Rosen Hotels & Resorts Announces Rebranding of Three of Four Orlando Leisure Hotels
Florida's Largest Independent Hotel Chain Renames Hotels to Reflect Increased Value after Multi-Million Dollar Refurbishment
ORLANDO (May 15, 2010) – Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Florida’s largest independent hotel chain with seven properties totaling 6300 guest rooms and suites in Orlando, has just announced that it will rebrand three of its four leisure hotels as of Oct. 1, 2010.
The hotel group recently completed a $30 million room and property renovation on all four leisure hotels and would like to reflect this upgraded quality and increased value in its hotel brands. This fall, the Quality Inn Plaza and the Rodeway Inn International will become Rosen Inns and the Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista will become a Clarion. Rosen Hotels & Resorts also owns three award-winning Orlando convention properties: Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek.
“For the last 36 years, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has built a reputation for superior quality and service in the hospitality industry, so we felt it made sense to draw upon the Rosen name in marketing our leisure properties as we have successfully done in promoting our convention properties,” said Harris Rosen, President and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts. “We feel fortunate to have the long-time support of loyal clients and industry partners, and we want our supporters to know that these name changes signify our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional service to the leisure traveler with competitive rates, but now with even more value, so that we may continue to exceed their expectations.”
Quality Inn Plaza, soon to be called Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando, recently earned the AAA Three Diamond Award, and Rosen expects that the other three leisure properties will soon earn this designation as well. The hotel, which features 1,020 guest rooms in six high-rise buildings, will enjoy a close partnership with the Pointe Orlando shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment complex which is located just across International Drive and within a short walk of the hotel. Hotel guests will receive special offers for discounts at many of Pointe Orlando restaurants, retail and amusement locations.
As the Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista takes on the name Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, it will remain a Choice Hotel brand, but will reflect the more upscale Clarion name and reputation. The hotel features 640 rooms in four high-rise buildings near Downtown Disney. An interactive children’s splash park is set to open late this July in an annex to one of their two swimming pools.
The 315-room Rodeway Inn International will soon be renamed Rosen Inn, and will be the closest Rosen Inn to Universal Orlando®, better promoting its minutes-away access to the popular theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure.
There are currently no plans to rename the 728-room Quality Inn International, which was the first hotel that Harris Rosen purchased on June 24, 1974.
Extensive renovations at each of the four hotels was completed this year, with every guest room receiving all new furniture that was made in America, as well as new carpet, window treatments, upgraded art work, luxurious pillow-top mattresses and stylish, yet comfortable bedding. Private bathrooms now feature granite finish vanity and modern decorative lighting. Additional renovations were made to each hotel individually, including items such as signage, designer landscaping, repaved parking lots, new pool furniture and decks, updated elevator interiors, and environmentally friendly lighting. Refurbishments have also made the hotels more eco-friendly. These practices include, but are not limited to, water conservation measures by installing low flow plumbing fixtures and implementing a linen reuse program, and energy efficiency achieved by installing compact florescent (CFL) bulbs in all guestroom lamps and light fixtures, among other improvements.
The three International Drive properties offer guests complimentary, scheduled shuttle service to Universal Orlando®, SeaWorld Orlando®, Aquatica® and Wet ‘n Wild Orlando® (reservation required). The I-Ride Trolley stops in front of each hotel, providing low-cost transportation to more than 75 stops in the International Drive attractions area. The three hotels are conveniently located off I-4, on International Drive, in the heart of the attractions area and just 12-15 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
The Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista offers guests complimentary scheduled daily transportation to Walt Disney World Resort® theme parks, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica. The hotel is located just off I-4, approximately 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport.
To learn more about the enhancements and offerings at each hotel, contact one of the following:
Nancy Ryan, Director of Sales
Quality Inn Plaza (Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando)
Angie Snyder, Director of Sales
Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista (Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista)
Paula Usrey, Director of Sales
Quality Inn International
Angelina Motley, Director of Sales
Rodeway Inn International (Rosen Inn, 6327 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819, Closest to Universal Orlando®)
The 728-room Quality Inn International offers two swimming pools and a children’s wading pool. The hotel features an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast and dinner buffet as well as a deli with snacks and convenience items. A free, scheduled shuttle (reservations required) takes guests to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Wet ‘n Wild Orlando. The hotel is located at 7600 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
Rodeway Inn International (As of Oct. 1, 2010, Rosen Inn, 6327 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819, Closest to Universal Orlando®) offers 315 guest rooms and a swimming pool. The onsite Shogun Japanese Steakhouse and Palms Dining Room as well as International Pub and Lite-Bite Deli offer guests plenty of dining options. A free, scheduled shuttle (reservations required) takes guests to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Wet ‘n Wild Orlando. The hotel is located at 6327 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
The Quality Inn Plaza (As of Oct. 1, 2010, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando) offers 1,020 guest rooms in six high-rise buildings. Three swimming pools offer downtime from the theme parks. The hotel features a sports bar as well as breakfast and dinner buffet restaurant and a business center. A free, scheduled shuttle (reservations required) also takes guests to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and Wet ‘n Wild Orlando. The hotel is located at 9000 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.
The Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista (As of Oct. 1, 2010, Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista) features 640 rooms in four high-rise buildings. Amenities include a children’s playground and two swimming pools; one with a children’s splash park opening this summer. The free scheduled shuttle provides service to Walt Disney World theme parks and Downtown Disney, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica and area shopping. A Comfort Zone Bar & Grill, buffet restaurant and deli market offer plenty of onsite dining options. The hotel is located at 8442 Palm Parkway, Orlando, FL 32819.
Celebrating 36 years in business this summer, Rosen Hotels & Resorts has grown from 256 to more than 6,300 rooms, approximately six percent of the total guest rooms in Central Florida. Today, the Rosen family of hotels, which includes the award-winning convention properties Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek, and four leisure properties in the Orlando tourist corridor, including the Quality Inn International, Quality Inn Plaza and Rodeway Inn International and Comfort Inn Lake Buena Vista, remain committed to providing outstanding value for all guests. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit rosenhotels.com.