Networking is one of the main reasons people attend face-to-face events, according to Decision to Attend 2, a report sponsored by PCMA, IAEE, Destinations International, ASAE, and MPI. Meeting planners want to give their attendees as many opportunities as possible to connect, share ideas, and expand their professional circles. As one of Orlando’s top meeting hotels, Rosen Centre provides 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including nine unique onsite dining options, that are perfect for networking, corporate off-sites, and effective team-building exercises.
Inspired by the subtropical wetlands of South Florida, Everglades Restaurant offers plenty of space for networking or private company events. The restaurant’s head chef, Fred Vlachos, uses fresh, local ingredients to craft traditional dishes like fresh Florida grouper, Caribbean crabcakes, and alligator bay chowder. Everglades also supports green efforts.
If delegates want to enjoy the full experience of the Sunshine State, planners can take their events outdoors at Rosen Centre. Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill offers Caribbean-Cuban infused cuisine amid a tropical paradise. Attendees can dine alfresco on Harry’s scenic, palm-lined patio. Enjoy a zested mojito by the pool while sampling some of Chef Emeterio “Tello” Luna’s handcrafted delicacies, like conch fritters, ropa vieja, and mahi-mahi wrapped in banana leaf.
For attendees looking to unwind while they brainstorm, The Spa at Rosen Centre offers a range of contemporary treatments, including facials, massages, and skin-firming techniques. Delegates can get pampered while stimulating their creativity via specialized therapies at the full-service health spa.
All of these environments are great for getting small groups together to brainstorm. And in terms of layout and atmosphere, the options are endless. “It’s all about bringing our client’s vision to life using all of our resources,” Todd Frappier, Rosen Centre’s director of sales and marketing, previously told Convene. “Our experienced sales and convention services managers brainstorm and strategize with groups to create an event that is fresh and exciting each year and completely surpasses their expectations.”
In addition, all 1,334 guest rooms at Rosen Centre were recently remodeled. They’re now more tech-friendly, with connectivity bars and USB ports throughout, and have a sleeker, more modern design. Attendees will be comfortable and seamlessly connected during their stay. Rosen Centre is also conveniently connected to the Orange County Convention Center via pedestrian skybridge. It’s no wonder so many planners keep returning to the property year after year.
“There’s a comfort factor going back to [Rosen Centre],” U.S. Trend Micro’s EMEA events manager, Finola Roycroft, told Convene. “You know the set up, you know the facility, and you know the people. They know how to help you create a totally different look and feel to wow your group.”
To book your next meeting or event, call Rosen Centre at 407-996-9840 or visit RosenCentre.com.