Our Culture

The associates at Rosen Hotels & Resorts® are the life of the company. Their commitments to diversity, inclusion, teamwork, unity, and open communication create tremendous value.

Everyone at Rosen Hotels & Resorts feels safe and at home. Even guests know to expect excellent service and to have their needs met.

Associates give their best to each other and guests, which creates fulfillment. Moreover, associates give back to local communities in which our associates, families, and friends live.

Our History

Our culture at Rosen Hotels & Resorts continues to write our history. The company started in 1974 when Harris Rosen invested all he had into his first hotel. He even lived onsite and worked multiple jobs pivotal for running the hotel. It was his hands-on approach that inspired a sense of ownership within all associates, then and now.

As the company grew, Rosen Hotels & Resorts adopted Rosen’s desire to seek a greater purpose, genuine concern for the wellness and safety of all, and drive to positively impact the community.

To arrive at the foundation of these values and principles we must look further back than 1974. Further back we see that the building blocks of our culture were born from Rosen’s childhood hardships, dreams, and his own discipline.

Our history is still being written, and under Harris Rosen’s leadership, we’re also further defining our legacy.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts

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1939
09/09/1939

Harris Rosen is born.

Harris Rosen Born

1961
06/16/1961

Harris Rosen graduates from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration

08/01/1961

Harris Rosen joins the United States Army

Harris Rosen joins the Army

1964
06/01/1964

Harris Rosen starts working at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

1970
01/01/1970

Mr. Rosen joins Disney Company as Director of Hotel Planning and is instrumental in the development and planning of the Contemporary Resort Hotel and the Polynesian Village Hotel.

Harris Rosen Early Years

1974
07/24/1974

Harris Rosen purchases his first hotel the Quality Inn International, now known as the Rosen Inn International. Consequently, Tamar Inns, the company behind the hotel, is born. International Inn opens with 256 guestrooms. After three expansions and renovations, the hotel now has 728 guestrooms. Mr. Rosen’s early method of attracting guests was to hitchhike to the Northeast visiting one motor coach company after another, asking them to name their price. He came home with contracts for guestroom rates as low as $7 a night. This commitment to occupancy instead of average rate has become a tradition.

Rosen Inn International First Brochure

1975
06/24/1975

Harris Rosen purchases the 251-guestroom-hotel the International Inn, now known as the Rosen Inn (closest to Universal Orlando® Resort). An expansion in 1979 brings it to 315 guestrooms.

1984
02/01/1984

The Quality Inn Plaza, now known as Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, was Rosen Hotels & Resorts®’ first hotel planned from blueprint to full construction. It opened with 340 guestrooms. Three expansions increase the property’s capacity to 1,020 guestrooms.

Quality Inn Pointe Orlando now Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando

1987
05/15/1987

Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista, now known as Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista, opens with 320 guestrooms and quickly doubles its size to 640 guestrooms. Mr. Rosen employs his idea of a flashing billboard alongside Interstate 4 that reads “Best Rates in Town,” which turns those passing by into guests. People come flocking in. The hotel reaches maximum capacity on opening night, so Harris Rosen stands in the parking lot and redirects guests to other Rosen hotels. This property ran 100% occupancy during its first five years.

Comfort Inn Opens

1991
09/13/1991

Clarion Plaza, now known as Rosen Plaza, opens as Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ first full-service convention hotel with 800 guestrooms, 60,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, fine dining, and a nightclub.

Rosen Plaza Hotel Opens

12/01/1991

Original Rosen Medical Center Opens

1994
08/01/1994

Tangelo Park Program is Launched

Tangelo Park Opens

1995
02/01/1995

RSC Insurance is established and changed its name to ProvInsure in 2006

Provinsure Logo

10/31/1995

Rosen Hotels & Resorts® opens its second full-service convention hotel, Omni Rosen, now known as the Rosen Centre® Hotel. Rising 24 stories over International Drive, the hotel boasts more than 100,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and fine-dining restaurants.

Rosen Centre Opens

1997
07/24/1997

Millennium Technology Group opens for business.

Millennium Technology Group

11/12/1997

Rosen Hotels & Resorts associates attend the first Associates Health, Benefits & Safety Fair.

1999
11/17/1999

The Rosen Hotels & Resorts Family Outreach Center opens.

Outreach Center Opens

2000
07/01/2000

The company changes its name from Tamar Inns; the Rosen Hotels & Resorts name and brand is officially born. Clarion Plaza Hotel becomes Rosen Plaza Hotel and the Omni Rosen becomes Rosen Centre Hotel.

2001
03/01/2001

Pillars of Our Strength Program is born.

2002
03/07/2002

The First Golden Pillar Awards banquet is held to honor associates who provide outstanding service.

2003
12/01/2003

Shingle Creek Golf Club opens. David Harman designs the 18-hole golf course, which is later and consistently recognized as one of the top courses in Orlando, Florida, by Golf Magazine and others.

Shingle Creek Golf Club Orlando

2004
01/05/2004

University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management opens.

University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management opens

2005
01/22/2005

Harris Rosen serves as honorary co-chair of the Bethune-Cookman College Statue Project

Harris Rosen serves as honorary co-chair of the Bethune-Cookman College Statue Project

05/24/2005

U.S. Dream Academy in Washington, D.C. honors Mr. Harris Rosen with the President’s Award for the Tangelo Park Pilot Program.

09/11/2005

Water for Haiti Gala fundraising effort from the Rosen Foundation and Haitian Self-Sufficiency Task Force raises money to purchase water filtration systems to be used in Haiti.

Water for Haiti

2006
09/09/2006

Rosen Shingle Creek opens with 1,501 guestrooms and suites and over 462,000 sq. ft. of “state of the art” ballroom and meeting facilities. It boasts one of the largest “column free” ballrooms in the United States measuring 95,000 sq. ft. The hotel also features a full-service spa, a state of the art health club, fine dining Italian bistro, and Shingle Creek Golf Club.

Rosen Shingle Creek Orlando Ribbon Cutting

2008
03/24/2008

The first group of Cornell students participates in Rosen’s Alternative Spring Break, which helps Tangelo Park.

Cornell University Students

09/11/2008

Rosen Hotels & Resorts receives the Apex Award for healthcare accessibility.

Apex

11/20/2008

Rosen Hotels & Resorts becomes a nicotine-free company.

Proud to be Smoke Free

2009
01/06/2009

The state of Florida recognizes Rosen Hotels & Resorts convention properties for their green practices. The convention properties achieve Two Palms status.

The state of Florida recognizes Rosen Hotels & Resorts convention properties for their green practices. The convention properties achieve Two Palms status.

03/01/2009

W.O.W. Factor Program begins giving associates access to fitness opportunities at work.

W.O.W. Factor Program begins giving associates access to fitness opportunities at work.

04/11/2009

Rosen Hotels & Resorts receives its first Fit Friendly Worksite Award presented by the American Heart Association.

Fit Friendly Award

04/18/2009

Harris Rosen is inducted into the Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame.

06/19/2009

Rosen Hotels & Resorts receives the Legacy Award for green practices.

08/05/2009

The Jack & Lee Rosen Jewish Community Center opens.

JCC

09/10/2009

Rosen Hotels & Resorts receives the Beacon Award for its diversity practices.

12/04/2009

Harris Rosen named Citizen of the Year by the Florida School Board Association.

2010
01/12/2010

Harris Rosen sets out to raise $100,000 for Haiti Relief after the catastrophic earthquake. This mission would later become the Little Haiti House Project.

Harris Rosen sets out to raise $100,000 for Haiti Relief after the catastrophic earthquake. This mission would later become the Little Haiti House Project.

11/01/2010

Mr. Rosen named Honorary Consul General of Japan in Orlando.

Mr. Rosen named Honorary Consul General of Japan in Orlando.

11/16/2010

Quality Inn Plaza renamed Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando.

12/02/2010

International Inn renamed Rosen Inn.

12/09/2010

Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista renamed Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista.

2011
03/22/2011

Rosen Centre opens the Skywalk connecting the hotel with the Orange County Convention Center.

Rosen Centre Skywalk

04/14/2011

Harris Rosen is named Cornell Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.

Harris Rosen, was awarded the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year

04/15/2011

Harris Rosen raises over $86,000 for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.

Harris Rosen raises over $86,000 for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.

2012
01/30/2012

Rosen Hotels & Resorts opens the new 12,000 sq. ft. Rosen Medical Center.

Rosen Medical Center Opens

07/04/2012

All Rosen hotels now offer free wireless internet access to guests.

2013
03/11/2013

Harris Rosen Donates $1 million to Give Kids the World

Harris Rosen Donates $1 million to Give Kids the World

07/01/2013

Quality Inn International renamed Rosen Inn International.

09/19/2013

Gary Sain Memorial Skybridge opens connecting the Rosen Plaza to the Orange County Convention Center.

Gary Sain Memorial Skybridge

2014
06/24/2014

Rosen Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 40th anniversary.

Rosen 40th Anniversary

11/14/2014

Rosen Shingle Creek receives prestigious Three Palm Status in Florida DEP’s Green Lodging Program.

2015
01/23/2015

Harris Rosen receives the Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Award by The King Center, Atlanta.

Harris Rosen receives the Coretta Scott King A.N.G.E.L. Award by The King Center, Atlanta.

07/29/2015

The Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre, and Rosen Shingle Creek achieved APEX certifications for green practices in the areas of venues and accommodations.

2017
08/21/2017

Rosen Preschool in Parramore Opens

Rosen Preschool in Parramore Opens

08/30/2017

Rosen Hotels & Resorts purchases two additional properties in Central Florida, the Clarion Inn & Suites and the Red Roof Inn, for future expansion.

09/06/2017

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts with the GIFTTS Pineapple Award for outstanding work in the areas of philanthropy, community service, sustainability, and education.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is recognized by Preferred Hotels & Resorts with the GIFTTS Pineapple Award for outstanding work in the areas of philanthropy, community service, sustainability, and education.

2019
09/24/2019

Tangelo Park Preschool Opens

Rosen Tangelo Park Preschool

10/01/2019

RosenCare partners with the School District of Osceola County to administer the district’s Center for Employee Health

Rosen Care Logo

2020
10/01/2020

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista becomes Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

2021
01/07/2021

Rosen Hotels & Resorts convention properties achieve GBAC Star Facility Accreditation

GBAC Star Facility

04/05/2021

Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center Opens

Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center Ribbon Cutting

07/24/2021

Adam Michael Rosen Neuro-Oncology Laboratories, made possible by a gift from the Harris Rosen Foundation, opens at the University of Florida

Adam Michael Rosen Neuro-Oncology Laboratories, made possible by a gift from the Harris Rosen Foundation, opens at the University of Florida

08/14/2021

Harris Rosen named one of the Top 25 Innovators by Modern Healthcare

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