Plum, the hospitality industry’s revolutionary technology that aims to revolutionize in-room dining programs, today announced that guests staying at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Florida, can now enjoy the convenience of in-room wine on demand in the property’s upscale suites.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins has been singled out once again as a top hotel in the Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The hotel was also just named Central Florida’s Best Wedding Venue by the Orlando Sentinel’s Best Bets awards for the second year in a row, as well as the Best Local Hotel for Meetings and the Best Local Place for Weddings by the Orlando Business Journal. The property is a refined and stylish boutique hotel that offers 112 guestrooms, 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, along with many unique event spaces, the award-winning Hamilton’s Kitchen restaurant, a pool, fitness center and beautiful outdoor courtyards. Currently deployed exclusively in their suites, the Alfond Inn is the second hotel in Orlando to offer Plum.
“For hotels to establish, strengthen and sustain lasting relationships, guest experience is everything,” says Debbie Potter, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Alfond Inn. “Since we’ve introduced Plum, the feedback has been great. Our guests are delighted and can’t help letting us know how much they love the unique treat in their room.”
Catering to guests has changed dramatically over the years, yet most hotels have struggled to keep up when it comes to updating their F&B services. Guests want a frictionless, personalized experience that makes them feel as if they are at the height of luxury and care. That is where Plum comes in. Much like a high-end Nespresso appliance, Plum delivers the convenience of a perfectly preserved and chilled glass of wine to guests in the comfort and privacy of their hotel room. Plum holds and preserves two bottles, uses cloud software to track and bill guests, while also letting the hotel staff know when the guest needs a new bottle. For the benefit of hoteliers, Plum has software that rewards guest loyalty and can recognize a birthday or anniversary. All this comes together to enable hoteliers to unlock new revenue streams, while reducing delays and demands on staff.
“General Manager, Jesse Martinez of the Alfond Inn, adds, “Our guests deserve the best and with Plum, they enjoy a unique luxury amenity which makes their experience even more memorable. Plum is an offering that is going to keep us at the number one spot for hotels in Florida and help set us apart to become number one in America.”
“We’re honored to be partnering with the elegant Alfond Inn,” said Founder and CEO of Plum, David Koretz. ”Plum is a next-gen amenity that is going to fit in perfectly with the ambiance at this already exquisite boutique hotel.”
Along with the Alfond Inn, Plum has partnerships with leading independent hotels and chains, including the Four Seasons, St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Sheraton, Westin, Auberge, Gemstone Collection, Woodside and Rosewood flags.
To learn more, visit hotels.plum.wine.
About the Alfond Inn
A member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX collection, The Alfond Inn at Rollins has a AAA Four Diamond Rating and is managed by The Olympia Companies, an innovative leader in hospitality. Owned by Rollins College, a private coeducational liberal arts college in Winter Park, Florida, The Alfond Inn at Rollins opened in August 2013 and directs net operating income to The Alfond Scholars Program. The award-winning Hamilton's Kitchen restaurant offers breakfast lunch and dinner at the 112-room boutique hotel, which has a pool, fitness center and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. It is located 15 minutes from downtown Orlando and 30 minutes from Walt Disney World and Orlando International Airport. The Alfond Inn at Rollins, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789. 407-603-3493. www.thealfondinn.com
Condé Nast Traveler is the most trusted and celebrated name in travel. The Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Commonly known as “the best of the best of travel,” more than 300,000 dedicated readers cast their votes this year. The 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler.
Plum reimagines every aspect of the wine-by-the-glass experience. The world's first appliance that can serve a glass of wine just as the winemaker intended, Plum allows hoteliers to satisfy the moments that inspire guests to enjoy a glass of wine in the hotel's room product. The company has partnerships with leading independent hotels and chains, like the Four Seasons, St. Regis, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Sheraton, Westin, Auberge, Gemstone Collection, Woodside and Rosewood flags. Plum delivers an unforgettable experience - and profits - in extraordinary style, one glass at a time. To learn more visit www.plum.wine.
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