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Ground Control As Dreams Take Flight

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ORLANDO (Nov. 15, 2017) – As this year’s host hotel, Rosen Plaza proudly served as command central for Dreamflight’s 2017 “Holiday of a Lifetime,” during which 192 children with serious illnesses or disabilities experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Orlando for 10 days of vacationing fun – without their parents.

This was the first year Rosen Plaza had the honor of housing the Dreamflight participants, as well as the huge team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other helpers who volunteered to care for and look after them. Taking advantage of Rosen Plaza’s multiple ballrooms and award winning catering, the hotel’s event planners also helped the UK-based charity create unforgettable moments for their three, big, on-site parties.

“After 30 years, we changed hotels and stayed at Rosen Plaza Hotel,” said Patricia Pearce, MBE, Founder of Dreamflight. “We had a wonderful time there and the staff were amazing and so supportive. I was very honored that Mr. Rosen himself came in to see me one day.”

In addition to the luxurious guestrooms, Dreamflight utilized two ballrooms and enjoyed breakfast and evening meals at the hotel. Rosen Plaza’s memory-making event planning team helped put on three nights of celebrations: a Halloween Night Party; a NASA Night, complete with an astronaut visit; and a “Prom” Party on the final night, where all the children got dressed up. By day, the hotel provided a convenient, central location for the group’s shopping excursions and theme park outings to the Magic Kingdom’s Blizzard Beach, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove.

“This was my dream, and it was very special to share it with Mr. Rosen and all the staff at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. It was so special to stay there,” said Pearce.

“We were honored to be able to host such an incredible group of children and volunteers, and even help shape this amazing vacation. It was moving to see the impact these experiences had on the children,” said Harris Rosen, founder and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to participating in Dreamflight’s ‘Holiday of a Lifetime’ for many years to come.”

Each year, in October, Dreamflight charters a 747 aircraft to fly seriously ill and disabled children to Orlando for a “Holiday of a Lifetime.” Pearce founded the charity in 1987, after spending 39 years on the cabin crew for British Airways. Since then, she and Dreamflight have brought 5,830 children to Orlando for those once-in-a-lifetime memories. She feels this type of experience has the power to boost the children’s belief that, even if disabled, they are able to enjoy life to the fullest.

“Each year, I am amazed at how brave these children are. They come away from their homes and families and I call them ‘my little rosebuds that blossom’ during the week,” said Pearce. “No one is the odd-man-out. The children learn so much from each other and come back more confident and able to undertake more things, having been around others that may be worse off than they are.”

This chance to help others is part of the pattern of philanthropy that is the cornerstone of Rosen Plaza’s, and all of Rosen Hotels & Resorts’, corporate giving. The Harris Rosen Foundation has long supported child-related initiatives and educational opportunities for the local under-served areas of Tangelo Park and Parramore in Orlando, as well as the global community. Internationally, the foundation has helped bring clean water to Haiti and built an elementary school in the small town of Jon L’Abeille that recently served as a shelter during Hurricane Matthew. It also worked to assist the victims of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, for which Rosen was honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the government of Japan.

Rosen Plaza, located at 9700 International Drive, is conveniently situated within a short walk to Pointe Orlando’s shopping, dining and entertainment and within minutes of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks and attractions, making it an ideal location for experience-based getaways and vacations. For more information, visit RosenPlaza.com or call (800) 627-8258.

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Deals Feature Deepest Discounts Of the Year At Rosen Hotels & Resorts In Orlando

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For More Information, Contact Mary Deatrick, DPR, 407-718-4640, [email protected]

ORLANDO (Oct. 11, 2017) At Rosen Hotels & Resorts, the holiday gifts are coming early this year at its seven Orlando hotels! From an affordable November getaway to discounts on future stays and luxurious amenities, there’s no time like the “present” to plan an Orlando vacation.

Rosen Hotels guests always enjoy complimentary Wifi and never a resort fee! Complimentary scheduled shuttles are available to select major theme parks and shopping (see individual hotel for schedules and parks; advance reservations required).

Abundant Black Friday shopping and mild weather for enjoying the theme parks or tanning by tropical pools make November the perfect time to visit Orlando. Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn closest to Universal, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando and Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista’s November Thanksgiving package is offered Nov. 17-30 with rates starting at $59.99/night plus applicable taxes and includes complimentary buffet breakfast for two adults and a shoppers’ survival kit with coupons and discounts (while supplies last). To book, visit orlandohotels4less.com/thanks or call 877-224-5377.

As a bonus, sign up for the hotels’ e-newsletter at orlandohotels4less.com and receive an email at midnight on Black Friday that will divulge the deepest discount of the year for future overnight stays. The rate will increase each following day through Cyber Monday, so book early for the best value!

For a luxurious Orlando vacation coupled with impeccable service, look no further than the Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and the AAA Four Diamond Rosen Shingle Creek. Book a getaway anytime from Black Friday through Cyber Monday for stays December 1 – 27, 2017 and receive 30 percent off the best available rate and 30 percent off select award-winning restaurants at the three hotels. Guests will be invited to sign up for the I Love Rosen card good for discounts on future stays and amenities including dining, golf and spa. To book, call 1-866-33-ROSEN or visit rosenplaza.com, rosencentre.com and rosenshinglecreek.com.

Guests of any of the seven Orlando Rosen Hotels & Resorts can take advantage of a wealth of world-class amenities. Shingle Creek Golf Club features a fresh, innovative redesign of its 18 championship holes by renowned Arnold Palmer Design Company. Hotel guests receive preferred tee times and discounts on greens fees. A full menu of massages, facials and full body treatments offer the ultimate in pampering and relaxation at The Spa at Rosen Centre and The Spa at Shingle Creek. For the most delectable dining within Orlando’s burgeoning cuisine scene, the seven hotels feature more than 24 restaurants and lounge options from Japanese Teppanyaki, sushi, Mexican and family-friendly buffets to an upscale Italian bistro and three fine dining fresh steak and seafood restaurants. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit rosenhotels.com.

Rates are based on availability, black-out dates apply. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion and is not applicable for group or citywide business.

Orlando Hotelier and Philanthropist Harris Rosen Has Received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette

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On November 3rd, 2016, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2016 Autumn Imperial Decorations. President & COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts Harris Rosen is one of the 96 foreign recipients and he received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, one of the highest ranking civilian honors awarded to those from other countries.“In serving as the Honorary Consul General of Japan in Orlando from November 2010 to October 2016, Harris has been an avid supporter of and invaluable resource to Japanese residents, visitors and companies in the Orlando area,” said Ken Okaniwa, Consul General of Japan for Florida. “In addition, he has given generously to further the student exchange program between Orlando and its Sister City of Urayasu, and assisted the relief efforts for the victims of the 2011 Japan Great East Earthquake and Tsunami. This recognition is greatly deserved.”Orlando is home to the most concentrated community of Japanese nationals in Florida and also welcomes Japanese tourists to local attractions. Additionally, 25 Japanese companies located in and near the Orlando area are expanding. Rosen has supported all of them in the stead of the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami due to the distance between South Florida and Orlando. He has also provided a venue for Japanese consular services.Florida’s largest independent hotelier and a noted philanthropist, Rosen donated the honorarium he received as Honorary Consul General to the Orlando Hoshuko, which teaches Japanese language and culture to the children of the region’s Japanese community. Following the Great East Japan Earthquake, he organized numerous charity events and presented $100,000 toward relief efforts.For more information about the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, visit http://www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html or call (305) 530-9090.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts Sparkle With Celebrations of the Season and Orlando’s Best Hotel Value®

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For more information contact:
Mary Deatrick, DPR
407-718-4640, [email protected]

ORLANDO (November 22, 2016) – The Rosen Hotels & Resorts chain of value-priced leisure properties in Orlando is Where Christmas Happens™. The four hotels are making sure that the holidays are stress-free for travelers with special holiday packages and a non-stop schedule of events. The four Orlando-based hotels give vacationers a solution that fits the kids’ need for fun and Mom and Dad’s holiday budget.

Rosen Inn, Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando and Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista are all offering The Holiday Happenings Package, starting at $69.99 per night for two, with additional in-room guests welcome for an extra $10.00 per person per night. The package includes a kids’ welcome packet at check-in (while supplies last) and breakfast for all paid guests. Children nine and under eat free with a paid adult.

Each hotel has scheduled holiday events nearly every evening from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve. There’s something to appeal to every member of the family, and unless noted, events are free of charge to guests and the general public. Make sure to confirm specific activities upon making a reservation, as the schedule is subject to change.

Rosen Inn
Located on International Drive in the heart of the entertainment corridor, the Rosen Inn is ideal for vacationers who want to be close to the action. Universal Studios is just minutes away, other theme parks are conveniently close, and multiple world-class shopping venues are located nearby. On-site dining options include a Japanese-style steakhouse, sushi, all-you-can-eat buffets, pub-style food and a grab-and-go market for snack time.

The Rosen Inn staff takes great pride in helping families celebrate the holidays. A festive atmosphere prevails, and visitors will enjoy non-stop activities around the hotel. Balloon artists will be on hand to dazzle guest with their creations, Santa’s elves will stop by for fun and games, and face painters will help everyone get decked out for the holidays. Capture the magic in the on-site photo booth. For the current schedule of activities, go to http://www.roseninn6327.com/events/rosen-hotels-resorts-holiday-events/. Rosen Inn is located at 6327 International Drive in Orlando. For more information and reservations, call (407) 996-4444 or visit www.roseninn6327.com.

Rosen Inn International
Rosen Inn International is ideally located on International Drive near Universal Orlando and other major attractions and a short walk to the new I-Drive Orlando 360 featuring the Orlando Eye, shopping, dining and more. With family-friendly amenities like two swimming pools, a video arcade, children’s playground, fitness center, free wi-fi and designated rooms where pets are welcome, Rosen Inn International offers comfort for every member of the family. Buffet dining, made-to-order pizza, deli choices and a late night bar menu keep everyone fed and happy.

Rosen Inn International takes care of every detail, creating the perfect holiday setting for families to relax and enjoy the fun. Kick-off the festivities on November 24th from 4:30p.m. – 9p.m. with a sumptuous Thanksgiving Day Buffet including all of your favorite dishes from traditional turkey with all the trimmings to classic pies and other sweets for dessert. The cost is $17.95 excluding tax and service, and children under 9 eat free with a paying adult.

Children can drop by the letter writing booth to make their wish lists and check them twice, and play reindeer games with Santa’s friend Sparkle the Elf. Families can create memories together with movie night, face painting, balloon artists, photo opportunities and more. For the current schedule of activities and Thanksgiving Buffet menu, go to http://roseninn7600.com/meetings-and-events/rosen-hotels-resorts-holiday-events/. Rosen Inn International is located at 7600 International Drive in Orlando. For more information and reservations, call (407) 996-1600 or visit www.roseninn7600.com.

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is Where Christmas Happens™. The hotel’s prime location offers quick access to entertainment, a myriad of dining options, and world-class shopping for those last minute gifts. On select nights, guests will be treated to surprise Florida “snow flurries” and throughout the season, the Smooth Java Coffee Bar will be serving up holiday cookies, coffees and drinks, like hot mint cocoa.

Why not leave the cooking to someone else this holiday season? Give thanks in style this Thanksgiving at the Plaza Garden Buffet Restaurant. Seniors 55 and up receive a 25 percent discount and children nine and under eat free with a paying adult. The all-you-can-eat buffet features classic selections like roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie (Thursday, November 24th, 4p.m. – 9p.m.). Enjoy a Christmas Dinner Buffet with all the trimmings on Sunday, December 25th from 4p.m. – 9p.m. Make sure and save room for the ice cream and topping bar for dessert. Menus subject to change without notice.

Holiday-themed activities run from Thanksgiving through New Year. There’s fun for the whole family, from visits with Santa and his elves and breakfast with Mrs. Claus to cookie decorating and karaoke. For the current schedule of activities and menus for holiday buffets, go to http://www.roseninn9000.com/rosen-hotels-resorts-holiday-events/. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is located at 9000 International Drive in Orlando. For more information and reservations, call (407) 996-8585, or visit www.roseninn9000.com.

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista
Less than two miles from Walt Disney World theme park, Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista is a perfect choice when visiting Orlando for a family vacation. Every day, the hotel has planned an amazing line-up of activities, events, live performances and celebrations. Spend the day at the theme parks and come back and enjoy a fantastic Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day Dinner Buffet at the Boardwalk Restaurant or enjoy an evening cocktail at the Comfort Zone Bar and Grill.

Families will feel right at home with a festive line-up of activities including ornament making, cookie decorating, movie night and visits from Sparkle the Elf to name just a few. Enjoy special performances from a local jazz quartet and on select nights adults can head to the lobby bar for Karaoke and cocktails and to ring in the New Year. For the current schedule of activities and menus for holiday buffets, go to http://www.clarionlbv.com/meetings-events/events/. Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista is located at 8442 Palm Parkway in Lake Buena Vista. For more information and reservations, call (407) 996-7300, or visit www.clarionlbv.com.

About Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Celebrating more than 42 years in business, Rosen Hotels & Resorts comprises nearly 6,500 guest rooms at seven Orlando hotels: three convention properties – Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek, as well as four value-priced leisure properties – Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn closest to Universal, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando and Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista. For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com.