May 30, 2017 - Winter Park, Florida
The Alfond Inn at Rollins, ranked the #1 property in Florida by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for the past two years, has become a hub for high level meetings, conferences and board retreats in the greater Orlando area.
Art provides a creative canvas for meetings at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. At every turn, from the entrance lobby to restaurant, lounge and corridors, the hotel was designed as the imaginative extension of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, displaying important masterpieces from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art. Works can range from the eye opening to the provocative and are woven into the guest experience, thanks to inventive installations on display throughout the public spaces. The Alfond Inn at Rollins is the only hotel in the world that also serves as part of an art museum. The artistic expression displayed throughout the public spaces provides a rich canvas for creative and out-of-the-box meetings.
Net operating income from the hotel is directed to The Alfond Scholars fund, the Rollins College's premier scholarship endowment program. Meeting attendees always appreciate the pay-it-forward feeling that comes with doing business with a purpose-driven hotel as they help to contribute to the education of deserving students.
Creative Team Building
“The meetings team utilizes our formidable collection of 300-plus works to inspire and challenge top-tier C-level meeting attendees from the financial, insurance, medical and retail industries,” says Debbie Potter, the hotel’s Director of Sales and Marketing. The Alfond Inn offers customized team building events for groups of all sizes, including:
An Intimate Design for Any Size Meeting
The Alfond Inn at Rollins is Florida’s top rated boutique hotel, yet the impressive 10,000 square feet of indoor function space, and a dedicated AV company on site, belie the intimate ambiance and distinguish it from the typical large-scale convention hotels in the greater Orlando area. The Library offers comfortable soft seating and a fireplace for informal meetings or quiet relaxation. A Les Clefs d’Or Concierge on staff adds to the heightened level of service that all meeting groups can expect, regardless of size. Lavish grounds and manicured gardens surrounding the property provide an additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor space for al fresco events, team building and casual gatherings around the fire pit for s’mores or after dinner cocktails.
Meeting Breaks that Blend with a Historic Town
The Alfond Inn is in the heart of the historic city of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from Orlando. The hotel’s in-town location and walking proximity to elegant Park Avenue sets The Alfond Inn apart from many of the gated campus settings found at other resorts and meeting locales. Winter Park’s southern charm is highlighted by centuries old Spanish moss trees, lush urban plantings and cobblestone streets lined with 19th and early 20th century homes. Meeting attendees quite literally have the world at their door with upscale boutique shopping, an award-winning restaurant scene and sidewalk cafés, all just a short stroll from the hotel. Activities include exploring Winter Park on foot, bike rentals or a canal boat tour to see some of the most stunning examples of Spanish Mediterranean architecture in the state of Florida. In addition to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, the city is also home to the Polasek Museum and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which has the world’s most extensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
About The Alfond Inn
The Alfond Inn is a stylish boutique hotel in Winter Park, Florida that opened in 2013 and was ranked #1 in Florida and #7 in the United States in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Readers ‘Choice Awards. Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn was built with a $12.5 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. Net operating income from the Inn is directed to The Alfond Scholars program fund, the College's premier scholarship fund. The hotel showcases The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College, which is part of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection, The Alfond Inn has a AAA Four Diamond Rating and is managed by The Olympia Companies, an innovative leader in hospitality. The 112- room boutique hotel includes the award-winning Hamilton's Kitchen restaurant, a pool and fitness center, and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport. The Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. 407- 998-8090.