Go Local Wednesday – Alfond Inn

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The Alfond Inn, a boutique hotel located in #WinterPark, established to raise money for scholarships by Rollins College, is a lovely addition to the already spectacular community. The Alfond Inn opened in August 2013, a little unsure of how it would be received but was recognized as one of the Best Hotels in Florida by Condé Nast Traveler’s 27th annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and received their AAA Diamond four diamond rating in the first eight months of being open.  They offer unique packages and one of a kind experiences.  With their success, @TheAlfondInn hopes to offer seven to ten full scholarships a year, to some very deserving students.

Hoping to be more than a place of lodging, the Alfond Inn works very hard to find innovative ways to bring people in, hosting unique events.  In March they hosted 5 Chefs 5 Courses 5 Charities fundraiser with proceeds benefiting Harbor House, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pace Center For Girls, Edible Education Foundation and The Kevin Fonzo Foundation.  They even hosted Jazz on the lawn, once a month during the spring!  The events included live music under the stars, wine portions, award winning Smoked Pig with accompaniments, valet parking and an extended happy hour.

The Alfond Inn also boasts the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, a satellite exhibition space from the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College.  The first Wednesdays of the summer months (plus September) take a free “Happy Hour Tour.” Meet in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. for a tour of the collection, and afterward enjoy $5 sangria and $8 appetizer specials.

The packages are well thought out.  They invite patrons to indulge in all that Winter Park has to offer.  They will even pamper your pooch, with the VIP Package (Very Imporant Pup).  A new package being offered now through Dec. 15th, the Auberge in the Park, allows patrons an evening of dinner for two of the Chef’s Table menu with wine pairings in the Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant and luxurious accommodations  for only $309 plus tax and gratuity.  Come see all everything this hotel has to offer – you won’t be disappointed!

Image Credit: archipelagoagency.com

 

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