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A New Era of Management Promises Exciting Opportunities for Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando

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Derek Baum Takes the Helm as New General Manager and Jay Finkelstein Moves up to Assistant GM Position

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ORLANDO (September 1, 2016) – Rosen Plaza is taking on new life in Orlando this month as two of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ most dedicated employees – Derek Baum and Jay Finkelstein – take on new roles as they continue their long-time tenure with the company.

Former general manager at Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando and 30-year Rosen Hotels’ associate, Baum celebrates his promotion as the new general manager of Rosen Plaza Hotel. He will be supported by Finkelstein, who moves into the assistant general manager positon after over 10 years in catering and convention services at Rosen Centre Hotel.

“We are thrilled to announce the promotion of both Derek and Jay, longtime valued and essential members of our team,” said Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Both are such genuine, committed individuals with incredible talent and ability, and we look forward to the opportunities and vision each brings to his new role.”

Derek Baum – General Manager

Baum began working with the company in 1986 at the Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando front desk as part of a college intern program. During his 30 years with Rosen Hotels & Resorts, he has served as the assistant general manager, general manager and director of operations as well as leading many special projects. Baum has been involved in operations and capital improvements at all Rosen Properties, and is instrumental in developing and implementing training programs. He is passionate about maintaining the superior levels of service and guest satisfaction that Rosen is known for throughout the industry. Derek’s hands-on approach and commitment to wellness and education initiatives are trademark qualities which will serve him well in his new role as general manager.

Jay Finkelstein – Assistant General Manager

Serving over ten years as Rosen Centre’s catering and convention services manager, Finkelstein is deeply rooted in the company’s history and core values. He comes from a strong background in food and beverage management – even before his time with the hotel – serving as the restaurant general manager of Wyndham Palace Resort and Spa for four and a half years and the Hyatt Regency restaurant general manager for two. With Finkelstein’s 30 years in the hospitality industry in New York and Florida, he is uniquely suited for the role of assistant general manager at Rosen Plaza, which recently launched Zayde’s Kosher Catering. Zayde’s accommodates intimate gatherings of 10 or lavish celebrations of up to 2,000 guests, for either in-house groups or offsite functions anywhere throughout Central Florida.

Rosen Plaza has unveiled several enhancements throughout the hotel this past year, including most recently, the completion of a floor-to-ceiling refurbishment of its 800 guestrooms and suites. Modern elements like walnut cabinetry and granite counter tops create a luxurious, chic experience for guests. “The new guestrooms and suites add to the contemporary elegance of the hotel,” said Victoria Hall, Director of Sales and Marketing, Rosen Plaza. “With the new 3NINE entertainment venue, ‘39 Poolside Bar & Grill and updated Jack’s Place restaurant, as well as our modernized furnishings and incredible event and meeting spaces, guests can truly relax and feel completely at home here at the Rosen Plaza.”

About Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Over the past 42 years, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has grown from 256 to approximately 6,300 rooms, approximately six percent of the total guest rooms in Central Florida. Today, the Rosen family of hotels, which includes the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek, the award-winning Rosen Centre and Rosen Plaza, and four leisure properties ideally located in the Orlando tourist corridor, including Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando, Rosen Inn (closest to Universal), Rosen Inn International and the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, all remain committed to providing outstanding value for all guests. For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com or call 866-33-ROSEN.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts Offer Three Exquisite Courses at Four Stunning Restaurants for One Delicious Price During Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

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Rosen Hotels & Resorts Offer Three Exquisite Courses at Four Stunning Restaurants for One Delicious Price During Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining

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Mary Deatrick, DPR.
407-718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (August 10, 2016) – Food lovers rejoice! September is Magical Dining Month, where Orlando restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners with an appetizer, entrée and dessert for an exceptional value of $33. A special preview week begins August 29 and continues through October 2. Now in its 11th year, Magical Dining is a timely opportunity to enjoy Rosen Hotels & Resorts fine dining restaurants. One dollar from each meal will be donated to The Russell Home for atypical children. Rosen Hotels & Resorts is proud to have four of its fine dining establishments participating this year. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or just need an excuse to head out for a night on the town, an evening at a Rosen Hotels restaurant is magical indeed. The executive chefs and their teams at each restaurant have gone to great lengths to prepare special menus, showcasing the skill, creativity and signature flavors that make each venue unique. If you have not had the opportunity to visit the following restaurants, here’s just a taste of what you will find.

AAA Four Diamond A Land Remembered, Rosen Shingle Creek

This opulent creek-side restaurant is the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening, from the warm rich décor to the elegant lighting. The Magical Dining menu offers four choices of appetizers, entrees and desserts, each prepared with the freshest ingredients and presented with impeccable service. Start the evening off with a Boca Grande Crab Cake with Scallion Aioli and Red Chili Pepper glaze, or Grilled Hearts of Romaine with warm Goat Cheese. A few of the main courses include Florida fresh catch of the day, and an exquisitely prepared Filet Mignon with Herb Butter using herbs from the restaurant’s on-site organic herb garden. Linger over a glass of wine before moving on to dessert, which is prepared under careful supervision of world renowned Executive Pastry Chef and Chocolatier David Ramirez. Savor a slice of Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberry Ganache, or perhaps the Warm Bread Pudding with Rum Raisin Ice Cream. Take an after dinner stroll around the hotel and enjoy the nature trails and lush scenery to complete a truly magical evening. Visit alandrememberedrestaurant.com or call 407-996-FOOD.

AAA Four Diamond Cala Bella, Rosen Shingle Creek

You’ll feel transported to Tuscany at Cala Bella, surrounded by stunning Italian artwork, soaring vaulted ceilings and arched entryways. Relax with a glass of bubbly and drink in the view of the evening sky over the hotel’s pool deck and golf course as you peruse the classic Italian and Mediterranean dishes on the Magical Dining Menu. Start with crispy Calamari Fritti in a spicy Peppadew Coulis followed by a traditional Chicken Parmesan, or perhaps enjoy a Roasted Beet Salad with organic baby greens and Blood Orange Vinaigrette followed by a succulent Grilled Tuscan Ribeye. The open kitchen allows diners a peek into the action, including the two-sided hydroponic garden that hangs over the prep station. This edible wall art allows the chef to pluck tender greens moments before serving for the ultimate in freshness. Top off the evening with an espresso and Tiramisu or Cappuccino Crème Brȗlee. Visit calabellarestaurant.com or call 407-996-FOOD.

Everglades Restaurant, Rosen Centre

At the Rosen Centre Hotel, the Everglades Restaurant offers fine dining in a fun atmosphere that celebrates the flavors of Florida and pays homage to the world’s largest tropical wetlands. Diners are surrounded by flora and fauna in the décor, which creates a unique ambiance. Daily supplies of fresh Florida native fish, along with select prime cuts of meat are carefully and creatively prepared with bright flavors and Southern accents such as fried green tomatoes and watermelon. The Magical Dining menu features several starters that Everglades is famous for, such as the Alligator Bay Chowder developed by Head Chef Fred Vlachos, and the George Barley salad that pays tribute to the late Everglades conservationist and features Florida Rock Shrimp Tempura, croutons, mixed greens and grilled pineapple. There are entrée choices for meat and seafood-lovers, and a wine list that offers sustainable organic wine choices in keeping with Rosen’s commitment to the environment. Can’t decide between Key Lime Pie and Double Chocolate Fudge Overload for dessert? Have both with a duo of dessert shots, a few bites of brilliant decadence to end the evening. Visit evergladesrestaurant.com or call 407-996-2385.

Jack’s Place, Rosen Plaza

Step into this casual fine dining restaurant in a modern atmosphere on I-Drive and you’ll be surrounded by the world’s largest collection of autographed celebrity caricatures, created by Jack Rosen, the father of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ founder Harris Rosen. This venue is sure to be a sell-out during Magical Dining Month, since guests who dine on Friday and Saturday nights will receive a complimentary caricature done by a local artist in addition to a fabulous meal. Start the evening off with a salad or Spicy Shrimp and Grits, followed by an expertly prepared Filet Mignon or Florida Gulf Coast Red Snapper served with basil garlic pappardelle pasta. Executive Chef Michael McMullen sources ingredients locally whenever possible, including deliveries of fresh herbs and produce grown by at-risk youth at Orlando’s Edgewood Children’s Ranch. Visit jacksplacerestaurant.com or call 407-996-1787.

Rosen Hotels and Resorts in Orlando to participate in FLRA #DineOut Orlando to benefit the OneOrlando Fund

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Five of the Hotels’ fine dining eateries will provide 25 percent of their day’s sales

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Mary Deatrick, DPR.
407-718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (June 28, 2016) – Hotels and resorts owned by Harris Rosen are participating in the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Dine Out for Orlando United event this Thursday, June 30. To benefit victims and families affected by the tragedy at Pulse, fine dining restaurants at Rosen Shingle Creek, Rosen Centre, Rosen Inn and Rosen Plaza will contribute 25 percent of their sales that day to the OneOrlando Fund.

“I am proud of Orlando and the visitors who have provided such an outpouring of support for the community,” said Harris Rosen, President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando. “Our hearts go out to those touched by this tragedy. We’re honored to offer our support to the FRLA’s Dine Out for Orlando United event.”

Cala Bella at Rosen Shingle Creek offers the regional cuisines of Italy, from Tuscany to Naples to Sicily, along with classic Italian-American comfort food, all served in a grand setting. For details, call 407-996-3663 or visit calabellarestaurant.com.

A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek celebrates Florida’s pioneers, with a spectacular view of lush landscape and a menu featuring Harris Ranch Prime steaks, fresh seafood, local specialties and sustainable ingredients. For details, call 407-996-3663 or visit alandrememberedrestaurant.com.

Everglades restaurant at the Rosen Centre serves some of Florida’s best seafood and steaks, in surroundings that reflects the natural beauty of the state. For details, call 407-996-8551 or visit evergladesrestaurant.com.

Jack’s Place at Rosen Plaza is a world-class steakhouse where diners can view caricatures of famous people drawn by Harris Rosen’s father. For details call 407-996-1787 or visit jacksplacerestaurant.com.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse at the Rosen Inn, offers skilled Teppanyaki chefs, who entertain the family while cooking meals at iron griddle tables. For details, call 407-352-1607 or visit shogunorlando.com

About Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Celebrating more than 42 years in service, Rosen Hotels & Resorts comprises more than 6,300 guest rooms at seven Orlando hotels. For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com.

About OneOrlando Fund

The Fund was created to respond to the needs of the community after the effects of the Pulse tragedy. The distribution of the funds will be administered by the Central Florida Foundation.

Bountiful Champagne Buffets and Relaxing Overnight Stays Take the Spotlight this Easter and Mother’s Day at Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando

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Mary Deatrick, DPR.
(407) 718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (March 21, 2016) – This Easter and Mother’s Day, Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando celebrates with special holiday brunches and welcome packages for the entire family to enjoy.

Featuring magnificent spreads that include seafood, breakfast entrees, salads, desserts and more – accompanied by champagne to toast the holidays – Rosen Hotels & Resorts will more than fulfill any and every Easter and Mother’s Day brunch expectation, creating more time for the important things, like spending time with family and friends, relaxing in the sun and celebrating the holiday in the true spirit of thankfulness and joy. Families can enjoy the complimentary valet parking always offered for all guests dining at one of the hotel restaurants.

In addition to its renowned brunches, guests can enjoy special weekend stays over Easter and Mother’s Day weekend – one more delightful way to say thank you to mom by giving the gift of bliss.

March 27 Easter Brunch and Overnight Stay Packages

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Easter Brunch
Annually hosted in one of its magnificent ballrooms with everything from ice sculptures to a full video wall with images of the season, Easter brunch at Rosen Plaza is always a delight. Guests enjoy a buffet feast of more than 30 dishes, a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne and complimentary valet parking. The magnificent brunch buffet spread includes soup, omelet and carving stations with Prime Rib and Smoked Pork Loin; antipasto and chilled salads, including oysters on the half shell, chilled shrimp, cheese plates, fruit, veggies and more; hot buffet items like Hibachi Grilled Chicken and Grilled Vegetable Ravioli; and a decadent dessert station with delicacies like Double Chocolate Torte and Easter Rum Cake to help satisfy every sweet craving. March 27 from 11am to 4pm; $41.95 per adult, $18.95 ages four to 10, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. $5 Florida resident discount automatically deducted at time of advance purchase. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-0256 or visit rosenplaza.com/Easter for more information and to make a reservation.

Rosen Centre Hotel

Easter Brunch
Guests enjoy the best of Rosen Centre’s culinary team on Easter Day for the hotel’s grand holiday brunch. Featuring a delightful buffet of holiday favorites paired with complimentary champagne and mimosas – from soups and salads to fresh fruit and cheese plates, a seafood station, specialty items like sushi rolls and braised pork, a risotto and pasta bar, entrees ranging from Herb Crusted Chicken to Braised Short Ribs, and a carving station featuring Prime Rib and Lamb. Traditional breakfast is available at the omelet and waffle station, as well as a mouth-watering array of desserts for a sweet finish. Buffet is available on Easter Day, March 27 from 11am to 5pm; $46.95 per adult, $17.95 for children ages four to 12, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-8551 or visit rosencentre.com/Easter for more information and to make a reservation.

Easter Stay Package Guests are invited to enjoy an Easter in the sun—full of delicious food, lovely surroundings and friends and family—with this bountiful holiday package that includes a guestroom at a special Easter rate, our exquisite Easter Brunch for two featuring everything from fresh seafood and sushi, to an omelet and waffle station and specialty entrees, accompanied by complimentary champagne and mimosas. Guests can relax and soak up the holiday with 20 percent off The Spa at Rosen Centre, complimentary valet parking and complimentary access to the fitness center. $189, plus tax. Available March 26 only. Call 407-996-9840 or visit rosencentre.com/Easter for more information.

Rosen Shingle Creek

Easter Brunch The perfect holiday delight, Rosen Shingle Creek’s bountiful Easter Day Buffet features unlimited champagne and mimosas and more than 40 classic favorites and inventive dishes. From a selection of soups and salads – like Corn Blini with Foie Gras Mousse, Salmon Tartare Cornets and Shrimp, Avocado & Blood Orange Salad with Pickled Ginger – to cheese, fruit, antipasto and bruschetta bars, as well as a seafood, dim sum, chef’s carving station and a variety of entrees, there is something for everyone. Even the “make your own pasta” station offers guests the opportunity to be their own chef. An extensive dessert buffet includes cheesecake to breakfast pastries to an abundance of chocolate treats– the perfect final course. Florida residents and hotel guests enjoy a 25 percent discount, not applicable to alcohol. March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $65.95 per adult, $29.95 for children four to 11, and ages three and under eat for free; not including tax and service charge. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-3663 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/Easter to learn more or to make a reservation.

Easter Stay Package Guests save more the longer they stay this Easter with the weekend retreat package offering relaxing stays in one of the hotel’s elegant guest rooms – an early visit from the Easter Bunny this year. Each stay begins with a complimentary Easter basket, and guests enjoy 25 percent off the renowned Sunday Easter brunch buffet at Café Osceola, as well as at the spa, golf club and more. Detective skills will be put to the test at the grand Easter egg hunt Sunday morning from 11 to 11:30am, with prizes ranging from stays at the hotel to hotel restaurant gift certificates, and one lucky guest will find the golden egg in his or her guest room. Available March 24-28, the packages start at $149 for one night, $139 per night for two nights and $129 per night for three nights, plus applicable taxes. Available March 24 – 28, plus applicable taxes. Call 407-996-6338 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/Easter for reservations.

May 8 Mother’s Day Brunch and Guest Packages

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Mother’s Day Brunch This Mother’s Day, the entire family is invited to celebrate mom in a grand way at the Rosen Plaza’s Mother’s Day Brunch, hosted in the hotel’s grand ballroom and featuring a delightful array of gourmet treats prepared specially for mom. Guests enjoy complimentary mimosas and champagne, and can choose from a host of options, like an omelet cooked to order, Florida Conch Chowder from the soup station, or Oysters on-the-Half Shell and Chilled Shrimp. The carving station features Roast Prime Rib and Roast Pork Steamship Adobe, and antipasto and chilled salads ranging from seafood and fresh fruit to garden salads and fresh pastries are just the beginning of a menu packed with delicious surprises, including a full dessert station. Mother’s Day, May 8, 11am to 4pm. $41.95 per adult, $18.95 for children aged four to 11, and children under four eat for free; tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-0256 or visit rosenplaza.com/MothersDay for more information.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay The ideal overnight retreat to spoil mom this Mother’s Day, this package says thank you with a restful stay in one of the newly refreshed guest rooms, complete with Mother’s Day brunch for two including mimosas and champagne and 25 percent off at Jack’s Place and Café Matisse. Mom and dad—or the entire family—can enjoy a relaxing day soaking up the sun poolside after enjoying a delicious buffet brunch in the Grand Ballroom that includes a soup, omelet and carving station, antipasto and salads like House Cured Lox and Chipotle-Lime Smoked Salmon and Baby Kale and Edamame Salad, entrees of Seared Chicken and Oven Poached Codfish, and a dessert station that starts with Mom’s Apple Crumb Pie. Starting at $149 per night, with an optional room upgrade to a suite for an additional $75 per night. Applicable taxes and fees not included. Available May 7, additional nights at $89 per night are available upon request (does not include holiday buffet). Call 407-996-9700 or visit rosenplaza.com for more information.

Rosen Centre Hotel

Mother’s Day Brunch What better way to say thank you this Mother’s Day than with a special brunch to celebrate mom together with the family at Orlando’s finest full gourmet buffet brunch with complimentary champagne to toast the holiday. Guests choose from a mouth-watering selection of soups, antipasto and salads to start, featuring delicacies like Couscous Salad with Shrimp and Mint, and Fresh Fruit Ambrosia, as well as an international and domestic cheese display. A seafood station offering snow crab claws, shrimp and smoked salmon, as well as a specialty station, risotto and pasta bar, entrée station and carving station serving Prime Rib and Garlic & Rosemary Crusted Spring Lamb are just the prequel to a delicious finale at the decadent dessert station. May 8 from 11am to 5pm; $46.95 per adult, $17.95 for children ages four to 12, and kids three and under eat for free, tax and service charge not included. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-8551 or visit rosencentre.com for more information and to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay What better way to show Mom the love than with a relaxing getaway with pampering from sun up to sun down! Enjoy deluxe accommodations and scrumptious breakfast buffet for two at the hotel’s Café Gauguin. Then spend the day poolside lounging or treat Mom to an array of treatments from facials, massage therapy and more with 20 percent off services at The Spa at Rosen Centre. Mother’s Day makeovers or primping for a night on the town is easy at the spa’s full service salon with hair, makeup and nail services. Package includes complimentary valet parking and complimentary access to the fitness center. $159, plus tax. Available May 6 – 8. Call 407-996-9840 or visit rosencentre.com for more information.

Rosen Shingle Creek

Mother’s Day Brunch Rosen Shingle Creek’s delectable Mother’s Day Buffet will entice Mom from the heart of her home to the heart of ours to enjoy more than 40 dishes from our dedicated culinary team… working almost as hard as Mom does to create a feast worthy of her family. Featuring unlimited champagne and mimosas and an array of chef’s stations, there’s something for every member of the family. Salads, soups, cheese and fruit displays, made-to-order omelets, pasta bar, carving stations, as well as seafood, sushi, Rosen’s Perfect Pizza, flowing chocolate fountains, cakes, pies and more galore. Florida residents and hotel guests enjoy a 25 percent discount, not applicable to alcohol. May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $65.95 per adult, $29.95 for children four to 11, and ages three and under eat for free; not including tax and service charge. Includes complimentary valet parking. Call 407-996-3663 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/MothersDay to learn more or to make a reservation.

Mother’s Day Overnight Stay Mom can relax at Orlando’s top AAA Four Diamond hotel. Complete with a stay in one of the luxurious guest rooms or suites, a delightful Mother’s Day brunch and activities to relax and rejuvenate, it’s the perfect getaway gift to say thank you this Mother’s Day. Guests enjoy a two-night stay in one of the elegant guestrooms for $399, or upgrade to a beautiful one-bedroom suite for $499. Each reservation includes a $50 food and beverage credit and a 25 percent discount on Mother’s Day Brunch, The Spa at Shingle Creek and individual golf lessons at Brad Brewer Golf Academy, as well as a special “I Love Mom Amenity.” Available May 6 – 8, tax and service charge not included. Must book brunch reservation at time of room reservation. Call 407-996-6338 or visit rosenshinglecreek.com/MothersDay.

Modernized Guest Rooms Add Finishing Touches to Completely Revitalized Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando

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Chic, Contemporary Guest Rooms, Elegant Dining and Poolside Nightlife Options Treat Guests to the Ultimate Orlando Experience

For more information contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR.
(407) 718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (March 16, 2016) – The award-winning Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando promises a new year full of comfort and elegance as it announces the completed revitalization of its 800 guest rooms and suites, along with the opening last year of the new nightclub and pool bar and the revitalized Jack’s Place restaurant, and most recently, the launch of Zayde’s Kosher Catering.

The hotel’s updated modern guest rooms feature elegant blends of navy and ivory, with textured faux-leather custom headboards and chic pewter accents. New bathrooms finished with rich walnut cabinetry, granite counter tops and enhanced LED vanity and make-up mirrors make for a luxurious and modern stay for every guest.

“This is one of the final touches in a revitalization of the property that adds to the contemporary elegance of the hotel,” said Victoria Hall, Director of Sales and Marketing, Rosen Plaza. “With the new Club 39 and 39 Poolside Bar & Grill and updated Jack’s Place restaurant, as well as our modernized furnishings and incredible event and meeting spaces, guests can truly relax and feel completely at home here at the Rosen Plaza.”

An award-winning meeting, convention and vacation hotel in Orlando, Rosen Plaza offers complimentary Wifi in guest rooms and public areas and never charges a resort fee. An array of incredible dining and entertainment options include the haute new Club 39 with its live entertainment, DJs, specialty dinks, and late-night tapas-style dining. Hotel guests can enjoy Orlando’s hottest nightlife without even leaving the hotel.

Guests also can relax at the 39 Poolside Bar and Grill, or enjoy an elegant evening at Jack’s Place with romantic lighting and gourmet food, while enjoying the signed caricatures of world-famous celebrities that cover the walls, penned by the restaurant’s namesake, Jack Rosen, owner Harris Rosen’s father.

The recent launch of Zayde’s Kosher Catering places Rosen Plaza as the only Orlando hotel to offer kosher catering services. Zayde’s provides Kosher International and American cuisine for groups from a small gathering from 10 people to a large convention or celebration for up to 2,000 people for in-house groups and offsite functions.

With 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the hotel offers the perfect location to host conventions, meetings, weddings, corporate parties and other events. Located in the heart of Orlando on International Drive, Rosen Plaza is conveniently connected to the Orange County Convention Center via the Gary Sain Memorial Skybridge covered overhead pedestrian walkway, and offers ideal open-air shopping, dining and entertainment options at the Pointe Orlando located right across the street from the hotel.

About the Rosen Plaza Hotel

The 14-story hotel includes 800 guest rooms, including 32 luxury suites, and offers 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting space among its 22 meeting rooms. Located on International Drive, Rosen Plaza is at the heart of Orlando’s theme parks, and only 15 minutes from downtown Orlando. Owned and operated by Rosen Hotels & Resorts, the boutique hotel offers a spectacular standard of service and value, with resort-standard luxury, dining and entertainment options for every guest.

For more information, visit rosenplaza.com or call 407-996-9700.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts first in Orlando and among the first in Florida to receive APEX Designation for Green Practices

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ORLANDO (September 14, 2015) — Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando announced today that the company’s three convention hotels have been awarded the coveted APEX designation for sustainable meetings standards. The APEX initiative is a partnership of the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and ASTM International and is the meetings industry’s first standards designation for environmentally sustainable meetings.

The 1501-room Rosen Shingle Creek, 1334-room Rosen Centre and 800-room Rosen Plaza are the first hotels in Central Florida to receive the coveted designation for venue and accommodations. To earn the certification, the company underwent a vigorous evaluation process, known as being one of the most detailed and comprehensive of its kind.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is a dedicated leader of environmental practices in the hospitality industry. The company’s three convention hotels were the first in Central Florida and the state to receive the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Green Lodging Two Palm designation in 2007 and Three Palm designation in 2009 for remarkable conservation practices. In 2009, owner Harris Rosen received the Legacy Award, Sustainable Florida’s highest honor. Most recently in 2012, the company built its first LEED Certified building, the 12,000 square-foot Rosen Medical Center, a Place for Healing and Wellness.

“As a company, we’ve always been dedicated to environmentally sound practices and keenly focused on evaluating and improving our green standards whenever possible,” said DeeDee Baggitt, Director of Engineering & Facilities, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “This spans to services that would benefit those hosting ‘green’ meetings at our hotels, which is why we are so honored and pleased to have obtained the APEX designation.”

Meeting planners looking for options for hosting an environmentally sustainable meeting or event will find a comprehensive menu of programs created by the company, and most importantly ways to measure results to show the impact a group’s efforts have made.

“Groups and meetings are as important to us as are our company’s green efforts — vital to how we evaluate our success as a business and as a global community partner,” said Leslie Menichini, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Marrying our environmentally sustainable business philosophy to those groups who want to make a positive eco-impact at their meetings at our hotels is just another way we strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

Groups interested in learning more about hosting a sustainable meeting or event at one of the three Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ convention properties can visit www.rosenhotels.com/greenmeetings.

New Orlando Nightspot – Club 39 At The Plaza – Opens at Rosen Plaza Hotel

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Indoor/Outdoor Poolside Club Accommodates up to 1,500 Guests with Live Music Stage, DJ, Video Screens, Restaurant and More

For more information, contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR
(407) 718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (April 25, 2015) — A new Orlando nightspot opened tonight offering locals and visitors a fresh new evening haute club venue and meeting and event planners a flexible new indoor/outdoor space for up to 1,500 guests. The all-new Club 39 At The Plaza is inside the Rosen Plaza hotel on International Drive.

The 5,000-square foot Club 39 can accommodate 500 people indoors, or 1,500 guests when the event is extended to the patio and pool deck, called ‘39 Poolside Bar & Grill. Here, guests can enjoy lunch, happy hour, or dinner with balmy evening breezes, swaying palm trees and beautiful poolside scenery with their cocktails in hand while still enjoying the indoor nightlife scene. Two centrally located bars serve guests both indoors and outdoors.

Ideal for corporate events, wedding receptions, private parties and more, the new club provides groups with a dedicated, onsite daytime or evening event space already outfitted with all their audio/visual needs and already fully decorated and themed, with no build-outs or expensive rentals needed. All of the club’s monitors and screens can be used for corporate logos, presentations, slide shows, sporting events, music videos or a combination of these. The 30 x 13-foot stage can accommodate live bands or a deejay.

“Club 39 At The Plaza represents yet another way that Rosen Plaza is working to better entertain and serve our guests, whether they are locals coming for a night out on the town, leisure guests visiting Orlando for a few nights or those in town for a wedding, reunion, corporate meeting or convention,” said Victoria Hall, Director Sales & Marketing for Rosen Plaza. “This beautiful new club offers all our guests a classy and exciting place to spend an evening without ever leaving the hotel.”

Club 39 gets its name from the birth year of Rosen Hotels & Resorts President & COO, Harris Rosen. In fact, the club will be themed to various aspects of his life, from various milestones such as Graduating from Cornell University to purchasing his first hotel in June 1974. The bar menu features an Acapulco theme, a nod to Mr. Rosen’s days as the general manager of the Tres Vidas en La Playa Hotel in Acapulco, Mexico. Large groups can order from a special catering menu available for events in Rosen Plaza ballrooms and meeting space.

For more information, visit http://www.club39orlando.com.

Orlando’s Rosen Plaza Hotel Announces New Kosher Catering Business To Open Fall 2015

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Newly Constructed Orthodox Certified Kosher Kitchens Will Fill Need for High-Level Kosher Meals At Rosen Plaza and Greater Orlando Area

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Mary Deatrick, DPR
(407) 718-4640, mary@deatrickpr.com

ORLANDO (Feb. 18, 2015) — Harris Rosen, President & COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, announced plans today to create a kosher catering service at Rosen Plaza hotel, one of three award-winning Rosen convention hotels and one of seven total Rosen properties in Orlando. The new venture will include the building of two new, certified orthodox kosher kitchens at the hotel. The new kitchens will open in fall 2015 to service individual guests and groups at Rosen Plaza, as well as to provide kosher catering for all seven Rosen Hotels & Resorts and catering for other groups, banquets and events in the vicinity of the Orange County Convention Center and greater Orlando.

To ensure that kosher law is followed at the new kitchens, Rosen Plaza has partnered with Rabbi Yosef Konikov, RCF-Orthodox Rabbinate of Central Florida, Inc. who will consult on all aspects of the new kitchens. The hotel also will employ a full-time mashgiach, a supervisor and single key holder of the kitchens, who will provide mashgiach temidi, or constant supervision, of all activities there.

“With the new catering service supported by the kosher kitchens at Rosen Plaza, we will fill a current void in the Orlando meetings and convention industry, particularly in the convention center area, for high-quality certified orthodox kosher meals,” said Rosen. “We aim to meet and exceed the needs of every guest at our hotels, so we are honored to be able to take the necessary steps to meet the needs of our visitors from the Jewish community.”

While there are several “kosher-style” establishments in Orlando that serve traditional Jewish foods, the kosher kitchens at Rosen Plaza will meet the strict requirements of certified orthodox kitchens in terms of equipment and types of foods served, as well as food sourcing, storage, handling, preparation, and more, according to kashrut, Jewish dietary law. One will feature glatt kosher, the highest level of kosher meat, and another Cholov Yisroel kosher, a designation for kosher milk and dairy. The kitchens will be newly constructed within Rosen Plaza and will feature only brand new materials including appliances, equipment and utensils.

“I applaud Mr. Rosen for his commitment to supporting this endeavor to meet the needs of Jewish visitors and the greater Orlando Jewish community,” said Rabbi Konikov. “This is a necessity that has been missing from our area until now, and I am happy to partner with Rosen Hotels & Resorts to ensure that they are able to create and maintain a high level kosher kitchen at Rosen Plaza.” Harris Rosen and the Harris Rosen Foundation have long been supporters of the Jewish community. In 2008, Rosen supplied $5.5 million to build the Jack & Lee Rosen Southwest Jewish Community Center in Orlando. In 2014, the Harris Rosen Foundation pledged $1 million in matching funds toward a capital campaign to substantially reduce debt on the Roth Family JCC of Greater Orlando. In addition, the Harris Rosen Foundation provides ongoing support to numerous community partners including the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando, Central Florida Hillel, Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando and the Jewish National Fund

For more information, visit www.rosenplaza.com