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Full Name  Harris Rosen
Nationality  American
Website  Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Role  Businessman
Residence  Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Years active  1974–present
Name  Harris Rosen
Spouse  Trisha Rosen
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Born  September 9, 1939 (age 76) (1939-09-09) Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Alma mater  Cornell University University of Virginia
Occupation  President and Chief Operating Officer Rosen Hotels & Resorts
Children  Jack Rosen, Shayna Rosen, Adam Rosen, Joshua Rosen
Education  Cornell University, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration

Harris Rosen (born September 9, 1939 in Manhattan, New York) is an American Jewish businessman and investor. He founded Rosen Hotels & Resorts in 1974, and serves as the company's President and Chief Operating Officer.

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Rosen is widely known in the Central Florida area due to his philanthropy, and was named the Orlando Sentinel's Central Floridian of the Year in 2011.

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Early life

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Rosen was born in 1939 in Manhattan. He attended Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from their School of Hotel Administration. He then served in the United States Army for three years in Germany and South Korea.

Career

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Rosen started his career at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City as a convention salesman, and worked at other hotels including various Hilton Hotels, and the New Yorker Hotel. Rosen eventually joined the Walt Disney Company as Director of Hotel Planning. In 1974, Rosen left Disney and purchased his first hotel, a Quality Inn on International Drive in Southwest Orlando (Orange County). That purchase marked the beginning of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, which now administers seven hotels, resorts and retreats in the Orlando metropolitan area.

Today, Rosen Hotels & Resorts administers 6,300 rooms, has 3,500 employees, and is valued at over $500 million.

Philanthropy

In 2002, Rosen donated a 20-acre (0.081 km2) site and $25 million to the University of Central Florida to develop the Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

His efforts extend far beyond UCF, including large involvement in Tangelo Park. These efforts include scholarships for members of the community who are accepted to vocational school, college or university in the state of Florida, and an alternative spring break for Cornell students who wish to spend their vacation mentoring students from Tangelo Park.

Rosen currently serves as a charter member of the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees.

References

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