The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning property in Winter Park, is celebrated as a groundbreaking and unique art hotel.
Does that make it a hotel with art? Or a museum with rooms? It clearly depends upon your perspective. What’s not in doubt is that it is the only hotel in the United States that exhibits artworks from a museum collection, in this case The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, which is part of the permanent collection of Rollins Museum of Art. It does so with rotating installations that are extensions of museum exhibits.
The Rollins Museum of Art features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Located a few blocks from campus, The Alfond Inn is a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships. In 1981, the Museum became one of the first college museums in Florida to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2022 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums in greater Orlando. It’s well worth a visit the next time you’re in the greater Orlando area. https://www.rollins.edu/rma/