5 Reasons to Woof at The Alfond Inn

August 26 is National Dog Day! Here are 5 ways to celebrate your favorite pooch at The Alfond Inn at Rollins.

The Alfond Inn

The award-winning pet-friendly Alfond Inn at Rollins is located in Winter Park, the historic, walkable city known for its welcoming dog-friendly shops and more than two dozen dog-friendly restaurants and sidewalk cafes, along with a 23-acre green space on Lake Baldwin where dogs can run off leash during specific posted hours. 
Here are 5 ways to celebrate your favorite pooch at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. 

The VIP (Very Important Pup) Package

Bring the pooch for a stay thanks to the VIP PUP Package, which includes two nights in a dog-friendly guest room, complimentary keepsake water bowls, and signature treats at turndown, plus more tail-wagging amenities that will treat four-legged guests as truly pampered pooches, including the hotel’s nightly pet fee. In keeping with the hotel’s philanthropic mission, for each VIP Very Important Pup Package booked, a donation will be made to The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Rates start at $249 per night plus tax, based on double occupancy.

Photography Session with Your BFF Package

For dogs ready for their close-up, the Photography Session with Your BFF Package is a professional photo shoot for faithful and furry companions. The package includes a 30-minute photo session with Orlando Pet Photography, known for their fine contemporary pet portraits. Each session includes a complimentary print package with one matted 8x10, two sets of 5x7 prints and three digital images ready for social sharing. The package is based on a one night stay in a Classic dog-friendly guest room and comes with a complimentary keepsake water bowl, signature pup treats at turndown and the nightly pet fee included. Rates start at $409 per night, plus tax. Based on availability. Please contact the concierge five days in advance to schedule the photo session.

Pup-Friendly Weddings at The Alfond Inn at Rollins

The hottest wedding trend of 2019 is welcoming faithful canine companions to join the bride and groom as they take their vows. Whether the beloved pooch is a witness, ring bearer, flower pup or member of the bridal party, they can join in the nuptials at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. The hotel has beautiful outdoor settings for an alfresco wedding. When the celebration heads inside to the Park Avenue Ballroom or one of the private dining rooms, The Alfond Inn will arrange complimentary on-site services through the local doggy day care provider. Each wedding at The Alfond Inn at Rollins is customized as well as exclusive, the only celebration taking place in the hotel at the time. That allows plenty of attention for the entire bridal party and the Pup of Honor, of course. 

Happy Hour Art Tours

Bring the pooch along to a Happy Hour Art Tour at The Alfond Inn at Rollins. The hotel has an extraordinary selection of paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed-media works of art from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art displayed throughout the hotel. The 350-plus piece collection is part of the collection of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College (CFAM) and The Alfond Inn at Rollins is the only hotel in the United States that serves as the extension of an art museum. Happy Hour Art Tours are offered at 5:30 pm on the first Wednesday of each month, complimentary and open to the public. The hotel’s Happy Hour at the Bar starts at 4:00 pm., and offers a range of craft made cocktails, including such drinks as The MBA, made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, ginger, orange and blackberry.

Bring the Dog and Give Back

Just check in with man’s best friend at The Alfond Inn at Rollins and be a part of helping deserving students. Philanthropy is at the heart of The Alfond Inn at Rollins’ mission. The hotel directs profits to the Alfond Scholars Program, which awards full scholarships annually – including tuition, room, and board – to entering first-year students in the College of Liberal Arts at Rollins College. The value of each scholarship is more than $264,000 over four years. Since 2013, when The Alfond Inn at Rollins was built, 63 full scholarships have been awarded.
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