Rosebuds Blog

How people decide where to stay when traveling

November 27, 2012

The short answer is there is still no substitute for word of mouth from people you trust. This was confirmed by a survey conducted earlier this year by WIHP (World Independent Hotels Promotion), an international online marketing company for independent hotels. Almost 20,000 hotel guests were asked how they heard about the hotels they booked. This week’s blog post will give you the results, including the demise and rise of certain sources of travel information…

A special offer for the Thanksgiving holiday

November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving is the kickoff of the holiday season; a long weekend dedicated to giving thanks through celebration of food, family, friends and, of course, travel. It’s also one of the most expensive times to travel. So we’ve decided to do our part to help alleviate some of the financial burden with a Thanksgiving Special. Here are the particulars…

How we’re making your stay more gluten-free

November 15, 2012

The gluten-free diet has become a big deal. You know that gluten can be a major health issue when the Mayo Clinic website weighs in on the subject. It came into sharper focus for us when one of our guests wrote on a comment card, “Would love something that is gluten free at breakfast like a bread or cereal.” The fact is we have gluten-free items at breakfast, such as fresh fruit and cottage cheese. But we definitely took the hint. Here’s how we are responding to our guest’s suggestion…

Eight ways to celebrate Veterans Day

November 07, 2012

Come Nov. 11 we celebrate Veterans Day, the day we have been honoring our war veterans since 1919. This year we pay tribute to our veterans at a time when many of our fighting men and women are still battling to finish the longest war in American history – the one initiated on Oct. 7, 2001 in Afghanistan. In the spirit of this holiday, when we look for ways to express our appreciation for the sacrifices our war veterans have made, we offer you the following suggestions for celebrating this Veterans Day…

Taking the shopping experience to the 120th power

November 02, 2012

Rose Hotel guests never complain about the options available to them for that great national pastime: shopping. There is a multitude of options right outside our front door, as well as at several excellent nearby retail centers for shoppers in hot pursuit of goods and services. And this situation is about to get immensely better with the Nov. 8 grand opening of Paragon Outlets, the Tri-Valley’s largest retail complex yet. Think 120 retailers anchored by the likes of Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and…