As meeting planners well know, when you find a hotel with exceptional service, you’ve already won half the battle. At Rosen Centre, we not only strive to offer the most memorable service, but many other in-house offerings and talents to help planners add value to their meetings and save on budgets.
The most popular events that have guests talking for months afterwards include a creative venue and spectacular food and beverage service, so it’s wise for planners to make the most of what a hotel has to offer, not only in terms of menu, but also location, atmosphere and décor. We recently opened a new restaurant, Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill, that allows a planner to save money while taking advantage of all of these attributes.
Harry’s offers flexible indoor/outdoor seating and event space overlooking our beautiful outdoor tropical swimming pool and patio. The upscale, contemporary décor at Harry’s is done in shades of teal and tropical blues that blend seamlessly with the swimming pool and Orlando’s blue skies to make guests feel like they’ve escaped to the Caribbean. With a venue like Harry’s, why spend the time and money to rent themed décor when a restaurant already offers several distinct options with plenty of sophisticated ambiance?
Harry’s is the perfect spot whether you have a board of directors VIP dinner for 70 hosted indoors or a special event incorporating both the indoor and outdoor seating, as well as the pool deck, for up to 900 guests. A variety of seating both inside and out, including bar height and regular dining tables, as well as cushioned outdoor chairs and sofas, provide plenty of dining and mingling areas for seated or casual events. And of course, meetings attendees absolutely love being outdoors in our Florida sunshine.
For a change of scenery, Everglades Restaurant at Rosen Centre offers a uniquely Florida theme with a private dining room for seating up to 30 or a restaurant buy out with seating up to 120. The focal point of Everglades is an expansive hand-painted mural showcasing the vast array of flora, fauna and wildlife and vibrant hues of the Florida Everglades. To diners’ delights, much of the wildlife comes “to life” throughout the dining areas in the form of three-dimensional sculptures including a life-size manatee gracefully swimming overhead to herons soaring through the air to a Florida panther perched nearby. Just as intriguing as the décor is a menu of both traditional and Florida-themed exotic items such as Gator Chowder and Buffalo.
Flexibility is another hallmark of a desirable meetings hotel. At Rosen Centre, planners can choose from a variety of specialty catering menus courtesy of our dining outlets. While Harry’s offers a Caribbean-inspired menu and Everglades Florida specialties, planners can also select from sushi creations at Banshoo Sushi to Latin American and Mexican inspired dishes at 98Forty Tapas & Tequila. Rosen Centre events are made even more memorable with custom desserts and ice sculptures by our own in-house culinary ice artist Chef Tony Novoa.
At Rosen Centre, our goal is to make it easy for meeting planners to say “Yes!” by offering a host of onsite amenities and services. With flexibility and guest service in mind, we strive to say “Yes!” to requests to create the most memorable meetings.