The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) (www.chart.org)
is proud to announce Harris Rosen, President & COO, Rosen
Hotels & Resorts, is the recipient of their 2014
Commitment to People Award. Harris will be honored at the
Commitment to People Awards Gala on Monday evening, July 28, 2014,
during CHART's 88th semi-annual Hospitality Training Conference
to be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, GA.
"Created in 1993, this prestigious award is given annually to a CHART
member's CEO/president in the hospitality industry who demonstrates
outstanding commitment to the development of his or her associates,"
explained Calvin Banks, CHART President and Director of Training at The
Broadmoor. Calvin added, "The emphasis that Harris puts on the value of
education and learning opportunities for his associates is to be
CHART's Award Selection Committee reviews and ranks the Commitment to
People nominees in four categories:
"This award comes at an exciting time as the company celebrates its 40th
anniversary," said Jonni Kimberly, who has been with Rosen Hotels &
Resorts for 35 years, the last 20 of which have been serving as human
resource director. Jonni added, "Harris Rosen provides tuition
reimbursement and scholarships for our associates and others in the
Orlando community and offers an incredibly affordable associate
healthcare program with low cost medical visits and prescriptions. These
and other programs have helped us maintain one of the lowest employee
turnover rates in the hospitality indstry. His dedication to his
associates is second to none."
Chris Zaremby, Training Manager, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, and CHART
member who nominated Harris Rosen for the award commented, "Every day,
the well-being of our associates is the first consideration for Mr.
Rosen. From the moment an associate joins our team to throughout their
career with us, they see this commitment in action. Nothing communicates
culture better than Mr. Rosen and his leadership team walking the walk."
Rosen started his Orlando company in 1974 with the purchase of his first
hotel now called the Rosen Inn International. Rosen Hotels & Resorts
recently celebrated its 40th anniversary with seven hotels under its
umbrella. Rosen maintains a foundation which provides funds for
deserving organizations and initiatives such as student scholarships,
water-filtration systems and self-sufficient farms in Haiti, mentoring
programs and parenting classes, among others.
Rosen received a bachelor's of science degree in 1961 from the School of
Hotel Administration at Cornell University.
The past recipients of this prestigious award can be on CHART's website
Other awards to be presented during CHART's 88th Hospitality
Training Conference this July include the Spirit of CHART award
as well as the CHART/NRAEF Scholarship and CHART/AHLEF
For more information on the CHART conference and/or award
presentation, please call 312-405-2634, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.chart.org.
a non-profit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading
resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training
professional and their organizations. With more than 450 members from
more than 300 multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies, CHART
represents a workforce of almost three million. CHART includes all
facets of hospitality training, learning and performance professionals;
from entry level to senior executive. CHART's mission is to develop
hospitality training professionals to advance industry training
practices and improve operational results by providing access to
education, tools and resources.
Rosen Hotels & Resorts is owned by Florida's largest
independent hotelier Harris Rosen. Rosen Hotels & Resorts owns and
operates seven Orlando-based hotels including three convention
properties Rosen Plaza, Rosen Centre and Rosen Shingle Creek, and four
leisure properties Rosen Inn International, Rosen Inn closest to
Universal, Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando and Clarion Inn Lake Buena
Vista. For more information, visit www.rosenhotels.com or
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