Handling ‘Virtually Any Request’ From Event Organizers

Author: Rosen Shingle Creek       

Rosen Shingle Creek

Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel stands east of the Orange County Convention Center and 10 minutes from the Orlando International Airport. (Richard Pabis)

Clients always like to hear “Yes!” And that’s why Rosen Shingle Creek is a leader in the meeting- and event-planning industry — they have the ability to create solutions in a way no other Orlando hotel can. As Florida’s largest independent hotel company, Rosen Hotels & Resorts is committed to “The Rosen Difference,” providing tailored, hands-on solutions for event planners that is free of the corporate red tape commonly found with standardized chain hotels.

“We can make on-the-spot decisions and handle virtually any request an event planner can come up with,” said Leslie Menichini, vice president of sales and marketing for Rosen Convention Hotels. Harris Rosen, founder and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, is regularly on site with event planners to help field requests.

Rosen Shingle Creek’s covered pavilion, right

Recently, the hotel proved that it could indeed handle virtually anything as it simultaneously hosted multiple events that catered to thousands in two of its scenic outdoor destinations. While one group took advantage of the new, 2,000-square-foot covered pavilion on the grounds of the recently redesigned 18-hole golf course, more than 4,000 gathered at the expansive outdoor terrace outside the hotel’s expansive ballrooms for a unique opportunity to enjoy a balmy Orlando evening.

Rosen Shingle Creek is often chosen for special events because of its unique outdoor locations and capabilities of flawlessly creating experiences for groups of all sizes — from the most intimate to thousands of attendees — on the expansive terrace or in the unique covered pavilion. The outdoor serene locales provide the ultimate destination for planners wanting to create a perfect golf weekend, special occasion, or corporate event.

better_pool_shotThe covered pavilion was constructed as part of the updates at the on-site Shingle Creek Golf Club. Perfect for tournaments, parties, weddings, or other special events, it offers serene views of the natural grounds along the hotel’s 255 acres that line the headwaters of Shingle Creek. The course itself was also refreshed; the Arnold Palmer Design Company revamped three holes on a new 25-acre parcel, integrated new hazard challenges, and expanded the driving range and practice areas.


Recently, the AAA Four-Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek continued to exceed guest expectations by undergoing extensive refurbishments throughout its grounds, amenities, and 1,501 guest rooms. Redesigned in shades of soft coppers, sky blues, and teals, the guest rooms feature sophisticated lighting and richly-dramatic two-toned flooring. The hotel’s grand lobby and outlying public areas were updated with modern sofas in clean shades of champagne and island seating that faces the large window views of the pools, the golf course, and the outdoor terrace. A new restaurant has been added — Tobias Bourbons & Brews, featuring local craft beer and inventive burgers — while Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria has been doubled in size due to its popularity.

Recently named a 2017 Cvent Top 20 Meetings Hotel in the U.S., the award-winning property features close to a half-million square feet of indoor and outdoor venues, including 99 meeting rooms, 10 outdoor spaces, and three column-free ballrooms. The Spanish Revival–style hotel is one of the area’s largest full-service convention hotels, with extensive amenities like an 18-hole golf course, tennis and basketball courts, sand-volleyball court, full-service luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 15 restaurants and lounges, four stunning pools, and a tranquil nature trail. Working within the Rosen Hotels & Resorts family further simplifies the planning process by allowing planners to negotiate housing, event, and activity needs with one company, while still taking advantage of the different amenities at all three Rosen convention properties.

For more information or to get started planning your next event, please visit rosenshinglecreek.com or call (866) 996-6338.



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