Winter Park is a walkable city famed for its cobblestone streets, upscale shops, tree-lined avenues and relaxed pace, along with welcoming sidewalk cafes and open-air restaurants. Located just 20 minutes from Orlando, it’s the ideal place to get into the holiday spirit. The “Winter in the Park “ ice skating rink opens on November 27 and the “Winter on the Avenue” holiday celebration on December 1st turns downtown into a pedestrian plaza, welcoming the annual tree lighting with carolers and a visit from Santa. The next day brings the Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade, currently in its’ 65th year and the longest-running parade in Central Florida.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins was recently named the #1 Hotel in Florida in the Condé Nast Traveler 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards, and one of the Top Hotels in the World in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017. The hotel is just a five minute stroll away from the shops, cafes and holiday festivities. The Alfond Inn at Rollins is a luxury hotel with dog-friendly accommodations, as well as Hamilton’s Kitchen, the hotel’s popular restaurant.
Each Sunday at 1pm, there’s a free curator-led tour of The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, which is exhibited throughout the hotel. A highlight of the tour is the new Tomás Saraceno sculpture, Cloud Cities – Nebulous Thresholds, in the hotel’s Conservatory. Saraceno is a recipient of the prestigious Calder Prize and his work is represented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A Happy Hour Art Tour takes place at the hotel the first Wednesday of each month, after which guests are invited to enjoy happy hour in the lounge.
To get the full Winter Park experience, guests can continue their shopping sojourn at the museum shops of the nearby Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, both walking distance from The Alfond Inn at Rollins.
Holiday Shopping on Park Avenue
Two nights in a Classic Room, based on double occupancy.
Two welcome cocktails by the pool.
$50 credit at Hamilton’s Kitchen, The Alfond Inn’s award-winning restaurant.
Special offers from select Park Avenue merchants.
Rates start at $269 per night, plus tax, based on a two-night minimum and double occupancy.
Valid through January 5, 2018.
To book the Holiday Shopping Package online, go to http://thealfondinn.com/packages-specials/or call reservations at 407-998-8090 and reference the Holiday Shopping Package.
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. http://thealfondinn.com/