Guests at Rosen Plaza®, a Rosen Hotels & Resorts® convention hotel with 800 guestrooms, are connected to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) West Building by way of the pedestrian skybridge named the Gary Sain Memorial Bridge. This skybridge’s name honors the previous Visit Orlando President and CEO who passed away May 2012. Sain had led the region’s main tourism-marketing agency since 2007, bringing about reorganization, a new vision and a name change to what had for years been called the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, or Orlando CVB.
Construction of the $3 million bridge was entirely funded by Rosen Hotels & Resorts®, completing the final link in connecting OCCC with adjacent International Drive hotels. Rosen Plaza®’s sister property, Rosen Centre®, installed an aerial walkway for pedestrians in March 2011. The bridges are designed to provide meetings attendees with a safe, weather-proof and traffic-free “commute” from their guestroom to the convention center.