Rosebuds Blog

A ticket to the future — and the past

February 10, 2014

Just a block down the street from The Rose Hotel there is a portal that allows people to move from the present to the past. It’s a place where people can go back in time, a place devoted to preserving and disseminating information about history specific to the Tri-Valley. The objective of this effort, somewhat paradoxically, is to link the past to the future. That place is … (click on the headline to continue reading.)

Of clichés, breakfast cereal and assorted other topics

January 23, 2014

What do the Super Bowl, the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, steel cut oatmeal and Valentine’s Day have in common? The cynical answer is: They are all components of a cliché lead, the kind writers use to pull together a group of disparate items that have only the most tenuous relationship to one another. The optimistic answer is: They all come to pass in February and have a connection to The Rose Hotel. Okay, the connection is tenuous, but if you think we’re going to allow landmark events such as the Super Bowl, a Pebble Beach golf tourney and Valentine’s Day — or the nutritional value of steel cut oatmeal — to pass without comment, you underestimate the extent to which we will go to grab at least a thread of nationally significant events. In their own way, each of these topics find their confluence at The Rose Hotel. Allow us to explain … (click on the headline to continue reading.)

A new American pastime

January 08, 2014

Guests come to The Rose Hotel for a wide array of reasons, including to spend time in the Tri Valley and Livermore Valley Wine County. The Tri Valley (situated in the east San Francisco Bay) is home to The Rose Hotel, and the region offers an endless slate of offerings. Among them is the Livermore Valley, which has become one of the state and country’s emerging wine appellations. This all happens just a few miles from The Rose Hotel. And the hotel’s lobby bar carries many good local varietals. Visitors often learn of Livermore Valley Wine Country only after checking into the hotel, and then add to their itinerary a visit to our more than 40 local wineries. With that in mind, we wanted to share with you a few of the Livermore Valley upcoming January events… (click on the headline to continue reading.)

Season’s greetings and a 2013 retrospective

December 17, 2013

Let us begin by wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. The is the time of year when we not only celebrate the holidays and look forward to a terrific New Year, we also look back at the year that was and express our gratitude for the many things for which we can be grateful. For example, 2013 was The Rose Hotel’s best year ever, and for that we thank you, our guests, for your continued loyalty as both business and leisure travelers. We also thank our staff members, who continue to deliver outstanding customer service to our guests. Among the reasons our people are so adept at meeting the wants and needs of our guest is longevity. Our staff members have an average tenure of more than five years, meaning they have accrued years of the kind of training and experience unique to The Rose Hotel. That kind of institutional memory serves our people and guests extremely well. And it shows that our staff members, like our guests, are… (Click on the headline to continue reading.)

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.)