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Celebrate with Us!

The Festive Season in Winter Park, Florida is Merry and Bright

November 7, 2022, Winter Park, Florida – The festive season is already sparkling following a major award for The Alfond Inn at Rollins. The hotel was ranked among the top 10 “Best Hotels in Florida” by Condé Nast Traveler in their annual Readers’ Choice Awards for 2022. 

It’s a proud moment to be recognized as one of the Best Hotels in Florida by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler, said Jesse Martinez, General Manager of The Alfond Inn at Rollins. “In a state known for its hospitality, we’re inspired to deliver the best guest experiences every day and feel truly honored when those efforts are recognized by discriminating travelers. I’m grateful to our amazing team for continually raising the bar and achieving this prestigious award.”

To mark this prestigious recognition, all guests (21 and older) staying at the hotel now through December 30th will be invited to raise a complimentary glass of bubbly during their stay (one per guest, per stay) in the Lounge.

Adding to the festivities this season, The Alfond Inn at Rollins is offering the sumptuous Holiday Shop + Stay package, a two-night getaway that includes The Mall at Millenia Experience, which comes with chauffeured transportation and a $100 gift card to The Capital Grille. It includes amazing offers from the local Winter Park boutiques and The Mall at Millenia, one of the finest retail destinations in the U.S., boasting world-class brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci.

Holiday Shop + Stay Package Includes:

  • Two nights in a Classic Room.
  • Festive holiday shopping along Park Avenue with special offers from a selection of merchants.
  • A holiday shopping experience at The Mall at Millenia, exclusive perks include:
  • Round trip transportation and a personal chauffeur*
  • Enjoy a complimentary $100 gift card to
  • The Capital Grille (valid at The Mall at Millenia only).
  • Additional perks include a welcome gift, Exclusive Offers, and a limited-edition tote.

*Guests are asked to contact the concierge at The Alfond Inn at Rollins 48 hours prior to desired departure time.

Upcoming Feasts, Santa Visits and Jingle Bells, and New Year’s Bubbles

The Alfond Inn at Rollins’ festive holiday dinners, gatherings, and parties have become a welcome tradition, from the hotel’s Thanksgiving Feast to Breakfast with Santa, Get Your Jingle On, and the Annual New Year’s Eve Gala.

Chef-Inspired Thanksgiving Feast

Thursday, November 24, 2022

The Alfond Inn at Rollins is hosting its annual Chef-Inspired Thanksgiving Feast. The cornucopia of dishes includes an array of holiday starters, salads, and a Shrimp Cocktail service followed by a lavish buffet of Roasted Whole Turkey, Slow Braised Short Ribs, Braised Chicken Thighs, and Salmon. The irresistible sides range from Whipped Golden Yukon Potatoes and Candied Yams to Sage and Mushroom Stuffing, Southern Style Green Beans, and Braised Cabbage. For those who have room for more, there’s a Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Pies and Desserts.

  • Seating times at 12 pm and 3 pm

*Please note that the 3 pm seating is sold out and limited space is available for the Noon seating

  • $79 per adult
  • $29 per child (ages 5-12)
  • Children under age 4 are complimentary

Complimentary valet parking

Breakfast with Santa

December 4, 11, and 18, 2022

Santa is readying the sleigh and planning his visit to The Alfond Inn at Rollins from the North Pole on three consecutive Sundays - December 4, 11, and 18, 2022 - when he will meet and greet families. A Full Breakfast Buffet will be served, featuring French Toast, Waffles, Eggs, and all the trimmings for a very jolly morning with Santa.

  • 9:00 am -11:00 am, in the Park Avenue Ballroom
  • Tickets are $40 per adult and $20 for Children ages 6 -12. Children ages 5 and under are complimentary, as is valet parking. For tickets and more information, including the full menu visit Eventbrite.

Get Your Jingle On, Annual Concert

Thursday, December 22  at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Ring in the holiday on the festive Alfond Inn Courtyard Lawn with musical entertainment by Dana and Sharon Kamid. All tickets include unlimited select wine, beer, and craft cocktails, a Chef's Selection of seasonal food stations in addition to displays from our sponsors. There is also complimentary valet parking.

  • 6 pm Early VIP Ticketed Entry with reserved seating, $69 per person.
  • 6:30 pm General Admission/Standing Room Only, $49 per person.
  • Rain or shine.
  • Attendees must be 21 years or older.
  • For tickets and all the party details, including the entertainment lineup and the full menu visit Eventbrite.

Annual New Year’s Eve Gala

Saturday, December 31, 2022

The New Year’s Eve Gala at The Alfond Inn at Rollins is a highlight of greater Orlando’s holiday social calendar, with live music from the Buzzcatz, Chef-served food stations, Premium Open Bar, and a Champagne Toast. A live stream of the Times Square Ball Drop will ring in 2023.

  • Tickets are $249 per person. Cocktail Attire
  • 8:00 pmpm-12:15 am
  • For tickets and all the party details, including the entertainment lineup and the full menu visit Eventbrite.

For more on events and special offers, visit

The Alfond Inn at Rollins

A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts L.V.X.℠ collection, The Alfond Inn at Rollins has a AAA Four Diamond Rating and is managed by Olympia Hotel Management, an innovative leader in hospitality. Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, Florida, The Alfond Inn at Rollins opened in August 2013 and directs net operating income to The Alfond Scholars Program. The award-winning Hamilton's Kitchen restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the 112-room boutique hotel, which has a pool, fitness center, and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is located 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport. The Alfond Inn at Rollins, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. 407-998-8090.

Awards & Accolades

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2022, A Top 15 Resort Hotel in Florida

Condé Nast Traveler – 2022 Readers' Choice Awards: Top 10 Hotels in Florida

Condé Nast Traveler - Readers' Choice Awards: Top 10 Hotels in the U.S.

Travel + Leisure – Best 100 Hotels in the World

Travel + Leisure – Top 15 Best City Hotels in the Continental U.S.

Travel + Leisure – Best Hotels in Florida

Tripadvisor Best in Housekeeping

Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award

U.S. News & World Report – Best Hotels in the U.S.

U.S. News & World Report – Top 15 Hotels in Orlando/Walt Disney Resorts

AAA Four Diamond Hotel

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