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Jul
22
2020

When In-Person Meetings are Calling, Small is Beautiful and Safe

During times like these, when small is beautiful as well as safer, The Alfond Inn at Rollins is working with business clients to offer modified and highly flexible meetings tailored to small working groups. “We’re seeing a remarkable uptick in the number of requests for micro-meetings, many of them a lot more casual than those of the past,” says Debbie Potter, the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing, who has hosted groups from the financial, insurance, medical and retail industries. Potter notes the pent up need for human interaction and a growing trend for small, safe team meetups. “The fatigue from virtual meetings is real. Colleagues are longing to connect with their peers in person, not always on Zoom.”

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Jun
23
2020

Getting Away to Winter Park, Florida Where Outdoor Living is Easy, Elegant and Artful

School’s out, summer is here, and everyone is eager to get outside and take a break from virtual living. Winter Park, one of the hidden gems of Florida, is calling. This charming, compact and walkable city has a European feel. Home to Rollins College, art museums, Spanish Mediterranean-style mansions and a chain of blue lakes, Winter Park is an intimate community often cited as one of the best small towns in the country. It’s also one of those desirable places where life is lived outdoors, in cafes and restaurants as well as in parks and on tree-lined streets. It offers the kind of safe, breezy, open-air environment that everyone is looking for right now, making it an ideal getaway for outdoor living and social distancing. Winter Park is also home to The Alfond Inn at Rollins, named one of the Best Hotels in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. The hotel is welcoming guests back to Winter Park with its Yay!cation Getaway Package.

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Jun
02
2020

12 Best Weekend Getaways in Florida

Orlando Universal City Walk and Disney Springs already reopened; Disney World has announced plans for a phased re-opening on July 11, while Universal Orlando is putting things into motion earlier, throwing open the doors to all three of its theme parks—Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay—on June 5. But there’s more to do in Orlando than park-hopping. Explore the pretty bricked streets of the Winter Park neighborhood (which feels, dare we say, almost European?), near downtown, from a home base at the boutique and art-centric Alfond Inn to see a side of their city that Orlandoans treasure.

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May
15
2020

Alfond Inn Offers Spring Getaway Package

The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Winter Park, Orlando is welcoming back guests with a Yay!cation Getaway Package and 20 percent savings for Florida residents. The AAA Four Diamond hotel has recently been awarded AAA’s Best of Housekeeping Award, which recognizes AAA Inspected & Approved hotels that receive the highest possible cleanliness and condition scores. An achievement that matters more than ever as visitors begin traveling again and expect high standards of sanitation.

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May
12
2020

Roundup: Places to eat outside that aren’t a parking lot

Hamilton's Kitchen is the fancy restaurant in The Alfond Inn. It's so fancy, that it's where all the celebrities stay when they're in town for events like Winter with the Writers, so you could end up at a table next to someone like George Takeii and not even know it. Another bonus is that they have an expansive patio and outdoor courtyard area where you can park for a private wine party with your loved ones with plenty of physical distancing.

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Apr
24
2020

8 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Orlando for Fun-Filled Days with Your Mascot

1. A Hotel Where Dogs Get to be Very Important The Alfond Inn is located in a residential neighborhood, so it seems fitting that the art-filled boutique hotel has welcomed dogs from Day 1. Guests are invited to pack their pups — any size, but two maximum please — for an extra fee per room, per night. You’ll receive a complimentary dog bowl and have easy access to a dedicated dog-relief area. Better yet, a nearby 23-acre green space on Lake Baldwins allows four-legged friends to run off-leash during specific hours. Upgrade to the VIP Pup Package for a load of extras — treats, toys, coupons to pet shops, a mat for under the bowl, a Thunder Shirt, a free dog-walking session, and a donation to the local Pet Alliance.

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Mar
11
2020

Yay!cation at The Alfond Inn at Rollins

There’s nothing like the ease of an old-fashioned road trip, a great excuse for a quick getaway to someplace new (or familiar), with a few luxury and comforts added to the mix, including free valet parking. That’s the premise behind the new Yay!cation Getaway Package from The Alfond Inn at Rollins. The idea is simple. Take a drive to Winter Park, Florida, one of the state’s most beautiful small cities, and check into The Alfond Inn at Rollins, named one of the Best Hotels in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. The Alfond will gladly provide a luxury staycation with free valet parking and one $50 hotel credit per stay, valid toward hotel services such as the Bar and Hamilton’s Kitchen, which was just singled out for the Best Brunch in Orlando 2020 by the Readers’ Choice awards in the Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards.

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Mar
11
2020

Chef Stephen Shares Irish Inspired Dishes with FOX 35 Orlando

Chef Stephen joined Amy Kaufeldt and Danielle Knox of Good Day Orlando on Fox 35 to share his Irish-inspired dishes available at Hamilton's Kitchen. Just in time to find the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick's Day.

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Feb
24
2020

Refining Florida Flavors at Hamilton’s Kitchen

Chef Stephen Doyle has unveiled a new menu at Hamilton’s Kitchen at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, which won the Reader’s Choice Best Hotel Restaurant for the past two years in the Orlando Sentinel Foodie Awards. The restaurant has also welcomed a new sommelier and wine-pairing dinners.

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Jan
01
2020

Rise & Shine

Whether you’re feeling egg-centric, craving chicken and waffles, or want to expand your morning horizons by trying something totally different, we’re here to help. Join our dining critic as he ventures to 20 terrific breakfast spots, plus four must-try places for brunch.

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Dec
18
2019

Cheers! A Guide to Hotel Happy Hours

How many times did you want to attend a hotel party in high school or college because you thought it would be amazing? Now that you’re an adult, it’s hotel party time any time you can have a staycation at one of our lavish hotels in The City Beautiful. To help you (and us) out, we’ve compiled a list of hotel happy hours in Orlando for you to explore with your date!

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Sep
27
2019

Chef Doyle Chats Magical Dining with WESH2

Check out Chef Doyle on WESH2

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Sep
19
2019

Giving Back at The Alfond Inn at Rollins

The Alfond Inn at Rollins has Provided more than $16.6 Million in Scholarships to Incoming Freshmen at Rollins College since 2013. Winter Park, Florida – The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award winning Florida hotel, was designed with three purposes in mind. First, it was built to be Winter Park’s very first luxury boutique hotel. The property was also designed to exhibit The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art , which is part of the collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, and as such is the only hotel in the United States that serves as the extension of an art museum. Finally, what sets The Alfond Inn at Rollins apart from any other hotel is that it was created to endow scholarships. Owned by Rollins College, the origins of the The Alfond Inn are rooted in philanthropy. It was built with a $12.5 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation.

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Sep
15
2019

Groove to Music on the Alfond Inn Lawn

Winter Park – The top 40 covers band Komfort Live will entertain guests on the lawn of the boutique hotel The Alfond Inn. During the casual concert, chefs will serve seasonal tastings, and alcoholic beverages will be unlimited. Tickets from $55 per person. Click here to buy tickets.

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Sep
05
2019

Dine on Farm-to-Table Freshness During Visit Orlando's Magical Dining

Tucked away inside The Alfond Inn just off of Winter Park’s famed Park Avenue, Hamilton’s Kitchen specializes in Southern cuisine with a modern twist. The warm, rustic space invites you to cozy up while dining with loved ones, and the artful menu features dishes utilizing fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Executive Chef Stephen Doyle is the culinary brains behind this year’s menu, complete with delights like the Hamilton’s Shepherd’s Pie, Parmesan Orzo Primavera, and Compressed Watermelon. End the feast with the Macallan 12YR Butterscotch Pudding or Seasonal Granita.

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Aug
26
2019

Dog Day: How to celebrate this pawesome holiday in Orlando

National Dog Day — Aug. 26 — is a day set aside to show our beloved furry family members how much they mean to us. Here are just a few ways to celebrate in the Orlando area.

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Aug
05
2019

You'll feel like you're staying in an art museum at the Alfond Inn

Hospitality may be an art, but art is also a major part of the hospitality at the Alfond Inn in Orlando. This luxury boutique hotel has a casual elegance that's so warm and welcoming, thanks to the eclectic art that greets you at every turn. What differentiates the Alfond Inn from other art hotels, though – besides the fact that its proceeds provide scholarships to students at Rollins College, whose notable alumni include Mr. Rogers – is that the collection belongs to an academic art museum: the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins. It was conceived to embody and reflect the museum's teaching mission.

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Aug
05
2019

5 Reasons to Woof at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, Winter “Bark,” Florida

August 26 is National Dog Day but at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, every day is a celebration of man’s (and woman’s) best friend. The award-winning pet-friendly Alfond Inn at Rollins is located in Winter Park, the historic, walkable city known for its welcoming dog-friendly shops and more than two dozen dog-friendly restaurants and sidewalk cafes, along with a 23-acre green space on Lake Baldwin where dogs can run off-leash during specific posted hours.

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Jun
18
2019

The Alfond Inn at Rollins introduces the new “Summer Memories Package”

Summertime (and really, anytime) the living is easy at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of historic Winter Park. The new Summer Memories package is great for visitors looking to stay cool and cultured in this historic, lake-filled city.

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Apr
30
2019

15 Best Hotels in Orlando, Florida

Booking a hotel in Orlando can be a complicated proposition. With so many major theme parks in the area, it’s no surprise that a number of resorts have special perks like early entry to the parks and free transportation to entice their guests—but what if you’re looking for a relaxing retreat away from the bustle? You don’t necessarily have to choose one or the other. Our list of the best hotels in Orlando covers Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, as well as some luxury resorts and art-filled boutique hotels across town.

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Apr
22
2019

Where to shop, sight-see, and more along Winter Park, Florida's Park Avenue

Thirty miles east of Cinderella Castle, Winter Park, Florida, promises magic of a different kind. Five sparkling lakes in this well-to-do Orlando suburb are connected by bougainvillea-draped canals.

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Apr
08
2019

Florida's Award-Winning Boutique Hotel in Winter Park Expanding

April 8, 2019. Winter Park, Florida – The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning boutique hotel in the heart of historic Winter Park, has announced plans to expand the property. Construction is expected to commence in late summer with a completion date anticipated for the first quarter of 2021.

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Mar
12
2019

Award-Winning Alfond Inn Enhances Luxury Experience with In Room Wine by the Glass Powered by Plum

Guest can now enjoy in-room wine by the glass at the touch of a button at the top-rated luxury Winter Park boutique property

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Mar
11
2019

This is how to see Orlando without kids or theme parks

This art-filled boutique hotel would be a special place to stay even if it wasn't for the fact that all profits endow the Alfond Scholars at Rollins College, a private liberal arts school whose alumni include Mister Rogers and Paul McCartney's stepson.

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Oct
16
2018

The Alfond Inn at Rollins Tops the Best-Of Lists

The Alfond Inn at Rollins Tops the Best-Of Lists Ranks high on Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards; Best Wedding Venue by the Orlando Sentinel; Best Local Hotel for Meetings and Weddings by theOrlando Business Journal

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Jul
10
2018

How I became a fan of contemporary art

Never in my wildest dreams would I consider myself a fan of contemporary art. Like my mother, I usually prefer the darker oil paintings from centuries ago. I like the color palette, the lighting, the subjects (still lifes, profiles of people I don’t know). I might even admit to French impressionism and its more realistic use of light. But never, ever contemporary art. (My mom instilled a love of art in us kids, but my exposure to contemporary art has been limited.) Until now.

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Mar
09
2018

Here Comes the Pooch!

Pups have always been welcome guests at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, voted Florida’s #1 Hotel by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and named the Best Wedding Venue by The Orlando Sentinel. Now the most adorable wedding trend unfolding in 2018 is the rise in faithful – and furry -- companions joining the bride and groom as they take their vows. Whether the beloved pooch is a ring bearer, flower pup, a member of the bridal party or simply struts down the aisle, there’s no question that canine tails are wagging weddings this year.

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Jan
16
2018

Bonjour Winter Park!

The Alfond Inn at Rollins Celebrates “Towards Impressionism” at the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts (CFAM)

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Nov
27
2017

Dog Lovers Say Happy Howlidays with a Stay!-Cation at Florida’s #1 Hotel

This holiday season, don’t just give your dog a bone. Show the favorite furry friend in your life how much you care by booking a VIP Pup Package at The Alfond Inn at Rollins.

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Oct
24
2017

A Holiday Shopping Package Gift-Wrapped in the Very Best of Winter Park, Florida

The perfect holiday gift? It just might be Holiday Shopping on Park Avenue, a package that offers shopping along one of America’s most quintessential and historic main streets and two nights of luxurious recuperation at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, routinely ranked as one of the top hotels in the world.

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Oct
17
2017

The Alfond Inn at Rollins is (Again) #1 in Florida

Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards Bestows #1 Ranking for 3rd Year in a Row.

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Aug
15
2017

New “Forever Days” Make More Wedding Dreams Come True - One Bride at a Time

At an intimate boutique hotel like The Alfond Inn at Rollins, where the high standards of service dictate just one-wedding-at-a-time, “Forever Days” means more brides can enjoy their dream wedding and the customized level of attention they deserve.

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Jul
31
2017

Top Hotel in the World by Travel + Leisure

The Alfond Inn at Rollins has been singled out as one of The Top 100 Hotels in the World by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the World’s Best Awards 2017.

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Jun
04
2017

Creative Team Building

The Alfond Inn has become a hub for high level meetings, conferences and board retreats in the greater Orlando area.

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Jan
02
2017

Mastering the Art Hotel

Florida’s Acclaimed Boutique Hotel Re-Masters the Definition of a Fine Arts Museum.

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Oct
18
2016

The Alfond Inn at Rollins Recognized as #1 in Florida Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

The Alfond Inn at Rollins Recognized as #1 in Florida Condé Nast Traveler 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Aug
29
2016

The Art of Being a Top Hotel in the U.S. Thanks to the Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine

The Art of Being a Top Hotel in the U.S. Thanks to the Readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine

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