October 18, 2016. Winter Park, Florida – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, in which The Alfond Inn at Rollins is recognized as the best hotel in Florida for the second consecutive year. The Alfond Inn is the 112-room independently-owned boutique hotel located just outside of Orlando in the historic town of Winter Park. The hotel is set apart by its curated art installations – it is the only hotel in the U.S. that serves as the extension of a fine arts museum – and a groundbreaking philanthropic mission that provides college scholarships.
“Given the competition and caliber of hotels throughout Florida, we are incredibly proud and humbled to be recognized once again by the discriminating readers of Condé Nast Traveler,” said Jesse Martinez, General Manager of The Alfond Inn at Rollins. “It is an honor for a boutique hotel like ours and I salute our entire team for their work in creating an unforgettable and enriching guest experience.”
Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn at Rollins 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, which funds full Rollins scholarships. The hotel maintains a rotating display of cutting-edge works from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, a nearly 300 piece collection of contemporary art that was assembled and donated to The Cornell Fine Arts Museum by Rollins alumni Barbara and Ted Alfond.
Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel and the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Commonly known as “the best of the best of travel,” more than 300,000 dedicated readers cast their votes this year. The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 25, 2016.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
The Alfond Inn at Rollins, a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection and 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 at Rollins, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. 407-998-8090.
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