2010 Inductee

Harris Rosen

Harris Rosen is president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts and is Florida’s largest independent hotelier. Founded in 1974, Rosen Hotels & Resorts currently features a collection of seven Central Florida hotels offering a total of more than 6,300 guest rooms, approximately six percent of the Central Florida inventory.

Harris Rosen’s love and devotion to the hospitality industry, combined with his belief that education can change lives, has led him to be a true industry innovator and a strong hospitality advocate.

From championing a referendum in the early 1980s to building the Orange County Convention Center to donating a 20-acre site and $10 million in 1999 to the University of Central Florida for the creation of the School of Hospitality Management which bears his name, VISIT FLORIDA is proud to induct Harris Rosen into the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame.