Has your property, inn, or lodge began discussing goals for the 2022 year? Maybe there are some changes to the property pertaining to linens or other areas that you would like to focus your attention on in the remaining weeks of 2021. The bed linen that may stand out the most to guests is sheets. Guests want to sleep on a soft, comfortable set of sheets that will give them a pleasant night’s sleep. There are so many different angles to focus on when dealing with sheets like what is a good thread count, how many should I order, how should they be laundered, etc. This blog will highlight some important areas to focus on when evaluating the sheets at your property.
Quality Bed Linens
It is important to have good quality sheets that will make guests feel comfortable even if it means a larger investment because guest satisfaction is key. You do not want to have guests writing bad reviews because they didn’t sleep well due to the sheets. Quality hotels use sheets that are between a 200 and 300 thread count to keep guests satisfied. If you don’t mind ironing, 100% cotton sheets are a luxurious and comfortable option. The InnStyle 600 Wrinkle Free Sheets are 100% pima cotton with no ironing involved. However, another option that many properties simply go for is a sheet blend of around 60% cotton and 40% polyester to offer comfort without the constant ironing process.
It is important to keep an adequate number of sheets on hand. InnStyle recommends having at least 3 sets of sheets available for each bed. This is because one set will typically be on the bed, one will be in the wash, and one will be stored in the closet. It is always better to have an extra number of sheets because they can quickly become damaged if there is a tear or stain. There could be a problem with the laundering process such as if the washing machine breaks. This will help reduce the panic of your housekeeping staff rushing around and trying to find clean sheets for the next guest. Also, having three sets of sheets will allow them an opportunity to rest since they won’t constantly be on the bed. Hospitality experts recommend that linens rest between uses which enables sheets to last longer, and you won’t have to reorder them as often.
Customers want to sleep on clean sheets and don’t want to see any past signs of dirt or stains on sheets. That is why the laundering process is so important. Even if sheets are laundered, stains can still make it through the wash. It can be time consuming to have your housekeeping staff constantly inspecting sheets and towels for stains, but the extra time spent doing this is a much better option than getting a negative guest review about dirty linens. Stain remover is available to help aid the process including the 1000+ Stain Remover.
Ordering Sheets Early
Availability for products across many industries has been limited and unpredictable. The hospitality industry is one of those industries. With the supply chain experiencing many issues globally, it is a wise idea to order products well in advance of when they are needed. This will give time for the products to arrive if there are shipping, warehouse, or trucking delays. It may also be beneficial to order a larger than normal volume of product because there might be a chance that the product is not available when you place an order the next time. It is important for the property to be prepared and well-stocked with product, so these steps can go a long way in ensuring a satisfying visit for your guests.
InnStyle Has Lots of Sheets for You
Sheets are such an important piece of the bedding and can ultimately be the deciding factor of whether a guest will enjoy their stay at your property or not. InnStyle offers sheets that are 100% cotton, a cotton polyester blend, organic, and microfiber. If you have any questions about deciding what types of sheets will work best for your property, please give InnStyle a call and speak with one of their account managers. They will be happy to answer your questions and recommend products for you. InnStyle can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667. Their website is https://www.innstyle.com/.