme parks and attractions, Rosen Centre is located at 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. For more information, visit or call (800) 800-9840.

About Silver Oak Cellars Silver Oak Cellars is a Ray Duncan family-owned California winery dedicated to exclusively producing Cabernet Sauvignon. For over 40 years, Silver Oak has produced distinctive, award-winning Cabernets that are food-friendly, extensively aged to be drinkable upon release. The winery makes two wines at two separate facilities: Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at its winery in Oakville, CA and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at its winery in Geyserville, CA. The Duncan family also established Twomey Cellars, another California winery, to pursue other varietals besides Cabernet Sauvignon. Using the same philosophy that has guided Silver Oak since its founding, Twomey strives to make exceptional, food-friendly wines that are drinkable upon release. For more information, visit

Rosen Hotels & Resorts first in Orlando and among the first in Florida to receive APEX Designation for Green Practices

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ORLANDO (September 14, 2015) — Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando announced today that the company’s three convention hotels have been awarded the coveted APEX designation for sustainable meetings standards. The APEX initiative is a partnership of the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and ASTM International and is the meetings industry’s first standards designation for environmentally sustainable meetings.

The 1501-room Rosen Shingle Creek, 1334-room Rosen Centre and 800-room Rosen Plaza are the first hotels in Central Florida to receive the coveted designation for venue and accommodations. To earn the certification, the company underwent a vigorous evaluation process, known as being one of the most detailed and comprehensive of its kind.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is a dedicated leader of environmental practices in the hospitality industry. The company’s three convention hotels were the first in Central Florida and the state to receive the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Two Palm designation in 2007 and Three Palm designation in 2009 for remarkable conservation practices. In 2009, owner Harris Rosen received the Legacy Award, Sustainable Florida’s highest honor. Most recently in 2012, the company built its first LEED Certified building, the 12,000 square-foot Rosen Medical Center, a Place for Healing and Wellness.

“As a company, we’ve always been dedicated to environmentally sound practices and keenly focused on evaluating and improving our green standards whenever possible,” said DeeDee Baggitt, Director of Engineering & Facilities, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “This spans to services that would benefit those hosting ‘green’ meetings at our hotels, which is why we are so honored and pleased to have obtained the APEX designation.”

Meeting planners looking for options for hosting an environmentally sustainable meeting or event will find a comprehensive menu of programs created by the company, and most importantly ways to measure results to show the impact a group’s efforts have made.

“Groups and meetings are as important to us as are our company’s green efforts — vital to how we evaluate our success as a business and as a global community partner,” said Leslie Menichini, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Marrying our environmentally sustainable business philosophy to those groups who want to make a positive eco-impact at their meetings at our hotels is just another way we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Groups interested in learning more about hosting a sustainable meeting or event at one of the three Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ convention properties can visit

National Federation of the Blind to Attempt GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

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Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

Orlando, Florida (June 24, 2015): As part of the celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans, members and supporters of the NFB will attempt to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for largest umbrella mosaic. Over 2,170 individuals (the current record, achieved by PT Philips in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2012) will simultaneously raise umbrellas to create an image that can be viewed from above. The National Federation of the Blind record title attempt will take place at 7 a.m. on the morning of Wednesday, July 8, in the rear surface parking lot of the Rosen Centre Hotel located at 9840 International Drive in Orlando.

Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “Every day, the members of the National Federation of the Blind raise the expectations of blind people, because it is low expectations, and not blindness, that stand between blind people and our dreams. On Wednesday, July 8, we will raise expectations by raising a record number of umbrellas to convey the message that the blind can live the lives we want. Together, with love, hope, and determination, we can and will make this GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt, and all of our other dreams, come true.”

Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, said: “For the past several years we have been honored to host the annual convention of the National Federation of the Blind. We are delighted to do so again this year, and we are particularly excited to host an official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt at Rosen Centre. We encourage the Orlando community to support this incredible organization and join the National Federation of the Blind at Rosen Centre in their attempt to break a world record!”

For more information about the National Federation of the Blind GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt, or to sign up to help us set this new record, visit


About the National Federation of the Blind

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

Orlando’s Rosen Hotels & Resorts Once Again Named American Heart Association Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

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For more information, contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR
(407) 718-4640,

ORLANDO (March 11, 2015) – Rosen Hotels & Resorts is proud to announce that it has been named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association. This marks the 5th year that the Orlando-based independent hotel group has received this distinction.

To receive the gold level award, Rosen Hotels & Resorts fulfilled “key criteria” and demonstrated a “strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.” As an American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite, Rosen Hotels & Resorts will receive recognition on the association’s website and local recognition at events and in communications materials. The hotel group also will be able to use the Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Seal on its communications. Its associates may also take advantage of free tools such as the American Heart Association’s online Activity Tracker.

The honor is just one of many bestowed upon Rosen Hotels & Resorts for its commitment to better health for its 4,600 associates and dependents. For more than 20 years, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has offered an innovative, in-house healthcare program for associates and dependents. In recent years, it added to that plan all students from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. In November 2014, the hotel group partnered with Wal-Mart to provide free generic prescriptions for those covered on its in-house plan. And, in 2012, the hotel group opened a brand new associate medical facility, The Rosen Medical Center, A Place for Healing and Wellness, located on International Drive.

“We are honored that the American Heart Association has once again recognized Rosen Hotels & Resorts for our commitment to the health and well-being of our associates and their families,” said Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “We hope that our in-house healthcare model is an inspiration to other companies and individuals who want to take control of their greatest asset – their own health and that of their associates.”

Features of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ associate healthcare program include an array of free preventative care opportunities such as annual physicals, comprehensive screening lab tests, well-baby care, pregnancy case management, weight management and dietician services, smoking cessation, flu shots and vaccines, mental health benefits, as well as exercise programs, classes and fitness groups.

For more information, visit