Rosebuds Blog

Some help with your holiday travel and shopping

November 17, 2014
Happy holiday shopper

One of the big dilemmas of holiday gift giving is figuring out what to buy family members and friends. Some people seem to have everything. Other people don’t seem to be interested in anything. Gift cards that act as cash tend to be impersonal and suggest that we put little thought into the effort.

Meanwhile, we are busy making all sorts of plans for the holidays. This is when it might be wise to call in professional help.

This is why The Rose Hotel maintains a professional relationship with the personal shopping services at Macy’s in the nearby Stoneridge Mall. It’s a service that comes in handy for the busy traveler, especially at holiday time when gift giving takes on renewed importance and urgency.

Specifically, we direct our guests to personal shopper Gregory Short. Gregory offers a complimentary personal shopping service to Rose Hotel guests, including priority appointments. He is available to assist for any occasion — ranging from complete wardrobe assistance and jewelry selection to picking out gifts for birthdays, weddings and special occasions and, of course, holidays. Gregory is our guests go-to person for all merchandise carried by Macy’s.

There is absolutely no shortage of excellent local shopping options for Rose Hotel guests. In addition to Macy’s and the Stoneridge Mall and its 165 stores right here in Pleasanton, Calif., (including Abercrombie & Fitch, Chico’s, Fossil and Nordstrom), another favorite shopping venue is Livermore Premium Outlets with 130 brand-name outlets. Think Burberry, Michael Kors, Prada and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Finally, right outside The Rose Hotel’s front door, we direct you to the Pleasanton Downtown Association and its website, listing the many businesses operating along historic downtown Main Street, as well as the many family-friendly events produced year round.

It is also worth noting that, generally speaking, gifts tend to fall into two broad categories — gifts that are tangible material possessions, and non-material gifts that offer some type of experience or adventure. If you’re looking to buy a gift for somebody who falls into the latter category, The Rose Hotel might have the ticket: a gift certificate for one of our Specials:

  • Night on the Town Package, $295
  • Romance Package, $295
  • Play and Stay Golf Package, $350

And if you’re looking for a place to stay locally during the holidays, or if you have family or friends coming to town, consider our Holiday Special — two nights in a Deluxe King room, the Romance Package on the second night (chilled champagne, chocolate delights, luxurious bath amenities, a bouquet of fresh roses, extensive continental breakfast, and Rose Hotel bathrobes and slippers for use during your stay). Plus a $25 gift card to the Livermore Premium Outlets, all for just $555. For reservations call 925-846-8802. (No online bookings for this offer.)

The holidays are always a special, festive time, but they are also a busy time and can go by in a whoosh. If we can be of any assistance, we hope you will pick up the phone and give us a call.

Happy holidays!

Written by Mike Consol

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