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A look back at the successes of 2012, and the opportunities of 2013

January 04, 2013

Do you know what countries are the sources of more U.S. tourism than any others? Do you know which countries have the fastest-growing rates of U.S. tourism? We have the answers for you. As we close the books on 2012 we consider these questions especially relevant. And we’re happy to say that all of our measurements of success at The Rose Hotel improved during 2012. Our occupancy increased by more than 10 percent during 201. In fact, occupancy and rose every month throughout the year, portending an even greater 2013. We trust your year was equally successful and we wish you an ever better 2013. Naturally, we attribute our success to several factors, including…

A look back at our New Year’s resolutions

December 28, 2012

Do you know how many people make New Year’s resolutions each year? Or what our most popular resolutions are? Or the keys to successfully keeping your resolutions? It’s all in this week’s blog post, our final of 2012. Last year at this time we went public with our resolutions for the New Year. Now it’s time to look back and tell you how we fared – and to give you the answers to the above questions…

Season’s greetings from voices past and present

December 20, 2012

Christmas and the holiday season are important because they are a shared experience for people across the country and around the world – and even across time. All one need do is reflect back on the words of writers, religious and political leaders, entertainers and inspirational speakers. Here is a sampling of which we speak, staring with the words of the late writer and humorist Erma Bombeck…

Christmas shopping list for your Significant Other

December 15, 2012

There are two kinds of holiday shoppers in this world – those who buy objects and those who buy experiences. When shopping for your Significant Other, we would argue that your best bet is to favor gifts that deliver worthwhile experiences, especially those of the shared variety. We would further argue that, when shopping for your Significant Other, you’re best bet is to give a gift that not only offers a memorable experience, but an experience that creates romantic opportunities. Hence, The Rose Hotel’s special package of holiday gift certificates to add to your shopping list. Take your pick between these two gift certificates…

The Millennials speak out on a new generation of travelers

December 09, 2012

Many of you are probably old enough to remember the notorious Generation Gap of the 1960’s that caused friction between parents and their children. Changing sensibilities are still with us, and their not only political in nature. Case in point is Generation Y, the so-called Millennials, and their changing tastes regarding travel and lodging. Obviously, this is a topic of extreme interest to The Rose Hotel, as well as many other hospitality organizations that have asked members of the Millennial Generation to share their outlook on travel and tourism. When you consider that Millennials will constitute 75 percent of the workforce by 2025 you understand why the tourism industry is so intent on understanding Generation Y’s predilections. Here is what they found…