Last September, Rosen Inn at Ponte Orlando helped launch the Let’s Go There campaign, a domestic initiative to inspire future travel amid the coronavirus pandemic. All sectors of the travel industry united to encourage Americans to keep their travel flame lit and plan for “one day.”
For most of us, that day is here.
The vaccination rollout has been a strong success here in the U.S., cases have fallen dramatically from the winter surge and we are seeing businesses across the country reopening and welcoming back customers. I, like many of you, am ready to stop wondering and start wandering and reignite a sense of adventure that only travel can bring. More visitors have traveled to Orlando this year than last year. The theme parks – Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World – are logging record attendance. They even have allowed guests to wander the parks without masks and have removed temperature check stations at the main entrances. Business in the vacation capital of the world is starting to look remarkably more normal.
I am thrilled to see the return of our industry and the travelers we serve. We’ve all missed traveling—the excitement, the anticipation that comes with planning a vacation, spending time with friends and family, and exploring different parts of our great country. And of course, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando has missed our guests this past year—hopefully, that will soon change.
According to an April Harris Poll and Destination Analysts survey, 77% of Americans plan on traveling this summer. In fact, two-thirds of Americans have some sort of travel planned (36%) or booked (30%). While many of us may be dreaming about our next vacation, we need to ensure that we are taking the crucial step of actually booking and taking a trip in the U.S.
Thanks to the strong safety measures in place and the ramped-up vaccination campaign, this is the right moment to reclaim our time lost and renew our sense of adventure. Americans rightly remain concerned about protecting their health and safety and so are we. It has and always will be our top priority. We follow the CDC’s recommended guidelines when it comes to guests and associates’ safety and wellbeing. Masks are mandatory only for those who aren’t fully vaccinated. We are still disinfecting common areas and high touch points frequently throughout the day. We also disinfect the guestrooms and linens before and after a guest’s visit.
When you and your family are ready to say “Let’s Go There”—and I hope that will be very soon—Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando is ready and eager to welcome you back.
Let’s not spend another day in the ordinary and go find the extraordinary.
You can feel it in the air, the season of love is here and flourishing at Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando. Let us take you on a romantic journey of what it’s like to be a couple at our hotel for a weekend.
Before checking-in on the big day you call in advance to finalize arrangements. You add, “While we’re at it, may I have chocolates and champagne sent to my room, too?” Of course we oblige as we have a slew of extra amenities for you available at any time.
On arrival, you and your sweetheart are greeted by a friendly front desk clerk who checks you into a room that you’ll just love. The walk to your room is serene as you pass through a lush landscape of roses and tropical flowers. You’ve made it to your home away from home, but it’s different…and better. Your guestroom vista opens to the world-famous I-Drive skyline filled with dazzling lights and architecture abundant. The view leaves you both in awe. It’s the perfect backdrop to a romantic getaway. There’s so much to explore and experience just steps away from the hotel, but for now the bed calls you both for a comforting and sound night of sleep.
Wake up with your partner to a fresh, hot breakfast at our buffet featuring many favorite items. You choose what you want; feel free to create a veritable Valentine’s Day feast. Fueled and ready for the day, you’re now ready for a romantic adventure. There’s so much to do, but just a walk across the street awaits Pointe Orlando. Here you can treat your sweetheart to a movie date at the gigantic Regal Movie Theater, or a friendly game of laser tag at Hard Knocks. There’s comedy and live music if you want to pace your romance to a different tempo. Pointe Orlando is a great place to have a romantic dinner, but don’t forget that there’s a plethora of fine restaurants on I-Drive. Whatever your heart desires, we’re sure the perfect option is nearby.
The day is winding down, and you and your beloved head to Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando’s Zebra’s Bar for a nightcap. With karaoke four nights a week, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to serenade your date with his or her favorite tune. Finally, it’s time to turn in, and, Voila! There’s one more surprise waiting for you both. Delicately decorated and thoughtfully presented are the chocolates and champagne you ordered—“turndown” service unlike any other.
Romance is in the air at Rosen. We hope to see you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day.
Theme parks provide an intangible thrill. For some of us, it’s a thrill and memory we’ll never forget. From childhood when we took our first steps to meet Mickey Mouse for the first time, to squeezing our parent’s hand all the way up to the top of the highest roller coaster drop; our experiences at theme parks are some of our strongest memories.
It’s no secret that Orlando is one of the world’s top theme park destinations, so go prepared to make the most of the experience. Bringing our own children for the first time to one of our beloved attractions or experiencing a theme park for the first time ourselves is quiet a whirlwind. We’ve listed a few travel tips to make your excursions to the theme parks the best possible.
Purchase tickets before you go. This should ensure you’re getting the best price possible.
Ask our Guest Relations about complimentary transportation options, shuttle schedules, and their favorite theme park features. (Hint: We offer complimentary, scheduled shuttles to Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld®, and Wet ‘N Wild®.)
Designate a meeting spot for all large groups and family members. Kids may want to get lost in theme parks, but parents don’t want to spend their time looking for their kids.
Head to the parks early. Arrive early and avoid the mid-day crowds. While everyone is basking in the heat of the day, take an extended lunch outside of the parks or head to your hotel for an afternoon nap.
Once you’re re-energized and ready to take on the rest of the theme park, go back in the evening for some of the most specular night time shows and firework displays.
The most important tip of all, have fun and make some of the best memories!
Most visitors to Orlando spend long days at the theme parks or traveling to coastal destinations. Regardless where you visit, buying meals and snacks on the road can take a bite out of vacation funds. Meal plans at the theme parks help cut costs, but if you are traveling with a family, the cost can still be a bit too much.
In an effort to help get the creative juices flowing, here are a few tips to help cut dining costs:
Eat breakfast. We’re not talking just a bagel and coffee, no. We’re talking a full meal—load up on carbs. Our breakfast buffet with a healthy variety of food will satisfy you for a long time. You should easily make it until noon before you’re hungry again.
Pack your own lunch. There are plenty of stores within walking distance where guests can pick up items to pack sandwiches or other lunch items. Theme parks won’t allow coolers, but you can certainly pack your meals and stow them in your backpacks. Our own Lite Bite Mini-Market offers cold sandwiches perfect for lunch.
Know your thirst. Our bodies usually can’t tell the difference between dehydration and hunger. It is very easy to mistake the two, so be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. It’s great that water fountains are everywhere! Another tip for quenching thirst is to purchase a souvenir cup. Some parks offer discounts on refills for those reusing a souvenir cup. Depending on how many refills you get, each drink could end up costing around $1—big savings!
Budget for snacks. It’s great to pack a snack, but honestly you’re going to want to buy something while you’re out. Consider limiting yourself to maybe one treat per person, per day, at the theme parks. Snacks can cost anywhere from $2 to $9 depending on what you select and where you are. Limiting your intake to one snack will both satisfy your craving and keep money in your pocket.
Be sure to check theme park websites for more dining information before your visit because one vacation expense you can’t always escape is food. At least you can plan appropriately and save some money.
Maintaining a healthy diet while on vacation or dining out is challenging but know that healthy options are always available when you stay at our hotel. You also have the option to switch out some menu items for healthier options. For our pizza lovers who are watching their figure, Rosen’s Perfect Pizza is a low-fat, low-sodium pizza with a honey whole-wheat crust. The pizza contains zero grams of trans fat. For guests with a sweet tooth, we have fresh juices and smoothie options at Smoooth Java that are sure to satisfy.
A healthy lifestyle begins with eating healthy. With so many different fad diets in the news such as paleo, vegan, juicing, and more, it’s important to find a diet that works for you and doesn’t make you feel deprived or drained. Find one you can adapt to permanently and have a complete lifestyle change.
Vegan and paleo options are available at our breakfast and dinner buffet Plaza Garden and at our Lite Bite Mini-Market & Deli, which is open 24 hours a day. No matter what diet lifestyle you have chosen, Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando has appetizing options for you.