The Alfond Inn at Rollins Tops the best-of lists
The Alfond Inn at Rollins has been singled out once again as a top hotel in the Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The hotel was also just named Central Florida’s Best Wedding Venue by the Orlando Sentinel’s Best Bets awards for the second year in a row, as well as the Best Local Hotel for Meetings and the Best Local Place for Weddings by the Orlando Business Journal.
The 112-room independently-owned boutique hotel is located in the heart of historic Winter Park, close to Orlando. Owned by Rollins College, The Alfond Inn is distinguished by its philanthropic mission, directing all of its net operating income to scholarships. Additionally, it is the only hotel in the United States that serves as a formal extension of an art museum, exhibiting a rotating collection of 350-plus artworks from the College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum and its Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins has become the wedding choice for couples seeking independent boutique hotels with a strong sense of locale, culture and a social conscience. From the light-filled domed Conservatory and the Park Avenue Ballroom to a private dining room or an al fresco wedding on the courtyard lawn, the hotel can readily accommodate both intimate nuptials and large weddings. The Alfond Inn at Rollins’ policy of only holding one wedding at a time in the hotel guarantees that all eyes are on the bride and groom.
“We are honored once again to be recognized nationally by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler and here at home by the readers of the Orlando Sentinel and the Orlando Business Journal,” said Jesse Martinez, General Manager of The Alfond Inn at Rollins. “The hotel is a unique property with an artistic and philanthropic focus at its core. Each of these awards shine a bright light on our remarkable and deserving team, who go above and beyond in delivering outstanding service every single day.”
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection, The Alfond Inn at Rollins has a AAA Four Diamond Rating and is managed by The Olympia Companies, 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. www.thealfondinn.com
Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel. The 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 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler.