About Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando
The president and founder of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Harris Rosen, began the hotel legacy when he purchased the 256-room Quality Inn International in 1974. He committed to keeping the rooms full by negotiating prices among motorcoach companies, sometimes for as little as $7 per night. Since then, the hotel has undergone three expansions and now boasts 728 rooms.
The next year, Mr. Rosen bought the 251-room Rodeway Inn, which became the Rosen Inn. It has since been expanded to 315 rooms.
In 1984, Mr. Rosen opened his first hotel that was designed and built from the ground up. The Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando opened with 340 rooms and has since undergone three expansions, increasing the capacity to 1,020 rooms.
Mr. Rosen bought a 320-room Comfort Inn in 1987, which has now become the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista. It has since doubled in size.
Realizing the need for a full-service convention hotel, Mr. Rosen embarked on planning and designing Rosen Plaza, which opened September 13, 1991. The 800-room hotel features 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, along with a slew of amenities.
Following the success of Rosen Plaza, he then opened his second full-service convention hotel, Rosen Centre, on October 31, 1995. The 24-story hotel features over 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, and is also directly connected to the Orange County Convention Center.
On December 1, 2003, Mr. Rosen was able to add World Class Golf to the chain’s list of amenities with the opening of Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club. The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by renowned golf course designer David Harman, and seamlessly integrates the landscape created by Shingle Creek.
Rosen Shingle Creek opened its doors on September 9, 2006, providing a spa and luxury hotel for convention goers and golfers. This stunning property features 1,500 rooms and 462,000 square feet of meeting and event space equipped with the latest technology.
Over the course of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ development in Central Florida, the family of hotels has proudly become known as one of the most progressive places to work. And with more than 6,300 rooms and suites, Rosen Hotels & Resorts holds more hotel rooms in Orlando than any other privately held hotel company. The company also continues to work with the Central Florida community and through the development of the University of Central Florida’s School of Hospitality; Rosen Hotels & Resorts has cemented its position as Orlando’s premier hotel company.