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Plan a Hybrid Meeting at Rosen Plaza

Plan a Hybrid Meeting at Rosen Plaza

Planning a conference in the 2020s requires you to incorporate the real world with the virtual world.

To host an effective and impactful meeting, you will need a space that can accommodate social distancing for in-person presentations while also integrating digital technology for your virtual guests. The Rosen Plaza offers both the space and technology to make your hybrid meeting a success.

Spacious Ballrooms

The Rosen Plaza has more than 60,000 square feet of meeting space for your group to access.

Our 22 meeting rooms spread throughout the mezzanine and lobby of our lavish hotel offer meeting spaces of all sizes. Our premiere space, the Grand Ballroom, boasts 26,000 square feet that can be split into separate ballrooms for a more intimate space. The ballroom foyer houses an additional 12,500 square feet.

In total, the Rosen Plaza can host up to 2,800 guests.

Enhanced Technology

At Rosen Plaza, your hybrid meeting will have updated technology to help keep you connected and on pace.

We offer on-site A/V services to handle all your technological needs, including smart boards access. With Weframe touchscreen compatibility, our smart boards allow you to harness the power of interactive group collaboration through a large, multi-touch display screen that brings your files, projects, and team members together in one space.

Furthermore, to keep up with changing technology, we partnered with Cisco and CDW to assess our network infrastructure. As a result of this assessment, the Rosen Plaza spent upwards of $1 million to improve our technological capabilities.

Our Wi-Fi has been upgraded to 802.11n, which is a self-healing network and offers greater wireless coverage, increased capacity, and higher broadband speeds to accommodate your hybrid business meeting.

There’s also a Ricoh Business Center on-site to take care of your printing, scanning, photocopying, and office needs while at our hotel.

Qualifying Meeting Features and Incentives

You and your attendees can expect an exceptional hybrid meeting experience at Rosen Plaza. In addition to massive ballrooms, flexible event spaces, delicious catering, increased broadband, and attentive service, Rosen Plaza offers a variety of other features and incentives for you to choose from including:

  • Two registration desks with storage
  • Custom-themed banquet services and personalized meal menus
  • Audiovisual discounts
  • Select restaurants discounts
  • Credit on net catering revenue
  • Golf discounts (off-site 5 min. away)
  • Complimentary coffee and snacks for staff
  • Board retreats discounts at Brad Brewer Golf Academy (off-site 5 min. away)
  • CSR program assistance
  • Design Your Own Incentive
  • Signing bonus starting at $3,000

Book Your Hybrid Meeting at the Rosen Plaza Today

If you’re ready to make your hybrid meeting a success, book a room at Rosen Plaza. We also are conveniently located close to the Orange County Convention Center and some of Orlando’s top restaurants, bars, and attractions.

Our Total Commitment shows our dedication to the highest standards of cleanliness and safety for the well-being of our guests and staff. New hotel features include clear protective borders at the front desk and more hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the hotel. We use hospital-grade, EPA-approved disinfectants to frequently clean common areas and touchpoints as well as every guestroom.

To book your room or request a proposal, call 407-996-9702 or reserve online by clicking “Check Hotel Availability” at the top of the page.

Pandemic Wedding Redo: The Vow Renewal Guide

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If the pandemic lockdowns and gathering limitations forced you to have more intimate weddings, but you and your partner plan to do a vow renewal ceremony/anniversary reception in the next year or two when it’s safe, we present the ultimate guide.

What is a Vow Renewal?

A vow renewal is one of many ways married couples re-commit to each other.

Vow renewals allow a couple to celebrate their marriage regardless of how long they’ve been together. No rules exist for when or how to celebrate making this a truly personal celebration. Vow renewal has become more popular and necessary for couples who still desire to throw a memorable nuptial event surrounded by loved ones.

The Details

Wedding planning or any other “rules” do not necessarily apply to planning vow renewals—except this one.

Book your venue first. Dates book fast, especially at popular places and as we’re seeing a rise in weddings. Speaking of the venue, you can renew your vows in a restaurant, at home, in a ballroom, or in a garden. Your options are unlimited. The best part is that a lot of the pressure of finding a perfect location isn’t as heavy as it is with a wedding. After you’ve secured the venue, start booking any other help you’ll need, whether it be caterers, a DJ, or decorators, but you can skip a licensed officiant since you’re legally married already.

You’ll still need someone (maybe a friend or pastor) to “officiate” the ceremonies.

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Save the Date and/or Invitations?

Like a wedding, asking guests to save the date (once one is set) is an important step for planning for multiple reasons.

If the point was to invite those who couldn’t make it to the original wedding, then sending out these two pieces of correspondence will help you properly estimate who can and won’t make it. If the ceremony date is near or falls on a holiday, save the date invitations give guests time to plan. If your renewal ceremony will be catered (and if you had one at your wedding), then you’ll know having an accurate guest count helps manage how much food you’ll need, which, of course, directly affects how much you’ll pay for food. Invitations also help communicate to guests if your ceremony will be formal or informal and if kids are allowed or should be left at home. So much key information is shared in invites, so plan to send out two invites. This also helps prevent having to log every important detail guests need onto one invite. There might be a detail you don’t know at this stage of planning that will have to wait for a formal invite.

Last, if you are wondering who to invite, the guestlist for the original wedding is a great place to start.

What to Wear: Recreate the Wedding or Dress Down?

For the vow renewal ceremony, a traditional wedding dress or tux is not needed if the couple wants to dress down.

Just remember the outfits you choose should reflect how formal or informal the event is. The venue may naturally lend itself to a specific attire. A beach ceremony is best suited for loose and flowy attire. A golf club may require at least resort casual attire. A restaurant wedding, depending on the restaurant itself, can vary widely. Outdoor weddings are open to personal needs.

What you chose to wear should be based on what you feel is appropriate—again, there are no rules to follow.

Saying I Do Again: Writing the Vows

Writing the vows is probably the most interesting part of planning.

Since the majority of weddings that took place during the pandemic were either done between the couple and a few loves ones, in a garden or in a court, you can repeat the traditional wedding vows in the vow renewal ceremony if you choose to do so. For those who want to write their own custom renewal vows, maybe consider how your views of marriage have changed since the first wedding.

Whatever you write, let it come from the heart of your marriage.

Here is a quick vow writing guide:

  1. Look to poetry, books, or even religious books for inspiration.
  2. Research how to write wedding vows.
  3. Include how you and your partner met, everyone loves to hear a good story about how a couple first met.
  4. Describe how the relationship has grown, gone through ups and downs, and maybe add some funny stories.
  5. Come up with new promises you want to make to your partner.
  6. Feeling bold? Get creative with a new ending. Say “I do” in your own way.

Book Your Vow Renewal Venue at the Rosen Plaza

At the Rosen Plaza, we work hard to put you at ease on your big day.

We take care of planning and organizing for you. Also, our chefs can whip up delicious dishes that will surely be the talk of the event—next to the loving couple and the amazing vows. The best thing about having your venue at a hotel is you and your guests can walk to your rooms after the celebration and get a good night’s sleep.

If you are still worried about the health and safety of you and your guests, we have implemented several new safety measures so you and your guests can party with ease. Our associates work hard to maintain a clean environment by disinfecting common areas and to reduce contact, the banquet staff will serve guests their food. Read all the details on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.

Reach out to our wedding specialist, Kari Bina at (407) 996-1715, for more information on planning a vow renewal ceremony at Rosen Plaza.

What Not to Do in Orlando on Thanksgiving Day

Rosen Plaza Hotel Thanksgiving Buffet

If you’re planning a visit to Orlando this Thanksgiving, there’s only one thing you should avoid: Staying in your hotel room all day.

Many events are happening on the day of the big feast all around the city, which means a lot of fun for the family. Skip the trouble of massive food prep and cooking to start a new Thanksgiving vacation tradition in Orlando. The memories you’ll make during a Thanksgiving vacation are sure to be remembered for a lifetime.

Thanksgiving Day Activities

The major theme parks Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando are open on Thanksgiving Day.

Give thanks for family time and for the beautiful sceneries while getting some exercise (walking around the theme parks), riding rollercoasters, and enjoying holiday-themed food from restaurants in the parks. Keep in mind the Magic Kingdom and Epcot are the most packed on Thanksgiving Day. If you are planning to visit Universal Studios Orlando, the park usually reaches capacity around 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving. Again, don’t get stuck in your hotel room because you slept in. Get to the parks early because holiday days are the busiest.

For those looking for non-theme park entertainment, this show will blow your mind.

The Venardos Circus is back at Winter Garden, Florida, from November 10 to November 28, 2021. What makes this show different from the rest is it perfectly mends a Broadway-style show into the entertainment of a circus and is animal-free. The Venardos Circus shows (created by the Ringling Brothers) are expected to sell out fast, so book tickets early and lock down this Thanksgiving goodie.

Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner at the Rosen Plaza Hotel

Everyone knows that preparing Thanksgiving dinner takes all day and takes a mental and physical toll on everyone involved in cooking, decorating, and preparing for this annual feast. No need to worry about those stresses. You’re on a Thanksgiving vacation! At Rosen Plaza, we’ve got your Thanksgiving day feast covered.

Rosen Plaza’s Thanksgiving buffet features way more than most of us can or will cook at home.

The buffet will have traditional food like roast turkey, lemon-chive mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. Probably unlike most homemade Thanksgiving dinners, this gourmet buffet also features new favorites like a pasta station where you can make your own pasta dish, a seafood station that features food and dishes from around the globe, grilled swordfish steak with puttanesca sauce, and a variety of savory desserts. Drool over the Thanksgiving buffet menu online. To reserve seats, give us a call at (407) 996-7345 or make your reservation online.

Thanksgiving Package at Rosen Plaza – Special Room Rates

After getting the itis from an incredible meal at the Thanksgiving buffet, rest in a luxurious room at Rosen Plaza.

Rosen Plaza has a great Thanksgiving Day stay package that includes deluxe accommodations for two with a stay overnight either on Wednesday, November 24, or Thursday, November 25. The best part about this package is that it includes two seats to our Thanksgiving buffet event—all for $169, plus tax.

Black Friday Tip: Choose to stay overnight on Thanksgiving so you’ll be near the best malls, shops, outlets, and shopping centers at the start of the biggest sale day of the year.

Rest assured we keep safety for our guests and associates in mind as much as we do food and fun. We’ve upgraded our hotel with new features such as plexiglass barriers at the front desk, multiple hand sanitizer stations throughout the hotel, and the use of EPA-approved, hospital-grade disinfectants in our common areas and guestrooms. Read all the details on our Rosen’s Total Commitment page.

To book your stay today, reserve online by clicking “Check Room Availability” at the top of the page or call us at 800-627-8258.

Time for Meetings at Rosen Plaza

As the saying goes, there is “a time and a place for everything.”

For the event planner seeking versatile and spacious meeting rooms in Orlando, now is the ideal time to lock in incredible value. For the place, showcasing the best meeting space in Orlando? Look no further than Rosen Plaza Hotel, with I-Drive meeting rooms near the Orlando airport and adjacent to the OCCC.

An Orlando meetings hotel known for an unrivaled focus on impeccable quality and guest service in Orlando events, it is no surprise that event planners worldwide are returning to Rosen Plaza Hotel and its spectacular meeting rooms in Orlando this year.

Providing event planners with the peace of mind that only a Rosen Hotel in Orlando can provide, Rosen Plaza recently secured the distinguished GBAC (Global Risk Advisory Council) STAR™ Facility Accreditation.

The GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation is the gold standard of prepared facilities and meeting rooms in Orlando. Event planners, hotel guests, and meeting and event attendees now enjoy an assurance that Rosen Plaza Hotel is implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the novel coronavirus. The plan covers the entire award-winning Orlando meetings hotel and its upscale, recently enhanced meeting space in Orlando.

Rosen Plaza is among only 34 Florida meetings hotels to achieve the notable designation, an especially valuable asset to groups meeting in Orlando and hosting a conference, convention, meeting, or event at the best meeting space in Orlando.

Rosen Plaza Ballroom

The initiative is part of the hotel’s ongoing, heightened focus on associate, guest, and meeting/event attendee safety and security — Rosen’s Total Commitment. For more details on how this initiative benefits an event planner seeking meeting space in Orlando near the Orlando airport and adjacent to the OCCC, please visit RosenHotels.com/RosensTotalCommitment.

“We strive to exceed the expectations of our valued event planners who seek quality Orlando meeting space. We will rise to the challenge of providing the most flexible meeting rooms in Orlando,” said Harris Rosen, the Southeast’s largest independent hotelier and president/COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “Our seasoned meetings and event staff go above and beyond every day to establish Rosen Plaza Hotel as the ideal meetings hotel in Orlando. In addition, our coveted location with meeting rooms near the Orlando airport and in the heart of I-Drive assist event planners in easily driving attendance for a bustling, record-setting Orlando meeting.”

60,000 sq. ft. of flexible, sophisticated meeting space at Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando is as versatile as it is spacious and scenic. Outdoor, as well as indoor, options both provide beautiful views and plenty of room for social distancing among attendees, delighting event planners with an eye on the best meeting hotels in Orlando.

Now also is the ideal time for event planners to experience the enhanced talents and depth of the culinary and catering team.

The flexible and inventive Orlando catering staff expertly responds to the plethora of needs of attendees meeting in Orlando and to the varied requests that event planners face in today’s ever-changing world. Event planners enjoy creative catering options including dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and more without sacrificing flavor or taste. Using the freshest seasonal ingredients, Rosen Plaza’s catering staff tantalizes taste buds with the most creative catering menus to elevate events in Orlando.

“We are excited to welcome event planners and groups of all sizes as they return to Rosen Plaza,” said Victoria Hall, 22-year sales and marketing director at Rosen Plaza. “Our owner Harris Rosen uniquely entrusts us with the authority to make our own decisions to quickly and efficiently respond to event planner requests and guests’ needs. This long-time ability to be nimble and customize events is an incredible asset as we work together with event planners to create success as one of the best meeting hotels in Orlando.”

The seasoned meetings and events team at Rosen Plaza is supported by the in-house Millennium Technology Group, which provides state-of-the-art online and internet services. Also in-house, Encore Global offers event planners all ranges of event support services expected at the best meeting space in Orlando including those required for hybrid meetings.

Hybrid meetings including a virtual meeting component can be used by event planners to expand their audiences to include those beyond the in-person attendees at the meeting space in Orlando. Encore’s new MeetSafe program perfectly complements Rosen Plaza’s commitment to cleanliness and ability to provide the most robust range of services for meeting space in Orlando.

An ideal Orlando location on I-Drive is the cornerstone of a long-standing history of unrivaled customer service and a value proposition that attracts meeting and event planners and groups from around the globe to the Rosen Plaza in Orlando.

The 800-room Rosen Plaza is conveniently connected to the OCCC on famed International Drive and is less than 15 minutes to the Orlando International Airport. Event planners can rest assured that there is plenty to do for attendees seeking fun in the Orlando sun, with the area’s best shopping, dining, and world-famous theme parks minutes away.

For more details about the best meeting hotel in Orlando, please contact our sales team or call 1 (800) 366-9700.

How $39 at Jack’s Place Can Make You Happy

While money can’t buy happiness, it can buy a fine meal.

If your pathway to happiness is a winding road that travels through your stomach, then an affordable, upscale casual fine dining experience at one of Orlando’s best steak and seafood restaurants is sure to leave your stomach (and wallet) feeling happy and full.

For a limited time, Jack’s Place is offering a special three-course prix fixe menu for only $39.

Dining With The Stars at Jack's Place Restaurant Orlando

The Dining with the Stars prix fixe menu highlights some of the best items from this award-winning steakhouse and seafood restaurant that boasts Central Florida’s largest collection of autographed caricatures. So, dress nicely, cancel your food delivery, and get ready to rediscover fine dining in Orlando.

(And don’t forget to invite your date!)

First Course: Appetizers

The complimentary bread and gorgonzola pesto dipping sauce are amazing but don’t stop there because appetizers are part of this special dining experience.

The Dining with the Stars Prix Fixe menu has great choices: Jack’s House Salad, sesame-crusted ahi tuna, salt & pepper calamari, or baked onion soup. The full menu offers more excellent and reasonably priced apps, like Maryland Jumbo Lump crab cakes and beef tataki.

Whichever appetizer you chose, all complement the second course rather well.

Second Course: Protein Entrée

Quality and quantity share the plate with Jack’s prime meat dishes.

Meat eaters rejoice! On the special prix fixe menu are three excellent protein choices including the coveted grilled petite filet mignon. If you’re looking for a lighter protein, the macadamia chicken or Vesuvio Chicken or Shrimp Pasta dish will surely satisfy your tastebuds. Truly it’s hard to go wrong with any choice.

Be sure to save room for dessert.

Third Course: Dessert

Jack’s Place prix fixe menu ends with a trio of desserts.

Chocolate lovers should dive into a wedge of flourless chocolate torte cake made of Belgian chocolate. But we understand that some like it tart—not torte, so Jack’s Key lime pie hits the spot even better. If you’re looking for a unique dessert experience, combine the after-dinner coffee with sweets in the Manhattan’s “Little Italy” affogato in which a shot of espresso is poured over a dollop of roasted maple butter pecan gelato.

You can take food home in case you didn’t finish a course.

Make Your Reservations

Not only does making a reservation allow you to secure a table on the day and time you want, but it also allows you to enjoy some of the other fun things we’ve got going on.

On Friday and Saturday nights, an artist will draw a caricature of you and your date for free. All you have to do is pass the request through your server. They will be sure that the artist makes it to your table in time for you to cherish a keepsake from the night—aside from any leftovers.

The best way to make reservations is through this link, and then all that’s left to do is enjoy a night of fine food at an amazing price.

How to Stay Fit During Your Trip to Orlando

Just because you’re on a relaxing vacation in Orlando, enjoying exciting attractions and dining at popular restaurants, doesn’t mean you have to break your fitness routine. In fact, when you choose the Rosen Plaza Hotel for your Orlando stay, you have access to fitness resources that may offer you more of a workout than your local gym.

Here are some of the great ways that you can stay fit during your trip to Orlando as a guest at the Rosen Plaza Hotel.

Take Advantage of the Hotel Gym

One of the easiest and most convenient ways to stay fit during your trip to Orlando is to take advantage of your hotel’s amenities, such as the fitness center and pool.

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When wanting to stay fit, it is important to consider a balance of weight training and cardio. Our hotel gym and onsite pool can help you with both styles of workouts. Our hotel gym is great for keeping your muscles toned by lifting weights, and our pool is the perfect place to get your blood pumping while swimming laps.

Visit the Nearby Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center

Female Swimming

Looking for greater fitness resources than what our hotel gym can offer? Check out the nearby Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center (RAFC).

Featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center, RAFC is the perfect place in Orlando to gain a comprehensive exercise experience while on vacation. Their fitness center is equipped with over 60 machines including:

  • Treadmills
  • Ellipticals
  • Stationary bikes
  • Arm, back, chest, and leg machines
  • Free weights, squat racks, and more

If you need some external motivation to stay fit, RAFC also offers several fitness classes so that you can enjoy a more focused workout with an instructor who will hold you accountable to your fitness goals.

Take Advantage of Rosen’s Aquatic Center Amenities

In case you’re worried about other guests interrupting your laps at the Rosen Plaza hotel pool, RAFC offers two Olympic-sized pools, equipped with private lanes and diving boards. Their aquatic center also boasts:

  • One regular-size pool
  • 17-lane competition pool (16 competitive lanes and 1 ladder lane)
  • Dive well with four lap lanes
  • Dive tower with three platforms at 5m, 7m, and 10m
  • 10 springboards: five 3m and five 1m
  • Heated, seven-lane teaching and training pool
  • Motorized, endless lap pool/spa with mirrors and cameras to provide specialty swim training

You can also rest assured knowing that RAFC follows current safety and wellness protocols. Elevated cleaning processes and social distancing parameters, among other considerations, are in place to ensure that you can enjoy a fulfilling workout in a safe environment.

Super Low Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center Guest Rates

A great advantage of staying at the Rosen Plaza Hotel is that hotel guests get deeply discounted hourly, daily, and weekly rates at RAFC.

Book a room at Rosen Plaza Hotel for your Orlando vacation and enjoy RAFC rates starting at:

  • $5 for two hours
  • $10 for one day
  • $30 for a one week

Click here for more information including additional discounts for employees of the hospitality industry.

Stay Fit During Your Stay at the Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive

One of the best things about staying at the Rosen Plaza Hotel and working out at RAFC is that they are both located on International Drive and only a 6-minute drive apart. That distance is a brisk 1.2-mile walk—if you don’t have a vehicle or are looking for an opportunity to warm up or cool down before or after your workout.

Whether you walk, drive, or grab an Uber or Lyft, you can easily squeeze in a workout at RAFC during your Central Florida vacay and still have time to enjoy all Orlando has to offer.

5 Tips to a Beautiful Middle Eastern Wedding

Close up shot of a bride in a white lace wedding gown and lace veil. Her hands, intricately decorated in henna, are folded over her midsection.

The cries of the zaghareet pierce the air through the deep rhythmic drumming. The energy from your guests—two beautiful families united by matrimony—elevates during this year’s greatest ceremony. As if on perfect cue, the best and the boldest dancers line up for a dabka—one of many to be performed or the beginning of a long, continuous run. You take in this moment rich in tradition, filled with joy, and tremendous love. This grand production that took months (maybe years and more money than you expected) to organize and plan is finally happening, and it is going great because you kept a few key points in mind.

1. Keep Wedding Guests in Mind

Everyone was invited and you kept an open mind and heart with an ever-growing list. You knew that inviting your auntie meant everyone important to her—friends included—would show up for your big event. This meant designing a flexible floor plan that allowed the reception table arrangement to shift around the massive dance floor and stages for henna and the wedding.

2. Choose a Spacious Wedding Venue

Because of the fluid floor plan and the need for plenty of room to dance, you chose a spacious venue. Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida, is one of those venues that can perfectly accommodate your new family and auntie and her family and friends. Rosen Plaza’s largest ballroom at 26,000 square feet is perfect for hosting hundreds of family and friends and a massive dance floor and other stages.

It is one thing for a hall or grand room to comfortably fit a lot of tables, a moderate dance floor, and maybe an extra stage or two. It is another thing to have a spacious ballroom, like the one at Rosen Plaza, that can accommodate many tables, a very large dance floor, and still have enough space for the drummers, the dabke line and audience, for the grand zaffeh, and furthermore comfortably fit a stage for the henna and wedding.

3. Find an Open-Minded Wedding Venue Staff

American weddings are so different from Middle Eastern weddings. Middle Eastern weddings start and run late, so you found a wedding venue that could accommodate this relaxed timeframe. Rosen Plaza understands family and celebration come first, so often the requirements to set up and break down within a certain timeframe are altered to best fit your needs.

4. Only the Best Drummers and Band Will Do

The drummers literally keep the party alive, so you hired the best with the most skill and energy to keep the soul of the party in the highest, best spirit possible. They also know the dabka and can lead your dance parties as well as give them the room to show off their dance moves. The drummers also know how to lead the zaffeh and all other important processions.

Between the drummers’ performances, your band kept the party going with the right vibe. Just to be safe, your brought in a band with excellent taste in both Arabic music and American music. In addition to setting a tone and vibe, music should honor rich cultural traditions and add a little bit of personal taste.

5. Same for the Wedding Photographer and Videographer: Only the Best

With such an elegant wedding production, it is paramount to cover all angles of the big event. The wedding photographer and videographer you chose maneuvered expertly through and around the large wedding. They used wide-angle lenses and hoisted their cameras high to capture the elegant landscape of the wedding celebration.

Bonus: Rosen Plaza as Your Perfect Wedding Venue

Many parents made this bonus point that led to a beautiful and perfectly run ceremony. They chose Rosen Plaza as their wedding venue as it covers a lot of the previous points and more. Our team of wedding and event planners make sure every request is executed to best honor the cultural and spiritual significance of this moment. We are pros at working with your specialty decorators. It’s our pleasure to help see your vision come to reality. Another aspect of Rosen Plaza parents love is the 800 deluxe guestrooms onsite and competitive wedding group rates. It should bring you and your guests great comfort not having to worry about transportation on this day.

Regarding safety in this current age, Rosen Plaza has implemented several new standards to help keep guests and associates safe. These include mandatory temperature checks to enter and walk through the hotel, clear glass partitions at the front desk, cashless payment options at its outlets, mobile-based room keys, and a mobile-based check-in and check-out process. Read the details about our commitment to your safety in the Rosen’s Total Commitment document.

Recently Rosen Plaza achieved GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, to prevent and respond to outbreaks. This acknowledges that the hotel’s protocols for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention to protect guests and associates complies with GBAC’s 20-point auditing system. Rest assured, our associates go above and beyond to make sure you and your guest feel welcome and that your needs are met in order to best honor traditions and this blessed union.

Call us today at 407-996-1715 to learn how we can help create a beautiful wedding ceremony.

Rosen Plaza Chefs Ramp Up for Spring – with Ramps

Even if your local farmers market sells ramps, chances are you’ve never seen them. These shade-grown leeks emerge just as spring begins, and serious cooks and chefs snap them up from the produce bin before the shopping crowds descend.

At the Rosen Plaza Hotel, you may have your chance to taste these garlicky green onions. Ramps are a classic spring vegetable, if a barely known one. Since the hotel’s chefs choose to serve seasonal produce both at events and in restaurants, you may find ramps on your plate during the first six post-winter weeks of the year. Better yet, the chefs prepare the ramps in a way that lets the deliciously unusual characteristics shine though. “Ramps are wild-caught, and we don’t want to do too much to them,” says Michael McMullen, the hotel’s executive chef. “We serve them in a way that plays up their natural flavor. We sauté them and add a little salt and pepper.”

While most other spring vegetables are more familiar to Rosen Plaza guests, ramps support McMullen’s philosophy. “People get pretty adventurous when they go out to eat,” he observes. “I want to make guests something that they won’t make at home, can’t make at home or can’t afford to make at home.”

That mission extends to the proteins on your plate. Rosen Plaza always has Harris Ranch Prime meat in stock. As for fish, the hotel does enough volume – from its 800 guestrooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space – to have access to ultra-fresh catches. “I get seafood that goes from the boat to the dock to the hotel, on the Gulf and Atlantic sides of the state,” McMullen says. “We often serve fish that was in the water the day before we serve it.”

As spring arrives, that means the catch of the day might be tripletail or red snapper. In addition, Skuna salmon is a favorite spring choice. Although it’s not local, salmon from Skuna Bay is farm-raised in Vancouver and “as close to organic” as possible, raised in “a natural state of glacier water,” McMullen reports. This phenomenal catch can be grilled, blacked or sautéed, as any fish can but McMullen prefers it prepared simply: pan-flashed with a dash of butter, salt and pepper, over wilted red watercress. “It’s the best salmon I’ve ever had,” he says.

Even the sea bass is given a seasonal twist. The most popular fish on Rosen Plaza popular Jack’s Place restaurant menu, it is prepared with a fruit glaze. In spring, that means Hamlin oranges are quartered and simmered down to a marmalade, then brushed on the fish, which is then cooked on a plank of charred cedar.

The thin green beans called haricot vert, as well as artichokes, red bell peppers and chayote squash are all best in spring, and you’ll find them in abundance on Rosen Plaza banquet antipasto trays and as the “chef’s selection” vegetable side dish –steamed, grilled or sautéed.

Spring has sprung at the Rosen Plaza. Come give the seasonal specialties a try.

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