The Alfond Inn at Rollins, a boutique hotel in the heart of historic Winter Park in Florida, has announced that it intends to break ground on an expansion this summer. Owned by neighboring Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college, the Alfond Inn at Rollins is a unique luxury property. The hotel directs net operating income to The Alfond Scholars Program and has given away millions of dollars in full scholarships to Rollins College since 2013.
The design for the new wing is in harmony with the original hotel structure, using natural light, a four-story atrium, and striking artwork to provide continuity and a seamless transition from the existing space to the new areas. The Alfond Inn’s original architect, Orlando-based Baker Barrios Architects, has designed the addition. The interior design is being led by a joint venture between Baskervill Architects of Richmond, Virginia, and Sheedy/DeLaRosa Interiors of Chicago. The general contractor is Balfour Beatty. The project is led by Olympia Development, who also oversaw the design and construction of the original Alfond Inn.
The expansion will include the renovation of the existing 112 rooms and an additional 71 luxury guestrooms and suites with tropical motif rugs over hardwood floors, yellow and blue accent walls, and carved white headboards with decorative hanging lights over the sideboards. It will also include a new lobby café, new spa with seven treatment rooms, fitness area, and more meeting and event space.
Rendering: Courtesy of the Alfond Inn at Rollins