Rosebuds Blog

More travelers finding hotel space via mobile cyberspace

July 11, 2012

Online communication is going global and mobile – and so is the hotel business. In just four years the number of internet connections is projected to zoom from 10 billion to 19 billion worldwide, according to research conducted by Cisco Systems. That will be more than two internet connections for every man, woman and child on the planet. Why so many? Because of the proliferation of mobile devices that often require that working people on the move need separate connections for their work computer, tablet and smart phone. There has been an explosion in mobile internet traffic, and the impact of that trend is being felt right here in the hotel business. Here’s how we’re accommodating them…

Getting through airport security – pronto!

July 06, 2012

Our travelers come from all over the world. That means air travel is often a must. One of the things that can foul-up an otherwise good airborne trip is the delay and stress of airport security, if you come unprepared. So we encourage our guests and would-be guests to take certain steps and precautions to make their movements through security details at airports as smooth and stress-free as possible. To that end, take these steps – from the Transportation Security Administration and other travel advice sites – to ensure that you’re able to pass through airport security with the fewest hassles…

Some pomp and circumstance for the 4th of July

June 26, 2012

There is no end to the fireworks, parades and good times available to San Francisco Bay Area residents and visitors looking to celebrate this 4th of July. It’s one of the benefits of living, playing and doing business in one of the nation’s great metropolitan areas. We have an extensive list of events for you to enjoy. We selected some of the premier opportunities, as well as some particularly close to the hotel. We want to help you get in on the fun, so The Rose Hotel is offering an Independence Day special, a Deluxe King room for just…

It’s wedding season; here’s some tips from the professionals

June 20, 2012

It’s the commitment of a lifetime, the time we make vows before clergymen, magistrates, brides, grooms, families and guests. It’s the biggest emotional investment we make in our lifetimes, as well as one of the biggest financial investments. The average wedding now costs $26,000 and can ring in at triple that figure in the most expensive cities. June is the most popular month of the year for weddings, so here we are in the thick of wedding season. That means now a good time to discuss some wedding trends and creative ideas. Such as…

Don’t tie one on for Father’s Day

June 13, 2012

Father’s Day is coming. We all know Father’s Day as the day before the day men come to work wearing new (sometimes ghastly) neckties they were given as gifts. The necktie is the ultimate cliché gift for Father’s Day. It’s the default gift, the one we buy when we can’t think of anything else. Men wear ties to work. Giving a man a tie for as a gift is like giving a housewife an apron as a gift. Both convey the same message: “Get to work.” We can do better. Instead of giving dad a present symbolic of work, how about a gift that shows how much we appreciate the hard work he does? We have an idea that will make dad smile. Treat dad to…