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11 tips for getting quality sleep on jetliners

March 25, 2016

The hard part of travel is the travel. It’s the destination that we’re all excited and energized about. But first we have to get there and (unless you’re a world-class sleeper) it is hard to sleep on an airliner. They’re crowded and noisy, and if you’re airborne for many hours it can drain our energy and make our first day at our destination a listless one. The same is true for our first day back home. Not the way we like to start and finish our business or leisure travel. This is especially true when we are crossing into different time zones. Studies have shown that lack of sleep can decrease brain performance by 20 percent. Obviously, getting some quality sleep on flights to and from our destination can make a big difference. Fortunately there are ways to maximize our prospects for finding our way into the Land of Nod, even at 30,000 feet. And if you want some really good tips about how to get shuteye on your flight, consider these suggestions … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Here come the millennials and a season of change

March 08, 2016

Every generation brings its own set of values and predilections society. The so-called millennials, those aged 20 to 35, are no different in this regard. But a tremendous amount of attention is being paid to millennials because they are 70 million strong and already account for more than one-third of the American workforce, and will make up half the workforce by 2020. Naturally, like many industries, hospitality and hoteling is paying close attention to the millennial mindset. Perhaps no emerging generation has been more closely studied than the millennials, and for that reason we learned a great deal about how they think and what they want. The hotel business is responding accordingly. One of the most gratifying findings is that millennials prefer … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Hospitality forecasters have gazed into the future, and they say it is good

February 22, 2016

Business is good when hotel rooms are filled. It means business has money to spend and is spending it to do more business and earn more money. Life is good when hotel rooms are filled. It means consumers have disposable income and are spending it to live life to the full. Here’s the good news: There has been an eight-year stretch of continuous occupancy growth, the longest such streak since those records have been kept by STR, Inc., a provider of research and information services for the hotel industry. And here’s even more good news: U.S. hotel occupancy will remain at record levels through 2017, according to the latest report on the subject from PKF Hospitality Research and CBRE Hotels. The report, titled, Hotel Horizons, forecasts that the growth in demand for lodging accommodations will exceed the change in supply during each of the next two years. The result will be a national occupancy rate of roughly 66 percent in both 2016 and 2017. Our local San Francisco market is doing far better than that, with a tremendous hotel occupancy rate of 90.3 percent … (click on the headline to continue reading)

The 7 most popular Valentine’s Day gifts — and how to leverage them

February 08, 2016

Come the ides of February, millions of spouses and significant others will profess and demonstrate their affection and devotion to one another when they celebrate Valentine’s Day. This Feb. 14 more than $13 billion will be spent to that end, as friends and lovers will exchange 198 million roses, 180 million cards — and an average of 11,000 children will be conceived, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. This blog post will inform you about the seven more popular Valentine’s Day gifts that friends and lovers exchange. But it will also offer you an idea for bundling together several of those gifts, while taking your Valentine’s Day to an even more memorable level. Namely, by … (click on the headline to continue reading)

The countdown to Super Bowl 50, Rose Hotel style, has begun

January 20, 2016

If you’re like 99.99 percent of all Americans, you don’t have a ticket to the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. We feel your pain because we don’t either. That’s a shame because this year is none other than Super Bowl 50. But, as we indicated in a blog post during the first half of November, there is much more to the Super Bowl than the game itself. And, as fate would have it, this year’s 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl is at Levi Stadium right here the San Francisco Bay Area. It’s an exciting thing to have the Super Bowl right here in The Rose Hotel’s backyard. Book your rooms now on the Rose Hotel website, or by calling a Front Desk Associate at 925-846-8802 to book your room directly. The game itself is shaping up to be a classic showdown between two of four teams: the Denver Broncos or New England Patriots from the AFC, versus the Carolina Panthers or Arizona Cardinals from the NFC. Then again, as mentioned earlier, you don’t need tickets to the game to make your visit to The Rose Hotel worth your while. The extravaganza surrounding Super Bowl 50 include … (click on the headline to continue reading)