Every year millions of Americans and their families make the trek to the “Happiest Place on Earth,” — Walt Disney World. But whether you fly, drive or even take the Amtrak car train to Orlando — you cannot help but notice another omnipresent name in hospitality across Central Florida, and I’m not speaking of Universal or Sea World.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts is now the largest privately owned hotelier in Florida, with nearly 6,500 hotel rooms, two convention centers and other facilities which they own and operate primarily along the International Boulevard tourism corridor in Orlando.

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