Thursday, December 15, 2011

New Year's party and hotel room option at Rosen Plaza Hotel

ORLANDO (Dec. 9, 2011) - The pressure to plan a perfect New Year's Eve is over. Orlando's award-winning Rosen Plaza hotel has planned the ultimate New Year's Eve celebration complete with two nights accommodations, breakfast and dinner for two, and a spectacular New Year's Eve party with live entertainment and plenty of excitement flowing into 2012.

The Rosen Plaza New Year's Eve package is just $349 and includes:
  • Two nights accommodations for two in a deluxe guest room: New Year's Eve, Dec. 31 as well as one additional night, Dec. 30 or Jan. 1.
  • A four-course New Year's Eve dinner for two at the acclaimed Jack's Place 
For reservations and information, visit or call 1-800-627-8258. Additional room nights are available upon request. The rate is based on double occupancy, subject to hotel availability; tax and gratuity are extra. This offer cannot be combined with other promotions or offers or for group rates.

Guests will be able to ring in the New Year with a champagne toast, balloon drop, drink specials, go-go dancers, DJ LaPause and the live music from Airplay. A photographer will capture special moments throughout the evening so guests can purchase souvenir photographs online after their visit.

Elements of Rosen Plaza's New Year's Eve party also may be purchased individually. The four-course New Year's Eve dinner at Jack's Place is available for $49.95 per person plus tax and gratuity and includes a ticket to the party at Backstage Nightclub & Sports Bar. Tickets to the party at Backstage Nightclub & Sports Bar may be purchased separately for $20 per person. Café Matisse also offers a New Year's Eve dinner, featuring a Prime Rib buffet for $29.95 per person plus tax and gratuity. Hours of operation are: Jack's Place, 5:30-11 p.m.; Café Matisse, 5:00 -10 p.m.; and Backstage Nightclub & Sports Bar, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Café Matisse New Year's Eve Buffet offers an array of options highlighted by a carving station featuring Nebraska corn fed prime rib and additional entrees such as cilantro lime grilled flank steak, chicken al forno with buffalo mozzarella, spinach, butter poached grouper and cheese ravioli with sides to include smoked cheddar and white truffle mashed potatoes and lemon-black pepper grilled asparagus. A soup and salad bar offers fresh assorted greens and cheese display, sushi and sashimi, peel 'n eat shrimp and soups such as carrot and red curry and creamy asparagus and porcini.   A dessert station offers sweet endings from cakes like Italian rum, caramel banana and rustic apple torte to Malibu rum cheesecake and no-sugar added strawberry shortcake to key lime pie, assorted petite pastries and soft serve ice cream with toppings.

The New Year's Eve special at Jack's Place features a four-course meal for two, including soup, salad, main course and dessert. The hotel's executive chef Michael McMullen and his team have created a menu with "celebration" in mind starting with white asparagus bisque followed by a roast duck salad with fried goat cheese, sun-dried cherries, toasted macadamia nuts, pomegranate-balsamic dressing. The third course features a choice of either grilled filet of buffalo with bourbon glaze cippolini onions and rock shrimp risotto or prosciutto wrapped red snapper with warm spinach, white bean, feta and olive salad. A chocolate cabernet terrine with butterscotch and morello cherry preserve is a perfect ending to the start of a promising new year.    

Jack's Place is not only home to fresh seafood and prime steaks but also the world's largest collection of signed celebrity caricatures. Humorous drawings of Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Harry Houdini, Queen Elizabeth, Yogi Berra, Ronald Reagan and virtually every Mercury, Gemini and Apollo astronaut, to name a few, have earned Jack's Place the nickname "Sardi's South." The stars provide the ambiance, but the real talent is in the kitchen, which is why Jack's Place has been named one of Florida Trend's top restaurants in Orlando and Orlando magazine's Best Restaurant on International Drive.  

The hotel is conveniently located on International Drive across the street from Pointe Orlando's incredible dining and entertainment complex. Other entertainment options include a 20-screen IMAX® stadium-seating theatre and popular retailers such as the Discovery Store, Brighton Collectibles and Artsy Abode. Rosen Plaza is only 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport.   For more information, visit