Rosebuds Blog

The elephant in the (hotel) room

June 19, 2013

We all read the headlines about an unprecedented resurgence of bedbugs, with some hotels becoming infested by these blood-sucking insects. Fortunately, The Rose Hotel and its guests came away unscathed by the surge in bedbug population because of proactive, systematic procedures the hotel observes. Find out more about what bedbugs are, why they’re proliferating, and The Rose Hotel’s procedures that ensure they never become a problem for our guests…

46 places you must travel to this year

February 04, 2013

Our guests come from around the world and they travel all over the world. With that spirit in mind we offer the following list of must-go must-see places published in the New York Times’ travel section. These are locales that offer food, shopping, culture, skiing, surfing and new adventures of all kinds. The majority of these travel destinations are in Europe, followed by Asia/Pacific and the United States. But the first destination on the list is found in Latin America in the historic city of…

8 tips for sleeping well in hotel rooms

January 19, 2013

Sleeping well in a strange bed is difficult for many of us, even in hotels. That can be a real problem because vacations are supposed to rejuvenate us, and business travel requires restful sleep to be at our deal-making best. We like our own bed and environment. Still, there are things travelers can do to facilitate a good night of slumber. Here are 8 tips for getting a deep and invigorating night of sleep even while traveling to faraway places. It starts with selecting a quality hotel with a premium mattress and sheets with high thread counts. But there’s more…

Letters from our guests, Vol. 6

January 09, 2013

A few times a year we share with our readers the remarks our clientele leaves on our Guest Comment Cards. Our Guest Comment Card program is one of the things we value most at The Rose Hotel because it reinforces the relentless efforts we make to provide first-class accommodations and standout customer service, while also giving us continuing feedback regarding the areas where we can make improvements. It is our hope that by sharing of these comments we give you a more intimate sense of The Rose Hotel, our staff and the people that frequent our establishment. Here are some of the handwritten comments we’ve received from our Guest Card program in recent months…

A look back at the successes of 2012, and the opportunities of 2013

January 04, 2013

Do you know what countries are the sources of more U.S. tourism than any others? Do you know which countries have the fastest-growing rates of U.S. tourism? We have the answers for you. As we close the books on 2012 we consider these questions especially relevant. And we’re happy to say that all of our measurements of success at The Rose Hotel improved during 2012. Our occupancy increased by more than 10 percent during 201. In fact, occupancy and rose every month throughout the year, portending an even greater 2013. We trust your year was equally successful and we wish you an ever better 2013. Naturally, we attribute our success to several factors, including…