ROSEN HOTELS & RESORTS CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF HOSPITALITY EXCELLENCE AND GIVING BACK

Orange County and the City of Orlando declared June 24, 2024, as “Harris Rosen Day” and “Rosen Hotels & Resorts 50th Anniversary Day”

ORLANDO, FL (June 24, 2024) – Rosen Hotels & Resorts, the renowned award-winning hotel group headquartered in Orlando, is celebrating its 50th anniversary since the company opened its doors on June 24, 1974. Over the past five decades, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has provided exceptional experiences and service for millions of guests, playing a pivotal role in shaping the City Beautiful’s tourism district.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings declared June 24, 2024, as “Harris Rosen Day.” The recognition was given during a weekend celebration where prominent community leaders were in attendance including U.S. Representative Maxwell Frost (FL-10) who presented a Congressional Record and Orlando Poet Laureate Shawn Welcome. The special date was also recognized by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 6 Commissioner Bakari F. Burns who proclaimed June 24, 2024, as “Rosen Hotels & Resorts 50th Anniversary Day.”

Taking a bold chance on himself, founder Harris Rosen purchased his first property, known now as Rosen Inn International, with the last of his savings. Today, the hotel chain boasts a diverse portfolio of seven hotels, catering to both leisure and convention travelers. The properties include three convention properties, Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek in its family, and four leisure properties, Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn closest to Universal, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando and Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista, totaling over 6,300 guestrooms and over 740,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

“I still can’t believe everything that has transpired over the past 50 years,” said Harris Rosen, President and Chief Operating Officer. “I would have never imagined in my wildest dreams we’d be where we are today.”

In addition to redefining the hospitality industry, Rosen Hotels & Resorts is recognized as one of Central Florida’s top employers, with more than 4,000 Central Floridians on staff. Part of the company’s success is a result of the prioritization that is placed on associates’ well-being including offering a comprehensive benefits package that includes top health insurance and educational programs. It’s Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to associates that translates into better service for guests, low turnover rates and has built a culture of excellence that is recognized in the hospitality industry.

Beyond its impact on the hospitality industry, the Rosen name has become a symbol of commitment to serving and giving back. Harris Rosen established free preschool programs in two of Orlando’s underserved communities, Tangelo Park and Parramore, ensuring access to quality education for young children. These programs go even further, offering high school graduates full scholarships to Florida public colleges, universities, or vocational schools, setting them on a path to graduate college debt-free. Mr. Rosen also played a pivotal role in preventing a local YMCA from closing its doors and transforming it into the Rosen Aquatic & Fitness Center, a state-of-the-art, non-profit swimming facility. Rosen was also recently lauded for creating and helping fund the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary and currently ranks as the nation’s best hospitality college. It’s these and many other philanthropic initiatives that exemplify Rosen Hotels & Resorts’ lasting impact on the Central Florida community.

Aside from the hotel properties, various subsidiary businesses are under the Rosen umbrella. They are Millennium Technology Group – a leading provider of quality IT products for the hospitality industry, conventions and trade shows – and RosenSure, an independent insurance agency that provides a full range of insurance products and risk management services.

As Rosen Hotels & Resorts marks this golden anniversary, the company will remain focused on providing unequaled expertise and unrivaled service. Join Rosen Hotels & Resorts in celebrating 50 years of excellence!

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