Rosebuds Blog

Some holiday light for the spirit and celebration of the season

December 02, 2013

There are few things in life that are truly pure and incorruptible, but light is one of them. Light shines on all of us equally without judgment or discrimination. Little wonder that light and spirit are synonymous, or that religious observances and the holiday season are drenched in light. Here at The Rose Hotel we serve people of all nationalities, cultures and faiths, but our holiday season observance hits its peak during the Christmas season, when our hotel lobby is ablaze in the light of our Christmas tree, as well as other decorations of the season. Our lobby is drenched in the light of the season. And in that regard, the light of the season serves our guests of all persuasions. This year’s Christmas preparations include… (Click on the headline to continue reading.)

Thanksgiving at The Rose Hotel, and food options galore

November 14, 2013

It’s a well-known fact that turkey contains L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid with a documented sleep inducing effect. That is why our utmost desire after stuffing ourselves with stuffed turkey on Thanksgiving Day is to nap. That is why the three most important considerations on the Thanksgiving holiday are to 1) be surrounded by family and friends, 2) have a fabulously large, traditional and delicious meal, 3) have a luxurious place to lay our head and nap after all the food and merriment. It is the third of those considerations that The Rose Hotel will specialize in this Thanksgiving Day. Oh, and if you’re looking for a professional chef and restaurant staff to fete you and clean up the mess during your stay at The Rose Hotel, there is no shortage of options. (Click on the headline to continue reading.)

Soldiers … we’re standing at attention awaiting your call

October 30, 2013

Consider this posting a salute to the fighting men and woman of the United States military. With the annual Veterans Day holiday coming Nov. 11, the time is right to draw attention to our latest special, the Deployed Veterans Special. As a small token of appreciation for the soldiers, sailors and airmen deployed at military bases and war zones around the world, we invite them to enjoy a complimentary night’s stay at The Rose Hotel. Click on the headline to learn more.

A ghost walk that will make our hotel your favorite haunt

October 16, 2013

Everybody needs a haunt on Halloween, and The Rose Hotel has a trick and a treat for those looking to celebrate the holiday. The treat is a special Halloween hospitality package that includes a Deluxe King room, favors, champagne and a $50 dinner certificate at a local upscale restaurant. The trick is a two-hour ghost walk, organized by the nearby Museum on Main (just three blocks from the hotel), where revelers can encounter the ghosts of Pleasanton, California’s past. Then there is the special Ghost Cocktail at the hotel lobby bar. Find out more by clicking on the headline.

A financial breather for America’s wounded warriors

October 04, 2013

One of the most remarkable things about the modern U.S. military is that soldiers that suffer devastating injuries in battle die at a far lower rate than in previous eras. The military’s ability to successfully treat traumatic injuries is really that good. The downside is that far too many soldiers return to our shores with horrible physical and psychological injuries that can haunt them for a lifetime. That is where the Wounded Warrior Project comes into play. It’s an organization that is committed, in its own words, “to fostering the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.” The Rose Hotel, and several other local organizations, are joining forces to help the Wounded Warriors Project achieve that goal locally. Here is how…