ROSA MEXICANO CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING AT THE WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN AND DOLPHIN HOTEL

Rosa Mexicano Orlando

The iconic Mexican restaurant will serve award-winning margaritas and signature menu items

at its first Orlando location

Greg Sherman, Chief Operating Officer, Rosa Mexicano, Manuel Trevino,
VP of Culinary Rosa Mexicano, Sean Verney, area general manager, Walt
Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, Eric Opron, Executive Vice
President, Tishman Hotel Corporation and Luciano Sperduto, Director of
Food and Beverage (L-R) cut the ribbon to the newly opened Rosa Mexicano
restaurant at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Mar. 30, 2023 – Noted Mexican restaurant,
Rosa Mexicano [3], celebrated the grand opening today of its first
Orlando-area location at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
[4].

Rosa Mexicano offers a fresh take on authentic Mexican classic dishes in
a stylish and festive atmosphere. The restaurant honors Mexican heritage
as well as the culinary techniques, global explorations, and inspirations
of its founding chef, Josefina Howard. The venue, located in the Walt
Disney World Dolphin Hotel features dramatic design elements such as
rich, bold color tones and vibrant murals, transporting guests on a
unique culinary journey.

“We are pleased to be the first Orlando location for Rosa Mexicano and
to expand our current dining options for local Orlando residents and our
hotel guests,” said Sean Verney, area general manager of the Walt
Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel. “This is a great partnership of
two iconic food and beverage teams, and we couldn’t be more  excited
for guests to experience this newest, unique offering.”  

With current locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New
Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as upcoming openings
in Las Vegas and Fort Lauderdale, the dynamic brand offers an elevated
fiesta dining experience, including signature menu items and
award-winning margaritas.  Blending traditional and culinary
innovations, the menu showcases varied cuisine from all regions of
Mexico, time-honored preparation techniques and modern food trends
currently thriving in Mexico.

The restaurant also features Rosa Mexicano’s renowned beverage
portfolio, which boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based
spirits – and of course, the restaurant’s signature frozen pomegranate
margarita was named the best in New York City.

Guests will also enjoy captivating décor, with dramatic design elements
familiar to fans of the brand, which transports guests on a unique
culinary journey. The 5,500-square-foot restaurant seats up to about 189
guests, including a 40-person bar and a beautiful private dining room
for 50.  One notable design feature is a centerpiece painting of
regarded Mexican artist, Frieda Kahlo, noted for her self-portraits
featuring bold, vibrant colors.

“We are excited to open Rosa Mexicano at the Walt Disney World Swan
and Dolphin and for guests to experience the elevated fiesta that the
restaurant offers.  Staying true to our founding chef Josefina
Howard’s vision of introducing Mexican culinary traditions to the
world, it’s incredibly gratifying to see Rosa Mexicano open in such an
iconic location,” said Jim Dunn, CEO of Rosa Mexicano. “Orlando
residents and visitors alike will experience our fresh take on authentic
Mexican food and will enjoy the fun and festivity of dining at Rosa
Mexicano.”

For more information about Rosa Mexicano at the Walt Disney World
Dolphin Hotel, including menus, please visit:
https://swandolphin.com/dining/rosa-mexicano/ [5]

Rosa Mexicano is located in the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, at the
site of the former Fresh Mediterranean Market restaurant.    

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About Rosa Mexicano
Headquartered in New York, Rosa Mexicano set a new standard for Mexican
fine dining when it first opened its doors on the Upper East Side in
1984. Chef founder Josefina Howard played a leading role in defining
what was then a revolutionary ‘new’ cuisine for American diners.
Rosa Mexicano continues to deliver authentic, regionally inspired
Mexican cuisine in a stylish, “elevated fiesta” atmosphere. For
generations, the signature guacamole and frozen pomegranate margarita
have been regarded as best-in-class. Today, the company operates
restaurants across the east coast, including New York City, New Jersey,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Massachusetts. Rosa
Mexicano is owned by TriSpan Rising Stars, LLP who acquired the brand in
March 2018. For more information, please visit www.rosamexicano.com [6]

About the _Walt Disney World_ Swan and Dolphin Hotel
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the award-winning Walt
Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel resides amongst the greatest theme
parks and attractions in Central Florida. The complex is located between
_EPCOT_ and _Disney’s Hollywood Studios_, and nearby _Disney’s
Animal Kingdom_ Theme Park and _Magic Kingdom_ Park. Guests can discover
23 world-class restaurants and lounges, sophisticated guest rooms and
the luxurious Mandara Spa. The resort features six pools, three health
clubs, nearby golf, complimentary transportation throughout _Walt Disney
World_ Resort; early entry to all four theme parks daily and extended
evening theme park hours on select nights in select theme parks. The
newest addition, the 14-story Walt Disney World Swan Reserve, opened
2021 and offers an upscale, boutique atmosphere as well as 149 suites
ideal for families and two presidential suites. For more information,
visit www.swandolphin.com [7].

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