Canada East Chapter

December 26 2012

SOUTHEAST: Rosen Centre

Ali Gramaglia

Sky-high sophistication

The 24-story, award-winning Rosen Centre hotel in Orlando offers 1,334 luxury guest rooms and suites now connected to the Orange County Convention Center via the new Rosen Centre Skywalk, providing a weatherproof and traffic-free “commute” to the venue. A newly renovated Grand Lobby showcases an air of contemporary sophistication, while recently refurbished guest rooms and suites are now even more luxurious, featuring pillow-top mattresses, 32-inch flat-screen cable TVs with in-room movies, 17-inch Onity brand safes, mini refrigerators, computerized key locks, irons/ironing boards, coffeemakers, hair dryers, and video folio checkout. A unique Club Level provides privileged access, concierge, daily continental breakfast, private lounge with happy-hour hors d’oeuvres, and VIP check-in/check-out. All hotel guests now receive complimentary Internet - hardwired and wireless - in guest rooms, as well as in public areas.

Rosen Centre offers 106,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the 35,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, the 14,375-square-foot Junior Ballroom, and 33 breakout meeting rooms in a variety of sizes. This fall, the hotel will unveil an additional 18,000 square feet of meeting space with its new Executive Ballroom, which also offers 4,500 square feet of prefunction space. The hotel recently completed a multimillion-dollar remodel of one of three 2,500-squarefoot Presidential Suites as well as 14 two-bay (520 square feet) and three-bay (780 square feet) hospitality suites, offering upper-level executives even more comfortable, state-of-the- art, and versatile work-away-from-home options.

Advanced technical support, four permanent registration areas with private, lockable office and separate storage space, and high-tech teleconferencing with simultaneous translation are also available, making meetings of all sizes as cutting-edge as they look.

In addition to cozy, contemporary accommodations, Rosen Centre offers an array of dining options to please all appetites, with eight on-site options, including Everglades restaurant, featuring steaks and seafood in an atmosphere created to personify the Florida Everglades, as well as Banshoo Sushi Bar and 98Forty Tapas & Tequila. Everglades restaurant is host to many culture-rich events, including the hotel’s “Vine & Dine” - an annual series of themed wine-pairing dinners that can be recreated for groups of all sizes. For early-morning meetings, Smoooth Java café is a perfect spot for a caffeine fix, and the 24-hour Red’s Deli is always available to attendees for late-night snacks.

Rosen Centre is ideally located just minutes away from the Orlando International Airport, downtown Orlando, and the area’s most popular theme parks and attractions and shopping and dining. Take advantage of daily complimentary scheduled transportation to SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando, or Shingle Creek Golf Club, where guests can enjoy preferred tee times. Pointe Orlando, a shopping and entertainment complex with a range of casual to fine-dining facilities, and live music and comedy shows, is just a short walk from the hotel. With Rosen Centre’s welcoming atmosphere, full-service Body & Sol Spa and fitness center, and tropical outdoor swimming pool, attendees may never want to leave the premises.

For more information: rosencentre.com

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