Leading Meeting Planner Publication Names Rosen Shingle Creek One of Nation's Top Hotels in Food and Beverage for Second Time
Orlando Convention Hotel Receives Second Prestigious Gold Platter and Fourth Gold Key and Gold Tee Awards from M&C Magazine
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Mary Deatrick, DPR
ORLANDO (May 10, 2011) - The readers of Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine have once again recognized Orlando's luxurious Rosen Shingle Creek hotel as the crème de la crème of meetings hotels. The four-year-old property received its second Gold Platter award for excellence in food and beverage, as well as its fourth consecutive Gold Key award, denoting the hotel as an all-around outstanding meetings property, and it fourth consecutive Gold Tee award, recognizing it as an outstanding golf property.
Rosen Shingle Creek was one of only 23 hotels in the United States, Puerto Rico and Bahamas to earn the coveted Gold Platter award this year.
"Two things happen when we win a prestigious award like the Gold Platter. First we celebrate, then we get back to work," said Harris Rosen, President and COO, Rosen Hotels & Resorts. "We are incredibly grateful to the meeting planners who selected us and we want to continue to earn their trust and respect so we are constantly striving toward continuous improvement."
Each year, the magazine quizzes readers of M&C - as many as 70,000 corporate, incentive and association meeting planners - on their hotel favorites via totally unaided recall, making the Gold Platter and Gold Key awards an industry benchmark for more than 30 years. Meeting planners based their Gold Platter selections on seven criteria: enthusiasm and professionalism of catering staff; quality of food presentation; creativity of menu; originality of theme-party concepts; overall helpfulness and budgeting considerations; excellence of staff service, and ambiance of dining rooms.
Two new restaurants were recently added to the already extensive selection of dining options at Rosen Shingle Creek this year - Banrai Sushi and Tobias Flats, with 30 and 35 seats respectively. Both eateries are nearby to the popular gathering place, the Headwaters Lounge, and are centrally located in the hotel's retail and dining area. Banrai, which means "to rest," offers a variety of signature rolls, traditional sushi and sashimi selections as well as a wide array of authentic Japanese sakes. For groups, assorted rolls and sashimi displays are available.
At Tobias Flats, delicious flatbreads make an appearance in a variety of forms including sandwich flats, salad flats, classic flats, specialty flats, soups and starters. The restaurant is named after a character in the Florida-based novel, "A Land Remembered," as are many of the items on the menu.
With the addition of two new restaurants this year, Rosen Shingle Creek now offers 14 dining and lounge options, including A Land Remembered classic steakhouse and Cala Bella, a fine Italian bistro. The hotel also boasts one of the world's most renowned pastry chefs, Executive Pastry Chef, David Ramirez, who served as the captain for Team USA in the prestigious Coupe du Monde international pastry competition in 2009.
"At Rosen Shingle Creek, we believe you can't have a successful meeting without great food and impeccable service," said Dan Giordano, General Manager, Rosen Shingle Creek. "We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to making great meetings and sincerely thank the planners who helped make us as a Gold Platter winner for the second time."
About Rosen Shingle Creek
The AAA Four Diamond, 1,500-room Rosen Shingle Creek is conveniently located at 9939 Universal Blvd., just off the International Drive tourist district and ten minutes from the Orlando International Airport. To book a room,guests may call the Rosen Shingle Creek reservations line at (866) 996-6338. For more information, visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com or call (866) 996-9939. For more information about Rosen Hotels & Resorts, visit www.rosenhotels.com.