Mattresses and box springs are the base and foundation of any bed. Some are firm while others are plush. Box springs have different heights to help make the bed rise as high or low as needed. Mattresses can be the most important purchasing decision for the bed. You want to buy a mattress with the goal of having it last for a long time. The average lifespan for a mattress can be for over ten years. With that in mind, you want to make sure you can do everything possible to protect your mattresses. Luckily, there are many products available to help prolong the life of your mattress. Two of these products are mattress encasements and mattress protectors. While both are similar, this blog will help to educate you about the differences and help you decide which is best for your mattress needs.
Over the last few years, there has been a rapid, competitive race in gaining an edge in the market for the boutique hotel industry. Specifically, the rivalry developing has been centered around college towns. A boutique hotel is smaller in size and usually holds between 10 and 100 rooms. This smaller size allows the hotels to be unique and offer a more customized experience for their guests. Boutique hotels try to combine their style with the community and culture surrounding them. Since they began forming in the 1980s, they have been soaring in popularity.
Towels are essential in making your guests feel comfortable with their stay, and they want their towels to feel as fresh and clean as possible. Have you given any thought to how you have been washing your towels? There are many different ways people go about washing them, but we have some helpful tips to offer you. You may already be using these, but maybe there are a few extra ideas we can offer you before the next time you go to the laundry room. Proper washing is important to keeping your towels fresh and making them last longer.
It’s the start of a new year. It often marks a time where people wonder if they should make changes in their life including their career. Are you already working in the hospitality industry or have you thought about joining it? While becoming an innkeeper can be challenging, we hope this blog will help make your preparations easier if this is something you are interested in pursuing. Whether you want to break into the hospitality industry or if you are already in the industry, we will recommend some start-up items that will get you started and keep you going. There is a wide range of products that will be needed to satisfy your guests. This can include food and beverages, entertainment, and linens such as bedding, towels, and napkins.
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In the world of hospitality, amenities are an important part of a guest’s experience. On a large scale, amenities are viewed as added benefits for a guest. Common inn and hotel amenities include personal care items such as shampoo, conditioner, dental kits, and shower caps. New innovations in the hospitality industry are resulting in personal care amenities being transitioned into dispensers. Many hotel amenity suppliers have traditionally offered mini flip cap bottles that hold shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, and body wash. They are still being produced in these bottles, but the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash will now be offered in dispensers as well. Essentially, these dispensers will be placed on a wall where the guests will press on the bottom of the dispenser to get it.
It’s getting to be that time of year again with the holiday season in full swing. We know many innkeepers are super busy right now as they are hosting lots of guests who are getting together and catching up. We know that food preparation is one of the top tasks to make sure you guests find their stay magical. Cranberry flavored-foods are always a nice option to offer to guests around the holidays. We wanted to offer two favorite recipes that members of our InnStyle team like to use around this time of year.
How high in importance would you rank the type of sheet you use in making your bed the best it can possibly be?
When was the last time you thought about the quality and types of sheets you use for your guests?
Bed sheets are your biggest decision in making a bed, and there are a lot of factors in deciding which sheets would suit you best. Characteristics that could affect the sheet you may want to purchase include the material, the cost, and the length of time you hope the sheets will last.
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Bed coverlets have become a popular option as a topper for your guest’s bed. Guests find them appealing because they are decorative and versatile. If you are new to using a coverlet or deciding if you want to use one, you may be wondering what the best way to make the bed with a coverlet on top is. This blog will help prepare you with the best step-by-step process for creating your coverlet-topped bed.
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Innkeepers are filled with many difficult decisions about how to best serve their guests. It can range from decisions about where their inn should be located to what type of food they should serve. This doesn’t even include all of the bedding decisions that have to be made. One of the most important decisions is deciding what to put on top of the bed. Fortunately, there are many choices that can be made for the top of the bed including coverlets, bedspreads, and quilts. To help you with this decision process, this blog article will take a look at what makes coverlets unique and how they compare to bedspreads. Continue reading Coverlets or Bedspreads: The Innkeeper’s Preference →
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Encouraging great guest reviews is critical for everyone in the hospitality industry – providing a quality bathrobe can make the difference.
No matter the time of year, bathrobes can add tremendous value. As an innkeeper, a good-quality and comfortable bathrobe can have a lasting, memorable impact on your guests. Wouldn’t it be desirable to hear your guests give a glowing review on how soft and plush the bathrobes felt while they were wearing them around the bedroom, pool, or spa? When determining the proper bathrobe to best fit your needs, there are some common factors that may help you decide what is best.