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Balfour Beatty Completes Expansion and Renovation of The Alfond Inn Hotel
November 9, 2023
WINTER PARK, F.L. – Balfour Beatty has completed the $36 million expansion and renovation of The Alfond Inn at Rollins on behalf of Rollins College. The hotel’s five-story, 81,000-square-foot addition is a vital development to the Winter Park area’s social venue spaces, which complements the award-winning Alfond Inn, the centerpiece of the community and premier space for socializing, local events, meetings and weddings.
The building expansion adjacent to the existing luxury hotel includes 71 new guest rooms, a communal café in the lobby, a spa with an amenity deck, a second swimming pool and an additional 2,400-square-foot meeting, boardroom and event space. The hotel’s new wing features a four-story atrium and leverages natural light to provide continuity and a seamless transition from the existing space to new areas. Additionally, the 112 existing guestrooms were renovated and modernized.
The boutique hotel is owned and operated by Rollins College, which directs net operating income to fund student scholarships. Since 2013, the hotel has funded millions of dollars in scholarships to Rollins College students and the expansion extends the hotel’s capacity to do so in the future. In addition, the AAA four-diamond hotel is home to The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art, which displays art from the Rollins Museum of Art throughout the hotel. The expansion project also provides new public spaces where additional artwork can be displayed.
“Building successful hospitality projects such as the renovation and expansion of The Alfond Inn rests on the expertise of our teammates and quality industry partners,” said John Harris, Balfour Beatty executive vice president in Florida. “Balfour Beatty’s hospitality experts delivered another marquee project that will serve as an essential asset for Rollins College, our Central Florida community and the many guests that visit our region.”
Balfour Beatty leveraged the latest technologies and lean construction methods to deliver the project while The Alfond Inn at Rollins was opened and operating. The project team utilized collaborative construction management software to unify and streamline access to project information; Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to coordinate project details and sequence the work; and pull planning to maximize value and minimize waste.
Baker Barrios Architects was the project architect, and the interior design was a collaboration between Baskverill and Sheedy / DeLaRosa Interiors. The project team was led by Olympia Development.
Managed by Olympia Hotel Management, The Alfond Inn at Rollins is located 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport, at 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. For more information visit thealfondinn.com.