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Rollins College and The Olympia Companies Appoint Deanne Gabel
as General Manager of The Alfond Inn

Opening in Winter Park, Florida in August 2013

Winter Park, Fla. (February 11, 2013)
– Rollins College and The Olympia Companies announce the appointment of Deanne Gabel as general manager of The Alfond Inn, opening in Winter Park in August 2013.

Gabel has experience in several facets of the hospitality industry.  Most recently, Gabel was a senior vice president with Wyndham Worldwide’s Hospitality Division.  She held several positions at Disney, most notably as general manager of the Disney Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, as well as the Disney Institute and Resort Villas.  Prior to her Orlando residency, Gabel held positions with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, and Intercontinental Hotels.

“I am thrilled to be part of the leadership of this remarkable project,” said Gabel.  “The Alfond Inn is a unique property that has generated tremendous excitement, and I am looking forward to bringing my luxury service experience and leadership values to guests of The Alfond Inn, as well as to the Winter Park community.  It is particularly rewarding that net profits generated from this project will be directed to a scholarship endowment for students of Rollins College, thanks to a generous contribution by the Alfond Foundation.”

Gabel received her MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business and has served on Crummer’s Board of Overseers for several years.

The Alfond Inn, opening in August 2013, features 112 exquisitely appointed guest rooms and suites, 10,000 square feet of distinctive meeting and event space, a full-service restaurant and bar, and a well-appointed fitness room and elevated pool.

For more information on the Inn, please visit or

Gabel can be reached at

Founded in 1885, Rollins College is Florida’s oldest recognized college, and is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America's Best Colleges.” The College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Professional Studies offer full-time undergraduate programs in the liberal arts. Rollins Evening Program, the Hamilton Holt School, serves the Central Florida community by offering exceptional undergraduate and graduate degree programs during evenings and weekends to students diverse in age, experience and professional development. The Crummer Graduate School of Business is ranked a top MBA program by Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek. For more information about Rollins, visit our website at

Doreen Overstreet, APR
Vice President of Public Relations
Costa Communications Group
P: 407.657.4818 ext. 202
C: 407.592.7706


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52-room Inn at Brunswick Station Opens in Brunswick, Maine Managed by Olympia Hotel Management / July 2011

Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida to Begin Construction of 110-room Alfond Inn at Rollins which will Generate Income to Fund Scholarships for Top Students / June 2011

Olympia Companies Selected by JHR Development to Manage New Build 52-room Inn at Brunswick Station in Brunswick, Maine / April 2011
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