“If you ask me to recommend my favourite hotels in Saigon, Santa Barbara and Barcelona,” says Sarah Nicholson of the Australian travel website Escape, “I will rattle off three properties with great beds.”
These were all luxury properties with top-of-the-line amenities, but Nicholson hits on a very important point here: a hotel is only as good as its beds.
And when hotels get it right, they offer us – as Nicholson puts it – “a chance to slumber on the closest thing we earthbound creatures have to a cloud.”
But why are hotel mattresses so comfortable?
In short, because hotels spend a lot of time studying their beds and perfecting the sleep experience they can offer guests.
“The best hotels, from international brands with hundreds of branches around the planet to unique boutique properties, spend an enormous amount of time and money getting the combination right to guarantee guests luxurious slumber,” Nicholson wrote.
After all, sleep is a hotel’s key product, “so it’s important to never skimp on the quality of the mattress,” said Best Western’s Amy Hubert in an interview with USA Today.
Hotel chains can spend more than a year studying mattresses, studying what works and what doesn’t work for their guests.
The Westin hotel chain spent $50,000,000 and tested hundreds of mattresses to create what it calls a “perfect bed,” which included pillow-top mattresses, crisp white sheets and down duvets.
But in the end, the burden of giving your guests a good night’s sleep rests – pardon the pun – on your choice of mattress.
So that’s the answer to “Why are hotel mattresses so comfortable?”
But what kind of mattress should you pick for your establishment? In today’s world, hoteliers and innkeepers have quite a few choices:
These mattresses conform to the shape of your body, essentially remembering – hence the name – the position in which you enjoy sleeping.
Guests who sleep on memory foam mattresses will feel less pain and pressure. In addition, these mattresses absorb movement, so you won’t wake – or be woken by – your partner when you/they shift sleeping positions in the night.
2. Air mattresses
When you hear “air mattress,” you might think of the inflatable beds people take with them on camping trips. This is something different.
These mattresses use air-filled chambers instead of coils. They can be adjusted so that they don’t always put pressure on the same areas of the body. They are very good mattresses for couples that have different sleep preferences.
One of the most common mattress varieties, Innerspring mattress give sleepers support using a series of coils beneath a pillow, foam pad or latex. The mattresses range in firmness and price, so you’re likely to find something that fits both your budget and the needs of your guests.
Made from natural or synthetic rubber, these mattresses are known for providing firm support, at a similar level of comfort for what you’d get from a memory foam bed. These mattresses are perfect for fans of firmer mattresses.
At InnStyle, we know the importance of a comfortable hotel mattress. But we also recognize that a mattress can’t be all things to all different types of sleepers.
That’s why we offer a range of different mattress types, including:
Contact our sales team today to find the mattress that’s right for your guests.