The Alfond Inn Blog

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Jun
06
2017

Fourth of July at The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn at Rollins is offering a Fourth of July special including two specialty cocktails and valet parking, valid for stays Thursday, June 29 through Thursday, July 6, 2017. Relax by the hotel’s rooftop pool with cocktails, light fare from the poolside bar or order dinner from the award-winning Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant.

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Jan
24
2017

Alfond Inn Offers In-House Art Tours of The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art

Tours of the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art on view at The Alfond Inn occur every Sunday at 1 p.m. Join a Cornell Fine Arts Museum staff member in the conservatory at the inn to begin your tour.

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Jan
24
2017

Get Your Jazz On Spring 2017 Concerts

Our popular Jazz series continues in 2017 with these three spring concerts: Friday, March 31st | Friday, April 28th | Thursday, May 25th.

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Celebrate Mom

Celebrate Mom with a Mother’s Day Brunch at The Alfond Inn Sunday, May 8th: TWO SEATING: at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm Our Chefs will be busy in the kitchen preparing something special just for her. Enjoy elaborate Chef-Attended stations with complimentary mimosas and live music.

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A Valentine’s “Sunday in the Park” at The Alfond Inn

Romantics love the stylish splendor of The Alfond Inn, the boutique hotel in Winter Park that was recently named the #1 hotel in Florida (and the #7 hotel in the US) in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Conde Nast Traveler ranks The Alfond Inn #7 Hotel in US

This is a tipping point for The Alfond Inn, which opened just two years ago and has quickly soared to the top of the Conde Nast Traveler’s readers’ favorite properties. Credit for the hotel’s success is due to its outstanding service and hospitality, but also to its unique philanthropic business model, emphasis on the arts and its inviting Winter Park location. The hotel is in the forefront of a lodging trend, as discerning hotel guests forsake cookie-cutter properties and seek out authentic experiences at distinctive, individually owned hotels like The Alfond Inn.

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Chef Marc Kusche to Debut at The James Beard House in New York

Executive Chef Marc Kusche of the award-winning Hamilton's Kitchen at The Alfond Inn has been invited to cook at the legendary James Beard House in New York City this fall. Florida Farmhouse Flavor will be the theme of Chef Kusche's inspired multi-course dinner on Friday, October 23, 2015. #FloridaFarmHouseFlavor

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Get Your Jazz On

Grab a blanket or bring a lawn chair and enjoy a glass of wine, live Jazz music or a cigar while our Chef fires up his Caja box for his Winter Park award winning Roasted Pig.

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FOR A MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

Join The Alfond Inn as we celebrate Mom with our annual FOR A MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH Our Chefs will be busy in the kitchen preparing something special just for her. There will be elaborate Chef attended stations, accompanied by a complimentary Mimosa or Champagne, as well as live piano music.

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Alfond Inn Celebrates 80th Annual Bach Festival With Soloists From Around The World

In honor of the 80th Annual Bach Festival in Winter Park, Feb. 7 through March 1, The Alfond Inn is hosting "Bach At The Alfond" with an impressive lineup of world-class international soloists who come for an opportunity to sing with the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra.

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Hamilton's Kitchen Receives Top Honors With Orlando Sentinel 17th Annual Foodie Award and Open Table Diners' Choice Award

The Alfond Inn continues to receive recognitions and awards for its Hamilton's Kitchen Winter Park restaurant, which recently was chosen as Top Hotel Restaurant in Central Florida by readers of The Orlando Sentinel, as part of the newspaper's 17th Annual Foodie Awards.

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From The Heart Package Perfect For Valentine's Day Or Any Romantic Occasion

The Alfond Inn's From The Heart Package makes the perfect Valentine's Day gift, featuring two nights in a Classic Room, Chef's Four Course Tasting Menu for two with wine pairing in Hamilton's Kitchen one night, breakfast for two in Hamilton's Kitchen one morning, bottle of champagne in room, romantic amenity in room and turndown service, plus complimentary valet parking.

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Come Enjoy Art Collection Tours on Fridays At The Alfond Inn

The Alfond Inn offers free guided tours every Friday at 1 p.m. of the more than 100 pieces of art displayed throughout its common areas, from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve At The Alfond Inn

Ring in the New Year at The Alfond Inn's 2nd Annual New Year's Eve Gala in the glorious Park Avenue Ballroom, Dec. 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

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Alfond Inn Wins Prestigious HSMAI Adrian Award

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has selected The Alfond Inn and its public relations team as a recipient of its presigious Adrian Award in the category of Hotel Opening.

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Popular High Tea Continues Dec 14 And Second Sunday Of Every Month

The Alfond Inn's popular High Tea is continuing the second Sunday of every month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., featuring Chef Marc Kusche's famous foods and sweets.

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Alfond Inn Named One of Best Hotels In Florida In Conde Nast Traveler's 2014 Readers' Choice Awards

Conde Nast Traveler Magazine has announced the results of its 27th Annual Readers' Choice Awards, with The Alfond Inn ranking as No. 2 on the list of Best Hotels in Florida.

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Hamilton's Kitchen At The Alfond Inn Now Serves Saturday Brunch

In response to the incredible popularity of their signature Sunday Brunch, Hamilton's Kitchen at The Alfond Inn now offers a "Pickled Brunch" on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Get Your Jazz On At The Alfond Inn

Grab a blanket, bring a lawn chair, enjoy a glass of wine, Happy Hour, perhaps a cigar and some wonderful jazz music out on The Alfond Inn Courtyard Lawn while Executive Chef Marc Kusche prepares his Winter Park award-winning Smoked Pig.

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High Tea Starts Nov. 9 at The Alfond Inn

Come experience a new High Tea tradition at The Alfond Inn, starting Sunday, Nov. 9 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.,

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Central Florida Food Bloggers Join Chef Marc at Eat, Meet & Tweet

Twenty Central Florida area food bloggers joined Hamilton's Kitchen Executive Chef Marc Kusche and Edible Orlando Magazine Publisher Kendra Lott at Hamilton's Kitchen for Meet, Eat & Tweet, an exclusive pre-event to the upcoming Orlando Home Show, where Chef Marc will be featured live on the Edible Orlando Cooking Stage on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 12:30.

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A Very Special Park Avenue Ballroom Thanksgiving For All

This Thanksgiving The Alfond Inn will be serving up a special holiday meal in the Park Avenue Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an endless buffet and carving and dessert stations galore.

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Chef Marc Kusche Introduces His Exclusive Tasting Menu and Chef's Table

Come sample many of Chef Marc's award-winning dishes all in one siting with his four-course, tapas-style Tasting Menu at Hamilton's Kitchen.

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The Alfond Inn Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary

One year ago, in August 2013, The Alfond Inn opened its doors in historic Winter Park. Since opening, the Inn has established itself as a venue for The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College, an extension of the Cornell Fine Art Museum at Rollins College's collection on display in the hotel's public areas.

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Alfond Inn Celebrates Arrival of Executive Chef Marc Kusche With New Stay & Dine Package

The new Stay & Dine Package at The Alfond Inn features a three-course dinner at the Chef's Table in Hamilton's Kitchen, including a special dessert and bottle of wine for two (gratutity no included), and Classic Room for one night for $279 plus tax, based on double occupancy.

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Very Important Pup Package At Alfond Inn Getting Lots of Attention

The Alfond Inn's new VIP Very Important Pup Package is a lot to bark about, according to recent coverage on WE$H 2 News, The Palm Beach Post and more.

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Travel & Leisure Names Winter Park One of America's Most Romantic Towns

Travel & Leisure Magazine has just named Winter Park, Fla. as the 11th Most Romantic Town in America. Also ranked in the publication's Top 10, are Winter Park, Florida's main streets, bakeries and ice cream shops. Take a bow, Winter Park!

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The Alfond Inn Welcomes New Executive Chef Marc Kusche

The Alfond Inn is proud to welcome Marc Kusche as new Executive Chef, officially donning his toque in mid-May, when he will begin to add his own signature items to the popular Hamilton's Kitchen restaurant and to hotel catering menus.

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Alfond Inn Honors Mothers With Spectacular Ballroom Brunch May 11

Families wanting to treat their Mothers to something special for Mother's Day can count on the Alfond Inn in Winter Park to roll out the red carpet with their Park Avenue Ballroom Brunch, featuring an Antipasto Station, Assorted Salads Station, Carved Prime Rib & Cedar Plank Salmon Station, Paella Station, Omelet Station, Sweet & Savory Crepe Station, Basket of Plenty Bread Station and Dessert Station.

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Alfond Inn To Host 3rd Annual Derby Gala May 3

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 3, 2014, when the 3rd Annual Derby Gala, benefitting the Central Florida Women's League Foundation, comes to The Alfond Inn.

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Hamilton's Kitchen Introduces Bloody Mary Bar at Sunday Brunch

Sunday Brunch fans now have a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar to enjoy at Hamilon's Kitchen at The Alfond Inn. A bartender is at the restaurant's signature Farmer's Table making the drinks right in front of everybody.

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The Alfond Inn Receives AAA Four Diamond Rating

The Alfond Inn has attained the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award Rating as a premier establishment esteemed by AAA professional inspectors, the hospitality industry and more than 54 million AAA/CAA members.

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Fine Arts Integral Part Of Guest Experience At The Alfond Inn

Owned by Rollins College, one of the country's most lauded liberal arts colleges, The Alfond Inn's public spaces display The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, a 100-plus piece collection of contemporary art that was assembled and donated to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College by alumni Barbara and Ted Alfond.

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Orange Appeal Magazine Selects Alfond Inn For Cover Shoot Showcasing Five Women-Founded Philanthropic Organizations in Central Florida

The Alfond Inn was honored to be the beautiful backdrop for the November/December 2013 cover of Orange Appeal Magazine with the board members of the Central Florida Women's League, as well as a six-page feature

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Sunday Brunch Means Sunday Best and Sunday Fresh at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park

Winter Park locals and visitors alike have been discovering the magic of Sunday Brunch at Hamilton's Kitchen, at The Alfond Inn. Brunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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"Farm to Table" Comes To Hamilton's Kitchen At The Alfond Inn

The culinary team literally have the freshest approach to good eats at Hamilton's Kitchen restaurant at the newly opened Alfond Inn in Winter Park. In line with the growing "Farm to Table" concept sweeping the country, they take only the freshest local, natural ingredients and use them in a way that builds on the quality of the product, while protecting the integrity and vision of the farmer.

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