Rosebuds Blog

NFL Football legend leads battle against juvenile diabetes

November 01, 2011

Frequent Rose Hotel visitor John Madden – football coaching, broadcasting and videogame legend – has taken his competitive spirit from the gridiron to the health care arena. His goal is nothing less than to find a cure for juvenile diabetes, a disease that afflicts his grandson Samuel. In fact, Coach Madden will host this year’s Diabetic Youth Foundation California fundraiser at Goal Line Productions in Pleasanton, Calif. The theme of this year’s event is…

Skip Yowell of JanSport, the hippie who climbed the corporate ladder

October 20, 2011

Travel, hotel, boutique hotel, lodging, vacation, world travel, business, JanSport, Skip Yowell, backpacks, outdoor industry, outdoor gear, The Skip Yowell Collection, The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains

Hotel guest profile: Artist Sally Painter

October 12, 2011

The Rose Hotel hosts many talented and esteemed guests, and one of the most notable is the critically acclaimed artist Sally Painter. We couldn’t be more honored to have Sally and her husband Robert as regular guests at the hotel. So with this week’s blog posting we, in turn, honor Sally Painter with a brief profile about her work, and make special note of her upcoming exhibition at New York’s highly-regarded Agora Gallery.

John Madden’s observations on new NFL season

August 23, 2011

The pigskin is back in play as NFL teams gear-up for another hard-hitting season. As always, NFL coaching and broadcasting legend John Madden, a frequent Rose Hotel visitor, is making many informed observations. Here is a compilation of some of Madden’s recent thoughts on subjects ranging from an NFL stadium in Los Angeles and Randy Moss’s proposed retirement, to the new inductees into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Fast and Furious rolling through downtown Pleasanton

August 03, 2011

The fleet of foot and wheel will be padding and pedaling their way through downtown Pleasanton this Sunday, Aug. 7, as competing cyclists and runners race through the streets surrounding The Rose Hotel. This first-time event is called the Fast & Furious Pleasanton, and it will bring together the worlds of cycling and running in one place, while at the same time highlighting the downtown experience of Pleasanton, Calif. Here are the details…