Hotels & Hospitality Development News in Central Florida

Rosen Hotels' plans include up to 1,500 new rooms across 3 properties

A view from International Drive of Rosen Plaza Hotel, one of seven hotels owned by Rosen Hotels & Resorts in the I-Drive corridor.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts plans to expand its three main convention properties by a combined 1,200 to 1,500 rooms in the coming years, a figure that includes an additional 650 rooms specified for Shingle Creek Resort, a company spokeswoman confirmed for GrowthSpotter on Friday.

Phil Caronia, general manager of Rosen Centre Hotel, said Friday that the company was planning an expansion of up to 1,500 rooms in the future across its three largest properties: Rosen Centre, Shingle Creek Resort and Rosen Plaza Hotel.


Caronia made the comment publicly while at the monthly Conventional Plaza District Steering Review Group meeting. Another local news outlet reported Friday afternoon that a 1,500-room expansion was planned for Shingle Creek Resort alone.

GrowthSpotter confirmed with Rosen Hotels that the expansion plan exists for its three main convention hotels.


Because the company's president and COO Harris Rosen only pays cash for property expansion instead of taking on construction loans, the growth plans are long-term and without a defined timeline, a spokeswoman said.

The 1,200 to 1,500 new rooms will include 650 eyed for Single Creek Resort off of Universal Boulevard, as GrowthSpotter reported on Aug. 14.

In that story, the company confirmed plans to expand the golf course at its Shingle Creek Resort onto a 24.6-acre parcel that Rosen Hotels owns, through an affiliate LTD, directly north of the property.

Rosen said through his spokeswoman that a location for the 650 room-expansion at Shingle Creek Resort wasn't specified.

Independent sources told GrowthSpotter the planned hotel expansion for Shingle Creek Resort will feature frontage on Universal Boulevard, with a target opening of Fall 2017.

Rosen Hotels' portfolio includes seven hotels and more than 6,300 rooms, all based in Orlando's I-Drive tourism corridor.

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