Rosen Hotels & Resorts to downsize staff ‘significantly’

Rosen Hotels & Resorts to downsize staff ‘significantly’
Rosen Hotels & Resorts owns and operates nine properties in the Orlando destination market. These properties total more than 6,300 rooms and suites, making founder and President Harris Rosen the largest independent hotelier in Florida. (Rosen Centre Hotel/Rosen Centre Hotel)

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Rosen Hotels & Resorts will lay off what it calls a "substantial" number of workers on July 31 due to the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy.

The Orlando-based hotel business will see a "substantial reduction" in workforce that will impact all Rosen properties and departments, the company said in a news release. The number of affected workers was not revealed.

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“It is with deep personal regret that I announce a significant downsizing of staff at Rosen Hotels & Resorts,” Harris Rosen, founder, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, said in a prepared statement. “Never in the 46-year history of my company would I have envisioned such a drastic decision. This is especially painful for me, as I consider these valued associates as extended members of the Rosen family, without whose contributions our company would never have achieved the success it has through the years.”

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