Rosebuds Blog

John Madden tackles the NFL lockout – and its aftermath

July 27, 2011

Yes, the NFL lockout is finally over, but that doesn’t mean the league and its players won’t suffer from the fallout of their actions. Frequent Rose Hotel visitor and football coaching legend John Madden made that clear during a recent newspaper interview. Madden is concerned the lockout will result in a competitive imbalance during the upcoming season. Here’s why…

Shop ’til you drop with 150 new retailers

July 20, 2011

Among the embarrassment of riches that surround The Rose Hotel is the most convenient and quaint shopping experience imaginable. Now, life is getting even better for Rose Hotel guests who like to shop. In the neighboring City of Livermore, a massive new shopping center is nearing construction and will sport names such as Nieman Marcus, Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger, and Barneys New York. Here’s the scoop…

A personal shopper the latest perk for Rose Hotel guests

June 21, 2011

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The heart of a successful business relationship

June 10, 2011

In our role as a business hotel we have continuing relationships with many local companies. One of the most exciting of those clients is Thoratec Corp., a maker of heart pumps for people whose hearts are too weak to function on their own. The company also got a name recognition boost when it was widely reported that no less a public figure than former Vice President Dick Cheney had a Thoratec HeartMate II implanted in his chest after suffering his sixth heart attack. A top company executive laid his life down on 9/11 and became one of that fateful day’s most talked about heroes. Learn more about this exceptional client company…

When your belongings check in without checking out

June 01, 2011

It’s one of the dreads of travelers; that sinking feeling one gets when realizing something of value has been left in the hotel room. By then it’s often too late because you’re already on the plane or in another city. Hotel room leave-behinds made headlines not long ago when a police officer left two guns after checking out. The Rose Hotel is no exception on this front. Travelers are often in a hurry and that can make them absentminded. Just how do we handle lost items to reunite them with guests? Here’s some real-life examples of our standard procedure…