One of the most extraordinary aspects of The Alfond Inn at Rollins in Winter Park, Florida is that it’s the only hotel in the United States that serves as the extension of a fine arts museum. The acclaimed hotel, which is owned by Rollins College, showcases a rotation of curated works from The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art. The collection, which includes more than 300 paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed-media works by established and emerging artists, was acquired by Rollins alumni and art-collectors Barbara and Ted Alfond and donated to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College.
The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art is part of Winter Park, Florida’s cultural legacy and its century-old dedication to the fine arts. In addition to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, the city is also home to the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden, and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which has the world’s most extensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
The Inn’s new “A Night at the Museum” package is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the art-hotel experience and explore Winter Park’s cultural destinations. Spend two nights in a Classic room, sip art-inspired cocktails in Hamilton Kitchen’s lounge, explore the Collection with a self-guided tour or attend the weekly Sunday afternoon tour. In addition, the Alfond Inn is including Winter Park Museum Passes with entrance to the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, and two passes each to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden—all within walking distance of the hotel. Package rate starts at $239 per night, based on double occupancy. Go to A Night at the Museum for more info and to book.