A Rollins-owned boutique hotel, The Alfond Inn is located within walking distance of both campus and downtown Winter Park. It boasts a AAA Four Diamond Rating and an impressive art collection.
Owned by Rollins and operated by The Olympia Companies, The Alfond Inn at Rollins College opened August 18, 2013, and achieved the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating in its first seven months of operation. The $32.5-million boutique hotel was funded in part by a $12.5-million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. With this extraordinary gift, the Rollins College Board of Trustees decided to act on their strategic priority of constructing a hotel.
Designed specifically for the Winter Park community and developed on property the College owns (a landmark site that was formerly the home of the Langford Hotel), The Alfond Inn features welcoming guest experiences at every turn. Conveniently situated at the intersection of East New England and South Interlachen Avenues, this boutique inn provides accommodations within walking distance of Rollins and enables both the College and community to host social and professional events that previously could not be accommodated on campus or in the community.
Additionally, the unique structure of the Harold Alfond Foundation grant established an endowed fund for the Alfond Scholars program—the College’s premier scholarship fund, which offers full scholarships to deserving students. Net operating income from the Inn will be directed to the scholarship fund for the first 25 years or until the endowment principal reaches $50 million, whichever comes later. The gift is the latest and largest in a long history of contributions to Rollins College by the Alfond family. The late Massachusetts-born Harold Alfond, who founded the Dexter Shoe Company, received an honorary doctorate from Rollins College in 1997 and is known for his education-centric philanthropy efforts.
In addition, The Alfond Inn has connections to Rollins College from an artistic perspective. Longtime donors and alumni Barbara ’68 and Ted Alfond ’68 established The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art for Rollins College. The 100-plus piece collection, which was exclusively chosen for the College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum, is displayed throughout public areas at The Alfond Inn. The various pieces were chosen because they embody the values of a liberal arts education through the use of 21st-century art.
For meetings and groups (over 10 rooms), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and share appropriate details regarding your event. To find more information and to make reservations, please visit The Alfond Inn website.
Guest rooms: 112
Meeting space: 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space for groups up to 500
Gathering Areas: Full-service restaurant and bar, open lobbies, and lush courtyards
Luxury Comforts: Elevated pool, expansive fitness center, 24-hour in-room dining, and valet parking
Architect: Baker Barrios Architects, Inc.
General Contractor: Brasfield & Gorrie