Rosebuds Blog

A historic stroll for Rose Hotel guests

January 17, 2012

Some hotels have advantages others simply cannot match. In the case of The Rose Hotel, it’s our geography. We’re blessed by our location on historic downtown Main Street in pastoral Pleasanton, Calif. We never forget just what an irreplaceable asset this is. We’re pleased to direct our guests to the self-guided walking tours and guided audio tours that we have available. These tours open up this marvelous community to you and will steep you in its rich history. Downtown Pleasanton is filled with architectural treasures, ghost stories, underground tunnels, murders, speakeasies and even a brothel or two. Find out more…

New security features implemented to protect Rose Hotel guests

January 11, 2012

There is nothing more important to us at The Rose Hotel than making sure our guests privacy, financial information, property and physical safety is secure. Fortunately, we haven’t had any crime or security problems at the hotel, but that isn’t stopping us from continually ratcheting up our defenses and creating a fortress for our guests. To that end, we have invested in a battery of new technologies designed to create an environment that offers comprehensive security features. These measures include…

The Rose Hotel celebrates landmark anniversary

December 16, 2011

This month The Rose Hotel is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and we think that’s cause for reflection and celebration. We have hosted more than 40,000 guests during the past decade, including luminaries such as Sarah Jessica Parker, MC Hammer, Tony Curtis, Mary Lou Retton, John Madden, and many others. To commemorate our 10th anniversary, each arriving guest is being given…

Young, female inventors lead us forward

November 10, 2011

When most of us think of patents we think of powerhouse companies such as IBM, Google, GE and Proctor & Gamble. Though the vast majority of patents go to companies, individual inventors also earn patents, and occasionally those inventors can be surprisingly young and ingenious. Enter two school girls who live in Pleasanton, Calif., home to The Rose Hotel. Sisters Fiona and Orla Lamont invented and patented a product they hope will sell to homes, food and packaging industries, laboratories and police departments. Here is their story…

NFL Football legend leads battle against juvenile diabetes

November 01, 2011

Frequent Rose Hotel visitor John Madden – football coaching, broadcasting and videogame legend – has taken his competitive spirit from the gridiron to the health care arena. His goal is nothing less than to find a cure for juvenile diabetes, a disease that afflicts his grandson Samuel. In fact, Coach Madden will host this year’s Diabetic Youth Foundation California fundraiser at Goal Line Productions in Pleasanton, Calif. The theme of this year’s event is…