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Resolving to make the most out of your travels during 2015

January 22, 2015

As we move into the latter half of January, we are reminded that this is the time of year when our resolutions tend to quaver as our willpower sometimes fails us. This might be because our resolutions are difficult and unpleasant tasks, such as losing weight. We would do well to include pleasurable goals in our New Year’s resolutions. If you’re reading this article then you’re probably a traveler, and you know that travel is one of the most pleasurable human endeavors. Travelers also make resolutions, or at least they’re encouraged to make resolutions. One of the publications that weighed in on this topic is Condé Nast Traveler. It has some smart ideas and interesting travelers we thought wise to share with you. Whatever your travel preferences, we hope you will set some time and money aside this year to do some pleasurable traveling —  maybe even the kind of traveling that challenges your habits and takes you (literally and figuratively) into some new territory. These suggestions from Condé Nast Traveler on how to make the most of your 2015 travels might just energize you and fill you with a renewed zest for travel and some fresh ideas … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Checking into the hotel business and the economy

January 10, 2015

Our business and leisure travelers alike have a lot at stake when it comes to the U.S. and world economies. So do we. One of industries hit hardest by economic downturns is the hotel business, and sometimes we’re an early indicator that trouble is brewing. Given this shared interest, we are very pleased to report that 2014 was a record year for occupancy at The Rose Hotel. What’s more, PKF Consulting, a hospitality industry research firm, is forecasting more good times ahead. That almost certainly means good tidings for the economy as well. But the financials are only part of the story at our hotel. In addition to the quantitative, we pay a lot of attention to the qualitative. We are also gratified by the positive guest comments we continually receive on TripAdvisor and other notable sites. Based on our guest comments we know … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Holiday season has returned, and the spirit is moving us

December 18, 2014

All one need do is to walk into The Rose Hotel lobby to find out that we take the holiday season very seriously. The exterior and lobby of the hotel are festooned with decorations of the season. Suffice it to say, we are definitely in the Christmas spirit. The holiday season is a time when our guests are very active, and that means we are too. It’s a time when people celebrate for both religious and secular reason, and look back on the year that was, as well as forward to the year to come with great anticipation — and so do we. As our 13th year of operation comes to a close, we are reminded of … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Come drought or rainfall, The Rose Hotel remains in full bloom

December 09, 2014

One of the geographic advantages The Rose Hotel possesses is that our region provides one of the most pleasant climates on the planet. As so often the case, though, strengths can also become weaknesses, as has been the case for the past three years during which all that sunshine and dry weather we enjoy has caused us to suffer through a fairly horrendous drought. But we are relieved to report that during the past couple of weeks we have finally gotten a consistent downpour of sorely needed rain. This caused some flight delays into San Francisco International and Oakland International airports, but it didn’t keep travelers from reaching their destinations. And it’s important to note that, even during rainy times, our temperatures are warm and our vistas beautiful. So we encourage visitation during almost any weather pattern. What’s more, we have a water conservation program that, thanks to the cooperation of our guests, is making a real difference. Here is what we are doing … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Some help with your holiday travel and shopping

November 17, 2014

One of the big dilemmas of holiday gift giving is figuring out what to buy family members and friends. Some people seem to have everything. Other people don’t seem to be interested in anything. Gift cards that act as cash tend to be impersonal and suggest that we put little thought into the effort. Meanwhile, we are busy making all sorts of plans for the holidays. This is when it might be wise to call in professional help. This is why The Rose Hotel maintains a professional relationship with … (click on the headline to continue reading)