Rosebuds Blog

Travel gets personal with this new internet site

June 05, 2012

It’s almost as though travel wouldn’t exist if not for the internet. It isn’t just that 82 percent of us planned our trips via the internet last year, and that 58 percent of us booked them online. No, there’s more going on here. It’s that the internet is starting to do for travelers what the internet does best – it’s personalizing the information it provides. There is probably no better example of this than the internet site Wanderfly. Why would we flack for an internet travel site? Well … honestly … we have an ulterior motive. And there’s something in it for you, too. Bear with us just a moment and we’ll explain…

U.S. Open Special: 2 rooms for the price of 1

June 01, 2012

For the first time in 14 years the U.S. Open Golf Championship will be played at San Francisco’s historic Olympic Club, just an hour’s drive from The Rose Hotel. We invite you to attend this special event watched by millions around the world, and we’re offering a U.S. Open Special Promotion to help smooth the way. Call this deal a “2fer.” Golf fanciers might want to call it an “eagle.” We call it two room nights at The Rose Hotel for the price of one during the weekend of June 16-17. That’s right, two rooms for just $260 plus the required 8 percent tax. Here’s the details…2fer.

A Memorial Day offer to Iraq and Afghan war veterans

May 22, 2012

As a country, we are always looking for ways to honor U.S. troops. As a hotel, we think about ways we can do our part as well. This is especially true on Memorial Day, the federal holiday when we honor the many thousands of Americans who have died while serving in the armed forces and fighting to win the wars our nation has fought. This Memorial Day we will pay tribute to our Iraq and Afghanistan fighters with a Veterans Special. Here’s the details…

Capt. Kirk and crew bring their enterprise to The Rose Hotel

May 15, 2012

The crew from the starship Enterprise came to town last week and took over the hotel, occupying 29 of the property’s 34 guest rooms. That’s right, yet another Star Trek movie is in the works. Cast and crew members including director J.J. Abrams and producer Bryan Burk were in town to shoot some scenes for the movie. Staying at the hotel under alias were the upcoming film’s stars, Chris Pine (playing Capt. James T. Kirk), Zachary Quinto (as Dr. Spock) and Simon Pegg (as Scotty). The new Star Trek movie is due for release in 2013. Here’s the scoop…

Why our front desk is the hotel’s nerve center

May 11, 2012

The front desk of a hotel is the first and last stop for guests. In between arrival and departure, it’s the place guests call or visit when looking for information or extra services. It’s the hotel’s nerve and traffic center, which is why we give it special attention. We know many of our new guests are in “foreign territory” while staying at The Rose, and it is our front desk’s mission to make them feel at home and to offer the guidance they need to find the dining, shopping and entertainment experiences that meet with their satisfaction. We also answer lots of questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked…