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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…

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…