When planners begin a search for the best hotel to host their event, they have a number of considerations to keep in mind. For instance, the location, providing enough creative spaces to keep the attendees excited, exceptional catering, diverse restaurants and activities for any potential free time, knowledgeable staff, and more. Rarely can they check all of these boxes with one hotel. That’s why Rosen Shingle Creek is a full-service experience for event organizers — housing everything they need all under one roof. And because Rosen Hotels & Resorts is committed to the Rosen Difference, they offer planners tailored, hands-on solutions that are free of what can be common corporate restrictions.
“One reason full-service hotels like Rosen Shingle Creek are so popular with planners and their groups is their extensive variety of offerings,” Leslie Menichini, vice president of sales and marketing at Rosen Hotels & Resorts, tells PCMA. “A meeting planner has so much to work with all under one roof. There’s little reason to arrange off-site trips with so many different options for creative and versatile meeting and event spaces: inside, outdoor, restaurants for buyouts, and other nooks and crannies throughout the hotel.”
Rosen Shingle Creek is a draw for planners because the 1,501-room, award-winning property features more than a half-million square feet of unique indoor and outdoor space, with scenic views of the hotel’s lush natural surroundings — including 99 meeting rooms, 10 outdoor event areas, and three column-free ballrooms. The 95,000-square-foot, column-free Gatlin Ballroom can be transformed to accommodate all kinds of events, from elegant candle-lit dinners to interactive group activities, and the hotel’s prefunction space can be used for everything from registration to something more creative, like a miniature golf course. The modern Spanish Revival–style hotel is one of the area’s largest full-service convention hotels, with extensive amenities like an 18-hole golf course, full-service luxury spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis and basketball courts, sand-volleyball court, 15 restaurants and lounges, four outdoor swimming pools, and a nature trail.
“This not only saves a group much time and money, but ensures success as the planner is able to arrange all conference needs with just one on-site hotel point of contact,” Menichini explains. “The variety of amenities and recreation also come in handy if attendees have some free time or have some meals where they’re dining on their own. There is no need to be concerned that attendees will be lacking for entertainment and stellar restaurants when a convention is at a full-service hotel.”
With 15 on-site restaurants, Rosen Shingle Creek’s vibrant culinary scene gives attendees plenty of dining options. There is Tobias Burgers & Brews, where delegates can enjoy a specialty burger with some local craft beer or a select bourbon. Mi Casa Tequila Taqueria serves authentic Mexican fare, and the property’s two AAA Four Diamond restaurants — Cala Bella Italian bistro and A Land Remembered featuring Harris Ranch Prime steak and fresh Florida seafood — treat guests to refined dining experiences. “They’re all an easy walk to each other throughout the hotel,” Menichini says. “And recreation like golf, a spa, multiple pools, in addition to our numerous restaurants, make it attractive for attendees to bring their spouses or entire families for pre- or post-conference fun.”
Those with new events in Orlando can take advantage of the 2018 Rosen Shingle Creek “Signing Bonus” promotion. New leads on select hot dates in the 2018-2019 period may qualify for a bonus starting at $3,000; events must be a minimum of 250 room nights and include a food and beverage contribution. For details, planners may call 407-996-9939 or visit RosenShingleCreek.com.