Who is Mr. Rosen?Did you know the beginning of the Rosen history starts with this hotel? More than 40 years ago, Mr. Harris Rosen took a leap of faith buying this hotel at a time when International Drive was still in the middle of swamp land and forest. For years Mr. Rosen ran the hotel as the front desk manager, the landscaper, the chef, and as security with his trusty sidekick Rinny, his canine companion. Over the years his staff grew and so did the amount of Rosen hotels. Today seven Orlando hotels run under the collective operation led by Mr. Rosen. But, who is Mr. Rosen? His personal story starts September 9, 1939, in Hell’s Kitchen in the Lower East Side Manhattan, but to really understand this man you need to know more about his family. First, you must learn about his grandparents’ risky decisions. Click here to read the full story.
“Building a Dream: My Journey from Hell’s Kitchen to the Hotel Business,” written by Harris Rosen, appeared in Rosen Reveal, June 2013.